Stuck on what to get your favorite Lancer for the holidays? We've got you covered no matter their age.

1. Jerome Kersey: Overcoming the Odds

Whether you're a Lancer or a fan of the game, his story is inspiring. Jerome Kersey was born in a small rural community in southside Virginia; the thought of playing in the NBA was indeed a dream, requiring a belief beyond the reality of his youth. He was a scholarship athlete at Longwood in the early 80s. The combination of athletic maturity, great mentors and coaches, and a few good breaks provided Jerome Kersey the means of "Overcoming the Odds" to have a legendary career in the NBA. This book shares his story.


2. Longwood Class Ring

Putting your college class ring on your finger for the first time is an important and symbolic moment, and what better way to show the Lancer in your life how much you care about them than buying a class ring! Not only is it a gift that will remind them of all their favorite Longwood memories, but it's also a gift they can have on them as a constant reminder of how much you care. Order a ring today!
If you are buying a ring for a current student, please note they will not receive the ring until March 19, 2022, at Ring Ceremony. If you would like to give them an invitation to the March ceremony as a placeholder, email our office by December 10 at


3. Plan a vacation to Farmville

Take your Lancer for a weekend of wining and dining in Farmville! Visit your favorite locations like Downtown Main Street and Macados while discovering new ones, like North Street Press Club and one19. Stay at the Hotel Weyanoke, directly across from campus. Haven't been to Farmville in a while? Visit Farmville has excellent resources to help plan your trip.


4. Tickets to a Basketball Game

You know them; they bleed the blue and white spirit and have more Longwood Lancer shirts in their closet than anything else. What better gift to give them than tickets to a men's or women's basketball game? Visit Longwood Lancers's website to see this season's schedules. 


5. Diploma Frame

Proud of your Lancer for graduating or getting ready to graduate? Showcase their accomplishment with a Longwood diploma frame


6. Longwood Flag or Pennant

Do you know a Lancer that's always on the go? A Longwood flag or pennant is perfect for taking on all their adventures, and it's an excellent prop for all their photo ops!


7. Anything from the Bookstore...

Not quite sure what to get them, but know they love Longwood? The Longwood Bookstore is an excellent resource. You can never go wrong with a blanket, stuffed Elwood, mug, sweater, or jacket.

8. ...or Amazon!

Check out the newly launched Longwood storefront on Amazon! Whether it is apparel or drinkware, you're sure to find something every Lancer will enjoy—and the best part, they probably don't have any of these items yet since they're new and exclusive to Amazon.

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