Travel & Lodging

Lodging has been reserved at the Drury Inn and the Elon Inn.

We have booked a limited amount of rooms at the Elon Inn on Elon’s campus as well as the Drury Inn, located about 10 minutes away in Burlington.

For Elon Inn Reservations: CLICK HERE

To book, enter the check-in date of March 29th, 2023 and check-out for April 1st, 2023 to receive the discount

For Drury Inn Reservations: call-in (800-378-7946) or book online by CLICKING HERE 
If you prefer to stay at an alternative hotel, here are some other options that will need to be booked independent of Elon: 

The Acorn Inn

301 W. Haggard Avenue, Elon, NC 27244
(336) 585-0167

Best Western

770 Huffman Mill Road
(800) 780-7234 or (336) 584-0151

Additional lodging options can be found here.


If you are flying in to participate in Design Forge, the two closest airports are Raleigh-Durham International Airport and the Piedmont Triad International Airport.


Elon has reliable Uber and Lyft services year-round to navigate you to, from, and around Burlington. Elon also offers a free bus service through the Elon Express, which has several routes around campus, the Town of Elon, and Burlington.

Check out this page for more information about public transit at Elon.


We have created a Parking Permit for this event that can be printed out and put on your dashboard for the day. Campus police recognizes these as allowing you to park in any of the lots on campus for the event (i.e. any spaces that are open in the Elon Community Church lot, Oaks faculty, staff, visitor spaces, spaces along Lebanon, Innovation Quad or South Campus lots). Avoid on street parking. You may also park in South Campus or Innovation Quad lots and reserve a shuttle through automotive services.

Elon University Campus Safety and Police: 336-278-5555


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