Some of the caps stood tall atop students’ heads, others featured strings of photos that reached down to the ground for this year’s Convocation ceremony that marked the beginning of the Class of 2023’s senior year on campus.
Jason Ferguson (M.S. ‘12), a 26-year admissions professional who had been serving as dean of admissions at nearby Hampden-Sydney College, will take the helm of a Longwood admissions department that is cresting on a record number of applications and one of the academically strongest freshman classes in school history.
Innovation hubs provide space for community members of all ages to work, learn, innovate, create and connect to entrepreneurship resources. The SEED Innovation Hub will serve Prince Edward and surrounding counties and will complement the SOVA Innovation Hub in South Boston, which was established in 2020.
An eager Class of 2026—and all of their creature comforts—descended on Farmville and Longwood’s campus this week, amid unseasonably cool summer temps and an air of excitement that comes with beginning a new life chapter.
A vibrant new neighborhood will soon be taking shape in Farmville, thanks to a creative partnership between Longwood, an award-winning housing non-profit and local leaders and community organizations.
I feel like Longwood is the right place for me. Everyone has been extremely friendly and welcoming.
One of the finest university music facilities in the Commonwealth, if not the nation, in the heart of campus at Longwood, is scheduled to open in spring 2027.
My relationship with Longwood is kind of a revolving door. When I was a student here, Dr. Wade Edwards—who just hired me to teach French—was my senior research thesis director and Dr. Mc Amoss—whose position I am filling—was my advisor. So it’s kind of poetic that I’m stepping into his shoes.
I had a scholarship for college and that was really helpful to me. So the first place I came back to work in higher education was at a scholarship foundation.
Longwood feels like the kind of place where I am at home. I started my journey in higher education in Virginia public universities, and to come back to one now as a dean feels like a full circle.