Office of New Student & Transition Programs

Mission Statement

The mission of the Center for New Student & Transition Programs (NSTP), aligning with the institutional mission, is to holistically address the developmental needs of new Elon students and families in transition within the Elon University community.   The department acknowledges and validates the primary transition into the University as a new student, as well as the series of transitions that occur throughout a student’s college experience.  NSTP enacts this mission by providing programs and experiences that equip students with resources, guidance, and peer connections that help facilitate transition and yield successful members of the Elon community.  These experiences include, but are not limited to: First-Year Summer Experience (FSE) programs, New Student Orientation for new students and families in both the fall and spring, “Phoenix Families” quarterly newsletter for new Elon families, the Elon Challenge Course, the Elon Gap Semester Program, and the Life Entrepreneur Program.