Welcome to East Neighborhood, where your college journey begins in a dynamic and supportive community. East Neighborhood serves as a residential hub for over 350 first-year students. Since 2002, Isabella Cannon and Kenan Honors Pavilion have been home to our Elon College and Honors Fellows programs. East Buildings A, B, and C opened their doors in 2018, and with the new East Commons opening in Fall 2024, our neighborhood continues to grow and evolve. From engaging academic connections to lively social events, we aim to cultivate a strong sense of community and enhance your overall experience at Elon. Our goal is to support you in your transition to college, helping you to build lasting relationships, develop essential skills, and fully embrace all that Elon has to offer.

Neighborhood Facilities and Amenities

East Neighborhood is comprised of the East Commons and three residence halls (East A, B, and C) along with the Isabella Cannon Pavilion and the Kenan Honors Pavilion in the Lambert Academic Village. All buildings are mixed-gender and the rooms include closets and moveable furniture. Each floor has a lounge space and a community kitchen. See a floor plan for one of the new buildings.

  • The East Firepit is located in the East Intersection (between East Building A and B)
  • Jimmy Powell Tennis Center (adjacent to East B and C)
  • Phi Beta Commons where College Coffee is hosted every Tuesday from 9:40 a.m. to 10:20 a.m
  • East Commons – Lounge area, communal kitchen & dining, patio grill, pool table, meeting room, neighborhood office, and multi-purpose forum.

Academic Connections

The neighborhood links several First Year Foundation Courses including COR 110: The Global Experience and ENG 110: Writing, Argument & Inquiry, so first year students are taught with peers from within the same residential neighborhood. These residentially linked courses have been helpful in building community for students that extends from the classroom to the residence hall and facilitates students’ learning outside of the classroom.

Living-Learning Communities

Signature Programs, Traditions & Experiences

Residents have an opportunity to learn from one another, meet peers within their community, and hear from campus partners in an informal setting through various neighborhood programming.

  • S’mores Outdoors
  • Neighborhood Welcome Cookout – The Fall 2024 welcome cookout will also be the grand opening for the East Commons building.
  • Rise Against Hunger Meal Packaging Event
  • Grow Where You’re Planted
  • East Gets on the Bus (Service) Saturdays
  • East Feast Giving
Programming from our Student Staff

Our amazing Senior Resident Assistants and Resident Assistants are responsible for planning and hosting multiple programs throughout the semester!  Make sure to look out for flyers and emails or reach out to your RA directly for more information.

Support our Athletes

This year, Elon’s Residence Life team along with Athletics are hosting Neighborhood Game Nights! Be sure to tap in at the Athletic Marketing table at each game to earn East points in the Neighborhood Game Day Challenge!

Faculty-Led Weekly Events

Our Faculty Director, Dr. Karen Lindsey, and our Faculty in Residence, Dr. Jane O’Boyle will host Mind Body Moments on Mondays throughout the semester to give East residents time to explore and create positive and healthy wellness practices.

Fall 2024 Calendar of Events