Fall is always a busy time at Elon, full of many activities to enrich the mind and nourish the spirit.

Family Weekend is coming up, September 19-21! If you haven’t already, be sure to register for by clicking the link to the right. We have a number of wonderful activities planned for the weekend, including some just for grandparents. Be sure to book your hotel room soon…they’re filling up fast! I look forward to welcoming you back home to campus this fall.

On October 2, Elon welcomes Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn for the Fall Convocation address in Alumni Gym. Highly respected by journalists worldwide, Kristof and WuDunn are recognized as passionate human rights advocates reporting on the trials and triumphs of those struggling for opportunity and equality. We hope you can join us for these exciting events.

Now that the new academic year has begun, there are several ways parents can stay up to date on what is happening at Elon. You can sign up for ThisWeek@Elon, our electronic newsletter, and visit E-net, our news and information web site.

If you are a new parent, be sure to check out our New Parents and Around Town links on this site, which feature a parents guide, and lodging and restaurant information on campus, in Burlington and beyond.

Jozi Snowberger '07, Director of Parent Engagement


News And Events

Elon modifies upcoming Winter Term programs

Winter Term 2015 classes in Israel and Ghana have been canceled or postponed due to regional security and health concerns in Africa and the Middle East.

Elon welcomes Class of 2018 in New Student Convocation

Incoming students and their families gathered Under the Oaks of campus on Aug. 23, 2014, as administrators, faculty and fellow students shared reflections and advice for making the most of an Elon University education.

A look back at Elon University's Move-In Day 2014

Enjoy a Facebook photo gallery and a short video reliving the excitement, anxiety and anticipation felt this week by members of the Class of 2018 and their families.

Class of 2018 begins journey toward global citizenship

More than 1,500 first-year and transfer students arrived on campus Friday set on learning about social and economic issues impacting their world while finding ways to improve the lives of others.

President Lambert previews the 2014-15 academic year

In a special video message, Elon President Leo M. Lambert shares details about new facilities, programs and highlights of the upcoming year.

Family Weekend