Peer Mentors are some of Longwood's best examples of citizen leadership.

Peer Mentors

As our programs continue to grow, the Office of First Year Experience & Family Programs seeks current students who can reveal their true potential as leaders on Longwood’s campus.

Peer Mentor interest meetings are open to all students. If you know someone who would be a great Peer Mentor, Recommend them! We will invite them to attend an interest meeting in late November or December. 


  • Twelve Longwood credits hours by the end of the Fall 2016 semester
  • 2.5 cumulative GPA 
  • A desire to assist with the transition of the incoming class.

Peer Mentor Interest Meetings

Interested in helping incoming students and becoming one of Longwood's most recognized leaders on campus? Attend one our interest meetings to learn more about the Peer Mentor Program!

  • Tuesday, November 15 at 4:00 PM in Blackwell Ballroom
  • MondayNovember 21 at 9:00 PM in Hull 132
  • Thursday, December 1 at 9:00 PM in Hull 132
  • Sunday, December 4 at 6:00 PM in Hull 132

Keep an eye out for the Peer Mentor application! Applications will be available very soon!


Peer Mentors are the primary student staff who help run Orientation sessions. Peer Mentors prepare for the arrival of students and parents, work the check-in process, provide information about resources available at Longwood, help students navigate the course registration process, and help get incoming students excited about becoming a Lancer!


Peer mentors communicate with incoming students regularly through the 1839 summer experience prior to the start of the freshman year. In 1839, incoming students have the chance to get to know their Peer Mentor as well as the rest of their future LSEM class while learning tips and tricks to preparing for college in an interactive and relatable online environment.

New Lancer Days

New Lancers Days are the best four days of the best four years of every Longwood student's life! Peer Mentors lead the students assigned to their LSEM class through the New Lancer Days program where students learn to navigate resources on campus, get ready for the start of classes, and most importantly: HAVE FUN!

The G.A.M.E.

Longwood University has many long-standing traditions and The G.A.M.E. is perhaps a favorite amongst many Longwood Students. Peer Mentors have the opportunity to assist with the execution of The G.A.M.E. rally, distributing the highly coveted scarves, and help lead The March over to the Athletics Complex for the Game!

Longwood Seminar Course

The Longwood Seminar Course (LSEM) is a heavy focus for the role of a Peer Mentors. Peer Mentors have the fantastic opportunity to co-teach a college course for a group of up to 25 first year students. Peer Mentors collaborate with instruction on topics such as study skills, time management, diversity, citizen leadership, and health/wellness. Peer Mentors also get to know each of their LSEM students well as serve as an upperclass role model to guide each student through the semester.