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Elon University Guides app offers valuable information for Orientation, other major campus events

Find out more information and download instructions for the app, which will support New Student Orientation and other events throughout the year.

In less than two weeks, Elon University will welcome to campus more than 1,600 new and transfer students as New Student Orientation for the Class of 2021 gets underway. Helping support the needs of these students and families as they become part of the Elon community will be Elon University Guides, a mobile app that’s seen great success since launching in 2015.

‚ÄčElon University Guides provides information about important events including New Student Orientation, Family Weekend and Homecoming. Some of the features include customizable schedules and to-do list, an interactive campus map, information about on-campus resources, driving directions, social media, and more. Users can also receive push notifications on their smartphones.

For students new to Elon and their families, the app will prove to be a valuable resource as they navigate the News Student Orientation and get to know Elon’s expansive campus, said Matthew Olmsted, assistant director of New Student and Transition Programs. “There are pre-arrival resources that students, parents and guests can use to start to use to help ensure a smooth transition as they arrive at Elon,” Olmsted said.

A schedule within the app offers and overview of orientation, and individual events include maps to the locations where they will be held. The schedule can also be customized for first-year students, parents or transfer students. “We’ve tried to make it a little easier for everyone to navigate the master schedule,” Olmsted said.

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, 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 ’17-‘18” 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.
Owen Covington,
8/14/2017 9:25 AM