CELEBRATE! is Elon’s annual, weeklong celebration of student achievements in academics and the arts. CELEBRATE! 2017 was held April 24 – April 29, 2017.
The Spring Undergraduate Research Forum (SURF) has been an Elon tradition since 1993. The annual Awards Day Ceremony sponsored by Omicron Delta Kappa (ODK) has been a spring tradition recognizing exemplary achievements in academics and service since 1979. Since 2006, CELEBRATE! has brought together SURF, ODK and other events in a weeklong celebration.
Each year, hundreds of Elon University students are involved in activities during CELEBRATE! The week includes seminars, presentations, art exhibitions, plays, student showcases, dance and music performances, and much, much more. CELEBRATE! 2017 brings together the stimulation of academic inquiry and scholarly pursuit with the exhilaration of creative expression.
Beginning in 2008, an event honoring faculty scholarship joined the CELEBRATE! schedule of events. During this event, which occurs on the morning of SURF Day, faculty members from academic departments across campus will join with students to engage you with poster presentations related to their scholarly work. Scholarship from all across the University will be showcased during this session. This event is from 9 – 10 a.m. on Tuesday morning. Student SURF presentations will also take place in McKinnon; students will be available to discuss their posters starting at 9 a.m.
For more information on CELEBRATE! week, contact Angela Lewellyn Jones, Associate Dean, Elon College, The College of Arts and Sciences.