When registration opens, why do I need to register?

Registering online lets your classmates know that you are coming. Everyone who registers will have their name appear on the “Who’s Coming Back” list.

In addition to letting your classmates know, the Office of Alumni Engagement needs to be able to plan accordingly for all the events that take place over Homecoming weekend. Without an accurate count of how many alumni are planning to attend the events, we cannot ensure the experience we hope to deliver.

We will accept refunds until Wednesday, October 27th. To request a refund, please email alumni@elon.edu.

What hotel options are there in Elon and the surrounding area?

Please visit our accommodations page. This year, we encourage alumni to make arrangements that are flexible and/or refundable.

It's been a while... how do I get to Elon?

Elon Admissions offers printer-friendly directions and a map for those visiting campus.

Take Interstate 85/40 to exit 140 University Drive/Elon. If you are driving from Durham and points east, take a right at the end of the ramp. If you are driving from Greensboro and points west, take a left at the end of the ramp and cross over the highway overpass.

Follow the signs for University Drive and continue for 2.5-3 miles. Continue on University Drive approximately one mile, proceeding through the stoplight at Williamson Avenue/N.C. 87. Turn right at the next stoplight for O’Kelly Avenue.

Make your second right off the traffic circle to remain on O’Kelly Avenue. You may park in the McMichael Science Center and Colonnades Residential parking lots, which are located in the heart of campus. Find these parking lots on the Elon campus map.

Where do alumni check in on campus?

Alumni are encouraged to visit the Martin Alumni Center when they arrive on campus. There will be refreshments and information about the weekend.

The Martin Alumni Center hours:

  • Friday, Nov. 5, 8 a.m. – 8 p.m.
  • Saturday, Nov. 6, 8 a.m. – 8 p.m.
  • Sunday, Nov. 7, 9 a.m. – noon

What about COVID-19?

Homecoming and other large events that draw groups to campus will be held with the health and safety of attendees as the top priority. Guidelines set by local and state officials determine attendance and seating configuration. Masking and physical distancing for indoor events follow current university policies. Regardless of whether the events are held indoors or outdoors, we recognize that many attendees will want to choose to wear masks when physical distancing is not possible. As of Sept. 15, 2021, 96% of all students have been vaccinated and 91% of all full-time employees have been vaccinated. We encourage all guests who are still eligible to be vaccinated do so immediately to protect themselves and others.

Will there be alcohol at the All Alumni Tailgate Village?

There will not be a bar located within the All Alumni Tailgate village. There will be beverage stations with water and lemonade for all guests to utilize.

Alcohol policy: Alcohol (beer and wine only) will be permitted in the tailgating area. No common containers (kegs, party balls, etc.) will be allowed. Individuals over 21 years of age must provide their own alcoholic beverages. Groups are responsible for making sure only those who are 21 years of age or older consume alcohol. All beverages, including alcohol, must be in opaque cups. All alcoholic beverages must remain in coolers or closed containers and not out in the open. Inappropriate behavior by a guest may result in that person being removed from the tailgate area.

Where can visitors park?

Parking on Friday will be available in the “new” McMichael parking area, Historic Neighborhood (old softball field) and South Campus (south of the railroad tracks) at no charge. Saturday parking will be available in McMichael, Historic Neighborhood, East Francis Center and South Campus lots at no charge. Beginning at 9:00 a.m. on Saturday, parking spots in the Hunt B lot (behind the newly built Schar Center) will be available for a $10 fee on a first-come, first-serve basis. More than one spot may be purchased for individual tailgating.

Can RVs park on campus during Homecoming & Reunion Weekend?

For RVs wanting to park near campus for the duration of the weekend, we ask that they park in the Arts West parking lot (corner of Haggard Ave. & Manning Ave.).

For RVs wanting to park on campus for the tailgate and football game, arriving on Saturday morning, parking will be available on a first come first served basis in the Hunt B lot located behind Schar Center (across from Rhodes Stadium) for a fee of $10. If that lot is full, parking is available in the Arts West lot or the South Campus lot on the south side of the Ellington Health Center.

What restaurant options are there on and off campus?

Please visit the Elon Dining Services website for information about on-campus dining options. You can also visit the Things to Do Around Town page for a listing of restaurants in the Elon area. The Alamance-Burlington Convention and Visitors Bureau offers a comprehensive list of Burlington-area dining options.

Are shuttle services offered for guests who need rides?

We do have a limited number of golf carts (4 and 6 passenger) to help transport those who need assistance on Saturday. Please call the Alumni Engagement Office at (877) 784-3566 if you are with someone who needs a ride.

A shuttle bus service will operate on Saturday evening, November 6th picking up from the circle drive/lot between Center for the Arts and Koury Center. The shuttle will do drop offs at the Drury Inn, Tru by Hilton and the Best Western in Burlington.

Where can I find the brick installed in my honor?

If you participated in the 2017, 2018 brick initiative or any senior donor brick initiative, you can locate the brick Under the Oaks. If you participated in the Pave the Way brick effort in 2013, the brick is located outside of the Martin Alumni Center. The Alumni Engagement team will be able to assist you in finding the brick.

You can also visit Elon’s online brick locator to see a map of named bricks that are placed Under the Oaks and at the Martin Alumni Center.

If you were honored on a brick before then, it will be located outside of the Moseley Center and their staff will be able to help you find your name.

Where are ATM's located on-campus?

ATM’s are located inside the Moseley Center and beside Pandora’s Pies downtown. There is also a Bank of America drive-through ATM across from the Post Office.