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Family Weekend

Family Weekend 2015

September 18-20, 2015

We are hoping you will be able to join us at Longwood for Family Weekend 2015.  There are a variety of events taking place throughout the weekend and we feel there is truly something for everyone.

This year we are happy to announce you can now register your family and guests for Family Weekend online.

Family Weekend is not funded by state funds, tuition or state fees. Family Weekend is an independent and self-supporting activity for families and friends of the University.


Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Where can I park for Family Weekend?
A: You are allowed to park anywhere on campus as long as it is not a reserved parking space.

Q: Do I need to include my student in the count for Family Weekend?
A: Do NOT include your student in the count for Family Weekend. The only time you need to include your student in the count is if they would like to participate in the Golf Tournament and/or Wine Tasting (only if student is over 21).

Q: Do I have to register for Family Weekend or can I just spend the day with my student?
A: If you would like to spend the day with your student and not participate in any of the Family Weekend activities - that is ok.

Q: How much do I pay for meals if I want to pay for meals individually when I get there?
A: Individual meals will cost you between $8.50-$15.00 per person per meal.

Q: Can I register when I get there?
A: Yes - there will be a registration table on Friday Night at Longwood Landings from 5:30pm to 8:30pm. Then on Saturday there will be a registration table in the Student Union from 8am to 12pm.

Q: What does the registration fee pay for?
A: The registration fee pays for registration materials, all activities unless otherwise noted, Friday Night events (not including dinner), Saturday workshops and activities, and Saturday Continental Breakfast, and Saturday Picnic Lunch and Entertainment. Family Weekend is not funded by State Funds, Tuition or State Fees. Family Weekend is an independent and self-supporting activity for families and friends of the University.

Q: Are pets allowed?
A: We recommend not bringing your pet. It is a very busy weekend and there are a lot of people around.

Q: What else is there to do in Farmville?
A: Discover Farmville! Also, you may want to check out the Farmville, VA website or the Chamber of Commerce website.


"Presidential Lectures" Series Speaker

Thursday, September 17th 2015 at 7:00 p.m. in Blackwell Hall
 "Covering The Presidency: An Inside Look, An Outside Perspective"
Guest Speaker Ben Feller, former Chief White House Correspondent for
The Associated Press and current communications strategist.

Presented by the Office of the President

*Event is free & open to the public


Family Weekend Pricing


  • Friday Night Dinner- $8.50
  • Registration fee~ May 27 thru June 8- $25 per person
  • Registration fee ~ June 9 thru September 11- $30 per person
  • Registration fee ~ September 12-19 $40 per person
  • Children ages 6 to 12- $15
  • Children 5 and under- FREE
  • Guests 65 and older- $15
  • Golf Tournament - $25 includes golf cart and breakfast
  • Wine Tasting and Reception -$15
  • Saturday night entertainment featuring magician Peter Boie- $5

Registration fee is for guests only, students are free with the exception of The Golf Tournament and Wine Tasting (only if student is over 21).  Registration includes registration materials, continental breakfast, picnic lunch, afternoon activities, athletic events, workshops and more.











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