Congratulations!

Welcome to the Lancer family! We know you're excited about the next steps. Whether you’re still deciding or ready to make it official, we’re here to help!

Make it Official


Transition Photo

Goodbye, high school. Hello, college.

Q&A on the Transition to College Life

A Day in the Life
Photo Essay: What It’s Like to Be a Lancer

Goodbye, high school. Hello, college.

If you've submitted your deposit, you’re now officially a college student! It’s great to have that feeling of being on your own—it’s also great to know there are people and resources available to help you when you need it.

From the first few days on campus to navigating the first few weeks of classes, your Peer Mentor and Student Success Coach are ready to answer questions, problem-solve, or just talk through any concerns you have.


Community Photo

Why wait to meet your best friend(s)?

Don't wait until August—you can start meeting other students in the Class of 2026 now!

Join us in this Facebook group to get questions answered, share excitement and maybe even meet your future roommate.


Connect with a Lancer

It’s likely you have questions that can only be answered by a current Longwood student. Here’s your chance to ask those questions. From dorm life and club involvement to dining on campus and everything in between, these students are ready to answer your questions. Just send them a text!

Destiny

Destiny

Senior, Sociology major, Women’s and Gender Studies minor

Peer Mentor

Clubs & Orgs: SGA, Honor and Conduct Board, AFROH (All For Respecting Our Hair) -Vice president, Good Eats - Founder and President, SEAL (Student Educators for Active Leadership) - Secretary, University Marketing & Communications - Social Media Coordinator

“Longwood is a place where your experience is what you make it, so become involved with the community and appreciate the town.”

TEXT ME AT (434) 414-1585

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Nathan

Nathan

Junior, Criminal Justice and Sociology Major

Peer Mentor

Clubs & Orgs: SGA Executive Secretary, Alpha Sigma Phi Vice President and Secretary, SFC Member, KRD Ultimate Frisbee Secretary, Lancer Lunatics Member, 2019 Oktoberfest Spirit Leader

“I'm from NOVA, a very busy area, so coming to a smaller school in a small town was a big adjustment for me. However, I wouldn't trade it for anything.”

TEXT ME AT (434) 394-0635

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Ashley

Ashley

Senior, Liberal Studies/Special Education

Peer Mentor

Clubs & Orgs: Cormier Honors College, Alpha Delta Pi - Vice President of Member Development, Special Education Ambassadors - Secretary, Office of Disability Resources - student worker, Kappa Delta Pi - member , Mortar Board - Scholarship and Geist Gala Chair, Order of Omega - Selections Chair, Phi Kappa Phi - member

“My favorite place on campus is Stubbs Lawn, it is always full of friendly faces and fun games. This spot also reminds me of some of my favorite Longwood traditions—Oktoberfest and Spring Weekend! Whenever I have free time, you can find me sitting on Stubbs Lawn enjoying the beauty of Longwood!”

TEXT ME AT (571) 354-0046

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Kira

Kira

Senior, Mathematics Major

Longwood Ambassador

Clubs & Orgs: Longwood Ambassador - Publicity Committee Head, Cormier Honors College, Alpha Lambda Delta, Longwood Chi Alpha, Longwood Alternative Breaks - Director of Public Relations, Mortar Board - Geist Chapter Member, Honors Student Association, Women's Club Soccer

“Longwood’s campus has many amazing qualities. I am always taking advantage of the nice weather by laying in my ENO hammock on Stubbs Lawn, or grabbing a bite to eat with friends outside.”

TEXT ME AT (434) 414-1761

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Cole

Cole

Junior, Communication Studies major

Peer Mentor

Clubs & Orgs: Freshman Class President, Spirit Leaders, Cheermiester, Honor and Conduct Board Member (2019-2020), Dining with the Directors, Student Finance Committee, Student Government Association Historian & Executive Board (This past semester), Phi Mu Delta, Sigma Alpha Brother & PR Chair

“Longwood is a lifestyle.”

TEXT ME AT (434) 394-0578

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Cecily

Cecily

Senior, Biology major

Longwood Ambassador

Clubs & Orgs: President of Women in STEM club, Beta Beta Beta Biology Honors Society, Pre-Professional Health Society, Alpha Delta Pi, Cormier Honors College, LIFE STEM Program

“My favorite place on campus has always been Greenwood Library. The memories I have made there working on group projects and cramming for finals will always be some of my best ones I have made here so far!”

TEXT ME AT (434) 394-0625

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Julie

Julie

Senior, Elementary Education major

Longwood Ambassador

Clubs & Orgs: Cormier Honors College, Longwood Ambassador - Membership Chair, Mortar Board - Student Entertainment Coordinator, Lady Joans, Cormier Honors College Mentor, Student Philanthropy Council

“At Longwood, you’ll meet amazing professors and amazing people who will become lifelong friends. Longwood is really a hidden gem in Virginia!”

TEXT ME AT (434) 394-0557

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It's all in the details.

Ready for a little deeper dive? Check out the topics below to access Q&As, relevant links and videos.

Housing

Did you know?
Longwood's police department is ranked among the best in the country by Security Magazine. Learn more about campus safety and security.

Living on campus—it’s one of the most exciting parts of college life. Longwood’s traditional residence halls and university-managed apartments offer all the top amenities with the convenience of being just steps away from classes, activities and campus dining locations.

More about housing

Health & Wellness

Did you know?
Longwood's internationally accredited Counseling and Psychological Services Center offers confidential mental health services to currently enrolled students at no additional charge.

Ready to run, work out, shoot some hoops or take in a group exercise class? You’ll find all that and more in the Health and Fitness Center, a 75,000-square-foot complex dedicated to students’ physical and mental health.

Campus Recreation
Counseling & Psychological Services
University Health Center

Clubs & Orgs

Did you know? 
Longwood has nine social fraternities and 13 sororities. In fact, four national sororities were founded at Longwood between 1897 - 1901! Learn more about Greek life.

If you’re ready to discover a new skill or build on your current passion we’ve got you covered. With 175+ clubs and organizations—things like ultimate frisbee, fishing, medieval theatre, and even legos—there’s something for everyone. Check out all your options each fall and spring at the Involvement Fair! 

Full list of Clubs & Organizations

Traditions

Did you know? 
Longwood is home to two secret societies: CHI and Princeps. CHI, founded in 1900, serves to promote the Longwood spirit. Princeps serves to promote leadership in Longwood students.

At the center of your experience are annual events that include live music, a ceremony featuring elaborately decorated mortarboards, and a “war” involving red and green paint. Excited to learn more?

More about Traditions

Academics

Did you know?
Longwood has a growing group of immersive, citizenship-focused courses at sites around the United States. Explore our Brock Experiences.

Undecided on a major?
No problem, we can help! Explore our programs.

Learning at Longwood begins with Civitae, focused core classes designed to develop effective communication, fundamental knowledge and informed citizenship. Throughout their academic journey, students benefit from small classes, hands-on learning and faculty who challenge and nurture.

The Civitae Core Curriculum

Athletics

Follow Longwood Lancers on social!

Grab your Longwood scarf and get ready to cheer on Longwood’s 14 Division I teams! Intramural and club teams in nearly every sport are open for more casual athletes—just find your sport and join the team.

LongwoodLancers.com


“How am I going to pay for college?”

We get it—determining the best way to pay for college can seem very overwhelming. But don't worry, the Financial Aid staff is ready to help you navigate the process. We can help answer all your questions about the FAFSA, merit scholarships, grants, loans and more. 

Financial Aid & Scholarships


We’re ready to welcome you to our lively and diverse community of Lancers. Make it official and join us on campus in August!

Make it Official


Questions? Want to Chat?

 

Text 434.207.6514
admissions@longwood.edu
Phone 434.395.2060

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