Why do I need to register online?
Registering online lets your classmates know that you are coming. Everyone who registers by Oct. 13 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 for all the events you will enjoy over Homecoming weekend.
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.
Follow O’Kelly to the stop light and turn left onto Haggard Ave. You may park in the McMichael or Innovation Quad parking lots which will both be located on your left off Haggard Ave. Once parked, make your way to the Martin Alumni Center to official check-in for the weekened.
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 plus pick up your FREE Homecoming t-shirt!
The Martin Alumni Center hours:
- Friday, Oct. 20, 8 a.m. – 8 p.m.
- Saturday, Oct. 21, 8 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Where can visitors park?
Parking on Friday will be available in the McMichael and Innovation Quad lots, both located off Haggard Ave. on the east side of campus as well as Hunt B lot, located behind Schar Center off Williamson Ave. Parking is also available on South Campus, located across the tracks near the intramural sports fields. Saturday parking will be available in McMichael, Innovation Quad, South Campus and East Francis Center. Beginning at 9am on Saturday, parking in Hunt B lot, behind Schar Center, will be available for a $10 fee on a fire-come, first-serve basis. More than one spot may be purchased for individual tailgating.
Are shuttle services offered for guests who need rides?
We do have a limited number of Homecoming Golf Cart shuttles (4 and 6 passenger) to help transport those who need assistance on Friday and Saturday. Please call the Alumni Engagement Office at 336-278-7500 if you are with someone who needs a ride.
There will be shuttles running throughout the weekend from various parking locations to main campus. Pick-up locations include: Innovation Quad, McMichael, South Campus, Hunt (Friday only), and Francis Center (Saturday only).
There will be a shuttle offered after the football game for those planning to attend the Young Alumni Celebration at The Mission. Pick-up/drop-off locations include Center for the Arts and Outdoor Recreation area/Innovation Quad lot. Parking is limited for this event, so the shuttle is highly recommended.
A shuttle bus service will operate on Saturday evening, Oct. 21 from 7pm – 12am picking up from the circle drive/lot between Center for the Arts and Koury Center (off Williamson Ave.). The shuttle will drop off at the Drury Inn, Courtyard Marriot, Country Inn & Suites and the Best Western in Burlington.
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 non-alcoholic beverages available.
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.
What hotel options are there in Elon and the surrounding area?
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.
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.
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.