Students walkk with harnesses to the ropes course during the 2021 leadership retreat

With dedicated Honors housing, lounges & study space there are daily opportunities to cultivate intellectual growth, nurture character and inspire leadership development.

The result—the enthusiastic discovery of individualized citizen leaders within a community of approximately 400 students.

  • 505
    Total CHC Students
  • 220
    2022 Freshman Class

Honors is so much more than academics; it's an incredibly supportive community. The faculty really want you to succeed and get students the best opportunities. I've been amazed by the kindness and dedication that faculty show to their students."

Elizabeth, '23


An honors student at the retreat laughs with her friends

Wheeler Residence Hall

The majority of incoming CHC students elect to live in Wheeler Residence Hall—a historic and beautifully renovated hall, built in 1966—that is also home to a high-tech classroom, which brings honors classes and co-curricular activities right into the heart of our students’ everyday experience.

Take a Look at Wheeler Hall

  • 2006
    Wheeler Hall is Renovated
  • 2021
    Wheeler Hall is Updated

I made my best friends and my best memories living in Wheeler. Take a chance and apply to Honors―who knows where it will lead you.

Mandi '21

students sit outside stevens hall

Stevens Hall

Diagonally across and only steps away from Wheeler Hall is Stevens Hall, where both honors students and faculty teaching honors courses gather. There is a student lounge with a kitchenette, a thinker-maker-creator room, study carrels as well as faculty and administrative offices all located on the first floor of Stevens.

honors students climb the ropes course

Leadership Retreat

A “low intensity, high purpose” environment for you to connect and become familiar with staff, professors and campus through team-building and critical thinking exercises as well as community and campus service projects.

“By far, my favorite memory of Honors is the unique Leadership retreat, where first-year students are welcomed to Lancer Life. The very first day you find your Longwood family, and the relationships that are formed with peers and faculty are everlasting."

Kaylee '23


Honors Students paint murals

A Service Community

We build and strengthen our communities through service.

Honors Student Association (HSA) serves the Longwood community with fun and engaging events organizes off-campus service retreats and hosts a myriad of social opportunities for all Honors students.