An Extraordinary Experience
Living on campus for at least the first two years, Elon students are provided an enriching residential experience specifically curated to deepen intellectual and social connections. Students who live on campus are closer to their classes; the library, computer labs, and other facilities; and the faculty, staff, and peers with whom they engage in learning activities. Campus residents are more involved in student organizations and often have higher GPAs.
Elon’s residential campus includes eight different neighborhoods. Each neighborhood offers a unique experience, with a cluster of residences and common spaces that form intimate communities of students (and faculty and staff) connected by a common set of themes and shared interactions. Each neighborhood is led by a leadership team of faculty, staff, and student peer mentors and governed by a neighborhood association made up of student resident representatives and faculty and staff from across the university. Click on a neighborhood in the descriptions below for more information about the programs and features of that neighborhood and the faculty and staff who live there.
Where Do Students Live?
The Colonnades Commitment (Sustainability and Innovation)
Students from all four academic classes live together “on the geo” in communities surrounding the geothermal field adjacent to the Koury Business Center. This neighborhood’s programs and experiences support Elon’s commitment to sustainability and innovation. LLCs in this neighborhood include: Business, Examining Education, Gender and Sexuality, Honors Floor, Innovation, STEM, and Sustainable Living.
Danieley Center Neighborhood
The Danieley Difference (Courageous People, Progressive Thinkers, and Purposeful Doers)
Some first-year students and many sophomores live in 8- to 10-person flats and 4-person apartments around Lake Verona, with leadership and wellness as the neighborhood themes.
Civic Engagement and Social Innovation
Civic engagement and social innovation is the theme for this neighborhood, constructed in 2018. The majority of the students in the neighborhood are first-year students, many of whom are committed to being change agents and leaders in social and civic innovation. LLCs in this neighborhood include: Elon College Fellows, Honors Pavilion, Paideia: Politics and Active Citizenship, and Service.
Thriving as a Global Citizen
The international theme of world cultures and languages is the focus of this neighborhood on the shores of Lake Mary Nell. The majority of the students in the neighborhood are first-year students engaging in activities centered on thriving as a global citizen. LLCs in this neighborhood include: ASHES (Substance Free), African Diaspora, Creative Arts, International, Performing Arts, and Polyglot (World Languages).
Making History (Growth, Wellbeing, and Community)
In the core of the original campus, first-year students live in the traditional Elon College residences with the theme of making history. Students in this neighborhood engage in activities focused on growth, wellbeing, and community. LLCs in this neighborhood include: Communications, Outdoor Learning, and Sport Management and Media.
Loy Center Neighborhood
Leadership and Service in Greek Life
The Loy Center serves as the residential headquarters for fraternities and sororities, with a leadership and service theme.
The Oaks and Park Place Neighborhood
Juniors and some sophomores live in apartments between the Fine Arts Center and Elon West, with a focus on emerging adulthood and engaging more deeply in the Elon Experiences of study abroad, internships, leadership, service, and undergraduate research.
Station at Mill Point & Crest Neighborhood
Seniors and some juniors reside in apartments in a self-governed community as they complete capstone courses, prepare to engage in careers and related experiences, and prepare to be Elon alumni.