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 University Guides app offers valuable information for Orientation, other major campus events

Find out more information and download instructions for the app, which will support New Student Orientation and other events throughout the year.

Here they come! Elon prepares to welcome Class of 2021 on Aug. 25

Elon’s newest students will arrive on campus in less than two weeks. Here’s what they have to look forward to, along with resources to help ensure a smooth transition. 

Fiske Guide to Colleges highlights Elon's global perspective and experiential learning programs

The 2018 edition of the popular college guide offers a selective, subjective and systematic look at the country’s top colleges and universities. 

Elon's study abroad, career services programs earn national rankings from Princeton Review

The 2018 edition of “The Best 382 Colleges” guide recognizes Elon as one of the nation’s best-run colleges with an outstanding environment for learning.

Opening Doors: Love for Elon sparks scholarship gift by alumnus

A longtime dedication to philanthropy paves the way to John H. ’66 and Faye T. Sellers Elon Engagement Scholarship. The "Opening Doors" story series celebrates the power of scholarships to change the lives of Elon students and the generosity of donors who make this transformation possible.