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Welcome Elon parents and families! Just weeks ago, Elon celebrated our 2014 graduates with a special ceremony under the oaks and a moving commencement address from sports commentator Mary Carillo P’14. Now, we are in the middle of preparations to welcome the university’s Class of 2018 to the Elon family.

Elon’s Summer Welcome Events are a great way for new students and parents to connect with other local Elon families and ask questions about starting college, coming to Elon, and more. New Elon families can visit our website for a full schedule of events across the country. If you live near a Summer Welcome Event, you will receive an invitation by mail soon.

Want to stay in the know during your student’s first year at Elon? Bookmark this page and check out the New Parents section of our website frequently for information about Elon happenings, a Parents Guide, details about new student orientation, and other information. You can also follow Elon on social media (see the complete guide here), and help us learn more about you by completing our New Family Information Form online.

Our Elon Parents Association is a great resource for all parents who want to be more involved in their student’s university experience, whether your child is new to Elon or a rising senior. Visit the Parents Association page to learn more about our Ask-A-Parent program, the Elon Parent Bucket List, and ways to get involved at Elon.

We’re glad to have you as part of the Elon family!

Rob Bacchus, Director of Parent Programs


News And Events

Elon formally joins the Colonial Athletic Association

A geographic footprint that aligns with current student and alumni populations made the CAA a natural fit for Elon, which will host and travel to many top schools in the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast for varsity athletic competition.

'Are You Ready?' website debuts for incoming students 

Featuring wisdom from returning undergraduates, information about the Elon Core Curriculum and resources for moving to campus, "Are You Ready?" helps members of the Class of 2018 consider how to best prepare for success at the university.

Students honored for spring semester grades

Elon University has released its President's List and Dean's List academic recognitions for the 2014 spring semester.

Commencement news releases available to download

Elon University has made available online customized announcements for graduating seniors and their parents to submit to hometown newspapers.

Mary Carillo urges Class of 2014 to always act with compassion

In a Saturday morning Commencement address, the acclaimed sportscaster and former professional tennis star encouraged Elon University’s Class of 2014 to be guardians of the planet by showing kindness and respect to everyone they meet.

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