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 17

All Day Move In (Check for your assigned time)
5:00pm Meeting your peer mentor and group | Brock Commons
(Look for your group number)
5:00pm - 5:30pm Meeting with your Peer Mentor | outside if weather permits
5:45pm - 6:45pm Dinner Break with your peer mentor and group (See Dorrill Dining Hall Hours below)
7:00pm - 8:00pm Activities with your peer mentor & group(outside if weather permits or you may move inside to your assigned classrooms.)

Movie - Jurassic World Dominion | Stubbs Lawn

Thursday, August 18

All Day Move In (Check for your assigned time)
7:00am - 8:50am Breakfast (See Dorrill Dining Hall Hours below)

Meet peer mentors and fellow classmates | Brock Commons (Look for your group number)

9:00am - 11:30am Navigating campus with your peers. If you are moving in on Thursday—don’t worry, you will also have the opportunity to explore campus.
11:30am - 1:00pm Lunch (See Dorrill Dining Hall Hours below)

Meet peer mentors and fellow classmates | Brock Commons (Look for your group number)

1:05pm - 3:00pm Lawn Games and social with peer mentors and fellow classmates | Stubbs Lawn
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 and group | Welcome New Lancers who moved in today.
5:30pm - 6:45pm Dinner Break (See Dorrill Dining Hall Hours below)
6:45pm Head to your assigned auditorium with your Peer Mentor and group.
7:00pm - 8:00pm

PMPT- (Peer Mentor Prime Time) Life as a Lancer and Campus Safety- Chief Mooney and Dana Slater

Zoom Link.

8:05pm Walk back to Residence Halls for hall meetings
8:30pm Residence Hall meeting led by your RA (Residence Assistant)

Friday, August 19

7:00am - 8:45am Breakfast
 (See Dorrill Dining Hall Hours below)

Meet your group | Brock Commons

8:50am Meet your peer mentor and group | Brock Commons
(Look for your group number)
9:00am – 10:30am

Meet your Coach | Assigned Classroom -Groups 1 (Group 1 will meet at the Andy Taylor Center, Woodward Room)  2, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 17, 18, 19, 20, 22, 23, 24, 26, 27, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35, 36, 37, 39, 40, 41, 42, 43, 48, 49, 50, 51, 53, 60, 66

Groups 14, 21, and 30 will meet at another time.

10:40am - 11:05am PMPT –Honor & Integrity overview | in your assigned classroom
11:25 Everyone must be seated
11:30am - 12:30pm Honor & Integrity Ceremony | Jarman Auditorium
12:40pm - 1:50pm Lunch Break
 (See Dorrill Dining Hall Hours below)
2:00pm - 3:00pm

Meet Your Academic Department

Art                                                      A date and time will be announced in class. 

Biology & Environmental Sciences          Chichester Back Foyer

Business & Economics                           Hiner, Front Porch

Chemistry & Physics                              Chichester 105

Communication Sciences and Disorders  Hull 129A

Communication Studies                         Allen 210

Education                                             Hull 132

English & Modern Languages                 Grainger 101

Exploratory Studies                              Brock Hall Lobby

Graphic & Animation Design                  A date and time will be announced in class. 

Health & Physical Education                   Willett 103

History & Political Science & Philosophy  Rotunda 254

Kinesiology                                          Willett 113

Math & Computer Science                     Rotunda 354

Music will meet on Tuesday, August 23rd at 3:30  Wygal 204

Nursing                                                Allen 101

Psychology                                           Radcliff 105

Sociology, Anthropology & Criminal Justice     Upchurch 210A

Social Work                                          Hull 129A

Theatre                                                A date and time will be announced in class. 

Therapeutic Recreation                          Willett 117

3:30pm - 5:00pm

Meet Your Coach | Assigned Classroom – Groups 3, 16, 28, 38, 39, 44, 45, 46, 47, and 52

4:00pm - 6:30pm Dinner Break
5:00pm - 6:30pm The Clark House Cookout sponsored by C.H.A.N.G.E.
Come to the Clark House Cookout to connect with your community! There will be games, food, and plenty of opportunities to learn more about C.H.A.N.G.E and all of the other culturally based clubs and organizations here at Longwood. We hope to see you soon and welcome to the community!
6:35pm Meet your peer mentor and group | Brock Commons (Look for your group number)
6:45pm - 7:30pm PMPT – What is Canvas, myLongwood, and how do I read my class syllabus?
8:00pm - 9:00pm

Matt The Knife | Jarman Auditorium
Matt The Knife (often referred to as "MTK") is the outrageous mentalist, magician, illusionist, and speaker that's known for his trademark brand of wit that blends intense charisma with wickedly humorous improvisation and unique performance art.

He's thrilled audiences in 21 countries across 4 continents and has gone on to shatter more Guinness World Records than any other magician ever - an astonishing total of TWELVE! MTK has earned numerous industry awards and has been featured by more than 50 national and international media outlets including Discovery Channel, The Wall Street Journal, NBC, New York Post, ESPN Magazine, The History Channel, CNN, Ripley's Believe It or Not!, Men's Health Magazine, Cartoon Network's Adult Swim, National Geographic, CCTV (China), Rai Tre (Italy) and The BBC (UK). He was even an answer on America's favorite game show, Jeopardy!

Saturday, August 20

8:00am - 9:45am

Grab some breakfast to go | Dorrill Dining Hall Lobby

9:45am Meet your peer mentor and group | Brock Commons (Look for your group number)
10:00am - 11:30am Hazing Prevention Workshop | Blackwell, Jeffers, Wygal, Soza, Hiner
Keeping it R.E.A.L.: Hazing & Alcohol Overdose Education. This interactive and in-person training provides education about the dangers of hazing, including alcohol intoxication, hazing laws, and institutional policies.  It also explains that the institution's disciplinary process is not to be considered a substitute for the criminal or legal process.  In true Lancer fashion, it seeks to empower students to be active bystanders and above all, citizen leaders.  R-recognizing, E-empowering, A-advocating, and L- leading.           
12:00pm Lunch Break
2:30pm - 3:00pm PMPT- Look at your class schedule on Canvas—walk campus and find your classrooms with peer mentors.
3:00pm - 3:45pm PMPT- Bonus Dollars, Lancer Cash, Laundry, Printing, the FAB, and other things you need to know. | In your assigned classroom
4:00pm - 5:00pm

Perception vs. Reality: What’s happening on campus?  | Jarman

This fast-paced, humorous session will engage participants in thinking critically about what student life is really like at Longwood. Audience members will use anonymous polling software to answer questions about vaping, alcohol, sexuality and other health issues relevant to Longwood students. Come prepared to laugh and learn.

5:00pm - 6:50pm Dinner Break

Meet your Peer Mentor and Group | Brock Commons

7:00pm - 9:30pm

Lancer Tailgate | Brock Commons

Join your fellow new Lancers as we transform Brock Commons into Longwood’s Amusement Park for this NLD signature event! Brock Commons will be divided into different areas similar to an amusement park, so be sure to visit each section! We will have carnival games in the library, a food section with your favorite park snacks (including popcorn and cotton candy), an activities section with fun games, and even an area in the Health and Fitness Center with an “amusement park” ride. Top it off with a photo booth on Brock Commons to commemorate the fun! Explore the rock wall, dance the night away with WMLU, and find swag along the way. Plus, complete the NLD Challenge Card and return it to the Health and Fitness Center for your chance to win awesome prizes, including a parking pass, a personal training package, and Lancer Cash! This event is sponsored by Lancer Productions, Fraternity and Sorority Life, Greenwood Library, the Health and Fitness Center, and supported by numerous departments across campus.

Sunday, August 21

11:00am - 1:15pm Brunch
1:30 - 2:00p.m.,

2:10 - 2:40p.m.,

2:50 - 3:20p.m

Choose Your Own Adventure -Breakout Sessions (every 30 minutes)

1:30-2:00p.m., 2:10-2:40p.m., and 2:50-3:20p.m.


Learn about Getting 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! In this session, we will also cover information about Greek Life including the process and membership requirements. 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


Empower Yourself with a Minor in Race and Ethnic Studies-Shayla Walker and Scott Grether
You're invited to learn about Longwood University's newest minor - Race and Ethnic Studies! You will learn how our variety of course offerings, events, and collaborations with other campus organizations help students like you become citizen leaders who can advocate for productive social change. You will also be able to ask questions about how this minor fits into your selected major, how Race and Ethnic Studies can help you in your future career, and any other topics which come to mind. All interested students are welcome and encouraged to attend!
Location: Rotunda 250


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

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


Dorrill Dining Hall Hours

Thursday, August 18th and Friday, August 19th

Breakfast:  7:00 am - 10:30 am

Continental Breakfast 10:30 am - 11:00 am

Lunch:  11:00 am - 2:00 pm

Lite Lunch:  2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Dinner:  4:00 pm - 8:00 pm


Saturday, August 20th and Sunday, August 21st

11:00 am- 1:30pm
4:30 pm- 7:00 pm