September 16-18, 2016

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. 16

5:30-8:30 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

5:30-7:30 p.m.

Dinner at Rock the Block, Longwood Landings

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. 17

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 Tournament, The Manor Golf Club, 872 Manor House Dr.
A boxed breakfast will be provided along with some great prizes.

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 the Washington Nationals Presidents

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.

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.

1-4 p.m.

Art Hunt, Around campus
In your packet you will find an Art Hunt questionnaire.  Fill out the art hunt questionnaire and then turn your completed questionnaire into the LCVA at the corner of Third and Main and receive great prizes.

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.

1:30-2:30 p.m.

Greek Life Presentation, Hiner

2:00-4:00 p.m.

CPC (College Panhellenic Council), Open House Stubbs Residence Hall

2:00-4:00 p.m.

Paint Party, 104 N Main Street - SOLD OUT
Join us at Red Door104 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! http://www.reddoor104.com/ 

2:00 p.m.

Q & A with President Reveley/Justin Pope, LCVA
Followed by reception and political film On display will be a Presidential Campaign Photography Exhibition curated with the Associated Press.

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.

7 p.m.

Community Sponsored Outdoor Movie: Captain America Civil War (Rated PG13), Riverside Park 517 N. Main St. *FREE Event*   Sponsored by: SunChase, Farmville Downtown Partnership, Merk's Place and The Farmville Jaycees. Inclement Weather Location- Farmville Community Marketplace, 213 North Street

8 p.m.

Evening Entertainment, Magician Mike Super 

Jarman Auditorium

Mike Super’s life has been characterized by an obsession and passion for magic.  His performance can only be summed up with one word...  LAVENOUS!  :)  (inside show joke) He has astonished millions of people with his craft, including the Hollywood elite. Mike has performed for Jeffery Katzenberg, Ellen DeGeneres, Jay Leno, Kenny Chesney, Criss Angel, Regis Philbin, Craig Ferguson, Kim Kardashian, Carmen Electra, Disney’s Raven Simone, Joan Rivers, Gary Shandling, and Robin Leach to name but a few! Mike’s ever-growing popularity has garnered him many prestigious awards and honors, including being the only magician in history to win a LIVE magic competition on primetime US network television. In addition, his other accomplishments include being named Entertainer of the Year, Best Performing Artist of the Year, Best Novelty Performer of the Year AND he was voted America’s Favorite Mystifier on NBC’s hit TV Show PHENOMENON. Despite all of this, Mike humbly insists, it is the loyalty of his fan base that has been most rewarding. His legions of fans call themselves "THE SUPERFREAKS" and they number in the millions. The secret to Mike’s success is his natural ability to entertain and fascinate people. He has pioneered a new form of magic with his own inimitable, down-to-earth style and personality. Mike has brought the art of magic back to the people. He transcends the "trick" and connects personally with his audience on a level they can relate to. Whether it’s through television, stage or simply one-on-one, Mike Super’s personality and humor reaches out and enchants the public. His appeal to both young and old has made him one of the most sought after mystifiers in the world!

Sunday, Sept. 18

11 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Brunch, Dorrill Dining Hall
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.

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