Meet Elon, Out West
The Elon Experience is unique—the Elon Experience as a West Coast student is even more so. Join us to learn about the university and to engage in a dynamic discussion with current West Coast Elon students! Hear their stories, learn what it is like to transition to campus as a West Coaster, and get your questions answered.
Elon is committed to a campus culture that values individual difference and prepares students to become leaders the world needs.The majority of Elon students come from outside North Carolina.
Frequently Asked Questions
How is North Carolina culture different from the West Coast?
Southern hospitality is no urban legend. Expect to meet lots of people who will want to know your story, and plenty of passersby who will say “hello” as you walk around campus. Elon students are from all over the United States and various corners of the globe, so you’ll experience many different cultures on campus.
How many West Coast students are enrolled at Elon?
One hundred fifty students come from
the West Coast, and the number grows every year.
How do I get to campus from the airport?
The nearest major airport is Greensboro’s Piedmont Triad International (GSO), which is just 30 minutes from campus. Raleigh/Durham International Airport (RDU) is also convenient; it’s a 50-minute drive from Elon. Shuttles run from Elon to both airports, and you can easily catch a ride back to campus after holidays or when classes begin.
How is Elon growing its presence on the West Coast?
Elon is committed to developing a strong foundation on the West Coast. We have created more options for our alumni to connect and network with others in the West Coast Elon community. Programs such as Elon in LA, the university’s year-round internship program, and Elon in San Francisco, an eight-week summer program, have helped students connect with alumni and companies on the West Coast. As these programs grow, the university will continue its investment in alumni, families and students living in those areas.
Still have questions?
Can I take a virtual tour?
If you can’t make it to campus for a visit or you just want to see our campus again, we offer a series of short videos that provide a glimpse of what it’s like to be an Elon student. From residential neighborhoods to innovative classroom spaces, dining halls, the student center and more, take take a virtual tour of all the places our students love at Elon.
Is a campus map available online?
We have several different maps available to help you get to know Elon.
Do you have any information sessions that I can watch to get know more about Elon?
Need advice? Have a question about your next steps to Elon? Or, just want to touch base? Sign up for a virtual session with our west coast counselors.