Friday, October 26, 201811:00AM - Friday, October 26, 20189:00PM
At Upchurch University Center
Join us on Friday, Oct. 26, for the grand opening celebration of the Norman H. and Elsie Stossel Upchurch University Center — the brand new vibrant hub of student life, activity and engagement at Longwood University. The 84,000-square-foot center provides a welcoming, student-centered environment for studying, eating, engaging and socializing. The center's central location in the heart of campus reflects the integral role that student organizations and community involvement play in Lancer life. It houses student organizations, meeting rooms, lounge spaces, a gaming area, a food court, the Soza Ballroom event space and administrative offices.
11 a.m. to 1 p.m. — Picnic celebration for students, faculty and staff in Dorrill Dining Hall. Lunch is free to anyone with a valid Longwood ID card. There will be music provided by WMLU as well as a photo booth, caricature artist and balloon artist to add to the festivities.
1:15 p.m. — Ribbon cutting ceremony for the new Upchurch University Center with President Reveley, Mrs. Upchurch '43 and other special guests will take place in the second-floor rotunda area near the information desk.
Following the ribbon cutting — Tours of the Upchurch University Center will be available and light refreshments will be provided on the second and third levels. A limited number of commemorative blankets will be given away.
8 p.m. — Lancer Productions presents “Welcome Home” BINGO in the Soza Ballroom.
Panda Express, FarmGrill and AuBonPain will open at 10:30 a.m. Friday. Starbucks will open at its regular time, 7:30 a.m.