Lancer Life

From your first campus visit to your 50-year reunion, being part of Longwood is about much more than getting a degree. It's new experiences and time-honored traditions. It's a community that becomes family, and a campus that becomes home.

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First Year Experience

We're here to make the transition easier (and pretty darn fun, too).

  • Orientation & Registration
  • New Lancer Days
  • Family Programs
  • Peer Mentors

and more...

First Year Experience & Family Programs
Peer mentor assistant new student during Orientation


Choose from traditional residence halls, university-managed apartments, and other off-campus and commuting options.



A traditional dining hall, plus Chick-fil-A, Moe's, Starbucks, Panda Express, and so many more delicious options for those late-night study session cravings. Did we mention we've got vegan options, too?



We know you think about life's 'what-ifs.' That's why we do, too.

Police Officer with car on campus

Health & Well-being

Student Clinic

Licensed doctors and practitioners will help put that Lancer life back into your system.

University Health Center

Counseling Center

We provide a confidential, safe and supportive environment that empowers you to achieve academic and personal success.

Counseling & Psychological Services (CAPS)

Diversity & Inclusion

Welcoming and supporting a diversity of backgrounds, identities and perspectives is central to Longwood’s mission and University Strategic Plan. Students will find a range of resources, initiatives and organizations that reflect, strengthen and celebrate the diversity of our campus.

Diversity Resources and Strategic Plan
Donning of the Kente is a rite of passage recognizing seniors who have had an impact on diversity, equity, and inclusion at Longwood

Athletics & Recreation

You think this is a game? Oh wait, it actually is. But seriously, our Division I athletics are no joke.

Lancer Athletics

Whether you're looking for an intramural team or just a great place to stay in shape, we've got something for you.

Campus Recreation

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Organizations

We've got something for everyone; pick from more than 175 student organizations. Hurry, we’re waiting for you!

Clubs & Organizations

Student Activities

Beyond the books, and outside the classroom, lies a fun, fast-paced world full of hundreds of students who ooze love for Longwood.


Student Activities


At the center of every Longwood student’s experience are the vast array of traditions that touch everyone who walks onto campus. Some are centered around the two big weekends each year—Spring Weekend and Oktoberfest—but all are anticipated and cherished.



Once you're a Lancer, you're a Lancer for Life. Learn how to stay connected to Longwood long after graduation.

Alumni & Friends