Winter Weather Safety Tips


Here are a few tips to stay safe during ice and snow season. 

  • Don’t rush. Give yourself time to get to school/work.
  • Drive carefully.
  • Dress warmly.
  • Wear sensible shoes.
  • Watch where you are walking.
  • Shorten the length of your stride while walking.
  • Check the forecast before heading outside.


  • Do not dart out in front of or behind snow-removal equipment. It is large, loud and difficult to stop quickly.
  • Make eye contact with a snow-removal equipment operator before crossing in front of him/her.
  • Use handrails on outside steps.

Salt and Ice-melt Compound

  • Call 395-2091 to report icy spots on campus.
  • It takes time for the ice-melt compound to take effect.
  • Stay back from equipment putting down ice-melt liquid or granular compound.

Sidewalks and Staff /Commuter Parking Lots

  • Do not park so close to the sidewalk that your car’s bumper hangs over it.
  • Brick walks have less traction than concrete walks. Be careful!
  • Sidewalks on north side of buildings and shaded areas are prone to have black ice. Be careful!
  • Avoid parking in part of a lot that has not yet been cleared.
  • Park where it’s plowed or wait a few minutes for the driver to finish and then park freely in the cleared lot. Don’t pull up behind working snow-removal equipment.

Please be careful during winter weather events!

Inclement Weather
Weather Policy Q&A
Read the Q&A about Longwood’s inclement weather policy.
Safety Tips
View the winter weather safety tips to stay safe during ice and snow season.
Hurricane Preparedness
Read FEMA's information on hurricane preparedness.
In the event of a major emergency, let others know you're safe by using the #SafeAtLongwood hashtag on your public social media accounts. During a major crisis, cell service might be down. This is one way you can let friends and family know you're safe.
Phone Numbers
  • Emergency:
    Dial 9-1-1
  • Campus Police:
    (434) 395-2091
  • Farmville Emergency Communications Center:
    (434) 392-3332
  • Information Hotline:
    (434) 395-2000
  • Student Health & Wellness:
    (434) 395-2102
  • Counseling & Psychological Services (CAPS)
    (434) 395-2409
  • Technology Help Desk:
    (434) 395-4357 (HELP)
  • Public Relations:
    (434) 395-2020