The 1839 Experience is a great way to communicate with other new Lancers and your Peer Mentor before New Lancer Days begin in August.

The 1839 Experience

Beginning in August, you'll explore a variety of topics related to Longwood life through The 1839 Experience, an online discussion involving other new students in your First Year Community group. Discussions are facilitated and moderated by your Peer Mentor.

To access The 1839 Experience, you'll use Canvas, an online learning tool, to discuss academics, campus involvement, residential housing, campus services and resources.

Each week, your Peer Mentor will post a discussion topic to initiate communication among your First Year group. The discussion topics are designed to answer questions you may have about Longwood and to help with your transition to college life. This is a great way to learn about Longwood and life as a Lancer while getting to know other Lancers -- you will benefit by participating often!

Discussions will be monitored by the Office of Student Sucess to ensure that Peer Mentors are fulfilling their roles and responsibilities and to determine which topics generate the most discussion and which areas are challenging.

Themes for 1839

  • Getting Familiar with Campus Resources
  • Technology at Longwood
  • Getting Involved
  • Academic Expectations