The mission of the Elon University Forest is to provide a protected natural area to serve primarily as a teaching resource and research site and secondarily as a service learning site and quiet place for reflection and observation.

“Elon” is Hebrew for “oak.”  It is fitting, then, that the hardwood forests and other ecosystems of Elon University Forest represent the spirit, strength, and sustainability of Elon University. The Forest symbolizes a permanence that exists even while the University and the larger world change rapidly, as well as the notion that nature itself is a central part of higher education.

News at Elon

'Garden Studio' class hosts strawberry festival & plant sale - May 8

The final Friday of classes this spring gives members of the campus community time to enjoy strawberry treats in the Elon Community Garden with an opportunity to win raffle prizes such as garden benches and basil pots.

Elon students selected for 2015 Scripps Howard internship program

Danielle Deavens '16 and Connor DelPrete '16 will earn summer grants and scholarships.

Elon senior & alumnus receive Princeton in Asia fellowships

Laura Sturdivant '15 and Alexander Ward '14 travel next fall to Myanmar and the Philippines, respectively, with support of a program aimed at promoting goodwill and the exchange of ideas between cultures of the East and West.

Elon dedicates new 'front door' to campus

The community celebrated Friday the alumni, parents and friends whose generosity made possible the Inman Admissions Welcome Center, which will greet generations of prospective Elon University students and their families.

Elon hosts Special Olympics Alamance County Spring Games

Dozens of Elon University students, staff and faculty volunteered at a halfday program on April 24, 2015, that welcomed 375 athletes to campus for competition in the Jerry and Jeanne Robertson Track and Field Complex.