Orientation is your first official event as a Lancer! Get ready to meet other new students and learn about campus offices and the services they provide. You'll also receive your class schedule!

Orientation Registration

You will register for Orientation online via instructions sent to your personal email account. The instructions will be sent within one week of the date that your admissions deposit is received and processed.

After you register, you’ll get a questionnaire from the Office of the Registrar that helps us build the right course schedule for you. This allows you to express your interests and assures that you are on track to graduate as you begin your education at Longwood. To prepare for this important step, please think about the following topics before you answer. Remember there are no wrong answers—we just want to get to know you and your interests as fully as we can.

  • What have been your favorite and least favorite subjects in high school?
  • Do you have any career goals? They don’t have to be specific, but, if you are planning on going into a certain field or have a particular interest, please let us know.
  • We’ll also ask you to share your interests related to the general education courses that form the foundation of your degree. So be prepared to rank your preferred choice among, for example, world, British and American literature.
  • Are there any extenuating circumstances that may impact your course schedule, for example, a work schedule or your status as a commuter student?
  • Will you be a student-athlete or participate in any musical ensembles?
  • We will ask about any college-level coursework you have completed, including college courses as part of a dual-enrollment program in high school, AP credit or IB credit.

There is no up-front fee to attend Orientation; the cost is covered in the incoming student transitional fee of $225, which is billed to the student account. Students are invited to bring guests and must register them in advance of the Orientation program. There is no additional fee for guests.

Spring 2019 Orientation

Registration to Open in December 

  • Monday, January 14

Fall 2019 Orientation

Registration to Open in March 2019 

  • Saturday, June 22, 2019 
  • Wednesday, June 26, 2019 
  • Thursday, June 27, 2019 
  • Saturday, July 27, 2019


What to expect on orientation day