Ruffner Spring 2020


We’ll be greeting our new Lancers on their registered Orientation days for a LIVE, online experience.

You’ll learn all you need to know to make a successful transition to campus—plus:

  •   you’ll meet with faculty and other students in your major
  •   have a chance to have an honest conversation with current students
  •   visit the support offices that will help you along on your Longwood journey

Also, watch your email for an opportunity to visit Longwood’s beautiful campus in person BEFORE classes start.

Students high five at the 2019 Pep Rally

The Answer Book

Everything you need to know, and then some!

  • Getting Started
  • New Student Checklist
  • Longwood LIVE Mail
The Answer Book


  • First Year Advocates

    April 23, 2020

    The class of 2023 said these individuals helped them in ways no one else did.

  • Advice to future freshmen

    August 01, 2019

    Longwood Sophomore Brooklynn Weissenfluh offers some advice for future Freshman.

  • Freshmen coaching groups find success in trial run

    January 17, 2019

    Sixty groups, led by faculty and staff coaches and built around shared interests, provide the kind of mentoring support that has long been one of Longwood’s trademarks.

  • Brandon Mills, second year peer mentor and Liberal Studies major

    What is a Peer Mentor

    April 24, 2017

    Learn more about the role of our Peer Mentors.

  • Hand holding money and plant shoot

    Here Comes Your Bill!

    April 18, 2017

    Hello, Longwood parents! As you prepare to send your new Lancers away for the best four years of their lives, we'd like to provide some helpful information about billing and your students' accounts.

New Lancer Days

Crowd waving scarves at the GAME

Now it's time to get settled in on campus! During these four days leading up to the start of the fall semester, you'll have the opportunity to meet and mingle with classmates, connect with upper-class student leaders, learn about valuable campus resources and explore a variety of issues that you will undoubtedly face during your time at Longwood. Remember, New Lancer Days (NLD) assists in your transition to Longwood, so it's important to attend events.

Learn more and mark your calendar for August 20-23!

Lancers Tell All

These Lancers have answers!

Read about their experiences and how to make life at Longwood work for you.

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From freshman year through senior year, we have the resources and information your family will need to stay up to date about what's happening at Longwood.

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Family Weekend

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