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

Join us at one of these special events—just for you!

You’ve applied, so you already know how special Longwood is! Let’s get into the specifics though. Join us for unique events designed specifically for admitted students—offered this year on campus and virtually!

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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 2027 now!

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

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.


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


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

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


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


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.

“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

Text 434.207.6514
Phone 434.395.2060