Residence Life

Global Neighborhood

Global Neighborhood rendering

Opened in the fall of 2013, the Global Neighborhood has been the site of several pilot initiatives for the Residential Campus at Elon. The neighborhood has become a premiere global education residential complex, serving as a destination for all members of the Elon community. The Global Commons building, opening this fall, will include a Great Hall with lounge and study spaces, and the neighborhood will be home to the Global Education Center, faculty offices for the Core Curriculum, and the Office of Residence Life.

600 students, mostly first-year students and sophomores, will live in five buildings named for rivers around the world.

Living Learning Communities and Theme Housing

Academic Linkages

  • Classrooms located in the neighborhood
  • Linked sections of COR 110: The Global Experience for first-year students in the neighborhood
  • Dr. Amy Allocco, Assistant Professor and Distinguished Emerging Scholar in Religious Studies is the Faculty Director
  • Vanessa Bravo, Assistant Professor of Commincations lives in the neighborhood 

Signature Programs

  • Monthly house dinners with conversations between students and faculty
  • Global film series
  • Academic affiliations – monthly meet and greet events with faculty, staff, and students
  • Social events planned by resident assistants and mentors

Room Types

  • Single rooms with private baths
  • Two person single suites
  • Double rooms

Sustainable Living

Global Neighborhood Sustainable Living Guide