September 15-17, 2017

Family Weekend is the perfect time to visit campus and catch up with your Longwood student.

Family Weekend

A variety of family-oriented events are scheduled to provide something for everyone. On Friday evening, don't miss Rock the Block, an annual block party at Longwood Landings featuring music, food, giveaways and fireworks!

Family Weekend Schedule

Friday, Sept. 15

5:30-8:00 p.m.

Check-in and Registration, Longwood Landings

Check-in will take place at the Longwood Landings at  Rock the Block.  If you have pre-registered or still need to register please come by the Rock the Block where we can help with all your check in needs.

5:30-8:30 p.m.

Rock the Block, Longwood Landings

5:30-8:30 p.m. (or Sold Out) 

Dinner Food Options

  • Variety of Food Trucks at Rock the Block, Longwood Landings - Cost vary depending on vendor
  • Dorrill Dining Hall on Longwood’s main campus will be open from 4:30-7 p.m.; cost $8.50 

Rock the Block is an annual event that takes place over at the Longwood Landings. It features many local establishments in the town of Farmville, music throughout the evening, interactive novelties, great free giveaways, food and the evening is capped off with Fireworks.

Saturday, Sept. 16

8 a.m. - Noon           

Check-in and registration, Lankford Student Union
Check- in will take place in the Lankford Student Union Ballroom.  If you have pre-registered or still need to register, please come by the Student Union where we can help with all your registration needs.

8 a.m. - Noon            

Continental Breakfast, Lankford Student Union Ballroom          

9 a.m. - Noon

Golf at the Manor, 872 Manor House Dr.

9:30 a.m.

Fun Run, Walk & Roll, In Front of Lankford Student Union
on-site registration at 9:30 and race begins at 10 a.m. Race features local area mascots.

11 a.m. -12 p.m.

History of Longwood, Lankford Student Union ABC rooms
Dr. James Jordan, Professor of Anthropology

11 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Longwood Center for the Visual Arts, 129 North Main Street
Please visit the LCVA located at the corner of Main and 3rd St.   
Exhibits TBD

11:30 a.m. - 2 p.m.


Picnic Lunch, Lankford Mall
Enjoy a delicious meal on the Lankford Mall while you sit back and listen to some great student entertainment. Feel free to bring blankets and chairs!

11:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.

Family Fun Activities, Lankford Mall
Volleyball, Cornhole, Can-Jam, Ladder Golf and more

Noon-4 p.m.

Robert Russa Moton Museum, 900 Griffin Blvd.
A National Historic Landmark, The Robert Russa Moton Museum honors the courage and sacrifice of Prince Edward County students and families, and their leading role in moving America from Segregation toward integration. Free Admission for students and family members.

1-3 p.m.

High Bridge Trail Walk, High Bridge Trail
Do you like the outdoors?  Take a walk on the High Bridge Trail and over the bridge.


1:30-3:30 p.m.

Presentations by the Fraternity and Sorority office, Study Abroad Program, and The Brock Experience
Hiner Hall 


1:30-4:30 p.m.

Paint Party, Lankford Ballroom, Limited to 50 People
Join us at the Lankford Ballroom and create your own Longwood masterpiece. No experience necessary! You will be provided with paint, aprons, brushes and canvas and guided with hands-on instruction through your painting by our professional artist. We promise to make this a fun, non-intimidating event for skilled painters as well as folks that have never painted before! Everyone goes home with a completed painting to be proud of! 

4-8 p.m.

Dinner, information will be provided on the dinner options for Saturday night.

6:30-8 p.m.

Wine Tasting and Reception, Lancaster Lawn, Ticket Required
Join us for a wine tasting and reception sponsored by Parents Council, Student Union and First Year Experience & Family Programs. The cost is only $20 which covers all tastings featuring Virginia wines, a Longwood University wine glass, beer, soda, water and food. Anyone under the age of 21 will be admitted for free. Students aged 21 or older who wish to consume alcohol will require a $20 ticket for entrance to this event. A limited number of tickets are available for this event so register early to reserve your tickets.

8 p.m.

Evening Entertainment, The Evasons

Jarman Auditorium

Join world famous mentalist duo Jeff & Tessa Evason for mind-blowing feats of ESP and Second Sight that'll have you buzzing long after the show ends.  Everyone who participates will be absolutely floored when Tessa reveals their birth date, a serial number on any bill in their wallet or even the name of the first person they ever kissed - all while standing blindfolded on stage.  Her intuitive gifts will make you gasp with surprise and maybe even unleash a spooked-out shriek!  The Evasons consistently deliver an interactive entertainment experience that has audience members sitting on the edge of their seats from start to finish.

Sunday, Sept. 17

11 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Brunch, Dorrill Dining Hall - cost 8.50
This is the best brunch deal in town. There will be a variety of all-you-care-to-eat breakfast and lunch items including fresh waffles and made-to-order omelets. Brunch is not included with registration and is a separate purchase.

Local Places of Worship

  • Farmville Baptist Church- 100 S. Main Street
  • St. Theresa Catholic Church- 709 Buffalo Street
  • Johns Memorial Episcopal Church- High Street
  • Farmville Presbyterian Church- Third Street
  • Farmville United Methodist Church- High Street
  • New Life Assembly of God- Mahan Road
  • Heritage Baptist Church- Minwood Road
  • Race Street Baptist Church- Franklin Street