FAQ on Hurricane Florence

Am I safe staying on campus?

Longwood staff is well prepared to deal with severe weather, and has been preparing for Hurricane Florence while closely monitoring its track. We are confident that campus is a safe place for students during the storm.

What if I need to leave campus before classes are canceled beginning at 2 p.m. on Thursday?

First, students are encouraged to read their syllabi for their courses to understand their professor’s attendance policy for absences; many professors also have a policy for inclement weather. While the university is open, it is up to individual professors to determine whether an absence is excused or unexcused, according to the parameters set by the university attendance policy. If students feel they need to miss classes, then they must communicate with their professor about their absence as they would in other circumstances and ask the professor if they may make up any work missed. Many professors will also communicate with their classes about their plans, so please check Canvas and your email for potential updates from your instructors.

What happens if I lose power in my residence hall?

If you lose power, hall staff are trained to help. Emergency generators will provide power to life and safety systems in the building (fire alarms and sprinklers) and emergency exit lighting. Please be sure to keep your phones well charged and flashlights handy if the power does go out. If your building does lose power, facilities and power company crews will begin working to restore power.

If power is out on campus, will I be able to eat at the dining hall?

Yes, there will be food available at the dining hall, though it may operate on limited hours. Please check alerts.longwood.edu for updated information and D-Hall hours.

If the power is out, how do I get into my residence hall?

If the power goes out, the key to your room will also work on the outside entrances to your residence hall.

Is there a place I can go to get up-to-date information?

All information we send out will be kept at alerts.longwood.edu.

What are hours for on-campus facilities while classes are closed?

Amended hours for on-campus facilities are as follows:

Health & Fitness Center:
Thursday 6:30 a.m.-10 p.m.; Friday 10 a.m.-8 p.m.; Saturday 9 a.m.-8 p.m.; Sunday 1 p.m.-10 p.m.

Dorrill Dining Hall:
Thursday closing at 8 p.m.; Friday 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m., 4-7 p.m.; Saturday 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m., 4-7 p.m.; Sunday 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m., 4-8 p.m.

Student Union:
Thursday closing at 5 p.m.; Friday 10 a.m.-11 p.m.; Saturday closed; Sunday open at 5 p.m.

Greenwood Library:
Thursday 7:30 a.m.-10 p.m.; Friday 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Saturday 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sunday 1 p.m.-2 a.m.

University Health Center:
Thursday 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m.; Friday closed; Saturday closed; Sunday closed

Thursday 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m.; Friday closed; Saturday closed; Sunday closed

If I need to move my car, where can I park?

There is ample parking in the Wynne lots, behind the Health & Fitness Center near the athletic fields on main campus.

Will Family Weekend be rescheduled?

We will still hold the scheduled Casino Night event on Friday from 7-10 p.m. in Lankford, and host a magician Saturday at 8 p.m. in Jarman, but the rest of the Family Weekend events can’t be rescheduled. Parents are of course welcome every weekend, including a campus favorite Oktoberfest weekend coming up.

Who do I call if I have a problem?

Your first point of contact for non-emergencies is your Resident Assistant. In an emergency, dial 9-1-1. Here are some helpful numbers to keep handy:

Campus Police
(434) 395-2091

Farmville Emergency Communications Center
(434) 392-3332

Student Health & Wellness
(434) 395-2102

Technology Help Desk
(434) 395-4357 (HELP)