They say the best things in life are free.
If you ask me, the next-best things are those that are “included in the price of admission.” (Somehow that “free” glass of wine I used to get at the hair salon always tasted better than the one I’d pour at home.)
So I thought in today’s post I’d let you know about some of the services and activities your Lancers can take advantage of for no additional charge.
The Center for Academic Success offers tutoring in a variety of subjects, which in the past have included accounting, biology, chemistry, computer science, foreign languages, math, physics and psychology. The Writing Center can help with specific assignments as well as overall improvement with writing skills.
A variety of in-person fitness classes traditionally are offered throughout the week during fall and spring semesters at Midtown Fitness Center (Longwood Landings) and the Health and Fitness Center on campus. The classes vary by location and can include yoga, Pilates, spin, weight lifting, boxing and cardio. Of course, all students have access to the Health and Fitness Center for individual workouts.
Farmville Area Bus
FAB provides transportation throughout Farmville, including several stops around campus and at shopping areas. A current Lancer ID serves as a pass to ride the bus.
Career and Internship Fairs
Run by Career Services, these virtual events give employers and students the opportunity to connect—with summer internships and jobs after graduation often the result.
Lancer Productions Entertainment
The students who run Lancer Productions are always looking for activities that give their fellow students a chance to relax and have fun. Movie nights, making a stuffed animal, trivia contests, comedians, craft-making sessions and more were on last spring’s schedule of events. This speed painter created an awesome likeness of Longwood’s mascot, Elwood. Lancer Productions also books the entertainment for Spring Weekend, which is a student favorite.
Counseling and Psychological Services
Individual and group counseling are among the services provided by the licensed psychologists at CAPS. CAPS also offers therapy for Seasonal Affective Disorder.
Beach cruiser-style bicycles can be “rented” for up to 30 days at a time through the Health and Fitness Center. No deposit is required, but students are responsible for damage or loss. Helmets and locks also are available, and there are bicycle racks located throughout campus.
Microsoft Office 365
Students are eligible for a free download of Microsoft Office 365 via their Longwood Live Mail account. The software is available to current students only, so access ends with graduation.
Hearing, Speech, Language and Voice Screenings
Each year, usually in May, Longwood’s Speech, Hearing and Learning Services offers free screenings for anyone, including students. SHLS also has sponsored a monthly Hearing Loss Support Group.
Admission to Men’s and Women’s Home Basketball Games
In a normal year, cheering on Longwood’s athletics teams is a popular student activity. All Longwood home games are free except men’s and women’s basketball, which charge admission. Current students, however, also get free admission to home basketball games.
Any student who needs a poster printed for a class or conference presentation can have the poster printed at no charge in the Office of Student Research. (Some academic departments also provide this service.) Posters must meet size restrictions.
Longwood’s numerous vocal and instrumental ensembles, as well as music faculty, present a variety of concerts and recitals each semester.