Elon Families

Welcome to Elon University! We are so pleased to have you as part of our Elon family. 

Download the smartphone app for New Student Orientation!

Elon University Guides, the new smartphone app used for major campus events, is a helpful tool for families as well as students. It includes a full family schedule. Some of the additional features include: customizable schedules and to-do list, an interactive campus map, information about on-campus resources, driving directions, social media, and more. Users can also receive push notifications on their smartphones, which will help you know of any last-minute changes (like a rain plan, for example).

General Information

To help you better understand the university and learn more about your student’s transition to Elon, we have designed a program just for you! Your program will begin on Move-In day and will conclude the following afternoon. Most families depart campus after the Farewell Picnic (12:30-2:00pm) on Saturday. The Parent and Family Newsletter contains additional information regarding lodging, driving, and parking for Move-In Weekend.

During your time on campus, you will attend a variety of sessions with administrators, meet your student’s academic advisor, and attend New Student Convocation. We are looking forward to seeing you during the Parent and Family Orientation Program. 

If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact us at (336) 278-7777.

A detailed schedule will be provided on move-in day and should be used for the most accurate information during Orientation Weekend.


We understand that you are preparing not only your Elon student, but also your whole family for the transition to college life. During family programming like New Student Convocation and academic advising meetings, we offer a separate program for younger siblings ages 4-12. On Saturday from 8:30am-12:45pm, younger siblings can join Orientation student staff for activities geared to help them learn more about Elon.

Registration is required for Sibling Orientation, so be on the lookout for a summer mailing in late June with a registration form enclosed. Pre-registration by mail is due on August 1st, or by August 17th online.