Elon classes will be held in-person this year and will not be taught in the hybrid or fully virtual formats used in some classes last academic year. Missed classes and work due to quarantine or other illness-related absences will be handled on a case-by-case basis per faculty discretion and policies set in course syllabi. Elon will return to the standard academic calendars for the 2021-2022 academic year.

Academic Calendars


In line with public health officials’ guidance, Elon is returning classrooms to configurations based on industry standards for spacing of desks and distancing. Classes are again assigned to rooms that can accommodate the entire class rosters.

Sanitation stations will be maintained in all classrooms to enable students and faculty to disinfect surfaces and frequently wash hands.

Elon is also working to develop additional outdoor learning spaces, which became popular options during the 2020-2021 academic year.

Undergraduate Class Schedule

The standard undergraduate class schedule for the 2021-2022 academic year will again allow for more time between classes.

  • Monday / Wednesday / Friday Class Schedule
    • 8:00 a.m. – 9:10 a.m.
    • 9:30 a.m. – 10:40 a.m.
    • 11 a.m. – 12:10 p.m.
    • 12:30 p.m. – 1:40 p.m.
    • 2:00 p.m. – 3:10 p.m. (MWF)
    • 2:00 p.m. – 3:40 p.m. (MW)
    • 4:00 p.m. – 5:40 p.m.
    • 6:00 p.m. – 7:40 p.m.
  • Tuesday / Thursday Class Schedule
    • 8:00 a.m. – 9:40 a.m.
    • 10:30 a.m. – 12:10 p.m.
    • 12:30 p.m.– 2:10 p.m.
    • 2:30 p.m. – 4:10 p.m.
    • 5:30 p.m. – 7:10 p.m.

Study Abroad and Study USA

  • Fall 2021: Most study abroad and all Study USA programs are operating
  • Winter Term 2022 programs and Fall 2021 travel-embedded courses are announced and accepting applications. Learn more from the status chart.
  • Spring 2022: Most study abroad and all Study USA programs are operating and accepting applications.

Note: Elon’s student vaccination requirement applies to all students enrolled in Study Abroad and Study USA programs. Deadlines for submitting vaccination documentation are in effect for Study Abroad/Study USA students. Those who do not meet these deadlines will be withdrawn from participation. Financial penalties, as determined by your program’s cancelation schedule, will apply.

Please contact your Global Education Center advisor with any questions. If you do not have your program advisor’s email address handy, please contact the GEC at global@elon.edu or 336-278-6700, and we will connect you to your advisor.

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