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First Year Students

Orientation & Registration Programs

First Year students entering Longwood in Fall 2015 must attend one of our Summer Orientation & Registration sessions.

First Year Orientation & Registration dates: 

  • Friday, May 29, 2015
  • Saturday, May 30, 2015
  • Monday, June 1, 2015
  • Wednesday, June 3, 2015
  • Friday, June 5, 2015
  • Saturday, June 6, 2015
  • Friday, July 31, 2015
  • Thursday, August 20, 2015 (abbreviated program)

 The Orientation & Registration program on Thursday, August 20th is an abbreviated program intended only for students who are unable to attend earlier sessions.

Online registration for our August sessions is live. All students who still need to attend Orientation have been contacted via their Live Mail account with instructions on how to register. Students who have recently paid their $400 Admissions Deposit may need to wait up to 1 week after the deposit has been processed to receive this e-mail with instructions.

Residential students registered to attend the August 20, 2015 Orientation & Regsitration session will have the option to move in on Wednesday, August 19th. More details will be sent to eligible student's Live Mail accounts.

At Orientation & Registration, incoming students have the opportunity to hear from various campus offices about the services that they provide, as well as requirements they will need for their first semester, such as laptops. During the program, students register for their Fall 2015 classes.


Transitional Fee

There is a transitional fee of $165 associated with Orientation & Registration. This covers all of the First Year Experience initiatives that we provide to support students' transitions, including all of the staff, materials, meals, programs, and advising during Orientation & Registration and New Lancer Days. Incoming students attending the July and August Orientation sessions will pay the transitional fee online using a credit card when registering.

Up to two guests per students are allowed to attend Orientation & Registration at no additional fee. Additional guests are allowed to attend for a fee of $25 each to cover the cost of meals during the day. Additional guest fees may be paid in cash, check, or money order payable to Longwood University on the day of Orientation at check-in.

Please note: Students who have already paid the transition fee or have received a transition fee waiver will require special instructions to bypass the requirement to pay online with a credit card. These instructions should be send to the student's Live Mail account.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the Office of First Year Experience & Family Programs at 434.395.2414 or at firstyear@longwood.edu.


How Do I Register?

Check your Live Mail account!

Students who have not yet attended Orientation should have received an e-mail to their Live Mail account on Tuesday, June 16th with registration instructions.

Students who have recently paid their Admissions Deposit may need to wait up to 1 week after the deposit is processed to receive this e-mail.

Orientation & Registration Schedules

Click here to view a tentative version of our August Orientation schedule:

August Orientation Schedule 2015

Frequently Asked Questions

Click here to view FAQs (.pdf)