Welcome to the Lancer Life!

We’re sure that you have lots of questions. You'll find the answers to those and many other questions here.

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Getting Started

Orientation Registration
You will register for Orientation online via instructions sent to your personal email account

1839 Experience
An opportunity for you and your peer mentor to communicate before coming to campus

New Lancer Days
Four days in August leading up to the start of the fall semester

Peer Mentors
Your biggest fans!

Family Programs We're all family here!

New Student Checklist

There is much to get done, and we can help. Before you know it, it will be August and you will be arriving on campus as an official Longwood Lancer! Below you’ll find items that both students and families will need to take care of after depositing and prior to move-in day in August.

As you prepare for your college journey, make sure you check these boxes!

Studdents with Elwood

Longwood Live Mail

Check your Longwood email account regularly because it is the official means of communication between you and the university. If you are having difficulty signing into your email account, contact the Help Desk at (434) 395-4357 or help@longwood.edu.

Financial Aid

Accept or decline your financial aid awards through the mylongwood portal and learn about securing, monitoring and maintaining your financial aid. 


Check your electronic billing statements. Bills are generated in early July and Fall bills are due in early August. 


Housing preferences are submitted at Orientation in June, then your housing assignment is issued in mid-July. Check your live email account for your assignment and contact your roommate. Fun!

Meet your Peer Mentor

You'll have the opportunity to communicate with your peer mentor through the Canvas portal in early August.

Safety Notifications

Families can sign up for Longwood’s text and email alert system.

Know When You Move In!

Review your move-in time and helpful tips on the Residential and Commuter Life  and the "What Should I Bring" list.

Do you move in early? Students in the Cormier Honors College and the ARO Empowers program, as well as Dining Services staff and athletes, move in early. Contact your program coach, supervisor or employer for more information.

Students walk on Campus

Residential and Commuter Life


  • Registration
  • Housing Application
  • Roommate Preferences


  • Parking Regulations
  • Guest Parking
  • Student Rates

Dining and Meal Plans

Lancer Card

  • ID Cards
  • Lancer Cash
  • Orientation
  • Laundry
  • Account Management

Longwood Police Department

Home Sweet Longwood

Have a look around at what you'll need while you're here. There is so much more to explore about life at Longwood. See you soon, Lancer!

 students work on a Group-team project


Registrar and Course Registration
(Freshmen, Transfer, Readmitted Students)

All About Majors
Where will you land?

Accessibility Resources Office Testing, Accessibility, Accommodations

Center for Academic Success
Everyone benefits from this place - the writing center, tutoring, and much, much more.


Steps to Student Success
Earning Your Degree in Four Years

Lancer Resources

Still have questions? We're here to help. 

Call us (434) 395-2414 or email studentsuccess@longwood.edu.