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

School of Communications campaign launched at New York gala

NBC Nightly News anchor Brian Williams headlined the public kickoff of fundraising for Elon’s new communications facilities.


2014 President's Report highlights faculty and student scholarship

President Leo M. Lambert has issued his annual report detailing impressive research being done by Elon faculty and students.

NBC's Brian Williams to make special appearance at New York’s Evening for Elon

Williams will join Elon President Leo M. Lambert at the Waldorf Astoria for the Oct. 16 event, which will include a special presentation about Elon’s School of Communications.

School of Communications advisor shares generational research

Jack MacKenzie, president of Magid Generational Strategies, discussed the youngest U.S. generation, called "The Plurals" in a Sept. 18 lecture.

Elon honored for diversity & inclusion programs

INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine has recognized Elon with a 2014 Higher Education Excellence in Diversity Award, an accolade that reflects ongoing university efforts to celebrate and support students, staff, faculty and alumni of all backgrounds and beliefs.

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