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

School of Communications welcomes, interviews Fellows candidates

Seventy-five high school seniors interested in studying communications visited Elon University during Fellows Weekend, held March 3-4. Following a competitive selection process, 25 students will be named 2017 Communications Fellows.

Inside Higher Ed column touts value employers find in Elon's visual experiential transcript

A recent column appearing in the higher education news outlet points to the usefulness of the transcript to employers. 

Elon University named a top producer of Fulbright students

Elon is featured on the annual list of American master’s-level institutions whose graduates received Fulbright student awards for 2016-17. 

Elon University joins Coalition for Access, Affordability and Success

Elon becomes part of an effort by more than 100 colleges and universities to make higher education more accessible.

Black History Month programs at Elon

A lineup of events in February will honor African-American contributions to the campus and the world as Elon University celebrates Black History Month.