What time do I need to arrive, and where do I go? All Undergraduate degree candidates report to Willett Hall Gymnasium with academic regalia by 8 a.m. to line up for processional.
What kind of academic regalia will I need? Academic gown, cap, and hood. Contact Barnes & Noble at Longwood, 391-1240 to order.
What do I wear under my robe? Graduates should wear dark shoes with dark trousers or skirts no longer than their gown. Don't wear bright colors on top that will detract from your hood.
My name is difficult to pronounce, whom do I contact? Contact Dr. Chris Swanson (firstname.lastname@example.org) or call 395-2496. [When you call and leave a message, please state your college, your degree, and your name (several times). For example: College of Arts and Sciences, Bachelor of Fine Arts, Shiletia Garavito...Shiletia Garavito.]
Will there be a professional photographer? During Commencement, professional photographers from Grad Images will take pictures of each graduate during the ceremony. They will have proofs available on their website within 3 days after graduation at www.GradImages.com. Graduates and their families are invited to pre-register their contact information prior to Commencement at the following link: http://gradimages.com/preregistration.
How many guests am I allowed to invite? There is no limit on the guests each graduate may have.
Can I bring my pet? Only registered service animals are permitted. With the number of visitors on campus, we do not allow pets.
What is the size of the Longwood diploma and when will I receive it? The Longwood diploma is 13 1/4" width by 18 1/2" length. It will be mailed to the address you provided approx. 4-6 weeks after your graduation date.
Will live video streaming be available? The undergraduate ceremony is webcast live and the video streaming link will be available from the main Commencement page on the day of the ceremony.
How many guests is each Graduate allowed? There is no limit on the guests each graduate may have. Tickets are not needed.
What time do I need to arrive? Guests need to arrive early and be seated by 9:00 a.m. as the processional begins at approximately 9:15.
How long does the ceremony last? The ceremony begins at 9:30 a.m. and will last approximately 3 hours.
How do I get to Longwood University? Please visit Maps & Directions for information on how to get to the University.
Where is Wheeler Mall? Please download our Campus Map (pdf). Wheeler Mall is the grassy area in front of Wheeler residence hall (#17 on the map).
Is Shuttle Service provided? Free shuttle service will be provided from 7:45 a.m.-9:15 a.m. and 12:00 p.m.-1:30 p.m. at the following locations: Longwood Village, Comfort Inn, Days Inn, Super 8, Sunchase, Hampton Inn, and Lancer Park. A shuttle is also provided on campus from the Wynne parking lot to Wheeler Mall. Signs on Main Street will direct you to the Wynne lot.