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Orientation Information

Longwood Website

You will find the Longwood University website to be a great source of information. The Public Relations office publishes a listing of featured events, a monthly event calendar, latest Longwood news, faculty and staff news, and more. All of these items are found on the Longwood home page under "News and Events" or by typing www.longwood.edu/news.htm.

For all students registered for classes and all admitted degree-seeking students, the myLongwood portal is the best place to find the information you need, i.e. registration, financial aid, billing status, hold flags, grades, class schedules, etc.  Use of the LancerNet e-mail account is required of all students. ALL official communications including billing are via the LancerNet e-mail account. Your LancerNet e-mail account may be forwarded to another e-mail address by following the step-by-step instructions available at www.longwood.edu/helpdesk



Technology at Longwood University is an integral and important part of the learning process. Over 85% of our faculty require their students to use computers outside of class and 66% are requiring the use of the Internet as a research tool. In addition to their regular class and office hours, all professors are available via email and voice mail. Your myLongwood portal is used for announcements and the LancerNet e-mail account is used by the University for all official communications including all billing.

The University has contracted with Dell Computer Corporation, the leading direct computer sales company in the country, to offer laptop computers to Longwood students at substantial savings over retail prices.

Additionally, eighteen new, fully-equipped electronic classrooms are on campus along with ten computer labs - one of which is a high-end graphics laboratory equipped with the latest in computer technology including scanners, video digitizers and color printers. You may also access additional information on the web site at www.longwood.edu/helpdesk/.


Longwood University ID

A Longwood University ID, known as your LancerCard, is required for use of many services on campus. Your LancerCard grants you access to many facilities on campus such as computer labs, the library and sporting events. You can also add money to your Lancer CA$H account and make purchases with your card at participating on and off campus locations. Visit our website at www.longwood.edu/lancercard for more information.

In order to receive a LancerCard, you must be a currently registered student and have a valid photo ID. The LancerCard Center is open from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday. The office is located on the ground floor, room G22A, of Lancaster Hall. If you have any questions or need to make special arrangements, please feel
free to contact us at 434-395-2715 or lancercard@longwood.edu. Your initial card is provided at no cost. There is a replacement fee if your card is lost, stolen or damaged.



Campus Security

Two reports, by Virginia Commonwealth University and the FBI, ranked Longwood as one of the safest campuses in Virginia.

An annually produced Campus Security Report is available at www.longwood.edu/police/. It contains campus crime statistics as well as university policies and procedures. A printed copy is available upon request.


Graduate Studies Website

Our College of Graduate and Professional Studies web site is found under "Academics" on the Longwood home page or by typing http://www.longwood.edu/graduatestudies/. Check here regularly for program information, news/updates and graduate catalogs. You may also contact us by telephone at 434.395.2380, toll free 877.267.7883, by e-mail at graduate@longwood.edu or visit us in person in the Rotunda/Ruffner Hall, Rooms 128-146.


myLongwood Website

We are pleased to provide the myLongwood portal for your use. The portal home page contains announcements and links and can be personalized by clicking the "Content/Layout" link to the left of your name at the top of the page. The Tutorial Tab will provide information on the use of the portal. The Student Tab is your resource and information center to access the following information:

  • Student Services - register for classes, review financial aid and personal information, request copies of your transcript, view your schedule, grades, and account information.
  • Financial Aid Application and Information Links - access general Financial Aid information and links to other financial sites.
  • Course Sections - view course sections that are available for a specific term.
  • Course Section Search - search for course sections by when and where they are offered.
  • Course Catalog - view our institution's catalog of courses.
  • Register, drop and add classes
  • Pay for classes using a credit card or automatic withdrawal from checking account

If you have difficulty with your LancerNet ID and password, please contact the Help Desk at 434.395.4357 (HELP) or toll free 877.267.7883 or helpdesk@longwood.edu.  Help Desk hours: 7:45 a.m. - 7 p.m. Monday - Thursday and 7:45 a.m. - 5 p.m. on Friday.

To view course offerings by semester or summer session go to the Office of the Registrar website or myLongwood. All degree or professional endorsement seeking graduate students may register thru myLongwood for all classes. If you are unable to register via myLongwood, you may still register by mail, by fax, or in person at the Office of the Registrar, Barlow 101. You can reach that office via telephone at 434.395.2580 or via e-mail at registrar@longwood.edu or via fax at 434.395.2252 or visit their web site at http://www.longwood.edu/registrar/.


Off-Campus Opportunities

We offer courses at several off-campus sites including the Southern Virginia Higher Education Center in South Boston. We also offer courses via individual arrangement with a number of school divisions around the commonwealth.