How to Activate Your LancerNet ID

  1. Go to
  2. Click on "I am a new student and need to activate my LancerNet ID and LiveMail accounts." Click Submit.
  3. Enter your LancerNet ID (as provided in your enrollment packet).
  4. Enter your birthdate.
  5. Check the personal email address that you have on file at the University (provided in your enrollment packet) to receive a link to create your LancerNet password.

If you have any technical issues, please contact Longwood User Support Services at (434) 395-4357 or (877) 267-7883.

How to set up your Longwood Email 

Visit and choose Sign In.

The email address format is the first and last name (separated by a dot), e.g.,
In the event of duplicates, numbers are assigned at the end of the name, e.g.,

Your Longwood email address was provided for you in the acceptance email sent by the Admissions Office. You can view it in the Personal Information section of the myLongwood portal at

Your initial Live Mail password is the first (8) characters of the first LancerNet password that you created.

When you log on you will be prompted to:

  • Set up a new password
  • Select a security question and secret answer (to be used in the event of a forgotten password)
  • Register an alternate email address
  • Enter personal demographic information
  • Accept the terms of use agreement