Welcome Class of 2020!

The New Student Orientation team is excited to welcome the class of 2020 to Elon in August. Orientation lasts from Move-In Day on Friday August 26th through Monday August 29th. Navigate this website to learn about Fall Orientation and Move-In Day. To best plan your family’s weekend, please view or download the appropriate schedule below. You will also receive a hard-copy schedule on Move-In Day which will reflect any minor changes made over the next month.

Please download the Elon Guides App to keep up with the most current information about Move-In and Orientation during August and after you arrive on campus. 

Contact New Student Orientation at compass@elon.edu or 336-278-7777.

First-Year & Transfer Student Schedule

International Student Schedule

Registration Update: The period for online registration and ordering is now closed. If you missed the window, you will be able to fully register on campus!

On Move-In Day (August 26th), everyone should report to the student check-in tent in your residential neighborhood at the designated move in time found on Elon Guides and the Orientation website to pick up your name tag, receive your Orientation group assignment and move into your room.

Farewell Picnic tickets and bELONg shirts will be available for purchase on Move-In Day. If you have questions on Move-In Day, visit the Orientation Hospitality Suite located on the first floor of the Moseley Student Center.


Important Notice: We have updated our driving directions and arrival times.

The information on the website is the most current and accurate at this time. 

Students living on the first floor of their residence hall will arrive at 8:00am.
Students living on the second floor will arrive at 9:30am.
Students living on the third or fourth floor will arrive at 10:30 am.

Please refer to the Move-In Day page to download a PDF of the driving directions specific to your residential neighborhood. We ask that you adhere to these driving directions rather than using your own GPS to alleviate traffic on campus and in the surrounding community.

Summer Mailings

Information regarding specific Elon programs will be sent to families by the end of June. If you missed anything, the documents in the mailer are listed here.

Pre-Arrival Checklist

Before you arrive on campus, please make sure you complete the following items on this checklist.

  • Submit a photo for your Phoenix Card
    The Phoenix Card is your student ID that gives you access to your Residence Hall, Dining Halls, the gym, the library, and many other essential campus locations and services. Submitting a photo ahead of time will save you time waiting in line and will make sure your Phoenix Card will be ready for you to start using right away! Follow the directions in the link above to get started.
  • Register your car
    If you plan on bringing a car to campus, it must be registered with Campus Safety and Police. You will receive a parking permit for a specific lot on campus based on where you live. Registering online will ensure your parking permit will be waiting for you when you arrive.The parking registration system will open to first-year students on July 27th at 8:00am.
  • Order a micro-fridge for your room
    These small microwave-refrigerator combinations are convenient ways to store food in your room. Order one ahead of time so it is waiting in your room when you move in. You can order other items to customize your room like carpets and desk hutches. Just make sure you coordinate with your roommate(s) before placing these orders! The online ordering system will be open to first-year students on July 27th at 8:00am.