Honors Living-Learning Communities

The Honors Program provides a framework that helps students develop as scholars, lifelong learners and contributing members of their communities. To support this mission we offer special Honors housing, a community for talented students who take learning seriously, respect one another and like to have fun.

VIDEO: Honors students talk about their Living-Learning Communities

Honors Seminars

Honors Fellows may concentrate their studies in any major. In their first two years, Honors Fellows take special liberal arts seminars with dedicated, top-notch faculty. Courses are designed to provide intellectual growth and challenge within a supportive small-class environment.

VIDEO: Faculty explain why they love teaching Honors students

Thesis Research

Each Honors Fellow completes an honors thesis—a substantial, two-year research project conducted in their major with a faculty mentor. The thesis may be critical, experimental, applied or creative in nature and is supported by individualized mentoring and a $1000 research grant.

VIDEO: Students and Faculty talk about the honors thesis

Awards and Opportunities

Honors Fellows have been awarded highly competitive national fellowships such as Fulbright, Truman and Udall awards. After graduation many are accepted into nationally acclaimed graduate programs and accept prestigious jobs to launch their professional careers.

Student wins Boren Scholarship

Other Achievements

Study Abroad

Honors Fellows can apply to study in Istanbul in their first year with the Honors Program, or study abroad during their four years at Elon with the help of a $1000 study abroad grant.

Honors in Istanbul Winter Term course

Honors Program

The Honors Program


The Honors Program at Elon University is a community of exceptional students from all majors. It offers all the best features of an Elon education: challenging courses with strong faculty mentors, exciting research opportunities, exposure to international perspectives through global study, and a community of faculty and student inquirers who want to be fully engaged in a rewarding academic experience.

We invite current students, prospective students and faculty to explore our Web site to learn more about our mission, curriculum, people and opportunities.

Calendar for 2014-2015

Full Year Calendar: (Note: this calendar is tentative. All dates and times are set but some of the locations will not be set until after the first day of class). Please be sure to revisit this page after the first few days of class for a revised and permanent calendar for the year.  

Honors Newsletter

Check out our most recent Newsletter below, as well as past editions for a brief summary of some of the changes and developments of the Honors Program.

#2 Fall '14   #1 Spring '14


  • Professor and alumni publish two research articles

    Recent graduates Chris Shill '14 and Erin Strosnider '14 each co-authored an article with Assistant Professor Chad Awtrey in the Department of Mathematics & Statistics based on research conducted during the 2013-2014 academic year.

  • Lumen Scholars publish a biochemistry paper

    Senior biochemistry majors and Lumen Scholars Taylor Davis and Tom Lampl had a manuscript about their research accepted for publication in the Journal of Visual Experimentation. 

  • Class of 2018 begins journey toward global citizenship

    More than 1,500 first-year and transfer students arrived on campus Friday set on learning about social and economic issues impacting their world while finding ways to improve the lives of others.


Undergraduate Research Opportunity at RPI

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in collaboration with the National Science Foundation (NSF) invites students to participate in the 2014 Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation (LSAMP) Research Experience. 

Summer research opportunity in chemistry

Chemistry undergraduate research experience at University of California - Irvine

Summer research opportunity

The Oklahoma State University is offering a National Science Foundation funded summer research opportunity in 2014.