125 Things We Love About Elon

There are many things that make Elon a special place: its sense of community, its people, its traditions. As we celebrate 125 years of rich history, we wanted to highlight 125 things that set Elon apart. Read submissions by students and alumni or share your own!

 


Randomly selected and arranged in no particular order

  • Our sense of community

  • Homecoming

  • College Coffee

  • Lifelong relationships

  • The people

  • Doc-tor Dan-iel-ey!

  • Love, love, love

  • Strong values

  • Faculty focused on students

  • Study abroad

  • Living the Maroon Life

  • Our great alumni

  • Engaged learning

  • The beautiful campus

  • Our motto: Numen Lumen

  • Tradition of service

  • Our spirit of innovation

  • Long live Elon

  • Family Weekend

  • Commencement Under the Oaks

  • The Elon fight song

  • “Alma Mater”

  • The Carolina blue sky & great weather

  • The cupolas

  • Founders Day

  • Winter Term

  • SportsFest

  • Festival of Lights

  • College Chapel/Numen Lumen

  • Acorns

  • Oak saplings at Commencement

  • New Student Convocation

  • The squirrels

  • The railroad

  • E-Net

  • The oak trees

  • BioBus

  • Admission tour guides

  • President J. Fred Young

  • President Leo M. Lambert

  • Home games

  • Campus Rec and Club Sports

  • The Elon Academy

  • Habitat for Humanity projects

  • The Kernodle Center for Service Learning and Community Engagement

  • Call to Honor ceremony

  • The Honor Code

  • Our commitment to sustainability

  • Loy Farm

  • Clubs and organizations

  • CELEBRATE! Week

  • SURF

  • SURE

  • Model UN

  • The Lumen Prize

  • Elon 101

  • The Academic Village

  • Experiential learning

  • Fellows programs

  • Global Studies courses

  • Study USA

  • Alternative Spring Break

  • The Fighting Christians

  • The Phoenix

  • ELONTHON

  • The Fire of the Carolinas

  • The cheerleading squad

  • Sidetrack/The Root

  • Tailgating

  • The Elon Network

  • Greek Week

  • Lighthouse

  • The Turkey Trot

  • The “bubble”

  • Turning 21 Dinner

  • West Dorm

  • Alamance Building

  • The old power plant

  • The Well

  • Alumni Gym

  • Whitley Auditorium

  • The “Old Main” bell

  • Jordan Center

  • The O’Kelly Monument

  • The fountains

  • Lake Mary Nell & the swans

  • Lake Verona

  • The old soda shop

  • The colonnades

  • Fonville Fountain

  • Small classes

  • The art walk

  • The campus in the fall

  • The brick pathways

  • The Pendulum

  • The sculptures

  • The historic brick walls

  • Phi Beta Kappa Commons

  • Senior Oak

  • The Acorn Coffee Shop

  • Belk Library

  • Moseley Center

  • Org Fair

  • El Centro de Español

  • Opportunities for scholarships

  • The labyrinth

  • Maroon and gold

  • The Mace

  • Great convocation speakers

  • The annual Martin Luther King Jr. observance

  • Rhodes Stadium

  • Young Commons

  • WSOE Radio

  • Phoenix 14/Elon Local News

  • Performing arts

  • Elon University Seal

  • The Magazine of Elon

  • The meditation garden

  • Late night McEwen

  • "Downtown Elon"

  • SUB events

  • The challenge rope course

  • The Elon Forest

  • Isabella Cannon ’24

  • Holidays at Maynard House