First Year Forums are shared intellectual experiences that are open to all Elon students, faculty, and staff. They address important interdisciplinary topics and allow community conversations about key global issues. Each Forum is repeated four times to allow any Elon student to attend, and to allow COR 110 sections to attend as a class.

Fall 2019

“Future Face,” The Elon Common Reading and Conversation with Alex Wagner, author

Wednesday, Sep. 18, 9:25-10:10 and 12:15-1:00, Great Hall in Global Commons
Thursday, Sep. 19, 8:00-8:45 and 2:20-3:05, Great Hall in Global Commons

A book signing will be held at 5:30PM at Moseley Center Table 1 and the Common Reading Lecture will be held at 7:30PM in Alumni Gym on Wednesday, September 18th.


Zachary R. Wood, Community Engagement Speaker

Tuesday, Oct. 1, 9:00-10:10 and 2:20-3:30, Moseley 215

Community Engagement Lecture will be held at 6:00PM in McCrary Theatre on Tuesday, October 1st.


Conversation and Q&A with Samar Ali, International Counsel, Bass, Berry, and Sims on Global Citizenship and Innovation

Wednesday, Oct. 9, 9:25-10:35 and 12:15-1:25, Great Hall in Global Commons Thursday, Oct. 10, 8:00-9:10, Great Hall in Global Commons

Themes: Advocacy, civic engagement, politics and society

Co-sponsored by Study USA.


Conversation and Q&A with members of the Oglala Lakota Children’s Justice Center from Pine Ridge, SD

Tuesday, Nov. 12, 10:30-11:40 and 2:20-3:30, Great Hall in Global Commons
Wednesday, Nov. 13, 9:25-10:35, Great Hall in Global Commons

Guests invited to campus by the Periclean Scholars, Class of 2021.

Spring 2020