Perfect Timing: Family Weekend is set for Sept. 15-16

Family Weekend is set for Sept. 15-16 this year, and it’s no coincidence that it happens just about a month after the start of the fall semester.

By that time, some of you may be missing your student after having them at home over the summer. Or you may be wondering how they’re adjusting if they’re new to Longwood. Family Weekend is the perfect cover story—I mean, opportunity—to come back to Longwood for a visit because lots of other parents will be here, too. (You can also get another couple of hugs to last you until fall break, which is set for Oct. 5-6 this year).

And you won’t have any trouble finding something to do. Family Weekend has a full slate of activities for Friday evening and all day Saturday, including the free Heart of Virginia Festival on Sept. 16, which takes place right in Longwood’s front yard and the surrounding area.

Family Weekend registration is $25 per person (Longwood students and children age 5 and under attend free). Most of the activities are covered in the registration fee. For an additional cost, you can also sign up for a pottery class with a faculty member, a paint party and/or a psychic/mentalist performance. For all the details and the weekend’s full schedule click here.

Family Weekend Highlights

—Evening Reception with Members of the Longwood University President’s Council
—Game Night, Featuring Bingo, Family Feud and Trivia
—Continental Breakfast
—Campus Involvement Talks
—Heart of Virginia Festival
—Men’s Soccer Game vs. Saint Francis University
—Longwood Music Showcase
—Saturday Night Entertainment with the Evasons

Accommodations, Etc.

You’ll find information about local accommodations, restaurants, attractions and more on the Family Weekend website.


You can register online or in person from 4-8 p.m. Friday, Sept. 15, at the Upchurch University Center.

We hope to see you here next month!

—Sabrina Brown

Family Weekend is not funded by state funds, tuition or state fees. Family Weekend is an independent and self-supporting activity for families and friends of the university.