Elon Homecoming history

In 1895, 11 of Elon College’s first graduates united to establish the Elon College Alumni Association, which strove to keep “the memory of college days among the alumni, and to keep their support united for the good of the college.” To meet those goals, the association sponsored reunions to bring graduates back to campus. One such reunion, an annual October/November event called “Homecoming Days,” is mentioned in Elon communications dating to the early 20th century. Though the specifics of the celebration have changed considerably over the past 100 years, the spirit remains the same, bringing to the forefront the indelible link between Elon’s past and present. Before celebrating your Elon heritage with us this year, view our special Homecoming slide show featuring reunions from years past.