First-Year Summer Experiences

First-Year Summer Experience (FSE) programs are designed to help incoming students feel confident and prepared as they enroll at Elon. FSE programs embrace the university’s commitment to experiential learning, and use this guiding philosophy to help students develop self-awareness, enhance relationships, and define community in preparation for their Elon experience.


Want to start your Elon experience before you arrive on campus? 

Click here to register for Engage!

Have questions about your username and/or password? Click here. If you have any questions about registration, please contact Kyle Anderson via email or by phone at 336-278-7250.

"Engage as a whole made me feel more comfortable on campus. The program allowed me to meet other first-year students with a similar interest in service-learning and social justice. I knew I will have people to rely on when I come back in the fall. Meeting faculty members and upperclassmen helped me to start building connections with people I will be around throughout my college career. I am so grateful to have been able to attend Engage. I encourage any rising first-year who is interested in meeting other first-years, becoming more acquainted with Elon and Burlington, and driven to get a head start on college to attend the program."
-Bridgette Agbozo '19


July 9-14, 2017


Engage is for students interested in service, community engagement, and social justice. Engage immerses participants in the local community by exploring complex social issues. Participants will be involved in a variety of service projects and learn how service can spark lifelong active citizenship. Engage participants share an enthusiasm for service and interest for learning about the surrounding community.

As a participant, you’ll live on campus for the week and become familiar with Elon and a variety of faculty, staff, and administrators. During each day, you will experience a variety of service and social events. Specific service varies from year to year but can include working with Habitat for Humanity, Boys and Girls Club, and other local nonprofits. Through Engage, you will be challenged to learn about the community you are joining while building relationships with other students.



Acceptance into Engage is on a first-come, first-served basis, so submit your registration early! Several scholarships are available--contact Kyle Anderson for more information. Registration is open as early as January!