Former British Prime Minister to headline Fall Convocation TODAY

Find out more about special guidelines for attending Fall Convocation this year as the former Leader of the Conservative Party in the United Kingdom visits Elon.

David Cameron, who served six years as Prime Minister of the United Kingdom and 11 years as Leader of the Conservative Party, will be the featured speaker at Elon University’s 2017 Fall Convocation on Thursday, Oct. 5, in Alumni Gymnasium of the Koury Center.

Cameron comes to Elon after stepping down as Prime Minister in July 2016. In 2010 at the age of 43, Cameron became the country’s youngest Prime Minister in nearly two centuries, taking office during a time when the United Kingdom was in a period of economic crisis. He is credited with reducing the nation’s deficit by more than two-thirds while leading a period of record-breaking job creation as Britain became the fastest-growing major advanced economy in the world. Read more about Cameron’s accomplishments here

Cameron’s visit to Elon comes with additional security measures and attendance guidelines. Members of the Elon community attending Fall Convocation should follow the previously announced procedures for Alumni Gym in Koury Center.

  • Admission to Fall Convocation is by ticket and photo ID. As of Wednesday, Sept. 27, all tickets for Convocation are claimed.
  • No large bags, backpacks and/or laptops will be permitted.
  • Recording of any kind including personal photography is prohibited.

Guests are encouraged to arrive at Koury Center at 2:30 p.m. when doors open. Students, faculty or staff who do not have a 2:20 p.m. class are encouraged to arrive when doors open. Early arrival will help minimize delays in being admitted to Alumni Gym. 

Make arrangements to meet all of your party before entering Alumni Gym. Please do not save seats for others.

Have tickets and identification (Phoenix Card/photo ID) ready before you enter.

Staff volunteers and student marshals in Alumni Gym will direct guests to best available seats. Please follow their instructions.

Large bags, backpacks or laptops are prohibited and should be left in an office, car or residence. If you bring any of these items, please use the Campus Recreation entrance and proceed to Jordan Gym. Security personnel will be on hand to store items during the Convocation. Your ticket and ID will be checked in Jordan Gym. Return following the Convocation to claim your items.

There are no assigned seating areas or sections for faculty or student groups for Fall Convocation. Staff volunteers and student marshals will offer the best seats available as guests enter Alumni Gym. Please follow their instructions.

As a courtesy to the featured speaker and other guests, best efforts will be made to accommodate late seating but cannot be guaranteed.