Longwood’s long-anticipated Upchurch University Center is nearing completion, with the grand opening set for Oct. 26. It is Longwood’s largest nonresidential building and is located at the heart of the historic campus. A variety of activities is being planned for the new building’s big day. Keep an eye on longwood.edu for details in coming months.“The Upchurch University Center will impact the lives of the students by giving them places to meet, eat and socialize like they have not had before on this campus,” said Susan Sullivan, director of the university center and student activities. This building is going to be simply amazing. It will give us the flexibility to dream big.” The Norman H. and Elsie Stossel Upchurch University Center is named for Elsie Stossel Upchurch ’43, who in 2012 committed $4 million to the project.