Global Neighborhood Visiting Scholar Apartment

We invite departments to host visiting scholars in the guest apartment located in the Global Neighborhood. This conveniently located, one-bedroom on-campus apartment is an excellent option for departments that bring visiting scholars to campus for brief or extended periods.

Requests should fulfill the expectations listed below and be submitted via the Visiting Scholar Apartment Request Form, which will be reviewed and considered for approval by the Assistant Vice President for Campus Life and the Assistant Dean of Campus Life and Director of Residence Life.


Visiting scholars are individuals who are experts in their field and will share their interests with residents, faculty, and staff in a variety of ways.

Visiting scholars who stay 5 or more days are responsible for at least one event per week for residential students outside of the classroom, in addition to any time spent engaging students in the classroom. Suggested events and programs include workshops, discussions, field trips, films, dinners, informal conversations, or other relevant experiences related to their field of study. The host department should coordinate these programs with the Faculty Director and Community Director of the Global Neighborhood and submit a schedule of activities with the request.


Visiting scholars are welcome for short-term stay, generally between 1 and 30 days.


The one-bedroom apartment is located in Global Neighborhood Building C, close to other faculty and staff apartments, several classrooms, and over 300 resident rooms. The Global Commons, which is in close proximity to the guest apartment, hosts the Isabella Cannon Global Education Center, Elon’s Core Curriculum, a Tea House, a 75-seat digital theater, a variety of meeting spaces, and the Great Hall.


A fully furnished, one-bedroom apartment with all the comforts of home including:

  • Private entrance
  • Kitchen with microwave, coffee maker, cooking pots and pans, utensils and dinnerware
  • Queen size bed
  • Bed and bath linens
  • Flat panel HD-TV/Blue-Ray /DVD Player
  • Wireless internet service
  • Full bathroom with shower
  • Designated parking adjacent to building
  • Washer and dryer (free for guests to use)
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Cleaning supplies
  • Handicap accessible and located on the first floor
  • Non-smoking facility
  • On campus staff available for emergencies 24 hours per day


Occupancy for the apartment is a maximum of two adults (1-bedroom). Regrettably, we cannot allow children to stay in this facility. With the exception of pre-approved service animals, no pets of any kind are permitted in the apartment.


Check-in will take place, between 8:00am – 5:00pm, at the Residence Life office located in the Janice Ratliff Building. Late check-ins and break periods should be arranged in advance by calling the Residence Life office at 336.278.7300.


Check-out time is at 12 noon. Return keys and Access card, if provided, to the Residence Life office (if open) or to the afterhours drop box on the outside of the building (after hours).


Apartment keys will be issued to the guest. If a Phoenix card is required, the hosting department will need to complete a Non-Employee Form and a background check will be initiated. That will allow access to select buildings as requested by the host department and/or Residence Life department. The University reserves the right to enter the apartment at any time for routine maintenance, inspections, or emergencies. Whenever possible, communication to the guest and the host department will be made in advance.


Guests staying in the apartment must abide by all University and Residence Life policies, including those regarding smoking, internet usage, and prohibited possessions. A copy of these policies will be available at check-in and located in the apartment.


There is no daily or weekly cleaning of the guest apartment.  It is expected that the guests will maintain acceptable level of cleanliness while staying, including washing bed linens, towels, dishes, etc.  (Extra linens and towels are provided to accommodate longer stays.)  Routine cleaning will be completed only between each guest’s stay.


$20.00 per night will be charged to the host department for accommodation.  In addition, a single cleaning fee of $80 per stay will be assessed.  Any damages incurred are the responsibility of the guest or the host department.


You may submit a reservation request by emailing Residence Life at residencelife@elon.eduPlease note: Reservation requests are not considered confirmed until you have received an electronic approval confirmation from Residence Life. You can expect to receive a response within three business days.

For assistance, please call 336.278.7300.