East Neighborhood serves as a residential hub for Civic Engagement and Social Innovation housing over 350 first-year students. Students living in East will gain a greater awareness of social, cultural, and political issues by engaging in programming with faculty and staff to learn skills to be active global citizens and change agents within society. Elon is recognized for its robust curricular and co-curricular experiences that provide students with opportunities to participate in civil discourse, debate, community service, and leadership development in order to address the most pressing issues faced by today’s society.


To be accountable members of our community, embody a spirit of service while prioritizing mind-body wellness and self-exploration.


Here in East Neighborhood we will discover our passions, nurture our potential, and embrace the responsibility to ourselves and others. Through intentional interactions, students will engage in a transformative journey where they will explore divergent perspectives and experiences, while being challenged to grow conscientiously and cultivate meaningful relationships within our community.

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Statement

We recognize and honor the diverse identities and unique lived experiences that each individual brings to our neighborhood. We are committed to fostering an inclusive environment where we are all valued, respected, and supported. Through our collective responsibility, we strive to create a more equitable and just community, campus, and society.


Authenticity, Courage, Integrity, Accountability, Curiosity, Personal growth, Self-Awareness, Altruism, and Empathy

Signature Programs & Experiences

  • Neighborhood Welcome BBQ
  • Donut Stress: First Day of Class Sweet Treat
  • Rise Against Hunger meal packaging event
  • Grow Where You’re Planted
  • Monthly Neighborhood Dinners
  • East Trick-or-Treat
  • Service Saturdays
  • East (Feast)Giving
  • Leadership Lunches

Neighborhood Facilities and Amenities

East Neighborhood is comprised of three new residence halls next to the Jimmy Powell Tennis Center along with the Isabella Cannon Pavilion and the Kenan Honors Pavilion in the Lambert Academic Village. All buildings are mixed gender where the rooms include closets and moveable furniture. Each floor has a lounge space and community kitchen. See a floor plan for one of the new buildings.

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

The East Neighborhood Plan

Explore our East Neighborhood Plan 2023-2024, designed to provide a comprehensive framework for integrating residents’ academic and social development within their residential experience.