Creating a Relationship-Rich Environment

At Elon, campus facilities do more than house classrooms and students. They are designed to promote collaboration, spark bold ideas and seamlessly blend academics and co-curricular experiences. Through Elon LEADS, we are strategically expanding the campus in keeping with the university’s long-term plan for growth. We will also support the student organizations and groups that provide leadership opportunities and add meaning within the Elon student experience.

$90Mpriority goal
#4campus environment nationwide
(Princeton Review)
#1innovative school
(US News & World Report)
Architect rendering of The Inn at Elon

The Inn at Elon

The three-story, 80-room Inn will meet the university’s long-standing need for on-campus lodging and conference facilities. The Inn is an endowment-owned asset of the university and operating profits will support need-based student scholarships.

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STEM Facilities

New facilities will provide expanded space for STEM, engineering and physics programs and an expansion of the sciences. Along with Sankey Hall and McMichael Science Center, the facilities will form the nucleus of a new innovation quad with a focus on STEM education—a key driver of opportunity for our students now and in the future.

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School of Communications Expansion - Opened 2016

The expansion nearly triples the space for the School of Communications, recognized as one of the nation’s top-20 schools for the study of communications. The expanded complex is anchored by Dwight C. Schar Hall, Steers Pavilion, Snow Family Grand Atrium, Citrone Plaza and Turner Theatre.

Schar Center - Opened 2018

Considered a game-changer for the university, Elon’s 5,200-seat convocation center hosts university events and is the new home of the Phoenix volleyball and basketball programs. Schar Center will also host major regional events.

Richard W. Sankey Hall - Opened 2018

Sankey Hall serves students in all academic majors and houses the Doherty Center for Innovation, Creativity, and Entrepreneurship, the Chandler Family Professional Sales Center, and new centers focused on design thinking and financial education.

Koenigsberger Learning Center - Opened 2018

This two-story building brings the university’s Academic Advising, Learning Assistance and Disabilities Resources offices under one roof to serve all Elon students. As an addition to the Carol Grotnes Belk Library, the center provides a dynamic learning commons with advanced assistive technology, programming and space to support student success.

LaRose Student Commons

This two-story building in Elon’s Historic Neighborhood integrates living and learning by providing students with a welcoming place to socialize, study, enjoy engaging speakers and host small dinners and other residence hall programs.

How You Can Make an Immediate Impact

Elon’s learning environment is more than just buildings. It’s about the lasting connections that form in classrooms, labs, residence halls, club sports fields, student organization offices and meeting spaces.

You can support this priority today by making a gift of any size to:

  • Student organizations such as Student Government Association, sororities and fraternities, student media and others
  • Religious life designations including Truitt Center for Religious & Spiritual Life, Catholic Campus Ministries, Hillel, LEAF (Lutherans, Episcopalians and Friends), among others
  • Affinity groups
  • Club sports