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Elon 101 Overview

Elon 101 is a one credit-hour seminar course that integrates academic advising with other academic orientation elements.  Elon 101 consistently receives high marks from our first-year student population and over 98% of incoming students complete Elon 101 as part of their first-semester coursework. 

Elon 101 Mission Statement

Elon 101 supports the transition of first-year students as they become active participants in an academic community. To fulfill this mission, Elon 101 uses a developmental model of advising that:

  • Designs class experiences to expand students’ academic and interpersonal skills.
  • Provides opportunities to enhance students’ confidence and competence.
  • Encourages students to make informed decisions, exercise social responsibility, and demonstrate personal integrity.
  • Fosters caring relationships and respect for individual differences.
  • Models passion for lifelong learning.

To support the mission of Elon 101 the following learning outcomes are addressed in each section:

  • Students should be able to articulate the purpose of the Elon Honor code and its significance to maintaining a vibrant community.
  • Students should be able to communicate the basic fundamentals of the first-year core and general studies requirements.
  • Students should be able to utilize basic advising planning tools.
  • Students should be able to articulate the underlying importance of a basic liberal arts foundation to complement major requirements.
  • Students should be able to identify basic campus resources to support their academic activities.
  • Students should be able to locate and evaluate opportunities for campus-related involvement.
  • Students should be able communicate with their academic advisor about preregistration, academic requirements, and social issues or concerns.

Elon 101 Resources

For more information about the Elon 101 program please contact Jason Springer, Director of Elon 101 at jspringer2@elon.edu.