Room Measurements


What's in my Campus Room?

The following are items that are provided to Main Campus residents.

  • Each resident is provided:
    • extra-long twin bed (bunkable) with mattress
    • desk & chair
    • dresser
    • closet or hutch space for hanging clothes
  • Each room has:
    • window covers (see measurements for type)
    • tile flooring
    • overhead lighting
    • smoke detector
    • basic cable TV connection
    • Internet access
  • Bathrooms do not include shower curtains

Note: Bed parts can be dismantled and stored in the closet or elsewhere in the room. University furniture may not be removed from student rooms or from the premises of campus. University furniture must be positioned and used in a manner consistent with its intended purpose and design. Raising the height of a bedspring by "flipping" head and footboards or positioning them on blocks of any kind is also prohibited.


What's in my Apartment Unit?

The following are items that are provided to Longwood Managed Apartment residents.

  • Each resident is provided:
    • Private Bedroom (with lock)
    • Full sized bed (Note: Landings has XL Full (53x80)
    • desk & chair
    • dresser & closet space
    • window with blinds
    • wall to wall carpet or vinyl (the majority of units are carpeted)
  • Each Unit has:
    • overhead lighting (except in Longwood Landings bedrooms)
    • smoke detector(s)
    • basic cable TV connection (in the living room & bedrooms)
    • shared kitchen
    • Full size refrigerator & freezer
    • dishwasher (not available in Lancer Park Individual Apartments)
    • Landings use Laundromat on the 1st floor of SW (Subway) Building. Lancer Park North and South units are located on each floor but not in individual apartments.
    • kitchen table and 4 chairs (except studios & 2 BR apartments)
    • Couch
    • Arm Chair
    • End table(s) & Coffee table
  • Each bathroom is semi-private.

Note: Bed parts can be dismantled and stored in the closet or elsewhere in the room. University furniture may not be removed from student rooms or from the premises of campus. University furniture must be positioned and used in a manner consistent with its intended purpose and design. Raising the height of a bedspring by "flipping" head and footboards or positioning them on blocks of any kind is also prohibited.


What responsibilities do I have for my Room / Unit?

Residents are responsible for the care and cleanliness of their assigned personal room and common areas within their suite/apartment/townhouse. If you wish to put up decorations in your rooms, please know that you will be responsible for any changes in the walls from the condition they were in when you checked in. Residents are also responsible for the cleanliness of the exterior area immediately around the townhouse. This includes any litter found in the immediate area. Please do not put any large items in front of the AC return units. It will damage the air conditioner.

Note: All university provided furnishings must remain in the assigned room. Removal of any furnishings will result in judicial charges and financial assessment for replacement/damages. Structural modification to the furniture or amenities is not permitted.


What is a Loft?

A loft is simply defined as "a bunk bed with no lower bed." This OPTIONAL type of elevated, freestanding structure allows the student to have more floor space. Lofts are only permitted in main campus residence halls.

Lofts, if constructed of wood, must be treated with a

flame retardant coating. Go to https://www.timbernest.com/college_accounts/, select Longwood University and enter the code LS62.

View, download, and print the Timbernest Brochure 2022 brochure (pdf).

**Sherwin Williams in Farmville will order "Flame Control 40-40" for loft treatment. The current cost for this special order is approximately $75.00 per gallon (shipping and handling included). The color choice is limited to only white or black. Because it is a special order receiving the product will take 3-5 business days. For more info call (434)392-6541.


What's the Temperature like in my Room / Unit?

Main Campus

The weather in south-central Virginia can quickly change. However, our building HVAC systems operate in an automated heating or cooling mode to compensate for outdoor temperatures. Our residence halls are heated and cooled with water loop line systems - utilizing room fans that blow across pipes filled with heated or cool water. All systems are thermostat controlled, programmed with university-managed temperature settings.

Should a room/suite experience overheating or inadequate (no) cooling, please submit a work order.

Apartments

Each apartment at the Longwood Landings or Lancer Park (including Lancer Park North and South) has a thermostat to adjust the fan speed and cooling/heating temperature settings. Please be patient as you adjust your thermostat to meet your needs. It will take some time for the temperature setting to circulate throughout the entire apartment. A reasonable thermostat range is between 70-74 degrees. Students do not have to pay utilities (unless a higher-than-average monthly usage reading occurs). 

Residents are encouraged to keep all windows and doors shut unless the thermostat is off.  Running the unit when windows and doors are open may cause damage to the HVAC system parts as well as require additional financial responsibility for you and your housemates.

Should an apartment experience overheating or inadequate (no) cooling, please submit a work order.

Johns, Moss, Sharp & Register

Residents may adjust their assigned room thermostat, ranging between 70-74 degrees; however, residents are not able to make fan speed adjustments.  Furthermore, the suite’s AC/heating unit controller will average* the room settings within each connecting bedroom.  (*For example, if room A is set to 70 degrees and room B is set to 74 degrees, the area temperature will be 72 degrees.)  To achieve a desired comfort level within your assigned area, discuss temperature setting preferences with your suitemates. 

Wheeler

Room thermostats are pre-programed at 72 degrees.  Residents are not able to make temperature or fan speed adjustments.

Stubbs

Residents may adjust their assigned room thermostat, ranging between 71-74 degrees.  Residents are not able to make fan speed adjustments. 

Lancer Park & Longwood Landings

Using the apartment thermostat, residents may adjust fan speed and cooling/heating temperature.  

Miscellaneous

The thermostat digital display on shows the set-point preference, not the actual room temperature.


Where do I do Laundry?

Visit our Laundry page for more inform


What's a Room Condition Report?

The Electronic Room Condition Report (RCR) documents the condition of your room when you move in. Every residential Longwood student (including the apartment dwellers) must complete an RCR upon arrival for Fall classes. You will receive instructions on how to access your RCR by email, following your check-in at our front desk. You will have 3 days from the time you check-in to complete your RCR or it will be automatically approved. Plan to immediately and carefully complete this form before moving your personal items into the room.

The RCR will be used as a tool to measure the condition of the room when you move out. If undocumented damages that are determined to be beyond "normal wear and tear" are present, you will be held financially responsible.

An RCL staff member has done a preliminary check of each room but it is your responsibility to conduct a more thorough appraisal of your room. Go over each item point by point, and add notes as necessary.


What if there is a Facility or Housekeeping problem?

For non-emergency facility and housekeeping needs, you can submit a work order. Call your service desk, RA, or the campus police if there is ongoing damage.


What if my Phone/Cable/Internet stops working?

Do not submit a regular work order for IT issues. For details on handling a phone, cable, or internet issue, follow these instructions at the Help Desk.


What kind of support and supervision will be provided to students in the residence halls?

Residence Education Coordinators (RECs) and Area Coordinators (ACs) live-in Student Affairs professionals who hold a Masters degree in a student-development related field. RECs manage each residential community and supervise a trained staff of Resident Assistants (RAs), Desk Aides (DA), and a Desk Supervisor (DS.)

The ratio of residential program staff to students is approximately 1 trained staff member to every 18 students. To find out more visit the Staff page.


What will be in the Clubhouse(s)?

Lancer Park "Commons":

  • Study Area/Meeting Space
  • Video Game Room
  • TV
  • Fitness Center
  • Lighted Volleyball and Basketball Courts
  • Picnic Area
  • ARAMARK Food P.O.D.

Longwood Landings "Clubhouse":

  • Study Area
  • Game Table(s)
  • TV

Note: These Clubhouse Amenities are only available to the residents of the respective complexes.