As we say goodbye to 2015, here are just a few (of the many) memorable social media posts from the Longwood community over the past year. Enjoy.

1. VP Debate Buzz

From the impromptu celebration on Beale Plaza to the news teams that arrived on campus, Longwood’s selection as the site of the only Vice Presidential Debate of the 2016 election was the talk of the town!

VP Debate at Longwood Facebook Post

2. Ty Pennington Crashes Commencement

They brought the energy, that’s for sure! In the middle of renovating downtown’s iconic Walker’s Diner with brothers from Theta Chi, Food Network stars Ty Pennington and Amanda Freitag rallied support after commencement for the big project.

Ty Pennington crashes commencement Facebook post

3. Wheeler Through the Seasons

Wheeler Mall is often one of the first places our students step foot on campus during their admissions tour and it’s where they take their last steps as students at commencement.

4. Big South Champs #GoWood

That’s right: Longwood softball took home the title! Go Lancers!

5. Sunrise, Sunset

The beauty of our campus is on full display at sunrise and sunset… and any other time, really.

Instagram of Longowod sunset

6. Legacy Locks

You can throw away the key—these locks will be around for generations to come. In a new tradition, seniors and alumni attached their own locks to a fence on campus, and each year seniors will add theirs as their time on campus comes to an end.

7. Live from French Hall, it’s Saturday Night!

Longwood’s new $1.4 million two-story TV studio gives comm studies students a chance to learn on the same equipment as the pros. We just hope they don’t have too much fun with that green screen!

8. Food on Wheels

Ask and you shall receive. Longwood’s Dining Services brought the food to Beale Plaza this year for hungry students to grab a bite on the go or just have a change of pace from D-Hall! Despite the wheels, looks like it’s here to stay!

Longwood Dining Instagram post

9. Monumental NY Times Spread

Professor Michael Mergen’s thought-provoking photography collection of Civil War monuments caught the attention of the New York Times Magazine, which ran a spread of his work in the Oct. 18 edition.


Great work in the #nytimes this morning by our friend Michael Mergen.

A photo posted by @jfergeson on

10. Virginia Children’s Book Festival

In its second year, the Virginia Children’s Book Festival brought award-winning children’s authors and illustrators to campus and about 2,500 children.


sometimes you feel like meeting an author #toddparr

A photo posted by @nanirram on

11. Students Making a Difference

Rachel Witham Instagram post

12. Alumni Citizen Leaders

Our alumni also showed how they take citizen leadership beyond graduation.

VCU Transplant Tweet

13. A New Home for Alumni

The opening of the Maugans Alumni Center this year provides our alumni with a true home when they return to Longwood. The official opening in September brought hundreds back to campus.

14. #Longwood19 Travels the World

The incoming freshman class took their orientation T-shirts across the globe to show they are already Lancers for Life!

15. Real Research

From DNA sequencing to geriatric quality-of-life issues to the psychology of stress, our students were immersed in undergraduate research opportunities throughout the year.

Longwood students set up data collection

Did we miss any of your favorites?

Let us know in the comments below.

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