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Commencement Guest Housing

If you plan to stay on campus, you have two options:


Staying with Your Graduate

On Friday, May 19, 2017 graduating residential students may house up to two family members, free of charge, in their assigned residence hall room.

  • Additional furnishings cannot be provided.
  • Residents are encouraged to discuss this with applicable roommates and suitemates to avoid conflicts.
  • Attention Longwood Apartment Residents: Unoccupied bedrooms will be locked and may not be used for guest accommodations. Residents must vacate their assigned room/apartment in accordance with the published RCL spring closing expectations.  


  • The Registrar's Office provides a list of all residential May graduates to RCL.  Graduates may stay in their residence until May 20 and will not need to "register to stay" to remain in Longwood managed accommodations. More specific closing expectations will be communicated by RCL.
  • The extended housing arrangement with Longwood University is for your personal accommodation only.  Graduates are permitted up to two guests the night prior to Commencement.
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Option 2:  Private Suite, 1-4 Guests--

Reservations Open March 13, 2017

The Office of Residential and Commuter Life (RCL) will provide a limited number of residence hall suites for the night of Friday, May 19.  The offered configuration is available on a first come, first serve basis. 

Reservations open March 13, 2017.


  • Two double occupancy bedrooms with connecting semi-private bathroom, providing accommodations for up to 4 persons.
  • Each residence hall suite will be supplied with: twin-size linens, blanket, disposable pillow, wash cloth, bath towel, shampoo, soap, trash bag and drinking cup. (Room telephone, internet and cable service will not be available.)
  • Cox Hall is partially accessible to people with mobility issues. All rooms are upper floor (elevator dependent) and have non-modified bathrooms.
  • All Longwood accommodations are smoke-free and pet-free.

NOTE: Reservation period opens on March 13, 2017. 

  • Reservations are to be made in the name of the student.
  • Requests were processed in the order of receipt and honored as space availability permits. 
  • Once confirmed, RCL will contact the graduating student with an e-mail confirmation that communicates payment and check-in/check-out instructions.
  • Payment is due before 4 pm on Friday, April 21, 2017. Longwood University is unable to accept credit card payments for these reservations. 
  • Should your first choice not be available, the graduating student will be notified via his/her Longwood e-mail. Alternate accommodations in an alternate residence hall may be available.
  • Refunds will be honored if the cancellation is submitted in writing to RCL up to 4 pm on Friday, April 21, 2017.
  • REMINDER: Standards of conduct are still in effect and any damages that occur will be billed to the student.

If you have problems with the on-line accommodation request process, please contact Residential and Commuter Life at housing@longwood.edu or (434) 395-2080 for assistance.