September 16-17, 2022

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

Family Weekend

Something for Everyone!

We've scheduled a variety of family-oriented events.

Family Weekend Schedule

Friday, September 16

4 p.m. – 8 p.m. Registration

5:30 – 8:30 p.m. live at riverside 

8 p.m. – 10 p.m.
Family Game Night, featuring Bingo, Trivia, and Family Feud. Held in Upchurch University Center

Saturday, September 17

8 a.m.
Heart of VA 5K & 10K

8 a.m.-12 p.m.
Registration and Continental Breakfast, Upchurch University Center

9 a.m.-3 p.m.
Heart of Virginia Festival

11:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.          
Longwood Center for the Visual Arts, 129. N. Main St.

12:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m.            
Robert Russa Moton Museum Open, 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.

12:45 p.m.-1:45 p.m.- Jarman Auditorium
Longwood’s Department of Music proudly presents this one-of-a-kind showcase featuring ensembles, chamber groups, and soloists. Camerata Singers, Wind Symphony, Chamber Singers, String Ensemble, and University Choir will all appear, with added performances by a jazz combo, student soloists, and featured faculty.

1:00 p.m.                           
Paint Party, Soza Ballroom, Upchurch, $35 advanced tickets required

1:00 p.m.-3 p.m.                    

  • High Bridge Trail
    • A 31 miles long trail, ideally suited for hiking, bicycling and horseback riding. Once a rail bed, the trail is wide, level and generally flat. Its finely crushed limestone surface and dimensions make it easy to enjoy. The park’s centerpiece is the majestic High Bridge, which is more than 2,400 feet long and 125 feet above the Appomattox River. It is the longest recreational bridge in Virginia and among the longest in the United States. High Bridge, a Virginia Historic Landmark, is on the National Register of Historic Places. The trail is a National Recreation Trail recognizing exemplary trails of local and regional significance, connecting people to nature, to each other, and to our shared history and culture. Bring drinking water because none is available on the trail.
  • Faculty Presentations

2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. - Jarman Auditorium
Performances from our student organizations such as Blue Heat, B.A.S.I.C., FIERCE, and True Blue Stomp and Shake

4:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m.              
Dinner, on your own.

8:00 p.m.                              
The Evening entertainment is featuring Eric Mina, Eric Mina dares his audiences to dream about a world of unlimited possibilities. Eric’s Award Winning Hypnosis Show has been broadcasted on television to be viewed by millions of people around the world, as well as on every stage imaginable.

Sunday, September 18

11 a.m.- 1 p.m.

Brunch Dorrill Dining Hall (not included with registration)
There will be a variety of breakfast and lunch items including fresh waffles and made-to-order omelets, all-you-care-to-eat for only ($10.25).

OR these local restaurants:

  • Charley’s Waterfront Café
  • Walker’s Diner
  • The Fishin’ Pig
  • North Street Press Club