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Elon relaunches app for New Student Orientation, other major campus events

Find out more information and download instructions for the app, Elon University Guides, which will support New Student Orientation, Family Weekend, Homecoming and Recruitment.

In a few days, New Student Orientation will welcome to the Elon University campus more than 1,600 new and transfer students along with their families.

‚ÄčIn an effort to support its mission to holistically address the needs of new Elon students and families in transition within the Elon University community, the office of New Student & Transition Programs will re-launch the Elon University Guides smartphone app after its success in 2015.

The Elon University Guides app provides information about important events including New Student Orientation, Family Weekend and Homecoming. Features include customizable schedules and to-do lists, an interactive campus map, information about on-campus resources, driving directions and arrival times, social media connections, and more. Users can also receive push notifications on their smartphones in the event of important schedule or location changes.

New Student & Transition Programs encourages new students, families, faculty and staff to download and use the app so the campus community can all access the most up-to-date information about Orientation during Opening Weekend.

Follow the instructions below to download the app and take some time to explore it before Move-in Day. If you have any questions about the app, or any questions about Orientation in general, feel free to contact the office at 336-278-7777 or compass@elon.edu.

How to Download the Elon University Guides App and Orientation Guide

  1. Download the Elon Guides App
    From the Apple App Store or Google Play (skip to step 5 if you are using a different type of smartphone), search “Elon Guides” and download the app, or click these quick links: Apple or Android.
  2. Download the Orientation Guide
    Open the app, chose Elon Orientation 16 under the list of “Public Guides.” If you cannot find it, search for Orientation in the search bar.
  3. There will be a pop-up window with the event overview, when it opens click the button that says “Get This Guide” and allow it to download. This may take up to a few minutes. When it is done, the guide will open.
  4. When prompted, enable notifications
    It is very important that you allow notifications for the guidebook app when prompted – we will be sending important updates that you will get instant push notifications for, such as rain location changes. If you disallow push notifications, you will not get these important messages.
  5. Alternatively, if you have a smartphone other than an Apple iPhone or an Android (or if you do, but would like to use the web version of this app), simply go to https://guidebook.com/guide/40592 to view the guide.

    If you have an iPhone or Android, we strongly recommend downloading the app rather than using the Web version. There are some features that are not compatible with the web version such as push notifications and the interactive map. Additionally, the app version lives offline, so you can view the information after downloading without having an Internet connection.
Owen Covington,
8/18/2016 4:20 PM