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Welcome to the Office of Alumni Engagement site

The mission of the Office of Alumni Engagement is to "inform, connect and engage Elon alumni while supporting the mission and goals of the university."

What does the office do?

  • Promotes fellowship among alumni
  • Cultivates leadership and financial support for university priorities
  • Seeks to increase the percentage of alumni involved in on- and off-campus programs
  • Identifies and cultivates future alumni leaders
  • Provides insight and resources to secure mentoring, internship and employment opportunities for current students and alumni.

Who is considered an alumnus/alumna?

All Elon graduates and anyone who completed at least one semester of course work are automatically part of the Elon alumni family. The Elon Alumni Board represents the alumni body to the university and makes recommendations concerning alumni benefits and services.

What are the benefits of being Elon alumni?

  • Quarterly issues of the award-winning Magazine of Elon at no charge
  • Free lifetime access to the services of Elon's Career Services
  • Invitations to events sponsored by the Office of Alumni Engagement, such as Homecoming Weekend, alumni chapter and club events and Evenings for Elon.

Click here for a full list of benefits.

How can alumni help Elon?

As proud Elon graduates, you can help maintain strong connections to your alma mater by attending Elon events regularly and staying in touch with your classmates. In addition, annual gifts to Elon are encouraged to ensure that future generations of students receive the same excellent education that you enjoyed. Tuition covers only part of the cost of an Elon education. Elon relies on the generosity of alumni, parents and friends for the remaining support.

Are there groups within the alumni family?

Yes. Alumni who have graduated 50 or more years ago are called Golden Alumni. The class celebrating its 50-year reunion is traditionally inducted into the Golden Alumni group during Homecoming Weekend in the fall. The Young Alumni group consists of alumni who graduated within the past 10 years. The Elon Black Alumni Network represents Elon's vibrant African-American alumni community and the LGBTQIA Alumni Network represents the interests of Elon’s lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, intersex and ally alumni, undergraduate and graduate students, faculty, staff and families.

Where is the Office of Alumni Engagement located?

The Office of Alumni Engagement is located in the Martin Alumni Center, 306 North O'Kelly Ave. Alumni are welcome to visit Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and 10 am. to 3 p.m. on Saturday.

We maintain a database of more than 30,000 living alumni. Please be sure to keep your mailing address, phone number and email address up to date with the alumni office or by filling out this form.

If you would like to volunteer on behalf of Elon or want more information, please call us toll-free at 877-784-ELON, or email us at alumni@elon.edu.

John Barnhill '92
Assistant Vice President for University Advancement