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

Elon receives seven national rankings from the Princeton Review

The 2017 edition of “The Best 381 Colleges” guide recognizes Elon’s study abroad, career services, performing arts and several other programs.

They're here! Elon University's Class of 2020 comes to campus

The year's class of first-year students is the largest and most diverse in Elon's history. 

Class of 2011 Campus Tour

Join your fellow classmates as we check out what’s new around campus

Elon named a Best Buy university in 2017 Fiske Guide

The popular college guide names Elon University one of the nation's top 26 private universities based on academic excellence and affordability.

 

ElonTHON leaders present check to Duke Children’s Hospital

A student-led dance marathon raised more than $280,000 in April to support a North Carolina hospital that helps young patients and their families fight life-threatening conditions.