As part of Elon University’s strategic plan for 2030, Boldly Elon, the university has identified key areas for deepening and expanding its national footprint to areas that include Charlotte, Los Angeles, New York, Washington, D.C., and other strategic locations. These collaborative centers create a national reach for Elon University by offering courses, programs and events that support multiple constituencies in locations across the country.

For 16 years, Elon has offered programming in domestic locations, starting with Elon in Los Angeles, primarily under the umbrella of Study USA and the Isabella Cannon Global Education Center. New York City and Washington, D.C. have also offered academic programming. Alumni Chapter programming has been steadily growing for more than 20 years. Activities at these locations have expanded to include parents, prospective students, partner organizations, athletics fans and other key constituents.


As stated in Boldly Elon, Elon will continue its rise as the pioneer and national leader in engaged teaching and learning to define our position as a national university. The activities established and the relationships developed at the National Campus locations will further strengthen this position.

National Campus Programs aspire to be an extension of Elon’s main campus by bringing the same quality, energy, engagement, and service to our constituents around the country. These Campuses benefit the greater university by offering unique professional and cultural experiences to undergraduate and graduate students that they can only experience in these select locations and provide engagement for external members of the Elon community.

Elon’s National Campuses each support robust activity centered around engaged, place-based, academic programs offering new opportunities for current students through internships and Elon’s Study USA programs. Each Campus will support multiple Elon partners (alumni, admissions, advancement, career services, athletics, professional and continuing education and more) by collaboratively working with these departments to host distinctive events, programs, and workshops that support their respective constituents to advance Elon’s national footprint.


Elon’s national campus is possible because of strong collaborative campus partnerships. Thank you to everyone who has contributed to the growth and success of these centers. Special thanks to our academic departments and programs (undergraduate and graduate), Admissions, Advancement, Alumni and Parent Engagement, Athletics, Business and Administration (IT, Police, Facilities, Planning, Design and Construction Management), Continuing and Professional Students/Elon NEXT, Isabella Cannon Global Education Center/Study USA, Residence Life, Student Life, Student Professional Development Center, and University Communications all work together to provide high-quality experiences.

If you are interested in partnering with us, please email Ashley Pinney, Director of National Campus Programs, apinney@elon.edu