New events center set to open in summer 2023

I hope your student had a great spring semester. It’s hard to believe Commencement is this weekend. Congratulations to those of you whose seniors are graduating!

This summer promises to be exciting as we anticipate work beginning on Longwood’s new Joan Perry Brock Center.

If your student will be a freshman or a sophomore next year, they will have the opportunity to experience this amazing new facility in person when it opens in summer 2023.

Located in the heart of campus next to Willett Hall, the 3,000-seat center will be the home to Longwood’s men’s and women’s basketball teams as well as the venue for Convocation, concerts and a host of other community events. This much-needed building will fit in seamlessly into campus and become an integral part of the downtown Farmville community.

Check out the introductory website to get a taste of what the center will look like inside and out, and share in the excitement of what the Brock Center will mean for your Lancer and Longwood’s entire student body.

—Sabrina Brown

Happy Days: Going to the drive-in, playing in the mud and more

Your students have been working and playing hard this spring.

I’ll let these photos of Spring Weekend and other activities speak (mostly) for themselves. I hope it makes your heart happy to see your Lancers thriving.

Senior art students are showing off their creative works in this year’s Point of Departure exhibition at the Longwood Center for the Visual Arts.

Oozeball (volleyball played in the mud) is a time-honored Spring Weekend tradition at Longwood.

Also a Spring Weekend favorite is Bandfest, this year held in a drive-in format with virtual performances on a giant screen. Bandfest is put on by WMLU, Longwood’s radio station.

The two biology majors shown above were among just 60 undergraduates nationwide selected to be featured in one of the most prestigious research showcases in the country. You can read about them here. Research is an important part of the Longwood experience across all disciplines—so much so that for one day each semester classes are cancelled and students present their work.  Check out this semester’s presentations during Longwood’s Student Showcase for Research and Creative Inquiry here.

The String Ensemble, new this year, played selections ranging from Vivaldi to bluegrass in its spring concert. It’s just one of many Longwood music groups that enrich college life for music majors and nonmajors alike.

—Sabrina Brown

Covid-19 vaccines available for students

I wanted to let you know that you may be hearing from your student tomorrow that we are holding student Covid-19 vaccine clinics this Friday, April 16, and Monday, April 19.

Your student will receive an email in the morning (Thursday) with a link to sign up for an appointment. We’ll hold a second vaccine clinic in early May, three weeks after this one. If necessary, your student will be able to stay a bit longer in their residence hall in order to receive their second dose.

You can find much more information about the clinics and the vaccine at www.longwood.edu/covid19#students.

—Sabrina Brown

The Good News for Fall: Taking steps toward an in-person normal

I know we’re all looking forward to the time when life returns to pre-pandemic normal. For those of us with college students, helping our children cope with this disruption at such a critical juncture in their lives has been a constant focus of our attention.

I hope the good news I’m sharing with you today will provide some reassurance about your Lancer’s well-being now and next year.

Below are some of the high points of a conversation with Provost Larissa Smith and Associate Vice President Matt McGregor, both of whom have been central to Longwood’s successful response to Covid-19 over the past 12 months and are part of the team developing the plan for fall 2021. (You can read the full text of the conversation here.)

—Building on the success of a full academic year with students on campus and in classrooms, Longwood is looking to the fall 2021 semester with an eye toward offering even more in-person classes and providing an experience as close to normal as possible.

—The exact classroom and other precautions in place next fall will depend on a range of factors, including public health guidelines at the time classes start. The precautions in place this year, and commitment of our students to looking out for one another, are what have allowed students to remain on campus during the past 12 months without a single instance known or suspected instance of the virus spreading through classrooms or academic settings.

—Plans are for the G.A.M.E., Oktoberfest, Parents Weekend and some of the other events we traditionally hold in the fall to take place in person in some form. We know how important these are.

Clubs and organizations should be able to meet and gather in a way much closer to normal.

Some of you may be wondering if your student will be able to continue taking classes online next year.

Here is Dr. Smith’s explanation: “When they register for classes, undergraduate students have the option to search for classes with different meeting times and methods, though there are typically very few online-only classes. We anticipate it will be extremely rare for us to make accommodations for a student to attend their scheduled in-person classes remotely. We believe in the power of a residential academic community, and we know that our students learn better that way. Students with questions about this can email questions@longwood.edu.”

And some of you may be wondering about Covid-19 vaccinations for college students.

Matt McGregor: “Currently, Virginia public universities like Longwood cannot require Covid-19 vaccinations because they are approved under an FDA emergency-use protocol. For now, we are certainly encouraging students to get vaccinated when they can and are working with the state to try to help them do so. Gov. Northam has opened up pre-registration to all Virginia residents 16-64 years old to begin vaccinations on April 18, and we urge students to pre-register and receive a vaccine.”

Commencement 2021:

This week we sent out information to senior students about our plans for Commencement 2021. In several discussions with the senior class, students asked for a way to celebrate together as a class in one ceremony. We are honoring those wishes, even though under the rigorous state commencement guidelines that will limit the number of guests allowed. Undergraduate Commencement will be May 15 at 9:30 a.m. on Wheeler Mall. Each participating senior will be allowed two guests, and each family group will sit in “pods” socially distanced per the state’s guidelines. An outdoor Graduate Commencement will take place May 14 at 5:30 p.m. on Stubbs Mall. Students will have an opportunity to sign up for professional photos that Sunday with larger groups of family and friends at Longwood House, where President Reveley will join graduates in their celebration in full regalia for photos.

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to send them to questions@longwood.edu. That’s the fastest and best way to get reliable answers.

—Sabrina Brown

Tell Your Friends: Now is the perfect time for high-school juniors to visit Longwood

Kara enjoyed a weekend visit from her dad.

If you’re like me, it only takes a couple of days of mild temperatures and sunshine to make you want to hop in the car and go—somewhere, anywhere.

So I have a suggestion that would add some purpose to that urge, both for you and for your friends, family or neighbors who have high-school students delving into a college search this spring.

Think about a trip to Farmville and Longwood.

April 1 and 2 (Thursday and Friday) are days off from classes for Longwood students. That’s a great opportunity to spend some time with your Lancer.

But first, I’d like to talk with you about how you can provide valuable help to people you know whose high-school students are looking at colleges.

Figuring out what a college or university is really like can be difficult. As the parent of a current student, you have so much insight into what it’s like to attend Longwood. Don’t be hesitant to share your and your Lancer’s experiences with friends and family. They will appreciate your insider’s perspective.

If you think Longwood would be a good fit for a high-school junior you know, please encourage their family to bring them to campus for a visit. Just in time for spring break, Longwood is hosting a series of on-campus visit days especially for high-school juniors and their families.

Dates for the junior visit days are: Mach 29-April 1, April 5-8, and April 10.

In-person tours are part of Longwood’s visit days for high-school juniors in late March and early April.

Visitors will be able to
—Take an in-person tour of campus with a guide who’s a current student (while observing safety measures, including wearing a face covering)
—Get answers to questions
—And enjoy a complimentary lunch

You can direct anyone who’s interested to the registration page here.

If you already have a student at Longwood, the first weekend of April might be a perfect time to visit campus. No classes will be held Thursday, April 1, and Friday, April 2. Maybe your Lancer would enjoy dinner out with the fam sometime during that weekend. A walk or bike ride together down the High Bridge Trail is also perfect “family time,” or you could do some shopping along Main Street.

The High Bridge Trail, which is accessible right in downtown Farmville, is a great place for hiking and biking.

Several restaurants downtown have outdoor seating. And so do the Virginia Tasting Cellar and 3 Roads Brewery (nonalcoholic beverages are available). Bikes can be rented downtown, and, for students, they can be checked out through the Health and Fitness Center (depending on availability).

The Virginia Tasting Cellar has a large patio, and you can order food from Charley’s upstairs.

If you or your friends make the trip and are looking for a great place to stay overnight in Farmville, take a look at the Hotel Weyanoke, newly renovated and located right across High Street from campus. Mention promo code LU15 to receive a discount or book here.

Hotel Weyanoke, a boutique hotel that has undergone a complete renovation, is right across High Street from campus.

—Sabrina Brown

What Parents Want to Know: Answers to Your Questions

I was browsing through the Longwood Parents Facebook page the other day and saw several questions that I thought a wider group of parents might be interested in. So I enlisted the help of some campus experts in housing, IT, financial aid and other offices to get the official answers, which are below.

If you have any questions that you think would be of interest to other parents, please feel free to send them to me at browncs2@longwood.edu. I’ll try my best to address them in a future Parent Pipeline post.

—Sabrina Brown

Does anyone know when financial aid packets (scholarships, etc.) will be sent for returning students?
RISING SOPHOMORES AND ABOVE
Rising sophomores, juniors and seniors should be able to access their financial aid information in mid- to late May. The information is available only by signing into my.longwood.edu. Students will receive a message at their Longwood email address letting them know when the information has been posted. No printed packets are mailed.

If your student has questions about the information in their financial aid award or any other issue related to financial aid, they should contact the Office of Financial Aid:
—livechat on the website (look for the orange “Chat With Us” button on the right side of the page at http://www.longwood.edu/financialaid/)
—email finaid@longwood.edu
—call 434-395-2077

FRESHMEN AND TRANSFER STUDENTS
Freshmen and transfer students who have been accepted for fall and filed their FAFSA by Feb. 1 should already have received their financial aid packets at their home address. They also should have been notified at their Longwood and personal email addresses that their financial aid information is available by signing in to my.longwood.edu.

If your student was accepted and filed the FAFSA by Feb. 1 and has not received the printed information or an email, they should contact the Office of Financial Aid:
—livechat on the website (look for the orange “Chat With Us” button on the right side of the page at http://www.longwood.edu/financialaid/)
—email finaid@longwood.edu
—call 434-395-2077

Packets will be sent out weekly to students who were accepted and/or filed their FAFSA after Feb. 1. Allow at least three weeks after acceptance/filing the FAFSA to receive the packet.

Other sources of information for incoming students are accepted student events, where financial aid representatives will be available in person to answer questions, and Zoom sessions with the Office of Financial Aid. More information is available here.

My senior knows nothing about the senior ring ceremony. Does anyone have any information?
An event celebrating the presentation of Longwood class rings is scheduled for Saturday, March 20, in Radcliff Hall, the new admissions building, with a photo op in the Rotunda. The day before the event, the rings purchased this year will arrive on campus, and they will spend the night in the Rotunda.

Students who purchased a ring by Feb. 1 this year or who purchased rings last year (when the ceremony was cancelled due to Covid-19 precautions) will receive an email allowing them to sign up for a 15-minute time slot between noon and 4 p.m. Each student will be able to invite two guests to the event.

Alumni and Career Services made every effort to ensure all students eligible to purchase a ring, and their parents, were notified about this year’s event and how to buy a ring. The information campaign included a series of emails they sent out from October through January to parents and students. Orders had to be placed by Feb. 1 for the rings to be available in time for this year’s ceremony.

Students who purchased rings last year can contact Alumni and Career Services at alumni@longwood.edu if they would like to drop their rings off to spend the night in the Rotunda or just bring them to the event.

If your Lancer would like to purchase a ring in time for next year’s ring event, they can get more information on the Balfour website here​ or they can make an appointment to meet with the Balfour representative who will be on campus March 23-24. All current juniors and seniors will receive an email with information about making an appointment. Second-semester sophomores also are eligible to purchase a ring.

Is there any benefit to buying a computer through the school—like tech support or a loaner program if something breaks?
At one time, Longwood did offer a “Longwood/Dell” for students. When the program started, many students participated. However, as people became more comfortable with making their own computer purchases, participation dwindled, and about six years ago the university decided to discontinue the program.

Since that time, Longwood has provided students and parents with a set of “minimum recommended specifications” for the purchase of a laptop. Those specs and other laptop information can be found at this webpage. Technical support for software, malware removal and other computer issues is available for students regardless of the type of laptop they bring with them to campus through via the student support technician (SST) program. Learn more about the SST program at http://www.longwood.edu/sst. Longwood does not perform hardware/warranty work on student machines.

Questions can be directed to Kim Redford, director of user support services, at redfordkc@longwood.edu.

Does anyone know where students can find a report card? We need to provide grades for new car insurance, and my daughter can’t find it online.
Longwood doesn’t print grade reports, but students can print an unofficial transcript once grades are posted for a semester through their my.longwood.edu account. Instructions for how to do this can be found here.

Related to this question, insurance companies often want verification of enrollment, which shows the student is attending full time and is in good standing. Instructions and the form to fill out for this purpose can be found here.

It’s important to note that parents can’t request this information. The student must submit the request.

Questions about these issues should be directed to the Office of the Registrar at registrar@longwood.edu or 434-395-2580.

My daughter received a remittance check yesterday from the university. Does anyone know what this could be for?
The Student Accounts Office sends out refunds weekly throughout the semester for financial aid refunds, including student loan refunds and Parent Plus loan refunds, as well as for refunds from dropped classes. If you have questions about a refund check, you should contact Student Accounts at 434-395-2067 or studentaccountsoffice@longwood.edu.

Did anyone look at the 1098-T form yet? Who do I call if it is not correct or to ask questions?
A 1098-T is a tax statement that all colleges and universities are required to prepare for students with tuition charges and payments in a tax year.

Students and parents (if the student has given parents access) can find their 1098-T statement in the student payment portal accessed through my.longwood.edu or the authorized user portal (parents). 1098-T forms are generated by Jan. 31 of each year.

Parents or students who have questions should can contact Student Accounts at 434-395-2067 or studentaccountsoffice@longwood.edu.

Please note that parents must be listed as an authorized user in the payment portal or on the student’s FERPA form to receive information about their student’s account.

How is the lighting at Lancer Park at night? Is the stairwell area well-lit?
Lancer Park is a well-lit apartment complex with lighting in front of each garden-style apartment and townhouse. There is lighting inside each apartment stairwell.

What is the difference between Lancer Park and Lancer Park North/South? How close do you get to park to your apartment?
Lancer Park
consists of garden-style 2- or 4-bedroom apartments and 4-bedroom town houses. Each student has their own bedroom within the apartment unit. Students are provided with semi-private bathrooms and a shared kitchen/living room space.

Lancer Park North/South consists of two buildings in the Lancer Park complex that are adjacent to Brown Commons. The two buildings have shared hallways that provide access to each apartment. Lancer Park North/South provides 2-bedroom, 4-bedroom and studio apartments.

Similar to Lancer Park, the apartments provide each student with their own bedroom. The apartments also provide semi-private bathrooms and a shared living room/kitchen space.

Parking is available in front of individual apartments and town houses in Lancer Park. In Lancer Park North/South, parking is available in close proximity to the two buildings.

My son is registered for fall semester. Is there a place on the website for roommate matching?
In early June, new students will receive instructions via email about how to complete the online housing application/survey. On the survey, students can either request a specific student to room with or can complete a roommate-matching survey to be paired with another student.

The housing application will also allow the student to indicate if they have a preference for a single room with no roommate and to indicate a building preference. Students will receive their housing assignments in early July.

Many students meet other students and find roommates on the Class of 2025 Facebook page run through the Office of Admissions.

How can my student access the housing app or ask questions about housing?
The housing application will be available to new students in early June. Once available, each student will receive an email with instructions. Any student with housing questions can email housing@longwood.edu or call the Residential and Commuter Life office at 434-395-2080.

When can student athletes move in on campus in the fall?
In compliance with NCAA guidelines, Longwood Athletics will communicate with each eligible pre-season team about their arrival dates. August early arrival dates are not available at this time.

 

 

A Message of Encouragement from President Reveley

One of the things I love about working at Longwood is the thoughtfulness and deep emotion our president, W. Taylor Reveley IV, feels about Longwood and the students we’re here to nurture and help grow into their best selves.

This week President Reveley sent a message to your Lancer and their fellow students about the need for continued vigilance but also optimism for the remainder of the spring semester and next year. Like all of us, he is looking forward to the time when the campus returns to normal and the Longwood community will be able to express and experience their trademark connectedness fully in person.

Here is the text of his message:

Dear Students,

Halfway through the spring semester, I just wanted you to hear from me with a note of encouragement and—yes—optimism.

We are not yet through this challenge. Recent large outbreaks at other college campuses remind us how quickly Covid-19 can spread if we let our guard down. Important restrictions related to gatherings, masks and social distancing remain in place across Virginia. I suspect they will for some time, until we are more surely in the clear.

But with the first feel of spring in the air, I am more hopeful than I have been in some time. Thanks in great measure to the continued citizen leadership and responsibility of the vast majority of our students, our plan to navigate the epidemic on campus is working. Now, the weather will allow us to be outside more. Case numbers have been moving in the right direction in the Commonwealth. Every day tens of thousands more Virginians are getting vaccinated.

While I cannot be sure, I hope this spring we will see more and more aspects of life returning closer to normal.

It is one sign of progress (and pride) that all of our athletics teams are now competing. In the meantime, I have worked to convey across Longwood that a top priority these coming weeks will be to keep us connected to one another, and to honor our campus traditions, so meaningful to us all, as best we safely can. We’ve let the Class of 2021 know we will do as much as we possibly can under state guidelines for Commencement in May. As for next fall, I believe we really can look forward to a far more normal campus experience, closely resembling the deeply connected Longwood we know and love.

It has meant a lot that we have been able to be here on campus this year, and experience in-person learning more than most other colleges in Virginia or across the country. But I know it hasn’t been easy. I have heard from many of you that the precautions in place, which make it harder to connect with one another, have taken a real toll—and that you have been genuinely grieving experiences you have missed.

This next stretch will likely bring a range of emotions—that true sense of sadness and loss, but also I hope pride in how we have persisted, and real optimism for a future now within reach.

Please these next few weeks, in the finest Longwood tradition, keep looking out for one another. Ask for help if you are struggling, and offer it if you see someone in need.

And finally, I hope you will embrace the generational opportunity that follows from your generational challenge.

As students, you are caretakers of this place—our spirit, our traditions and one another. Amongst your friends and classmates and neighbors, on teams and in clubs and organizations, you can help keep vibrant Longwood’s traditions, culture and camaraderie. Each of you can help pass down what is most special about this place to those who will follow. I think you will find great purpose and reward in this work.

Be safe, take care of yourselves and one another, and savor Longwood and its campus, always so beautiful in the springtime.

President Reveley

Check out these services and activities available to students at no extra charge

Longwood's Health and Fitness Center offers a wide variety of weight and cardio equipment.

They say the best things in life are free.

If you ask me, the next-best things are those that are “included in the price of admission.” (Somehow that “free” glass of wine I used to get at the hair salon always tasted better than the one I’d pour at home.)

So I thought in today’s post I’d let you know about some of the services and activities your Lancers can take advantage of for no additional charge.

Tutoring
The Center for Academic Success offers tutoring in 13 subjects, including accounting, biology, chemistry, computer science, foreign languages, math, physics and psychology. Zoom sessions with student tutors are available at a variety of times throughout the week. The Writing Center can help with specific assignments as well as overall improvement with writing skills.

Fitness Classes
A variety of in-person fitness classes are offered throughout the week at Midtown Fitness Center (Longwood Landings) and the Health and Fitness Center on campus. The classes vary by location and include yoga, Pilates, spin, weight lifting, boxing and cardio. Participation is limited to nine students in each class to allow for social distancing. Of course, all students have access to the Health and Fitness Center for individual workouts.

Farmville Area Bus
FAB provides transportation throughout Farmville, including several stops around campus and at shopping areas. A current Lancer ID serves as a pass to ride the bus.

All current students can ride the Farmville Area Bus (FAB) by showing their Lancer ID.

New York Times and Wall Street Journal Digital Subscriptions 
Students can sign up for digital subscriptions to the New York Times and the Wall Street Journal using their Longwood email address. The subscription process is managed by  Greenwood Library.

Career and Internship Fairs
Run by Career Services, these virtual events give employers and students the opportunity to connect—with summer internships and jobs after graduation often the result. The next Virtual Education Career Fair, which draws school district representatives from across Virginia, is set for March 22; the next Virtual All Majors Career and Internship Fair is March 30.

Lancer Productions Entertainment
The students who run Lancer Productions are always looking for activities that give their fellow students a chance to relax and have fun. Movie nights, making a stuffed animal, trivia contests, comedians, craft-making sessions and more are on their spring schedule of events. This speed painter created an awesome likeness of Longwood’s mascot, Elwood. Lancer Productions also books the entertainment for Spring Weekend, which is a student favorite.

Counseling and Psychological Services
Individual and group counseling are among the services provided by the licensed psychologists at CAPS. CAPS also offers therapy for Seasonal Affective Disorder.

Bike Rental
Beach cruiser-style bicycles can be “rented” for up to 30 days at a time through the Health and Fitness Center. No deposit is required, but students are responsible for damage or loss. Helmets and locks also are available, and there are bicycle racks located throughout campus.

 

Bikes are available for “rental” at no charge through the Health and Fitness Center.

Microsoft Office 365
Students are eligible for a free download of Microsoft Office 365 via their Longwood Live Mail account. The software is available to current students only, so access ends with graduation.

Hearing, Speech, Language and Voice Screenings
Each year, usually in May, Longwood’s Speech, Hearing and Learning Services offers free screenings for anyone, including students. SHLS also sponsors a monthly Hearing Loss Support Group.

Admission to Men’s and Women’s Home Basketball Games
For safety reasons, athletics contests are being held without spectators this semester, but in a normal year cheering on Longwood’s athletics teams is a popular student activity. All Longwood home games are free and open to the public except men’s and women’s basketball, which charge admission. Current students, however, also get free admission to home basketball games.

Poster Printing
Any student who needs a poster printed for a class or conference presentation can have the poster printed at no charge in the Office of Student Research. (Some academic departments also provide this service.) Posters must meet size restrictions.

Concerts
Longwood’s numerous vocal and instrumental ensembles, as well as music faculty, present a variety of concerts and recitals each semester. This has been impacted by safety precautions for Covid-19, but some music events this semester will be available via livestreaming, for example, a performance by the String Ensemble at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 20. You can view the concert live here.

Pass It On: Being a peer mentor is a great leadership opportunity

 

Some of the most influential people at Longwood are the students who serve as peer mentors. Working with small groups, peer mentors usher new students through Orientation and serve throughout the fall semester as a resource, a role model and a “been there, done that” guide. (The peer mentors above were photographed in 2019, before Covid-19.)

The Office of Student Success is currently accepting applications for these highly sought-after positions. Students can serve on either the summer team or the fall team, or during both terms. Deadline to apply is midnight Sunday, Feb. 14.

“Peer mentors give new students—primarily freshmen—the tools and the knowledge they need to be successful,” said Caroline Gibbs, Student Success program coordinator.

Any student in good standing (including having no active judicial/honor sanctions) who has completed at least 12 hours with a 2.5 GPA or higher and who can fulfill the position requirements is eligible to apply. The selection committee is looking for students who are knowledgeable about Longwood, who are active on campus and who want to help their fellow Lancers. 

All peer mentors receive an hourly wage, and summer team members receive free housing and meals during training and summer Orientation programs. 

It truly is a transformative leadership experience and a great addition to a resume. Students often apply to serve a second and even a third year.

Victoria Cascio, a member of the Class of 2021, said being a peer mentor boosted her personal confidence and communication skills. “I have gained experience leading, teaching and making presentations,” said the English major. “It’s definitely a resume builder that will help me in my future.”

If you think your student would be interested, encourage them to take a look at the full position description, responsibilities and compensation information here.

The application can be found here.

To read what students say about what it’s like to be a peer mentor, click here.

—Sabrina Brown

 

 

 

Applications being accepted for grants that support hands-on academic projects in all disciplines

 

Conducting research or working on another hands-on academic project alongside a faculty member is a great resume-builder for college students.

At Longwood, these mind-expanding, confidence-boosting opportunities aren’t just for science students. They’re accessible to every student, regardless of their rank (freshman, sophomore, etc.) and regardless of their department or discipline. Likewise, every student is eligible to apply for financial support from Longwood to help cover the expenses of their projects.

The Office of Student Research is currently accepting grant applications for this semester. The deadline for the first round of funding is 5 p.m. Friday, Jan. 29. Your student can find the application on the Office of Student Research website under Student Research Funding.

Awards range from as much as $500 for individual projects up to $1,500 for team projects undertaken by three students.

Take a look at the latest issue of Longwood’s journal of undergraduate scholarship, INCITE, and you’ll likely be surprised by the diversity of the work taking place on campus with the encouragement and guidance of faculty. It includes an analysis of a Mozart piano sonata; a student’s photography exploring his life with cerebral palsy; and research aimed at developing quick and simple methods for detecting counterfeit anti-malarial drugs.

Benefits for students who participate in this type of work are far-reaching. For starters, it facilitates active learning and spurs more creativity, better problem solving and stronger written and oral communication.

Grants from the Office of Student Research can be used to cover expenses such as laboratory, media and field equipment; art supplies; software; photocopying, printing and film processing; communication costs (postage, phone, etc.); travel to support the investigative phase of the student’s work (such as travel to field sites, museums, archives or libraries); and travel expenses related to presenting their work at a scholarly conference or the equivalent* (including transportation, mileage, lodging, registration, meals and other related expenses).

If you have a chance, ask your student if they’ve thought about doing a project this semester. If they have, encourage them to apply for a grant!

—Sabrina Brown

*Please note that during the 2020-21 academic year, support for student travel will be limited to virtual conferences and in-state travel only. The Office of Student Research encourages students to apply to present their research and creative inquiry projects at virtual conferences and symposia during the 2020-21 academic year.