Orientation & New Lancer Days

Orientation is your first official event as a Lancer! You’ll learn all you need to know to make a successful transition to campus. (Not sure of your registered Orientation day? Call (434) 395-2414 or email us at firstyear@longwood.edu.)

Then during your first four days at Longwood, you'll have the chance to meet fellow freshmen as well as some other friendly Lancers that know the ropes.

Don't worry—at both Orientation and New Lancer Days, we'll answer all your questions and fully prepare you for your Longwood journey!

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  • Apply now to be a Peer Mentor for 2021!

    January 06, 2021

    Peer Mentors introduce new students to the university’s community, create a comfortable and safe environment in which entering students can individually and collectively “find their feet”.

  • First Year Advocates

    April 23, 2020

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

  • 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.

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    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.

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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