What if my child is sick?
If your son or daughter is feeling ill, Elon has the remedy. Please visit the Health Services Web site for information on hours, services and medical staff.
Elon has drafted a new policy concerning students who need transportation to an off-campus medical appointment or to the hospital. Elon has contracted with Golden Eagle Taxi Service to provide transportation for students. Here are the guidelines for service:
Calls for transportation and pick-up should be made from one of three places: Campus Safety, Health Services or the Office of Student Life. The student will sign a charge sheet. Similar to the arrangement Elon has with Doctor's Urgent Care, the cab company will bill Elon, and Elon will then bill the student.
If you have any questions, call Student Life at (336) 278-7200 (M-F 8 a.m.- 5 p.m.). You may also call Campus Security at (336) 278-5555 after hours and on weekends (24-hour service). In addition, there is always an administrator on duty to assist in the event of an emergency.
What if my child needs to see a counselor during the school year?
Counseling Services, located in the R.N. Ellington Center for Health and Wellness, offers group and individual counseling to students. Please visit the Counseling Services Web site for details.
What is the break schedule?
Please refer to the OnTrack for the 2013-2014 Academic Calendar. Select 'Undergraduate Academic Calendar' directly under 'Campus Calendars.'
What can I do for my student from home?
Exam Packs: The Resident Student Association sponsors exam packs for students. These are offered three times a year: welcome packs, fall exam packs and spring exam packs. For more information on these packages, call Residence Life at (336) 278-7300.
Do I have access to my child's educational records?
Elon complies with the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974. This act protects the privacy of educational records, establishes the right of students to inspect and review their educational records, and provides guidelines for the correction of inaccurate or misleading data through informal and formal hearings. Students also have the right to file complaints with the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act Office concerning alleged failures by the institution to comply with the act.
Please contact the Office of the Registrar with questions concerning the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act.
Does my student need to take Foreign Language Placement Testing?
Yes, unless your student already took a placement exam during one of the Spring Orientation Weekends, your student should take a Foreign Language Placement exam on the specified dates during Orientation. Contact Academic Advising for exceptions at (336) 278-6500.
Does my student need to purchase a computer?
It is not required that your student purchase his/her own computer; there are 16 computer labs on campus and the Library offers a laptop rental for 4 hours free of charge to the student with their Phoenix Card. However, most students prefer to have their own computer. You can check www.elon.edu/technology for the types of computers Elon suggests, but you may purchase any computer that fits your personal needs.