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Parents & Family Programs

Welcome Longwood Families!

Whether this is your first student going to college or your third student, the Office of First Year Experience & Family Programs provides programs and resources to assist parents and families through this transitional experience. At Orientation and Registration, family members have an opportunity to learn about academics at Longwood, campus offices specializing in student services, and information about what to expect from your student and the University during the first year. There is also an opportunity at Orientation to meet with members of the Parents Council.

The Office of First Year Experience & Family Programs understands the importance of quality parent and family relationships in the successful educational experience of college students.  If you have questions, please feel free to contact us at firstyear@longwood.edu.

We are always happy to help!


Parents & Families Webinar Series

An access link will be e-mailed out to all parents and families who sign-up for the webinar ahead of time. Please sign up for the webinar(s) by clicking here.

2014-2015 Webinar Series Schedule

Preparing Your Student For Course Registration
Thursday, October 16th at 5:30pm
Office of the Registrar
See video recording of webinar below

The Myths and Realities of Fraternity & So
rority Life
Thursday, October 30th at 5:30pm
Fraternity and Sorority Life
[Click for Access Instructions] (pdf)

What Families Should Know about Housing Registration
Monday, November 17th at 5:30pm
Residential & Commuter Life
[Click for Access Instructions] (pdf)

Resources on Campus to Support Academic Success
Tuesday, January 27th at 5:30pm
Center for Academic Success
Check back for Access Instructions!

Financial Aid and FAFSA
Tuesday, February 10th at 5:30pm
Office of Financial Aid
[Click for Access Instructions] (pdf)

Missed a Webinar?

No worries! Click the links below to view recordings of past webinars. Please note: these webinars work best with Firefox and Google Chrome browsers. You may be prompted to download a quick WebEx plugin before viewing

Is there a topic you would like us to cover in our webinar series?
We want to hear your feedback and ideas! To submit a topic, contact us at firstyear@longwood.edu or 434.395.2414.


The Pillar-Parents & Families Newsletter

Additionally, the Office of First Year Experience & Family Programs publishes The Pillar, a newsletter for Longwood parents and families, four times per year.  Each newsletter shares information about the latest happenings within the community and spotlight articles on topics such as locating internship opportunities for students.  Previous editions of The Pillar are available below:

If you do not currently receive The Pillar, please email your email address with a statement requesting that you be added to the distribution list to firstyear@longwood.edu.