The first in their family to complete a bachelor’s degree First-Gen students are setting a new course for their generation.
You’ve used your challenges as opportunities and we're here to help and support you as you take your next steps into your future.
Longwood offers mentoring and support programs to provide guidance and assistance—in school and in life.
Longwood recognizes and supports the needs of First-Generation students and has been recognized for its commitment to improving experiences and advancing outcomes for first-generation students through its selection as a First Scholars Network member through the Center for First-Generation Student Success.
We've all had to learn about Financial Aid processes, Tuition costs and Scholarship applications.
Student Accounts will help you understand a tuition bill.
Financial Aid will help you understand scholarships and loans.
Residential & Commuter Life staff can support your transition. They will help you navigate living on and commuting to campus.
You've taken your challenges and turned them into opportunities.
We know you're ready for the rigor and expectations of the college curriculum. Learn more about how to take charge of your academic experience and keep the drive that got you here.
First, you'll need to be organized and proactive.
Register at Accessibility Resources (434) 395-2391 if you have a documented disability.
Ask questions. Manage your stress. Take care of yourself and advocate for your needs. Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) (434) 395-2409 can help you maintain your well-being. Check out the WellTrack Boost App, a free mobile app available to Longwood students, faculty and staff. Learn More.
Take advantage of opportunities with Collaborating with Lancers for Academic Success Program (CLASP). Designed with a focus on first generation students, transfer students, racial/ethnic minority students and low-income students, the Collaborating with Lancers for Academic Success Program (CLASP) specifically targets development in the areas of cultural engagement, academic success & career services.
We all help each other succeed and we're here to help you too.
New Lancers get their very own Coach!
During New Lancer Days you'll meet your Coach and learn about all the ways you can plug into the community. Questions before then? Contact Student Success.
Discover new friends and interests.
Check out the First Generation Student Lounge on the third floor of the Upchurch University Center, Suite 309— space dedicated to you! Study, hang out, charge your electronics and learn about campus resources.
Longwood's First-Gen Allies understand the unique challenges faced by first-generation students and are available for guidance, information, and resources.First Gen Allies
The National Center for First-Generation Student Success has additional resources.