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Longwood’s picturesque campus in the heart of Virginia is home to a thriving community of citizen leaders who take part in time-honored and unique traditions during their time on campus.
Since 1839, Longwood has been a leader in educating and empowering citizen leaders in America’s first two-college town.
When the light is just right, walking to class is like walking through nearly 200 years of history. The Colonnades hold a special place on campus—the traditional spot for iconic graduation photos and, shhhhhh, the start of CHI walks.
Ruffner Hall is the heart of Longwood. Under its gleaming gold Rotunda sits another symbol of campus, our patron hero Joan of Arc, who has come to symbolize the citizen leadership we all strive for.
Campus is full of beautiful spots to pull up a chair and have a coffee, join an impromptu study session or just spend time with friends after class.
Small classes, teaching-focused faculty and a liberal arts curriculum are hallmarks of a Longwood education.
Anchored by our signature paid summer research program called PRISM, undergraduate research opportunities abound at Longwood, where students work alongside accomplished faculty members across a wide range of disciplines.
Greenwood Library, located in the center of main campus, is always buzzing with students studying or working on projects late into the night.
Practical experiences lead to the best learning—at least that’s what we’ve figured out in our communication studies classrooms. Students studying broadcast media produce a weekly news show to keep everyone in the loop.
Some of our students’ favorite classroom learning is part of the Civitae core curriculum in classes like The Science and Rhetoric of Climate Change, The Economically Informed Voter, and Harry Potter and Citizenship.
Few faculty members can resist holding classes outside under the giant oaks during perfect spring and fall days.
On campus or off campus? Suite-style residence halls or apartments? Comfortable living space is fundamental to Longwood’s mission as a residential institution.
Longwood’s residence halls have both hall-style and suite-style living spaces with spacious rooms ready to be decorated. The central location of on-campus residences means it’s never more than a few minutes’ walk from your room to class, D-Hall or a restaurant downtown!
Restrooms in on-campus residence halls, with their wide countertops, are designed for ease and comfort.
Common areas in residence halls give students the perfect spot for in-depth conversations—or to binge watch an epic season of your favorite show on Netflix.
Chocolate chip cookies anyone? Whip up something tasty in a residence hall kitchen to impress your friends.
Student life at Longwood is a mix of new experiences and time-honored traditions.
Physical fitness is an important aspect of student life. Our Health and Fitness Center features a 30-foot climbing wall, a two-court gymnasium, power-lifting room, group-fitness studio, two racquetball courts, an indoor track and more!
We have 14 Division I sports teams, as well as a robust intramural and club sports program. If you're into sports, we've got your game.
The atmosphere is electric inside Willett Hall for home basketball games, with students cheering the Lancers to victory on Kersey Court.
Dorrill Dining Hall, located in the heart of campus, features more than 12,000 unique recipes and menus that integrate healthy choices, global flavors and a host of other options.
Need an afternoon cold brew caffeine pick-me-up? Upchurch University Center is the vibrant hub of student life and activity, housing a food court with three restaurant options, plus Starbucks.
Stubbs Lawn, where students gather for entertainment and fun, is home to activities during the two big weekends each year—Oktoberfest and Spring Weekend.
We kick off the new academic year by walking through downtown showing off our Lancer pride at The G.A.M.E. (Greatest Athletics March Ever). Don’t forget to grab your Longwood Scarf!
As a Lancer, you’ll find a close-knit community that becomes family and a small-town campus that becomes home.
Brock Commons is the highly trafficked pedestrian thoroughfare through the center of campus—a corridor that connects academic, student and residence life. It’s only an eight-minute walk from the High Street entryway to the ball fields on the south end of campus.
The iconic Ruffner Fountain is one of the most popular meeting spots—and among the most photographed locations—on campus.
Downtown Farmville, just a short walk from main campus, has a quaint college-town feel—yet is always bustling with activity.
Students are often found hanging out downtown. Farmville’s lively Main Street is lined with shops and restaurants, and is home to the University Bookstore.
There are several live music and entertainment venues located just a few blocks from campus. Three Roads Brewing Company is one local hangout for students and the Farmville community. Cornhole or trivia, anyone?
Biking, kayaking, hiking or walking—the outdoor recreation options are plentiful in Farmville. High Bridge Trail winds through the center of town and is a popular destination for students.