Fall 2014

What's Happening @ Elon

Bring It On

The Elon Phoenix Looks for New Competition After Joining the Colonial Athletic Association

This fall, Elon makes the move to the CAA after more than a decade of success on the field and in the classroom in the Southern Conference. Elon has won 18 Southern Conference regular-season and tournament titles. Twelve Phoenix student-athletes have earned Southern Conference Player of the Year recognition, while Elon head coaches have earned 19 Southern Conference Coach of the Year honors. Nationally, 25 Elon student-athletes have received All-American honors and 25 student-athletes have earned Academic All-American recognition. Since joining the Southern Conference, 17 Elon teams and individuals have made NCAA postseason appearances, while teams and individuals have appeared in national rankings more than 20 times.

"The Colonial Athletic Association will provide the next great challenge in the growth of Elon athletics," said Dave Blank, director of athletics. "By emphasizing continuous improvement with our student-athletes and coaches, Elon has risen to a position of strength in SoCon competition. We are equally proud of the leadership Elon has provided in academic excellence in the conference. The CAA is a great fit at an exciting time in sports at Elon."

Blank said Elon will look to continue existing athletics rivalries and build new ones, especially with CAA members in the Carolinas and Virginia. "We look forward to continuing competition with former SoCon member College of Charleston and with UNC-Wilmington, and to expanding our schedules with competition against James Madison, University of Richmond and William & Mary, as well as with schools further north."

Elon CAA infographic

Pack Your Social Calendar

The Student Union Board Hosts More Than 170 Events Each Year

Written by Erin Turner '15

The Student Union Board, also known as SUB, is a student-run organization with just one goal in mind: to have FUN. SUB brings Elon students entertainment throughout the year by hosting concerts, comedians, a hypnotist, magicians and much more. 

The majority of SUB events are free and have food. If there are two things that draw college students, they are free entertainment and free food, said SUB President James
Davies ‘14.

“When I visited campus as a prospective student I saw the Third Eye Blind and Shwayze concert,” Davies said. "I had a blast and knew that I wanted to get involved with the organization that was responsible for making so many people happy.”

Throughout the year SUB is responsible for more than 170 events, these events include a 3-pack weekend, which consist of Midnight Meals, SUBLive, and SUBCinema, on Thursday, Friday and Saturday.

In addition to weekly activities, SUB is also responsible for larger events including the Spring Show (past performers include Big Sean and Mac Miller), comedians (past performers include Kate McKinnon and Jay Pharoah), and co-sponsoring student-focused Homecoming events such as Rock the Lawn with SGA.

"I love performing at SUB events because it sponsors so many activities throughout the year that allow my a cappella group, Vital Signs, to reach a wider audience in a fun setting," says Dan Sheehan '15.

SUB also provides students opportunities to explore nearby metropolitan cities such as Raleigh, Durham and Charlotte at discounted prices. In the past SUB has taken students to see the Charlotte Bobcats and the Carolina Hurricanes for as low as $15. Trips to locations across the state are also offered, including Asheville and the North Carolina Zoo.

"I love attending SUB events. The SUB committee works extremely hard to make them fun and they do a great job at it," says Emily Stone '16. "I started going to SUB events with my friends my first year at Elon and attending them has started to become a tradition for us."

SUB is one of more than 200 student-run organizations on campus. And if Elon doesn’t already have what you’re looking for, you can start your own group. Also, all athletic and cultural events are free for students.

For more information and to stay up to date with SUB follow them on Twitter at @elonsub or like them on Facebook at facebook.com/eusub.

Admissions Calendar

Fall 2014
Nov. 1Early Decision
Nov. 10

Early Action

Nov. 15 Fall Open House
Nov. 27-28 Admissions closed for Thanksgiving break
Dec. 1 Early Decision notification date
Dec. 19 Early Action notification date
Dec. 24-28 Admissions closed for holiday break
Jan. 1 Admissions closed for New Year's holiday
Spring 2015
Jan. 10Regular Decision application and scholarship deadline
Feb. 10Watson & Odyssey Scholars Program deadline
March 6-7 Fellows & Scholarship Weekend
March 13-14 Rising Phoenix Weekend (for those accepted under Early Decision and Early Action)
March 15 Final Decision notification date
April 10-11 Phoenix Fusion
April 11 Explore Elon -- Open House for juniors
April 13 Maroon Monday*
April 17 Phoenix Friday*
April 24-25 Rising Phoenix Weekend (for those accepted under Final Decision plan)


*Phoenix Fridays and Maroon Mondays are opportunities for accepted seniors to spend a day on campus and learn more about life at Elon.

**Invitations for Open House are mailed four to six weeks in advance. For more information, please call the Admissions office at 800.334.8448.

Visit our website (elon.edu/admissions) to find out more about application deadlines and notification dates.