Spring Break: Staying or not staying—need-to-know info for you and your student

Your student is no doubt eagerly looking forward to spring break, which is set this year for March 4-8.

Even though undergraduate classes will not meet that week, the university will be closed only on Monday, March 4, and open for the remainder of the week.

Intent to Stay Form Deadline is February 29

If your student lives in Longwood-managed housing, be aware that in order for them to have continued access to their residence from 6 p.m. Friday, March 1, through noon on Sunday, March 10, they will need to file an Intent to Stay form.  If there is a chance your student will need access during that window, they should file the Intent to Stay form.

The deadline to submit the Intent to Stay form is 11:59 p.m. Thursday, February 29. Your student can find the form at the Student Housing Gateway.

For Students Remaining on Campus

Here are a few other items related to spring break that are especially relevant for students who are staying on campus or in Farmville for all or part of the break:

—D-Hall will close after lunch on Friday, March 1, and will re-open for dinner on Sunday, March 10. Regular hours of operation resume on Monday, March 11. Students can find up-to-date hours and information for all other Longwood Dining-managed food venues can at https://longwood.campusdish.com/.
—Farmville Area Bus Service (FAB) will end at 5 p.m. on Friday, March 1and will resume at 1 p.m. on Sunday, March 10.  There is no bus service for travel to Lancer Park during the break period.
—All residential communities will remain locked 24/7 during the break. Access to students’ assigned buildings will be via their Longwood ID card.
—Inspections by RA staff of Longwood-managed housing for safety issues and break-preparation compliance will take place starting at 5:30 p.m. Friday, March 1. Staff will enter rooms/apartments to conduct these inspections.

For Students Leaving Campus

If your student lives in Longwood-managed housing and will be not be in residence during the break, they will need to complete the following list prior to leaving campus. Housing staff will be inspecting rooms/apartments during the break to ensure compliance.

—Remove all trash, contraband, and/or perishable food.
—Clean their assigned living area, including the bathroom and common spaces.
—As applicable, adjust their room thermostat to a low/medium setting (approximately 68 degrees). Remove objects from on top of/around vents, etc. DO NOT shut off the thermostat controls.
—Take valuables and important items (medication, eyeglasses, wallet, etc.).
—Shut down and unplug all electronics, except personal refrigerators or apartment appliances.
—Turn off all lights; leave the porch light on (Lancer Park residents).
—Close and lock all windows.
—Lower all window blinds/shades.
—Lock all doors.

Traffic Patterns for Johns and Moss Halls
Similar to the ONE-WAY December closing and January move-in, residents/parents will be permitted to enter to load/unload vehicles on Spruce Street.  In order to access Spruce Street, enter Wynne Drive to Pine Street and turn onto the sidewalk in front of the Pierson Fitness Center. Use Redford Street (McDonald’s intersection) only to EXIT campus.

No Parking at Nearby Private Businesses at Any Time

Do not use the nearby private business parking lots. They are 24/7 tow-away zones. In other words, your car is subject to being towed all day every day, including weekends, if you park there.


If you have any questions, please email them to Residential and Commuter Life at housing@longwood.edu or to the RA/REC staff within each community.