Staying Connected with Your Student

As your student begins a new chapter in his or her life, you will too.  Whether this is your first child or last child to leave home, you are undoubtedly going to feel a range of emotions.  Fortunately, there are several books and magazines available that will offer insight into your student's college experience.  We hope you will enjoy the following resources:

Letting Go: A Parents' Guide to Today's College Experience 
by Karen Levin Coburn and Madge Lawrence Treeger

The Freshman Experience or The Senior Year Experience by John Gardner,
parent of an Elon graduate

Beating the College Blues by Paul Grayson and Phil Meilman


Staying Connected with Elon University

The following Web sites and resources are a great way for you to stay up-to-date on the many events happening on campus and with your student.

ThisWeek@Elon  |  Many parents visit Elon's News & Information Web site daily because it's packed with the latest happenings on campus.  You can also sign up to receive the weekly ThisWeek@Elon newsletter via e-mail.

The Pendulum Newspaper  |  The Pendulum Online is the web version of Elon's student newspaper.  Parents can also get a subscription to the print version by e-mailing for further information.

The Magazine of Elon  |  This quarterly magazine offers a wide variety of feature stories and updates on new and important things happening at Elon.  Every parent is automatically on the mailing list.  If you need to change your mailing address for The Magazine of Elon, please e-mail

Office of Parent Engagement|  Be sure to visit the Parent Engagement website  for an events calendar, parent guide, and Parent Council information.

Family Weekend  |  The Elon community welcomes all family members and friends to return to campus, visit with their students, and participate in the many scheduled events.  For a schedule of events, visit the Family Weekend Web site.