An exciting transition to life at Longwood

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. We'll answer your questions, prepare you for challenges and tell you about all of the helpful resources available to you at Longwood.

Since you'll need to know these things, New Lancer Days is required.

Not sure which day you're moving in? Check here.


Wednesday, August 18

All Day Move In (Check for your assigned time)
10:00am - 4:00pm Parent/Guest mingle
As the move-in day excitement approaches, we know that students and family members have a lot of questions. Staff members will be available in the lobby of Brock Hall (across from the dancing fountains on Brock Commons) from 10am – 4pm during New Student Move-in on Wednesday, August 18th and Thursday, August 19th to answer questions and assist with any situations that may arise.
5:00pm Meet your peer mentor and group | Brock Commons
(Look for your group number)
5:00pm - 5:30pm Meeting with your Peer Mentor
5:45pm - 6:45pm Dinner Break with your peer mentor and group
(Dorrill Dining Hall is open 11am-1:30pm and 4pm-8pm)
7:00pm - 8:00pm Activities with your peer mentor & group (outside if weather is nice or you may move inside to your classrooms.)

Thursday, August 19

All Day Move In (Check for your assigned time)
10:00am - 4:00pm Parent/Guest mingle
As the move-in day excitement approaches, we know that students and family members have a lot of questions. Staff members will be available in the lobby of Brock Hall (across from the dancing fountains on Brock Commons) from 10am – 4pm during New Student Move-in on Wednesday, August 18th and Thursday, August 19th to answer questions and assist with any situations that may arise.
7:00am - 8:50am Breakfast (on your own or have breakfast with your peer mentor and group)
(Dorrill Dining Hall is open 7am-3pm and 4pm-8pm)
8:55am Meet your peer mentor and group | Brock Commons
(Look for your group number)
9:00am - 11:30am Navigating campus with your peer mentor & group. If you are moving in on Thursday—don’t worry, you will also have the opportunity to visit these locations.

Visit LCVA (Longwood Center for Visual Arts)
Tour Upchurch eateries, lounges and study rooms
Visit the mailroom
Walk to the Landings (Moe’s, Chick-fil-a, University Health Services, Moe’s, Domino’s, Subway, and more)
Learn how and where to print papers
“Not Anymore” Module
Walk to the IT Help desk
Tour your new academic building –Allen Hall
Visit and talk about Elwood’s Cabinet
See Willett Gym—this is where we play Lancer basketball
Where are the local Churches?
Learn about FAB stops and view the online schedule
Take a walk to your B&N Bookstore
Visit the historical Moton Museum Hours
Tour Greenwood Library
11:30am - 1:00pm Lunch (on your own or with your peer mentor and group)
1:05pm Meet your peer mentor and group | Brock Commons
(Look for your group number)
1:05pm - 3:00pm Navigating campus with your peer mentor & group. If you are moving in on Thursday—don’t worry, you will also have the opportunity to visit these locations.

Visit LCVA (Longwood Center for Visual Arts)
Tour Upchurch eateries, lounges and study rooms
Visit the mailroom
Walk to the Landings (Moe’s, Chick-fil-a, University Health Services, Moe’s, Domino’s, Subway, and more)
Learn how and where to print papers
“Not Anymore” Module
Walk to the IT Help desk
Tour your new academic building –Allen Hall
Visit and talk about Elwood’s Cabinet
See Willett Gym—this is where we play Lancer basketball
Where are the local Churches?
Learn about FAB stops and view the online schedule
Take a walk to your B&N Bookstore
Visit the historical Moton Museum Hours
Tour Greenwood Library
3:00pm - 5:00pm Free Time- Organize your room, meet your suite and hall mates or just relax and take a break.
5:10pm Meet your peer mentor and group | Brock Commons
(Look for your group number)
5:10pm - 5:30pm Meeting with your Peer Mentor. Welcome New Lancers who moved in today (Thursday).
5:30pm - 6:45pm Dinner Break with your peer mentor and group
(Dorrill Dining Hall is open 7am-3pm and 4pm-8pm)
6:45pm Head to your assigned classroom with your Peer Mentor and group.
7:00pm - 8:00pm PMPT-Life as a Lancer- Chief Mooney and Pam Steele (Your assigned classroom)
8:05pm Walk back to Residence Halls for hall meetings
8:30pm Residence Hall meeting led by your RA (Residence Assistant)

Friday, August 20

7:00am - 8:45am Breakfast (on your own or have breakfast with your peer mentor and group)
(Dorrill Dining Hall is open 7am-3pm and 4pm-7pm)
8:00am - 8:50am Commuter Student Breakfast (Upchurch, 1st floor lounge)
8:50am Meet your peer mentor and group | Brock Commons
(Look for your group number)
9:00am – 10:30am Meet your Coach - or Money Matters in College Jennifer Green | in your assigned classroom
10:40am - 11:15am PMPT | in your assigned classroom
11:30am - 12:30pm Honor & Integrity Ceremony (Zoom in your group session)
12:40pm - 1:50pm Lunch Break (on your own or with your peer mentor and group)
(Dorrill Dining Hall is open 7am-3pm and 4pm-7pm)
2:00pm - 3:00pm Meet Your Academic Department
Biology & Environmental Sciences - Chichester Back Foyer
Business & Economics - Hiner 207
Chemistry & Physics - Chichester 105
Communication Sciences and Disorders - 315 West Third Street, Room 105
Communication Studies - Allen 101
Elementary Education - Hull 132
English & Modern Languages -  Grainger 101
History & Political Science & Philosophy - Rotunda 254 & 256
Math & Computer Science - Rotunda 354
Music - Wygal 234
Nursing - Jeffers 133
Psychology - Radcliff 105
Sociology, Anthropology & Criminal Justice - Virginia Room
Social Work - Hull 248
Theatre - CSTAC 101

Art, Graphic & Animation Design, Health, Athletic Training, Recreation & Kinesiology, and Special Education will meet during the fall semester. Your department chair will contact you. Undeclared-The Registrar’s Office will set up a 1:1 meeting with you during the first few weeks of classes.
3:10pm Meet your peer mentor and group | Brock Commons
(Look for your group number)
3:30pm - 4:15pm Meet your Coach - or Money Matters in College Jennifer Green | in your assigned classroom
4:20pm - 6:30pm Free Time- Organize your room, meet your suite and hall mates or just relax and take a break.
Remind everyone to bring their Lancer IDs to Mission Improvable
4:20pm - 6:30pm Dinner Break
(Dorrill Dining Hall is open 7am-3pm and 4pm-7pm)
6:35pm Meet your peer mentor and group | Brock Commons
(Look for your group number)
6:45pm - 7:30pm PMPT - plus making sure that everyone has completed the “Not Anymore” Module
8:00pm - 9:00pm Mission Improvable (Jarman Hall)
This event is sponsored by Lancer Productions.
“Mission IMPROVable is a four-person improv comedy team that performs a totally unique style of short form improv. The members of Mission IMPROVable adopt the roles of secret comedy agents, ready to take you on a laughing roller coaster. The audience members are the co-agents and participate in hilarious theater games or “missions” by yelling out suggestions. The on-the-spot randomness provided by the audience makes each mission truly unique and hysterical. May your mission be a memorable one!”

Saturday, August 21

8:00am - 9:00am Grab some breakfast to go (located in front of D-hall)
9:05am Meet your peer mentor and group | Brock Commons
(Look for your group number)
9:15am PMPT- De-stress Yourself | In your group session with Dr. Jenny Retallick
10:00am - 11:30am PMPT- Step UP and Red Solo cup | in your group session
11:30am Lunch Break (on your own or with your peer mentor and group)
(Dorrill Dining Hall is open 11am-1:30pm and 4:30pm-7pm)
1:00pm Meet your peer mentor and group | Brock Commons
(Look for your group number)
1:10pm - 2:00pm PMPT –Race, Racism, and Citizen Leaders with Dr. Magill | In your assigned classroom
2:10pm - 3:30pm Navigating campus and Farmville

Visit LCVA (Longwood Center for Visual Arts)
Tour Upchurch eateries, lounges and study rooms
Visit the mailroom Hours
Walk to the Landings (Moe’s, Chick-fil-a, University Health Services, Moe’s, Domino’s, Subway, and more)
Learn how and where to print papers
Walk to the IT Help desk
Tour your new academic building –Allen Hall
Visit and talk about Elwood’s Cabinet
See Willett Gym—this is where we play Lancer basketball
Where are the local Churches?
Learn about FAB stops and view the online schedule
Take a walk to your B&N Bookstore
Visit the historical Moton Museum Hours
Tour Greenwood Library
3:30pm - 4:15pm PMPT- Bonus Dollars, Lancer Cash, Laundry, Printing, and other things you need to know. | In your assigned classroom
4:30pm - 6:50pm Free Time- Organize your room, meet your suite and hall mates or just relax and take a break.
4:30pm - 6:50pm Dinner Break
(Dorrill Dining Hall is open 4:30pm-7pm)
6:50pm Meet your peer mentor and group | Brock Commons
(Look for your group number)
7:00pm - 9:30pm Lancer Tailgate | Brock Commons

Sunday, August 23

11:00am - 1:15pm Brunch
(Dorrill Dining Hall is open 11am-1:30pm and 4:30pm-9pm)
12:30pm PMPT – What is Canvas? What is myLongwood? How do I read my class syllabus? Talk about choose your adventure | Your classroom
1:00pm Find you classrooms and academic buildings. Peer Mentors will be stationed along Brock to help guide you along the way.

Choose Your Own Adventure

Breakout Sessions (every 30 minutes)
1:30-2:00 pm, 2:10-2:40pm and 2:50-3:10pm

Making a transfer connection: campus and academic resources - Cheryl Steele and Jennifer Beach

Are you a new transfer student?  We want to help support your transition to Longwood with helpful information about library and campus resources—and to hear questions, you might have.  Come to our breakout session, meet other students who are also new to campus, and get on the fast-track to becoming a successful Lancer!

Location: Wilson Chamber, Upchurch University Center

Learn About Student Organizations and Learn How to Get Involved - Susan Sullivan

Looking to be successful in your college career? Being involved is one of the best things for your grades and experience at Longwood! Come see how you can get involved in all manners of activities at Longwood. Learn how to find new groups of like-minded individuals or be the beacon to which people can garner a new experience by forming your own student organization! Discover and uncover how to use Lancer Link, the campus gateway to Clubs and Organizations and plenty of amazing experiences!

Location: Soza Ballroom, Upchurch University Center

There Is So Much to Do In Farmville - Peer Mentors

Interested in learning more about your new home away from home? Hear from our students about all of the top recommendations for dining, shopping, outdoor recreation, and more in Farmville

Location: Bedford 111

Interested in Going Greek? - Meagan Earls Byrnes

Do you want to learn more about what Fraternity & Sorority Life looks like at Longwood? Come and learn about the process and requirements of membership, get questions answered and meet some of the leaders in the community. Members of CPC, IFC, NPHC and GRL will be present! We look forward to meeting you!

Location: Hiner 207

Transform your Worldview with a Minor in Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies-Melissa Kravetz and Scott Grether

This interactive session will highlight what a Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies minor can do for you personally and professionally.  We will cover the content and approaches in the minor, discuss the many paths you can take to earn the minor, and review the career possibilities and personal enhancements that a WGST minor gives to students like you.​

Location: Rotunda 115

Degree Works: How Do Your Courses Fit? Kate Morgan

Degree Works is an audit tool you can use to help you see the progression of your requirements; as well as help you know what courses you need to register for each semester.  This session will show you how this tool will help you in your time here at Longwood.

Location: Hull 132

Discover What Club Sports Can Do For You! - Aaron Elder, Advisor and various Sport Club Student Leaders

Looking to start or stay active while at Longwood? Sport Clubs provide the students of Longwood the opportunity to participate in organized sport and competitive activities. Join us for a student sport club panel that will share what joining a club team can do for you and explain how to join one. There are 23 sport clubs to be a part of. Bring your questions as the panel will be ready to help you navigate sport clubs in any way they can!

Location: Wygal 204