Sunday, October 1

Family Weekend Protestant Worship and Brunch

Holt Chapel, 10 a.m.

Protestant Worship for families and students during Family Weekend. Hosted by Truitt Center for Religious and Spiritual Life

Tuesday, October 3

Global Neighborhood Dinner: Global Neighbors

Lakeside Meeting Rooms, 5:30 p.m.

Join the Global Neighborhood for an opportunity to meet our global neighbors at Elon, including international students and scholars as well as our friends and neighbors from immigrant and refugee communities in Burlington and beyond. The evening will kick off with a panel discussion featuring international students and representatives of refugee and migrant support organizations. Table talk dialogues will follow over an international-themed dinner, and the evening will conclude with global trivia. Registration for dinner may be required. Sponsored by the Global Neighborhood

Tuesday, October 3

Stile Antico

Whitley Auditorium, 7:30 p.m.
Elon Lyceum Series

Stile Antico is firmly established as one of the world’s most accomplished and innovative vocal ensembles. Its 12 members have thrilled audiences on four continents with their fresh, vibrant and moving performances of Renaissance Polyphony. Their performances include the BBC’s Prom concerts and Buckingham Palace, London. With Whitley Auditorium’s amazing acoustics for a cappella groups, this concert will be a stunning tribute in the series of concerts celebrating 100 years in Whitley Auditorium. Admission: $15 or Elon ID. Tickets available beginning September 12 at

Wednesday, October 4

Hsiang Tu in Recital: “Something Borrowed – Theme and Variations through the Ages”

Whitley Auditorium, 7:30 p.m.

Praised by The New York Times for his “eloquent sensitivity, “ The Boston Intelligencer for his “impeccable technique,” and Fanfare for his “Chameleon-like ability to move between composers,” pianist Hsiang Tu will present a program of variation sets from the 1600s to the present. Sponsored by the Department of Music

Friday-Tuesday, October 6-10

Department of Performing Arts presents “John Proctor is the Villain”

Roberts Studio Theatre, Scott Studios at Arts West
October 6,7, 9, 10 at 7:30 p.m.; October 7, 8 at 2 p.m.
Written by Kimberly Belflower; Directed by Mya Brown

A coming-of-age story for the #MeToo generation. In present day rural Georgia, a high school class explores the American classic “The Crucible.” The teens start questioning what really happened during the Salem witch trials as scandal stirs in their community. The line between witch and heroine blurs in this examination of power, love and sex education. Includes adult themes. Admission: $15 or Elon ID. Reservations will be offered beginning September 29 at

Sunday, October 8

Charles Hogan, organ recital

Whitley Auditorium, 3 p.m.

In addition to his transcription of Aaron Copeland’s “Appalachian Spring,” Dr. Charles Hogan will perform the premiere of Associate Professor of Music Todd Coleman’s composition, “The Phoenix Rising for Organ and Four Horns.” Hogan is a graduate of Cincinnati Conservatory and is an accomplished author, collaborator, pianist and composer. He is Organist and Choirmaster at St. Mary’s Episcopal Church, High Point, NC.

Sunday, October 8

Liturgy on the Lawn

Front Lawn, Holland House, 5 p.m.

In honor of the Feast of St. Francis of Assisi (October 4), the patron saint of animals and the environment, Catholic Campus Ministry will celebrate its 5 p.m. Sunday Mass outside on the lawn of Holland House. All are invited to attend this Catholic worship service.  A Sunday Supper event will follow. Hosted by Truitt Center for Religious and Spiritual Life and Catholic Campus Ministry

Tuesday, October 10

“Beauty in science”
Tectonic Plates: Alamance County’s Science Café

Burlington Beer Works, 103 East Front Street, Burlington NC, 7 p.m.

Each month on 2nd Tuesdays, a different scientist will lead an engaging and lively discussion in a relaxed atmosphere without all the technical jargon. In October, Ariana Eily of Elon University will be the featured expert. For more information, visité.

Monday, October 16

“The Smell of Money,” film screening and discussion

Turner Theatre, 7 p.m.

Shawn Bannon – Director/Producer/Cinematographer/Editor
Jamie Berger – Writer/Producer

During Campus Sustainability Week, Elon University will host a screening of the widely acclaimed documentary, The Smell of Money, which tells the story of a North Carolina community’s fight against the world’s largest pork company, highlighting the ways environmental racism, corporate exploitation and resistance shape the landscape of contemporary environmental politics. Writer/producer Jamie Berger will attend the screening and discuss the project afterwards. Sponsored by the department of Political Science and Policy Studies, the Office of Sustainability, and the departments of Philosophy, Economics, Sociology & Anthropology

Tuesday, October 17

Campus Sustainability Week Keynote: Cultivating Connection, Resilience and Food Sovereignty

McKinnon Hall, Moseley Center, 7 p.m.

Join Ashlie Thomas (The Mocha Gardener), author of “How to Become a Gardener: Find empowerment in creating your own food security,” as we explore the powerful synergy between cultivating nutritious food, fostering community bonds and promoting greater personal and collective wellness. Beyond the bounty they provide, vibrant edible spaces not only empower us as stewards of the environment, but offer a tangible way to address local food security challenges while fostering a more sustainable and resilient future. Be prepared to be inspired as we consider the potential of these edible gardens to sow seeds of positive change, cultivating a future where both people and the planet thrive!  Sponsored by the Office of Sustainability, the Food Studies Minor, HealthEU, the Kernodle Center for Civic Life and Public Health Studies

Friday-Saturday, October 20 & 21

Instant Laughter

Yeager Recital Hall, Center for the Arts, 7:30 p.m. both nights
Directed by Fredrick J. Rubeck

Elon’s comic improv troupe, Instant Laughter, takes the stage performing scenes and sketches based on audience suggestions. Sponsored by the Department of Performing Arts – Admission: $15 at the door. All proceeds benefit Elon’s theatre arts program. 

Monday, October 23

Joshua Newth, “Confessions of the Consumer”

artist talk and opening reception

Gallery 406, Arts West, 5:30 p.m.
Exhibition runs until December 1

Joshua Newth’s current exhibition explore mankind’s relationship with nature and the often overlooked and intimate effects we have on our surroundings. In his 2020 exhibition, “Acts of Unreason,” Newth examined the ubiquity of detritus, specifically the multifaceted nature of litter and its connection to our lives and the anthropogenic results on the environment. Newth’s work is exhibited nationally, including Wausau Museum of Contemporary Art, Masur Museum, Canton Museum of Art and Louisiana State University. He has twice been a guest lecturer at Southeast Missouri State University’s Crisp Museum’s Speaker Series and serves as assistant professor of art and the foundations coordinator at Southeast Missouri State University. Born in Toronto, Canada he received his Bachelor of Science in Zoology from Michigan State University and a Master of Fine Arts in Painting from Wayne State University.

Tuesday, October 24

Elon University Speaker Series with Reshma Saujani

McKinnon Hall, Moseley Center, 7 p.m.
Elon University Speaker Series

Reshma Saujani is a leading activist and founder and CEO of Moms First. She is also the founder and former CEO of Girls Who Code. She has spent more than a decade building movements to fight for women and girls’ economic empowerment, working to close the gender gap in the tech sector, and most recently advocating for policies to support moms impacted by the pandemic. Her new book, “Pay Up: The Future of Women and Work (and Why It’s Different Than You Think)” presents a bold plan to address the burnout and inequity harming America’s working women today. She is also the author of “Brave, Not Perfect,” and her influential TED talk has more than 5 million views globally. Saujani is a graduate of the University of Illinois, Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government and Yale Law School. Admission: $15 or Elon ID. Tickets available beginning October 3 at

Friday-Sunday, October 27-29

Thursday-Saturday, November 2-4

Department of Performing Arts presents “Spring Awakening”

McCrary Theatre, Center for the Arts
October 27, 28, November 2, 3, 4 at 7:30 p.m.; October 29 at 2 p.m.
Book and lyrics by Steven Sater; Music by Duncan Sheik; Directed by Kim Shively; Music directed by Chris Rayis; Choreography directed by Jane Lanier

“Spring Awakening” is a Tony Award-winning rock musical that tells the story of a group of young students discovering their sexuality and struggling to find their place in a repressive society. Set in 19th-century Germany, the show features a contemporary score and a raw and honest portrayal of teenage life. Warning: This theatrical performance contains mature content and themes that may not be suitable for all audiences. Viewer discretion is advised. Admission: $15 or Elon ID. Tickets are available beginning October 6 at