Update on Hurricane Florence

Update: Classes now canceled starting at 12:30 Thursday; Convocation moved up to 1:30

The overall storm forecast for Longwood and Virginia has improved substantially over the last day. However, it remains uncertain and constantly evolving. We’ve heard from the SGA and others how important it is to students and families both to participate in Convocation and also to have ample time, if they choose to leave campus, to get home safely.

Convocation is one of the main ceremonies of the year and cannot feasibly be rescheduled. But in light of student feedback and the constantly updating forecast, classes will now be canceled starting at 12:30 Thursday, and Convocation will be moved ahead to 1:30 p.m. Students should gather in Willett starting at 12:45, and faculty at 1 p.m.

Longwood remains well prepared for the storm. Students should make the best decision for their circumstances, but are welcome and encouraged to stay on campus through the weekend. An updated list of facilities hours and other information can be found in the FAQ on Hurricane Florence.