Benefits Content

Ask Longwood employees about the best part about their job, and you’ll hear about community, support and collaboration over and over again. Longwood offers an environment where your strengths will shine, where you’ll feel encouraged to work hard and where you’ll be challenged. At Longwood, you’ll experience the fulfillment and camaraderie of working with others toward a common and important mission—all while enjoying the substantial perks of a position with the state of Virginia.

Insurance & Retirement Benefits

With commonwealth of Virginia health insurance, guaranteed life insurance and retirement plans that include generous employer matches, Longwood’s insurance and retirement benefits are hard to beat. The summaries below provide more specific information about these benefits based on employee category:

Holidays & Leave

University holidays combined with your accrued leave give you plenty of time to spend with family or to travel. Or you can schedule a staycation right in the Farmville area, exploring the abundant entertainment, dining, shopping and recreational offerings. The calendar below shows our paid holidays. In addition, sick leave and annual/personal leave accrue at generous rates. You can find more information in the above benefit summaries.

Education Benefits

Want to work toward another degree or expand your skill set? For eligible employees, fees are waived for one 4-credit course or one noncredit course per semester.* In addition, for eligible employees’ spouses and unmarried children under age 25, the comprehensive fee is waived for any full- or part-time credit courses taken at Longwood.

* Eligible employees must be continuously employed by Longwood University for a minimum of one year prior to being eligible to receive this benefit. Enrollment in credit courses is contingent upon having vacant seats in the class subsequent to regular student registration. Enrollment in noncredit courses is contingent upon having sufficient paying students to cover costs.

Did we mention that all employees receive a 20% discount at the Longwood’s Barnes & Noble bookstore and full borrowing privileges at Longwood’s Greenwood Library? (tip: check out the DVD/Blu-Ray station)

Wellness Benefits

Your overall wellness is a priority at Longwood—just ask the faculty and staff on our Wellness Committee. Need a mid-day boost? Get in a lunchtime workout at Longwood’s state-of-the-art fitness center, open to employees and their families at a reduced membership rate.

Not feeling well? Make an appointment at the University Health Center across the street.

You can also participate in one of many CommonHealth wellness programs on stress management, personal safety, nutrition and more.

“The communities of Longwood and Farmville are what make this place unique. You can tell instantly that the people here take pride in this place and the community around it. From the time we moved here, I had a group of people who were looking out for me and helping me find opportunities.”
~Jessi Znosko, senior director, Cormier Honors College for Citizen Scholars

Life in a Quintessential College Town

America’s oldest two-college town, Farmville is a charming, close-knit community in the heart of Virginia. Longwood’s campus is surrounded by locally owned shops and restaurants, and Hampden-Sydney College— another historic Virginia institution—is just down the road. Farmville also is conveniently located about one hour from the cities of Richmond and Lynchburg, and about 90 minutes from Charlottesville. A Rideshare vanpool from the Richmond/Chesterfield area to Longwood offers a stress-free way for employees to commute, if needed, and payment can be made through a pre-tax payroll deduction.

Additional Benefits

For more detailed information regarding Longwood's benefits package, please contact:

Donna M. Morris
Benefits Manager
(434) 395-2076