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 students honored for spring semester grades

Elon University has released its President's List and Dean's List academic recognitions for the 2017 spring semester.

Student leaders honored at 2017 ODK Leadership Awards Ceremony

More than two dozen Elon University students and one staff member were recognized for their leadership at an awards program sponsored by Omicron Delta Kappa.

Posters and presentations: Hundreds of students, faculty showcase scholarship during Spring Undergraduate Research Forum

The daylong event puts the spotlight on cutting edge undergraduate research through poster and oral presentations around Elon's campus. 

Elon senior to add to her teaching skills as Fulbright student in Spain

Jacqueline Spencer '17, a special education and elementary education major, will be teaching English in Spain as part of a federal program that builds goodwill between the United States and people of other nations. 

CELEBRATE! Week to honor student academic, artistic achievements

The week of April 24 through 28, Elon students, faculty and staff will be involved in activities to mark CELEBRATE! 2017, a celebration of achievements in academics and creative endeavors.