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's music production and recording arts program named among 10 best in the country

The #8 ranking for the program comes from College Magazine, which surveyed music recording technology and audio design programs around the country. 

Winter storm blankets Elon, central NC in more than 8 inches of snow 

The winter storm that began moving through the region Friday afternoon dropped more than eight inches of snow on Elon's campus overnight. 

Kiplinger's names Elon one of the nation's 'Best College Values'

Kiplinger's Personal Finance ranks Elon a top-50 best value among the nation's private universities and #18 nationally in lowest total cost. 

Dohertys make gift to endow eight Odyssey scholarships

Edward and Joan Doherty of Saddle River, New Jersey, have made a gift to provide scholarships for talented scholars who need financial assistance.


Career Moves: Elon junior finds potential career sustaining the urban population 

Anna Baynes '18 turned to the Student Professional Development Center seeking help with a career path, with staff helping her explore work in sustainable agriculture.