September 20-22, 2019

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. 

Family Weekend Schedule

Friday, September 20

4 p.m. - 8 p.m. 

Check-in and registration, Upchurch University Center Information Desk

7 p.m. - 10 p.m.

Casino Night & Bingo, Upchurch University Center

Saturday, September 21

8 a.m.-12 p.m.

Registration and Continental Breakfast, Upchurch University Center

8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.               

Yoga, Location TBD 

10:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m.          

State of the University, Wilson Chamber                                                                                                                                                                     

11:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.          

Longwood Center for the Visual Arts, 129. N. Main St.

11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.            

Picnic Lunch, Lankford Mall                                    

11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.            

Family Fun Activities, Lankford Mall

  • Volleyball
  • Cornhole
  • Can-Jam
  • Ladder Golf 

11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.            

Music on the Lankford Mall, Lankford Mall   
Sit back and enjoy the sounds of DJ JD

12:00p.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.

1:00 p.m.                           

  • Paint Party, 104 Main St.                           
  • Mainly Clay, 217 N. Main St.

1:00 p.m.-3 p.m.                    

  • High Bridge Trail is 31 miles long and 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.
  •  Department Open Houses

1:30 p.m.-2:30 p.m

  • Enlightening Talks          
  • Tours of Upchurch University Center, Admissions building and Brock Hall
  • Capital Planning Presentation     

4:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m.              

Information will be provided on the dinner options for Saturday night.

6:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m.              

Desert Reception, Brock Hall and Brock Commons

8:00 p.m.                              

Evening Entertainment – Robert Channing, Jarman Auditorium

Sunday, September 22

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.

OR these local restaurants:

  • Charley’s Waterfront Café
  • Walker’s Diner
  • The Fishin’ Pig