The Elon Commitment

Residential college neighborhoods


Neighborhoods, made up of groups of residential houses, will include interactive gathering spaces and will contain intellectual communities to create a stronger sense of community among students.

Each neighborhood will also include destinations which may include classrooms for lectures and gatherings as well as social venues like late-night coffee shops where students can interact, think, gather, socialize and study. These destinations will help create the feel of a neighborhood that provides an intimate home base for students and enhances student, faculty and staff interaction. Neighborhoods could also include student services, unifying traditions, signature events, and outdoor gathering spaces.

Each residential house will create a cohesive cohort that is made up of smaller floors and sub-groups such as learning communities with groups connected an intellectual interest. May houses will have affiliated faculty and staff, peer mentors, classrooms, unique house legacies and traditions, and common social and academic spaces.

Elon’s neighborhoods will include: