First-Year Summer Experience (FSE) programs are designed to help incoming students feel confident and prepared as they enroll at Elon. The programs embrace the university’s commitment to experiential learning, and use this guiding philosophy to help students develop self-awareness, enhance relationships, and define community in preparation for their Elon experience.
The Life Entrepreneur Program (LEP) includes a 2-day retreat and a one-credit hour course led by faculty and peer leaders during the first half of the spring semester. This program offers sophomore students the opportunity to discover who they are, where they want to go in life, and how they are going to get there.
The Elon Challenge Course is an accredited high and low ropes course located just ½ mile away from Elon’s main campus. At the Elon Challenge, participants work together to reach beyond their perceived boundaries, overcome obstacles and experience success in a variety of problem-solving initiatives and ropes course elements.