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Welcome new students

Movers & Shakers assisting freshmen during move in Movers & Shakers are there to assist freshmen on move-in day

Preparing To Move

We know you are anticipating the big move and so is Longwood. There are a few things to know before even arriving at Longwood that will help ensure a smooth process.

For more information or answers to any questions you may have about the move in process, view the housing office's frequently asked questions.


Checking In

Since we want to be fully prepared for your arrival, housing staff has allocated specific student move-in times and expectations. In an effort to reduce general move-in congestion and demand for elevators, students must move-in according to which floor he/she is assigned. Please be sure to check your move-in day and time. If you are involved with a university-sanctioned program (campus job, athletics, campus organization, etc), please follow the check-in instructions provided by the program coordinator.


Making Move-In a Smooth Process

A special program, called Movers & Shakers, will bring nearly 100 student organization volunteers to campus in order to assist you on move-day (This service only functions on new student move-in days). The program provides assistance in carrying your belongings up to their rooms. The elevators are often highly congested so please try to keep boxes light to make it easier to carry upstairs.


Move-In Tips

  • Bring a handcart or dolly
  • Label all bags and boxes
  • Plan to unload your vehicle and then park it before moving in to reduce congestion
  • Be patient!

View more tips and expectations for move-in


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Virginia Map
  • Richmond (64 mi)
  • Lynchburg (47 mi)
  • Blacksburg (135 mi)
  • Harrisonburg (121 mi)
  • Washington, DC (171 mi)
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