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New Lancer Days

NLD Pic Checkin 2012

New Lancer Days 2016 is your EXTENDED ORIENTATION experience!  This year NLD will take place from August 18th-21st!

During these four days leading up to the start of the fall semester, all incoming Fall 2016 students will have the opportunity to meet and mingle with classmates, develop friendships with upper-class student leaders, learn about valuable resources available on campus, and explore a variety of issues that you will undoubtedly face during your time at Longwood. Remember, New Lancer Days (NLD) is a part of your grade for Longwood Seminar so it's important to attend events!

Take a look at our schedule from 2015!

2015 New Lancer Days Schedule (.pdf) (tentative)

New Lancer Days Frequently Asked Questions (.pdf)


Past NLD events have included:

  • Motivational welcome from renowned speaker Matt Glowacki
  • Tailgating with the Lancers event featuring a dance party, bubble soccer, dodgeball, Zorb balls, free cookies, open gym time and more!
  • Annual NLD Talent Show
  • Longwood's Annual Honor & Integrity Ceremony
  • Lancers Extravaganza event at the Barnes & Noble Bookstore
  • Keynote address from first year reading experience authors
  • Comedian Peter Biegalus, also known as America's Financial Educator
  • The G.A.M.E.  
  • Ample time to get to know your Peer Mentor, LSEM classmates, and others living on your hall
  • and much, much more!


For transfer students not enrolled in a Longwood Seminar class, NLD is optional. Another optional program that we offer is TransFORM, which is an abbreviated NLD just for transfer students. At TransFORM, students get the opportunity to hear from various campus offices as well as participate in Longwood's Academic Honor & Integrity ceremony, one of Longwood University's longstanding traditions.

Click here for more information about TransFORM!