Because the Longwood campus is relatively quiet during the summer, Lancer Parent Pipeline doesn’t publish regularly between the end of May and the beginning of August.
But I couldn’t pass up the opportunity to welcome the many parents who signed up for the blog during new student orientation last week. Thank you for joining!
We are so excited that your students have chosen Longwood, and we can’t wait for them to arrive on campus next month. They—and you, too—have an incredible journey ahead.
There are so many opportunities for students to take advantage of here:
—An incredible variety of student organizations
—Intramural and club sports
—WMLU, our student-run radio station
—The Rotunda, our student newspaper
—PRISM and other research opportunities
And there are many, many more.
Please encourage your student to get involved on campus. I know it can be hard for freshmen—and even students who have been here a year or two—to put themselves out there, but they’ll be so glad they did. They’ll make friends, meet others who share their interests, learn something new and discover their own potential. They may be surprised at how easy it is to connect with other students and faculty here.
College is a place for your students to develop their independence, so it’s fitting that we’re talking about just that on Independence Day. But don’t worry, parents of freshmen, your students will still need you—just maybe in a different way.
If you’re seeing this post as a member of the Lancer Parent Pipeline Facebook group, remember that you can also sign up for a weekly email of posts at: go.longwood.edu/pipelinesignup. (You can unsubscribe at any time if it doesn’t work for you.)
I hope you and your families have a wonderful 4th of July!
Look for the next Lancer Parent Pipeline post in August.