Campus security, costs and successfully transitioning to college are among the serious and sometimes difficult topics being discussed at colleges and universities today.
Longwood has addressed some common questions related to these topics with the help of the people who work most closely on these issues.
Below are some of the questions we asked these Longwood experts as well as links to the websites where you can find their answers to these questions and more.
Col. Bob Beach, chief of campus police
—Is the Longwood campus safe?
—How does Longwood communicate with students and others during an emergency situation?
—We live in an age of understandable worry about active shooter scenarios in public places like college campuses. What does Longwood do to prepare for such situations?
Justin Pope, vice president and chief of staff to President W. Taylor Reveley IV
—Why does college, and Longwood in particular, cost so much?
—What about all those new buildings I see on campus? Are my tuition and fee dollars paying to build them?
—What is Longwood doing to keep tuition increases down?
Transition to College Life
Dr. Emily Heady, senior director of student success and retention
—If you were to list the three biggest obstacles students face in transitioning to college, what would they be?
—What are some things parents should do—and should avoid doing—to help a student transition to college?
—What happens if a student struggles to make friends, or with the college workload, or with academics in general? What support systems do we have?
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