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. To best plan your family’s weekend, please view or download the First-Year Student, Transfer Student, or International Student schedule below. A more detailed schedule will be posted in mid-July.

Contact New Student Orientation at compass@elon.edu or 336-268-7777.

First-Year Student Schedule

Summer Mailings

Information regarding specific Elon programs will be sent to families by the end of June.

Pre-Arrival Checklist

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

  • Register for Orientation
    Register for Orientation and purchase a bELONG t-shirt that will be ready for you to pick up on Move-In Day! You can also purchase tickets for the Farewell Picnic, held Saturday from 12:30-2pm. This event is the final family event of the weekend.
  • 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.
  • Tune into Are You Ready
    These live webcasts with faculty, staff, and students will help you learn about Elon academics, community life, and the transition process. Webcasts occur in June, July, and August; check the archives for past webcasts if you missed them live!