Seeing is Believing

Stubbs open house Oct. 18 shows off $7.3 million renovation

Longwood’s sorority residence hall is back and better than ever. Now it’s time to celebrate.

Alumni and friends are invited to celebrate the renovation and reopening of Stubbs Hall on Saturday, Oct. 18. Stubbs will be open for tours from 11 a.m.-3 p.m., with check-in in front of the building. A barbecue buffet picnic with an adult beverage tent will be held on the Lankford/Stubbs Mall from noon-1:30 p.m.

The picnic also is part of the Decade of the 2000s and Black Alumni reunions. Tickets for the picnic are $14 per person, which includes one beer or wine ticket. The winner of the Stubbs Spirit Contest—a trivia contest among sorority members on Facebook over the summer—will be announced.

For more information or to register, visit or call 434-395-2044.

“We’re looking forward to the sororities coming back to campus and reliving their memories,” said Amy Harris of the Office of Alumni Relations.

Stubbs reopened in August after a $7.3 million renovation that began shortly after it was taken offline following the spring 2013 semester. The work includes air conditioning, an upgraded firm alarm system, updates to and increased capacity for the chapter rooms, a new “sisterhood room,” a new kitchen on the first floor, and new bedroom and lounge furniture. The original parquet floors in the chapter rooms also were refinished.

“Students will be thrilled when they see Stubbs,” said Doug Howell ’86, associate director of residential operations for Residential and Commuter Life.

The four-story building has housed primarily sorority members since opening in 1966.

It is home to about 180 students, mostly sophomores who are members of the nine sororities that are members of Longwood’s College Panhellenic Council—four of which were founded at Longwood—and the one sorority affiliated with the National Pan-Hellenic Council.