Work orders, email/text alerts and Family Weekend

work orders and housekeeping issues

We just sent the following information to students about some unexpected issues that you have let us know about. If you or your student are experiencing an issue, please encourage them to submit a work order so we can resolve it quickly.


We’ve heard from a few more students and families than normal that they encountered housekeeping and facilities issues when they arrived at their residences, particularly in our apartment communities. These experiences are not what we want for any of our students, and we’re sorry to those who have had to deal with this. We are working with all students and families individually to resolve issues and will continue to do that until everything is correct.

We are also in contact at the leadership level with Budd Group, our housekeeping service provider, to ensure that not only are these issues remedied as quickly as possible but also that they do not happen again. 

If you encounter an issue with your housing – if something is not working properly or needs to be addressed – the fastest and most effective way to get it resolved is to go to and click on the “Submit a Work Order” button. That will get you into our system and we will be able to send out the appropriate staff to resolve it.

You can also email Residential and Commuter Life at and we will work with you directly.

Sign Up for Email and Text Alerts

Longwood has an emergency notification system whose goal is to provide as many avenues for information sharing as possible in the event of an emergency. Included in this system are text and email alerts, which anyone, including parents and other family members, can sign up to receive. If you’d like to sign up, just go to

You can read more about other aspects of the notification system here:

there’s Still time to sign up for Family Weekend, Sept. 16-17

Longwood’s Family Weekend is teaming up with Farmville’s Heart of Virginia Festival on Sept. 16-17 for a weekend of delicious food, live music and a variety of other events. It will be the perfect time to check in with your student and give them a hug. Bring the whole family—there will be something for everyone!

Save $15 by registering for Family Weekend by Sept. 8. Cost is $10 per person if you register by Sept. 8; $25 starting on Sept. 9. Guests under age 5 and over 65 are FREE. Register for Family Weekend here.

For the most up-to-date Family Weekend schedule, download the Guidebook App free from the Apple or Android store.

If you have any questions, please feel free to email or call 434-395-2103.

Fall Is Here: Encourage your Lancer to dive in

I hope the move-in process has gone well for everyone so far. Classes will be starting on Aug. 22, but campus is already buzzing. There’s so much for students to do and so many ways to get involved!

I know it can be hard, especially for new students, to take that first step in an unfamiliar setting. Sometimes they just need encouragement and a little push—and now is the best time for students to make new friends and connections.

So I’ve included some information below about a few of the activities and events that will be going on in the first few weeks of the semester. This information has been emailed to all current students, but, if you see something you think your Lancer would be interested in, bring it to their attention and tell them to look for more information in the Weekly Email from Students Affairs (“stewart, kate”). It could make all the difference.


New Lancer Days Tailgate and Amusement Park
Saturday, Aug. 20: 7-9:30 p.m., Brock Commons, Greenwood Library, Health and Fitness Center (HFC)
Carnival games, theme park-themed snacks, photo booth and even an “amusement park” ride in the HFC.










First Friday Back and The G.A.M.E.
Friday, Aug. 26, 2-8 p.m., Stubbs Mall and Johnson Drive Athletics Complex
Lancer Scarf wristband distribution: noon-3 p.m. for new students at the CHI Fountain; 3:15 p.m. for upperclassmen behind Lankford Hall
One of Longwood’s signature traditions! A pep rally and other activities lead up to the march to the Athletics Complex for the women’s soccer game at 6 p.m. Be sure your Lancer knows this is where they get the wristband they’ll need to pick up their Longwood Scarf starting at 5:30 p.m. at the Athletics Complex.

Music Faculty Gala Recital
Monday, Aug. 29, 7:30 p.m., Molnar Recital Hall in Wygal Music Building
Music faculty provide an informal evening of entertainment, including vocals and instrumentals ranging from violin to saxophone to euphonium.

Involvement and Volunteer Fair
Thursday, Sept. 1, 4-6 p.m., Between Upchurch and Lankford and Brock Commons
A great place to find out about student organizations and volunteer opportunities, all in one location.

Lancer Tech Expo
Tuesday, Sept. 13, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Lankford Hall
Students can view the latest technology gadgetry and learn about IT resources and services available to them. Refreshments and giveaways.

Activities and Organizations

Cheerleading Tryouts
Sept. 9 (5:30-8:30 p.m.), 10 and 11 (10 a.m.-2 p.m.), Willett Hall
Would your Lancer be interested in joining the cheerleading team? Open gyms are being held two weeks leading up to tryouts where they can learn sideline dances and stunting skills the coach and judges will be evaluating during tryouts. Open gyms: 6:30-8:30 p.m. Aug. 30 and Sept. 8; 5:30-8:30 p.m. Sept. 6.

Health and Fitness Center Group Fitness Classes
Campus Recreation offers group fitness classes ranging from barbells to yoga to Dance-versity.

Intramural Flag Football
Offered by Campus Recreation, registration ends Aug. 31, and the season begins on Sept. 6 for men’s, women’s and open leagues.

Intramural (Outdoor) Soccer League
Campus Recreation is offering its first outdoor soccer league for men’s, women’s and open league teams! Register by midnight Aug. 31 with a team or as a free agent to be placed on a team. The cost is $20 per team. The season starts Sept. 6.

Band! Choir! Chamber Orchestra!
Does your student sing or play and instrument? It’s not too late to add an ensemble to their fall semester schedule. All Longwood students are welcome in ensembles — not just music majors.

Free Stuff

Free Bike Rentals (up to 30 days)
Students can stop by the Health and Fitness Center front desk starting on the first day of classes to check out a free bike.


Upchurch University Center
The Upchurch University Center is looking to hire a few students for the 2022-23 academic year.
Contact: Susan Sullivan,

Farmville YMCA
Farmville’s YMCA is located less than 10 minutes from campus and is actively hiring for many positions, including lifeguard, front desk, wellness coaches and group instructors. This experience could count as an internship.
Contact: Stephanie Carwile,, 434-392-3456

Volunteer Opportunities

Virginia Children’s Book Festival
The Virginia Children’s Book Festival, set for Oct. 12-14, 2022, is back in person and looking for more volunteers to help with author escorts, room management, check-in and more.
Contact: Amanda Thompson

Student Managers, Longwood Women’s Basketball
Longwood women’s basketball is looking for student managers for the 2022-23 season. Responsibilities include attending practice and running the clock, doing laundry, filming, rebounding and more. The position also offers the possibility of traveling travel with the team, early class registration, free gear and more!
Contact: Jack Greene:

—Sabrina Brown

Family Weekend and Heart of Virginia Festival team up Sept. 16-17

Longwood’s Family Weekend is teaming up with Farmville’s Heart of Virginia Festival on Sept. 16-17 for a weekend of delicious food, live music and a variety of other events. It will be the perfect time to check in with your student and give them a hug. Bring the whole family—there will be something for everyone!


Save $15 by registering for Family Weekend by Sept. 8. Cost is $10 per person if you register by Sept. 8; $25 starting on Sept. 9. Guests under age 5 and over 65 are FREE. Register for Family Weekend here.

For the most up-to-date Family Weekend schedule, download the Guidebook App free from the Apple or Android store.

If you have any questions, please feel free to email or call 434-395-2103.

Here’s a sampling of Family Weekend activities.

—Game Night, featuring bingo, trivia and Family Feud

—Continental breakfast
—Performances by student music ensembles and soloists
—Paint Party (additional $35 fee, advance registration required)
—Information sessions and academic college open houses
—Performances by student groups including Blue Heat, the WOOD, FIERCE and True Blue Stomp and Shake
—Evening entertainment


The Heart of Virginia Festival takes place at Riverside Park on Friday night (starting at 5:30 p.m.) and in downtown Farmville on Saturday morning and afternoon. There is no admission charge, but some of the activities require a fee. For more information about times and locations of events, including how to register for the 5K and 10K, click here.

—Live at Riverside (live music and food vendors)

—5K walk/run and 10K run
—Food vendors
—Craft vendors
—Live music
—Cultural events
—Children’s area

—Sabrina Brown

Answering your Covid-19 questions for this fall

You may be wondering how Covid-19 will impact your student’s experience at Longwood this fall.

The university has updated its guidelines for students, faculty and staff, and visitors, and you should be able to find the answers to your questions here. This information has also should have been emailed to all students who are expected to attend Longwood this fall. If your student didn’t receive it, they can let us know by emailing

Below are a few highlights that may be of particular interest to parents. If you still have questions after reviewing the available information, just send them to


Classes and Academic Issues
Longwood will offer a full slate of in-person classes this fall. Longwood typically offers very few online-only classes. Going forward, the university will not make accommodations for students to attend scheduled in-person classes remotely.

Students who are quarantining due to a positive Covid-19 test (see next paragraph) are responsible for informing their professors and making a plan to join classes remotely or to make up missed work. They also should  let the Care Team know when they test positive by emailing

Students who test positive for Covid-19 should follow current CDC guidance and quarantine for 5 days. There will not be dedicated isolation space on campus. Students will be expected to isolate at home or in their rooms, and we’ll work with students who have extenuating circumstances or who require additional support.

Masks/Face Coverings
Students who are returning to campus/class after the 5-day Covid-19 quarantine period need to wear a face covering for an additional 5 days when around others.

For everyone else, including visitors to campus, masks are optionalboth inside buildings and outside. Of course, everyone is welcome to wear a mask if they choose, and members of the Longwood community are expected to be respectful of others’ decisions about wearing a face covering.

According to state guidelines, Virginia public universities cannot require that students be vaccinated for Covid-19 in order to enroll. However, we strongly encourage all students who can safely receive the vaccine to do so. If the University Health Center has vaccines available, students can make an appointment by calling 434-395-2102 and receive a vaccine there.

Covid-19 vaccinations also normally are available locally at
Walmart (general immunization information)
Farmville Walmart pharmacy

Covid-19 Testing
The University Health Center can provide Covid-19 testing. Your student can make an appointment by calling 434-395-2102.

Financial Impact of Covid-19 on Your Family
Longwood understands that some family finances have been negatively impacted by the Covid-19 pandemic. If that is the case for your family, we want to work with you. Contact the Office of Financial Aid at or 434-395-2077 to request a Change of Income form to reflect your current financial situation.

—Sabrina Brown

The Circle of (College) Life: Seniors graduate, new freshmen get oriented

First of all, a belated—but no less heartfelt—congratulations to all of you whose Lancers graduated in May! I personally know what it’s like to have a child complete their college degree, and there aren’t many occasions that are happier. You have good reason to be proud.

For others of you, your son or daughter is just beginning their college journey. I hope Orientation went well for all of you. Most of all, I want to welcome you to the Longwood family—and to Parent Pipeline. My name is Sabrina Brown, and I work in the Office of Marketing, Communications and Engagement. I want the blog to be helpful and informative for parents, so please let me know if there are topics/issues/questions you’d like to have addressed. Feel free to email me at

If you haven’t signed up to receive Pipeline posts by email and you’d like to do that, go to:

If you haven’t joined the Parent Pipeline Facebook group and you’d like to do that, go to

Finally, it’s time to start thinking about the fall semester. Here are some quick tips for getting your student off to a good start.


For students living on campus, move-in is just a few weeks away. Freshmen will move in Aug. 17-18; continuing students in main campus residence halls, Aug. 19-21; continuing students in apartments, Aug. 19-21; transfer and readmitted students, Aug. 18-21. Student-athletes, student employees, international students and students in the Cormier Honors College may have different move-in schedules. Members of these groups will who have an early move-in date will receive that information from their group leaders.

All other students who will be living in Longwood-managed housing in the coming year should have already received specific information about their individual move-in schedule and instructions via email. You can also find general information online from the Office of Residential and Commuter Life here.


Students can submit the information for their Lancer Card ID online—no later than Aug. 8—to have their cards included in their move-in packets.

Here are the steps for them to follow:
—Go to and sign in using their LancerNET ID and password.
—Upload their photo. Under Account Management, select Photo Upload and follow the steps, including the requirement to upload a photo of their government-issued ID (for example, their driver’s license) in addition to the photo your student wants to use on their Lancer Card.
—Pick up ID at move-in. Your student will receive a “photo approved” confirmation email immediately after completing the online process, which means their ID will be in their move-in packet when they arrive on campus. If they don’t receive a confirmation email right away at the address they provided, they should call the Lancer Card office at 434-395-2715.

Missed the Aug. 8 deadline? No worries. Your student can still submit their photo online and pick up their Lancer Card in the Lancer Card Center located in Eason Hall Room 204.

Parking Permit $25 Discount

Students can save $25 on the cost of a parking permit by ordering the permit online by Aug. 1. Any student who will have a car on campus needs to purchase a permit.

To order a permit, students should go to and sign in using their LancerNet ID and password. Click Order Permit and agree to the terms and conditions. Then follow the instructions on each page.

Permits ordered by Aug. 8 will be available during the check-in process during move-in. Permits ordered after Aug. 8 will be available for pick-up in the Parking Services Office located in Eason Hall Room 206.

—Sabrina Brown




Move-Out: Important Info About Departing Campus

It’s hard to believe the 2021-22 academic year is almost in the books. We sincerely hope your student had a great year. And we hope the information below will make the moving-out process a little easier for those of you whose students live in Longwood-managed housing.

Residence halls close at noon on Saturday, May 7.
Except for the groups mentioned below, all students must depart their residences within 24 hours of the conclusion of their last spring 2022 exams or by noon on Saturday, May 7, whichever comes first.

The following students may remain on campus after noon on May 7*:
Graduating seniors**
Graduating master’s degree students who live in the residence halls**
Students approved to assist with commencement**
Apartment residents participating in 12-month housing
Students working with select faculty- or staff-sponsored department activities (for example, some athletes and students working with Brock Experiences)
*Students who believe they should receive special approval to remain in Longwood-managed housing after noon May 7 should contact their coach or the appropriate faculty member for approval information.
**Students participating in commencement must depart campus no later than 4 p.m. Saturday, May 21.



  • Do not drive or park on the grass.
  • Do NOT park the nearby lots for private businesses. These lots are TOW-AWAY ZONES at all times, including weekends.
  • Farmville Area Bus (FAB) service ends at 5 p.m. Friday, May 6.
  • Residents are encouraged to consider donating items—especially those they might otherwise throw away—to the local Habitat for Humanity ReStore, FACES Food Pantry, Southside SPCA or the Clothes Closet. Collection boxes are available in residence hall main lobbies, Lancer Park Brown Commons, Landings laundry room and the Greenwood Library.


    • Remove all belongings. You must remove all personal items from your assigned space or any other areas of your unit before departing campus.
    • Abandoned property. Personal items still in a unit after a resident has checked out OR left in an unauthorized area of a unit will be considered abandoned and are subject to disposal and financial charges. Be sure to double-check your unit and remove all personal items prior to departing campus.
    • Using check-out envelopes and drop box (available for all residence halls and apartment communities).
      • Envelopes are available at each service desk.
      • Fill out the envelope.
      • Place key(s) inside envelope.
      • Place the envelope in the drop box. For residence halls, the drop box is in the vicinity of the front desk. For Lancer Park, there is an exterior mounted box close to the Brown Commons front service desk. In the Landings, each ground floor elevator lobby area has a  wall-mounted box.


Prior to leaving campus, all residents must complete the tasks below. Units will be inspected to ensure compliance. Failure to comply may result in judicial sanctions and/or financial charges.
Departure Checklist
Remove all trash, contraband and perishable food.
—Thoroughly clean your unit, including the bathroom and common spaces.
—Take valuables and important items (medication, eyeglasses, wallet, etc.).
—Shut down and unplug all electronics, except refrigerators that are university property and/or remain in the unit.
—Turn off all lights.
—Close and lock all windows.
—Lower all window blinds/shades.
—Lock all doors.


    • Loading zone access on the South Main Street side of the halls will be closed from Wednesday, May 4, through Saturday, May 7.
    • Spruce Street and Redford Street will be open for exit only onto South Main Street from Wednesday, May 4, through Friday, May 6. On Saturday, these streets will not be open for exit onto South Main.
    • U-turns will be permitted on Spruce Street after 5 p.m. only from Wednesday, May 4, through Friday, May 6. U-turns will be permitted all day on Saturday, May 7.



Spring Weekend Comeback: Perfect Weather and Lots of Fun

Your Lancers had a great time this past weekend as students enthusiastically embraced the return of Spring Weekend, one of Longwood’s most popular traditions.

They splashed and dived in the Oozeball mud pit. They raised money and awareness for their organizations with pay-to-play games of skill and chance, and selling  “puppy kisses” and other unusual items. They strutted their stuff in step shows, sang their hearts out with student a cappella groups and crowded the stage for live performances by popular bands.

The sky was blue, and the temperature was perfect.

Here are a few photos to give you a flavor of the weekend, and you’ll find more photos on Facebook. Maybe you’ll even catch a glimpse of your Lancer.

—Sabrina Brown






March Madness Hits Home: NCAA Selection Sunday watch parties plus what happens next heading into the tournament

Now that the news has sunk in of Longwood’s history-making wins in the Big South men’s and women’s basketball championship games this past weekend, you may be wondering what happens next. (In the photo above, women’s head coach Rebecca Tillett gets a soaking after her team’s title-clenching win against Campbell.)

The simple answer is that both teams will be playing in their respective NCAA Tournaments for the first time in Longwood history. For those of you who are new to March Madness, there’s a primer below on what happens between now and the first games of the tournament.

Regional Selection Sunday Watch Parties

Also, there will be regional watch parties held around the state for the NCAA Selection Sunday shows March 13 that parents are more than welcome to attend. You are an important part of the Lancer Nation! Join in the fun as we find out who the men’s and women’s teams will face in the first rounds of their tournaments. Wear Longwood attire, and bring your Longwood scarf if you have one.

These regional watch parties (locations below) begin at 5:30 p.m. on March 13. (The televised men’s show starts at 6 p.m., and the women’s show at 8 p.m.).


Willett Hall 
Longwood campus
(free food, drinks, giveaways, highlight videos and more!)

North Street Press Club
127 North Street

Virginia Beach

ShoreBreak Pizza and Tap House
2941 Shore Drive
Va Beach, VA 23451
Let us know you’re coming on Facebook!


River City Roll
939 Myers St.
Richmond, VA 23230
Let us know you’re coming on Facebook!

Northern Virginia

Fireworks Pizza – Courthouse
2350 Clarendon Road
Arlington, VA 22201
Join our Facebook group and let us know you’re coming!

You can keep an eye on for NCAA tournament developments, as well as the NCAA tournament websites for the women and the men.

Men’s head coach Griff Aldrich celebrates after the Lancers beat Winthrop to claim the Big South Tournament championship.
NCAA Tournament Primer

The following information applies to both the men’s and women’s tournaments.

As winners of their Big South Tournaments—also a Longwood basketball first—the men’s and women’s teams are among the 32 Division I teams receiving automatic bids to the NCAA Tournament.

On Sunday, March 13, the NCAA will announce the 36 teams receiving at-large bids, bringing the total number of teams in the tournament to 68. Also on March 13, before any tournament game is played, the teams are ranked 1 through 68, with the best team—based on regular season and conference tournament performance—sitting at No. 1.

The opening round of the tournament is known as the “First Four”—four matchups between the four lowest-seeded automatic qualifiers and the four lowest-seeded at-large teams. Each subset plays against itself (at-large teams face at-large teams, and automatic qualifiers face automatic qualifiers).

After this round, a field of 64 teams remains for the first round of the tournament. Those 64 teams are split into four regions of 16 teams each, with each team being ranked 1 through 16. That ranking is the team’s seed.

In order to reward better teams, first-round matchups are determined by pitting the top team in the region against the bottom team (No. 1 vs. No. 16). Then the next highest vs. the next lowest (No. 2 vs. No. 15), and so on. In theory, this means that the No. 1 seeds have the easiest opening matchups in the bracket.

All March Madness men’s games will be broadcast on either TBS, TNT, TruTV or CBS. Women’s tournament games can be found on ESPN networks.

Keep an eye on to see how the men’s and women’s teams are seeded for their tournaments, who their first opponents will be and when the games will be played.

It’s a great time to be a Lancer!

—Sabrina Brown






Nothing But Nets: Excitement Running High as Lancers Head Into Big South Basketball Tournament

Cheer on our Lancers at the Big South Conference Basketball Tournament this week as both the men’s and women’s teams compete for a chance to play in their first-ever NCAA Tournaments.

Also, please go to the bottom of this post to read about some additional students we can be proud of. The String Ensemble will present a concert this evening (Thursday) at 7:30 p.m.

Now back to basketball.

Check out to stay on top of all the Big South Tournament news. You can also purchase tickets in advance on this site through midnight the day before games.

There lots of ways to show your support. You can attend games in person at the Bojangles Coliseum in Charlotte, North Carolina. (See below for information on how your student could get a free ticket to each session.) Or you can watch the action at home if you have the right cable/streaming package or subscription.

As regular season conference champions, the men’s team is No. 1 seed in the tournament. The women hold the No. 2 spot in the Big South (tied with Campbell for conference wins but with a loss to Campbell earlier in the season).

The women’s first game, which is in the quarterfinals bracket, is at 6 p.m. today, Thursday, March 3. This game will be on ESPN+. Winners progress to the semifinals, which for Longwood would mean a game at 8 p.m. Saturday, March 5. This game also would be on ESPN+. A semifinals win would take the women to the championship game, set for 8:30 p.m. Sunday, March 6. It will be televised on ESPNU.

The men’s first game, also in the quarterfinals, is at noon on Friday, March 4. This game will be on ESPN+. Winners will progress to the semifinals, which for Longwood would mean a game at noon Saturday, March 5. This game also will be televised on ESPN+. With a win in the semifinals, the men would head to the championship game, set for noon Sunday, March 6. It will be on ESPN2.

Longwood is purchasing 150 tickets for each of the men’s and women’s games, which will be distributed FREE to Longwood students. Tickets will be available at the coliseum in Charlotte on a first-come, first-served basis.

Each ticket is good for that day’s entire “session”—that includes eight games in the quarterfinals and two games in the semifinals. Students will be allowed one ticket each for each session; all they need to do to claim their ticket is show their Longwood ID.

Want to make it a family event? Head to Charlotte! Tickets for the general public are $15 and are available in advance at until midnight the day before the games. You can also buy tickets at the coliseum.

Spring Into Strings with Concert Thursday, March 3

Do these talented students want to string you along? Absolutely—right up to the doors of Jarman Auditorium for the Longwood String Ensemble’s concert at 7:30 p.m. tonight, Thursday, March 3.

Violinist David Cassidy ’23 (left), cellist Misha Wiley ’25, violinist Daisy Colgin ’25 and violist Mary Spengler ’24 will perform a Schumann string quartet as part of the program.

The String Ensemble concert will also include a medley of tunes from the Pirates of the Caribbean movies, a piece for chamber orchestra and solo cello that was featured in the movie Master and Commander, a piece that invokes the flavor of Spanish dance and, possibly for the first time ever, a selection that brings together on the same stage Longwood strings, woodwinds, brass and percussion—providing a peek into the future when Longwood might have a full orchestra.

Can’t make it in person? Tune in to the livestream here:

—Sabrina Brown


Basketball update (Go Lancers!) and planning ahead for spring break

Below you’ll find some important, and hopefully helpful, information about planning for spring break, which is coming up the first full week of March.

But first an update on Longwood’s unprecedented success on the basketball court—for both the women’s and men’s teams.

Big News in Women’s and Men’s Basketball

As of today (Friday, Feb. 25) the women’s team (17-11, 14-3 Big South) is tied with Campbell for first place in the Big South Conference regular season. It all comes down to tomorrow’s games (Saturday, Feb. 26),  when Campbell faces High Point and Longwood takes on Hampton for the second time in a week. Longwood vs. Hampton is set for 3 p.m. in Willett Hall, with the game scheduled to be televised on ESPN+. The outcome of these two games will determine where the women will be placed in the Big South Conference tournament, where a spot in the NCAA Tournament will be on the line.

The men’s team, now officially the Big South Conference regular season champions, is heading soon into the conference tournament, where they’ll also be battling for a slot in the NCAA Tournament. As No. 1 seed in the Big South Tournament, the men are scheduled to play in Game No. 5, set for noon on Friday, March 4.

Getting Ready for Spring Break

Your Lancer is probably already looking forward to spring break, which is scheduled for the week of March 6.

If your student lives in Longwood-managed housing, there are some arrangements they need to make prior to the break whether they plan to leave campus or stay on campus.

For residents of Longwood-managed housing, spring break officially begins at 6 p.m. Friday, March 4, and extends through noon Sunday, March 13. No classes will be held Monday through Friday, March 7-11, and university offices will be closed Monday, March 7.

If your student plans to stay on campus during spring break, they need to fill out and submit an “intent to stay” form through the Student Housing Gateway no later than 11:59 p.m. on Thursday, March 3. Students who don’t fill out this form will not have access to their Longwood-managed housing beginning at 6 p.m., March 4, and extending through noon on Sunday, March 13.

If your student plans to leave campus for break, please encourage them to take care of these tasks before they leave:
—Remove all trash, contraband and/or perishable food.
—Thoroughly clean your assigned living area, including the bathroom and common spaces.
—If applicable, adjust your room thermostat to a low/medium setting.
—Take valuables and important items with you (medication, eyeglasses, wallet, etc.).
—Shut down and unplug all electronics, except personal refrigerators or apartment appliances.
—Turn off all lights.
—Close and lock all windows.
—Lower all window blinds/shades.
—Lock all doors.

Campus Dining Options

Some campus dining outlets will be open during the break. Here’s a quick look at the schedule:
Friday, March 4
Dorrill Dining Hall: Closing at 2 p.m.
Greens To Go and Bento: Closing at 4 p.m.
All food outlets in the University Center, including Starbucks: Closing at 3 p.m.
Moe’s: Closing at 8 p.m.
Chick-fil-A: Closing at 9 p.m.
Saturday, March 5, through Saturday, March 12
All main-campus dining outlets: Closed
Moe’s: Open 11 a.m.-8 p.m.
Chick-fil-A: Open 7:30 a.m.-9 p.m. (except closed Sunday, March 6)
Sunday, March 13
Dorrill Dining Hall: Open 5-8 p.m.
Pod Market: Open 5-11 p.m.
All other main-campus dining outlets: Closed
Moe’s: Open 11 a.m.-8 p.m.
Chick-fil-A: Closed
Monday, March 14
Regular hours resume

Farmville Area Bus (FAB)

Also during the break, Farmville Area Bus (FAB) service will end at 5 p.m. on Friday, March 4, and is scheduled to resume at 1 p.m. on Sunday, March 13.

Redford Street Remains Closed

Due to construction, Redford Street remains closed to normal through traffic. You won’t be able to access Spruce Street from the university entrance on South Main Street near McDonald’s.

Don’t Get Towed!

Please be sure NOT to use private business parking lots near Moss and Johns halls because they are tow-away zone at all times, including weekends.

Information for Residents of Johns and Moss Halls

Picking Up and Dropping Off Your Student 

Similar to December closing and January move in, vehicles will be permitted to enter Spruce Street, which can be accessed by turning onto Wynne Drive from South Main Street, then turning right on Pine Street and right again onto the sidewalk in front of the Health and Fitness Center. During the following spring break times, residents and parents will be permitted to load and unload vehicles on Spruce Street:
Pick Up
Friday, March 4:  9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
During these hours, after you have picked up your student, you will proceed down Spruce Street, turn right onto Redford and then exit campus (from the intersection closest to McDonald’s) onto South Main Street. University personnel will be assisting with the flow of traffic during these hours. If you’re picking your student up after 5 p.m., U-turns will be permitted on Spruce Street so that you can exit the way you came in.
Drop Off
Sunday, March 13: noon – 8 p.m.
The traffic pattern for dropping off your student will be different from the pick-up pattern due to the fact that the construction gate allowing access to Redford from Spruce Street will be closed on Sunday. You’ll still access Johns and Moss halls by turning from South Main Street onto Wynne, then right on Pine and right onto the sidewalk in front of the Health and Fitness Center. However, when you exit, you’ll need to make a U-turn on Spruce Street and exit the way you came in. No university personnel will be on site to assist with traffic, so please be patient and courteous to other drivers.

Important Note About Pick-up/Parking Zone fronting South Main Street

With general traffic safety on South Main Street in mind, the congested pick-up/10-minute parking zone in front of Moss and Johns halls will be UNAVAILABLE FOR USE from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday, March 4, and noon-8 p.m. Sunday, March 13, and possibly longer if deemed necessary by LUPD. However, you may use this parking zone at other times during the spring break period. Whenever you use this area, please be sure not to block traffic on South Main Street.

If your student will be coming home for spring break, I hope you have a wonderful visit.

—Sabrina Brown