As you prepare to transition into the Elon community, there are undoubtedly many questions running through your mind. In this section, gather resources, tips and advice from students, as well as the New Student Orientation website. Current students understand what it was like to enter a new community with new friends to make, new pathways to choose, and new challenges to overcome. Hear their stories and insights on making your transition a smooth one. Additionally, follow the link to Orientation’s site for information on move-in day, programming for family members, and answers to frequently asked questions.


Orientation & Move-In

Preparing for Your Arrival

Move-in Day for 2021 is scheduled for Friday, August 20. Students will be assigned a specific time for Move-in and will be posted to your Acorn Account on July 22. 

As much as possible, students should limit the number of family members who help them move-in, preferably being assisted by three to four others.

Students moving into residence halls should not arrive prior to their assigned time, which was provided by the Office of Residence Life and New Student Programs in July.

On arrival to campus, all students, and their guests, must report first to our centralized check-in at the Schar Center. Students and families who are fully vaccinated for COVID-19, and are comfortable with removing masks, are not required to wear masks or maintain physical distancing. Those who are not vaccinated are still required to wear masks indoors at all times. At the central check-in at the Schar Center, new students will receive their New Student Orientation materials and directions to their move-in location.

Learn More: New Student Orientation site


Elon 1010

Elon 1010 is a one-semester-one-hour course designed to prepare you for confident engagement at Elon. During the course you’ll create a four-year graduation plan that becomes an important roadmap for your time at Elon. The Elon 1010 curriculum shares our campus values, academic planning, and campus resources.

Why are campus values and academic resources the focus of Elon 1010? First, we want you to be a thriving and successful student at Elon with a strong understanding of our expectations. Second, we want you to feel challenged but supported. For this reason, your Elon 1010 instructor will serve as your academic advisor until you officially declare your major and will be one of your primary resources as you seek to find answers to your questions. And finally, we want you to know about the robust opportunities that exist on our campus. We intentionally keep Elon 1010 classes small at 16 students per section and meet weekly throughout the first semester. We believe you will find Elon 1010 to be one of the major reasons your mind opens quickly and Elon feels like home.

Learn More: Elon 1010


Wellness & Well-Being

We know that student wellness and student success are closely connected and that health is about the whole you, encompassing mental, physical, spiritual and social well-being. Elon provides holistic student health and wellness resources, education and outreach, as well as crisis response. Our goal is to provide you with support and opportunities to help you develop the autonomy, personal responsibility and resiliency to excel. 

Learn More: Wellness & Well-Being


Your To-Do List

We are incredibly excited you are Elon Bound! There are numerous tasks for you to do over the summer to prepare to begin your Elon journey. Pay attention to these dates and be sure you’re fully prepared to be Elon Bound in August!

Learn More: Your Summer Checklist