Welcome, Class of 2028!

We can’t wait to see you on campus in August 2024 for your first official days as a Lancer! Of course, if you can’t wait until then, we’ve lined up plenty of opportunities for you to visit campus. In the meantime, here’s a checklist of ways to stay on track as you transition to life as a Lancer.

January - May

  1. Join us for a Longwood 28 event!

    are for newly admitted Lancers enrolling for fall 2024. If you have already claimed your spot or if you're still deciding, this event is for you! 

  2. Complete your in-state tuition form

    To claim in-state tuition costs, please complete and submit your in-state tuition formFor information on exceptions, click here

  3. Activate your myLongwood

    MyLongwood is Longwood's one-stop student portal. Update your information, check on your financial aid, even access your unofficial transcripts and course information.

    Activate your myLongwood portal now.

  4. Set up your official Longwood email account

    Your Longwood email account (also known as Live Mail) is where you'll receive lots of important information—be sure to check it often! To begin set up, you'll need your LancerNet ID which was sent to your personal email address.

  5. Submit your FAFSA by March 1

    The FAFSA priority filing deadline is March 1st, so file early to ensure you receive the maximum amount of aid! Visit studentaid.gov to get started.

    New students who complete a 2024-25 FAFSA will receive financial aid offers starting in late March. After that, students are awarded weekly when new FAFSA’s are received.

    For more information, visit longwood.edu/financialaid.

  6. Prepare for class registration

    Start Here is just that—your starting point! This comprehensive guide to academics and first semester registration at Longwood provides all of the information you will need to enroll in your first semester courses. Start Here will open in March 2024. We will host informational webinars to help guide students through the entire registration process.

    Join the 6pm Start Here webinars on zoom on Tuesday, April 2 or Monday, April 15 or watch the recording here.

    You'll also want to understand more about DegreeWorks, Registration and FERPA. We will host webinars on these at 6pm on Monday, April 1 and Tuesday, April 16. You can also watch a recording of this webinar.

    Have Questions? Freshman Registration Q&A

  7. Review your financial aid offer

    As soon as your financial aid offer is available, you’ll be able to view it within your email. Take time to review the offer and understand the different types of aid. You can choose which awards you want to accept directly in myLongwood. If you have questions, contact the Financial Aid staff at finaid@Longwood.edu or 434.395.2077.

  8. Submit verification requirements for financial aid by May 10

    Financial Aid verification assures that financial aid dollars are going to the right students. As part of this, every year a number of Longwood financial aid recipients are randomly chosen to have their FAFSA data double-checked, or verified.

    If your FAFSA was selected for verification, the Office of Financial Aid will notify you by email as well as in your initial financial aid offer. You may view the items you need to submit to complete the verification process in your myLongwood portal.

    The priority deadline to submit the required information is May 10th, but the sooner we receive your information the sooner we can finalize your financial aid offer.

    Contact the Office of Financial Aid with any questions.

  9. Confirm your New Lancer Orientation date

    Beginning in March, students will receive an email about registering for New Lancer Orientation. Orientation is scheduled by major and is being held the week of July 15-19, 2024.  

May - July

  1. Get Ready for the Classroom

    There are a few steps you’ll need to take before sitting in a classroom seat this fall. First, you’ll need to make your class schedule is complete. Information on scheduling is provided in the Start Here modules, as is your foreign language placement test. We strongly recommend submitting your final high school transcript and transcripts from any colleges you attended before beginning to schedule your classes. Once your class schedule is created, it’s time to order your textbooks.

  2. Attend New Lancer Orientation

    Summer Orientations in 2024 are scheduled by major and will take place the week of July 15-19. At Orientation, you’ll meet with students and faculty in your area, learn more about campus resources and take care of some action items as you prepare for the transition to college!

  3. Prepare financially

    If you haven’t already, accept your financial aid offer in your myLongwood account. Fall semester bills are typically available in the first week of July. If you’re interested in a payment plan option, this can be done before or after the first billing date.

  4. Start planning for your home away from home

    Complete your housing application survey when you receive the email. This will allow you to rank your residence hall preferences, select your meal plan and provide information about yourself so you can be matched with a roommate. If you know your roommate or suitemate already, there’s a spot to tell us that, too. Housing information, including your room assignment and contact information about your new roommate and suitemates, will be available July 10. Take this time to connect with your roommate, coordinate who is bringing what, and start shopping for your new digs!

  5. Submit a photo for your Lancer ID card

    Your Lancer Card (also referred to as your Longwood ID card) is required to enter buildings, access your meal plan and much more. You can upload your preferred photo for your Lancer Card by following these steps. Be sure to review the photo requirements and submit your photo at least two days before you arrive on campus for move in day.

  6. Send in your final high school transcript

    A final high school transcript, complete with a graduation date, is required before you can officially enroll this fall. Not submitting this important documentation can impact your financial aid as well as your ability to move in, so don’t forget! 

    Your school counselor can email or mail the transcript to us, or it can be uploaded using a service such as Parchment, Common App, Scribbles, etc. Transcripts in sealed envelopes will also be accepted at Orientation. 

  7. Have your parents join the Parent Pipeline

    A great resource for your family is the Lancer Parent Pipeline, a weekly blog that provides announcements about campus news, student events, and other important updates.