#ElonDay 2016 set for March 8

The annual celebration is an opportunity for alumni, parents and students to show their pride in Elon by making gifts and sharing their support on social media.

The university’s third #ElonDay celebration has been set for Tuesday, March 8. On-campus events include College Coffee, a senior event and an all-campus celebration. In addition, members of the university community can use #ElonDay on social media to take part in the celebration from anywhere in the world.

In honor of last year’s #ElonDay celebration, donors made 2,703 gifts totaling more than $702,000 and several alumni and parent donors provided generous matching and challenge gifts to encourage additional support for the university. #ElonDay also garnered over 4,000 mentions on social media, becoming a top six trending topic nationwide on Twitter.

More information about #ElonDay will be available on the university website and social media closer to the event date. Questions can be directed to elonday@elon.edu.