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 names graduate admissions suite for Susan Klopman

Klopman, vice president emerita, led all of Elon's undergraduate and graduate enrollment, financial aid and admissions marketing operations at the time of her retirement in 2012.

Admissions suite naming dedication slated for TODAY

The Elon community is invited to attend a formal ceremony and reception in honor of Susan C. Klopman.

Elon ranked #1 in study abroad

The annual ranking by the Institute of International Education again names Elon University the nation’s top master’s level institution in the number of students studying abroad. 

Elon academic programs earn national recognition in 2019 College Factual “Best Colleges” ranking

Elon University earns 34 badges for excellence in rankings based on the outcomes of a college education. Five academic programs are ranked in the top 5 percent nationwide.

Elon leads the nation in student success programs in annual U.S. News & World Report college rankings

Elon is recognized for excellence in all eight high-impact curricular and co-curricular academic programs highlighted in the nation’s top-selling college guide.