"A Day for Elon" honors Elon's 125th anniversary

The celebration will be held March 11 as part of the university’s Founders Day activities.

Plans are underway for a historic celebration of Elon’s 125th anniversary that will engage alumni, students, parents and friends both on campus and around the world.

“’A Day for Elon’ is a way for all members of the Elon family to support the university during its milestone anniversary, no matter where they are on March 11,” said John H. Barnhill ’92, assistant vice president for university advancement. “By wearing their Elon gear, making a gift to the university, and spreading the word about ‘A Day for Elon,’ everyone can play a role in this special day.”

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Activities on campus include a special Founders Day College Coffee featuring Presidents Danieley, Young and Lambert. Members of the university community celebrating Elon’s 125th birthday from near and far can wear Elon gear and share photos by using the #ElonDay hashtag or emailing them to elonday@elon.edu. You can see who’s sharing the #ElonDay hashtag on social media through this gallery of posts. And if you need some inspiration to craft your own tweets, Instagrams and Facebook posts, we have you covered.

The goal is to make “A Day for Elon” the greatest day of giving in the university’s history. Gifts of all sizes and designations will count toward the total given during the campaign, and will support a range of areas within the university including the Phoenix Club, academic departments and student scholarships.

“’A Day for Elon’ is a time for everyone who has been touched by Elon to come together and give back to this special community,” said Durice White ’09, associate director of alumni engagement. “It’s about celebrating not just the past, but the present and future of this transformational university.”

For more information about “A Day for Elon,” visit www.elon.edu/elonday or email elonday@elon.edu.