A special Orientation Day is held each year for new scholars and their families. This is a full day event which includes a campus tour; sessions with faculty, staff, mentors and other scholars; paperwork sessions; lunch; free physical exams and tetanus shots. Family sessions are held in both English and Spanish.
Elon Academy scholars, families, and friends are invited to an Opening Ceremony on the Sunday evening of the summer program move-in day. New and returning scholars are welcomed with new scholars signing the Elon University Academic and Social Honor Code. The ceremony is followed by a picnic supper under the Oaks. Simultaneous translation in Spanish is provided.
On the Thursday evening prior to the last day of classes, scholars, faculty, mentors, and staff celebrate the end of the summer program with dinner, dancing, and a recognition ceremony for graduating seniors.
On the last day of the summer program (Friday) evening, the community is invited to join the scholars and families for a closing ceremony and Presentations of Learning. Simultaneous translation in Spanish is provided for the ceremony.
The closing ceremony includes performances, videos of the summer and a keynote address. Presentations of Learning provide scholars with a time to present their learning from the summer to family and friends.
One day in May, we invite our scholars and families to celebrate our graduating high school scholars with the President of Elon University. All scholars are given a t-shirt of the college or university they will attend in the fall and we take a cohort photograph.