First-Year Summer Experience Programs

Want to start your Elon experience before you arrive on campus?  

First-Year Summer Experience (FSE) programs are designed to help incoming students feel confident and prepared as they enroll at Elon. The FSE 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.

FSEs are Hiring Facilitators!

If you are interested in guiding a group of incoming Elon students through an active and engaging transition experience, apply to be an FSE facilitator! All four programs are looking for student leaders who are committed to the first-year experience and have a passion for service, the outdoors, or creativity. To apply to be a facilitator, download the application and submit the required documents to the FSE Moodle site as an assignment. To be added to the Moodle site, email

Explore our First-Year Summer Experiences!

Adventures in Leadership

Date: July 16-21 or July 23-28

Program Cost: $650


Date: June 24-30

Program Cost: $320


Date: July 9-14

Program Cost: $375


Date: TBD

Program Cost: $960

Within 48 hours of submitting their enrollment deposit, students will receive an email detaling how to set up their Elon email username and password. After confirming this information, students will be able to log in to the FSE registration system. 

For assistance with accessing your login information, please contact the Campus Technology Help Desk at 336-278-5200 or or visit their New Student Technology website.

We will continue accepting deposits until the programs are full.  To inquire about program status or to ask questions, contact the FSE Coordinator via email ( or phone (336.278.7000) for more information.  Upon trip acceptance, participants will receive further information including the balance deadline.  Some need-based scholarships are available; contact for program-specific information.


For more information on any of the First-Year Summer Experience programs,
please e-mail or call (336) 278-7000.