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Preparing For Your Arrival

We are looking forward to your arrival at Longwood University!

Naturally, you probably have many questions about how to prepare for your time at Longwood, and what you will be expected to do when you arrive.  This website should help you find answers to these questions.

Much of the information on our website will also be mailed to you in the form of a Checklist for Accepted International Students, once you are officially accepted to Longwood.

Airport Pick-up and Drop-off Dates

International Students are encouraged to take advantage of the free transportation to Longwood University to and from Richmond International Airport (RIC) that is provided at the beginning and end of each semester. If you wish to use this transportation, you must arrive at Richmond International Airport on the scheduled arrival date and send your flight information to Patti Trent (trentpf@longwood.edu), Director of International Student Services, at least one month in advance. The 2014-2015 academic year schedules are below:

 

Fall 2014

Arrival: Monday, August 18
Departure: Saturday, December 13

Spring 2015

Arrival: Saturday, January 10
Departure: Saturday, May 2

 

Important Notes:

  • You cannot arrive in the United States after the program start date on your I-20 or DS-2019 unless you receive a letter of approval from Longwood University!
  • You have a 30-day grace period after the end date listed on your DS-2019 (or 60 days if you have an I-20) during which you may remain in the United States on your student visa. 
 

Bus & Taxi Information

If you do not arrive at Longwood University on the scheduled free transportation date, then you must make alternative arrangements for transportation. You may be picked up by a friend or family member, or you may hire a bus or taxi to take you to Farmville.  However, please be advised that Longwood University is at least a one hour drive from Richmond International Airport, and that hiring a taxi will be very expensive.

Pay by credit or debit only (cash accepted for tip)

Pay by credit only

  • Megabus
    Megabus does not travel to or from Farmville, VA. Its closest stop is Richmond, VA.
    Website: http://us.megabus.com/
    Phone: (877) 462-6342
    Note: Phone orders/exchanges are subject to a $5.00 reservation fee. Avoid the fee by booking online.

Pay by cash or credit card

  • Public Cab Inc.
    Phone: (804) 248-0021

Pay by cash only

  • Metro Taxicab
    Phone: (804) 353-5000
  • Yellow Cab
    Phone: (804) 222-7300