Out of an abundance of caution related to COVID-19, the Office of Undergraduate Admissions has canceled campus visits and a number of on-campus admissions events for prospective and admitted students.
The Elon Office of Undergraduate Admissions has made a number of changes to standard procedures and upcoming events as the university continues to monitor COVID-19.
In accordance with guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, all campus visits have been canceled at least through the month of April. Events for admitted students have also been canceled, including Phoenix Friday (scheduled for March 27, April 17 and April 24), Phoenix Fusion Weekend (scheduled for April 3 and 4), and Spring Open House (scheduled for April 28).
“A lot of juniors like to visit campus in the month of March and April just to sort of get to know the university, and certainly for our admitted students, we’re very mindful of the fact that March and April are the time of year where they typically spend returning to campus to get to know us, to make sure this is the place where they want to spend the next four years,” said Vice President for Enrollment Greg Zaiser.
For that reason, the university will offer a variety of virtual opportunities for prospective and admitted students to engage with Elon as the May 1 enrollment deposit deadline approaches. Zaiser says the Office of Undergraduate Admissions will have a more robust presence online, offering virtual tours of campus, opportunities for students to video chat with Elon staff and online events to help prospective and admitted students interact with the university.
On March 18, the office presented the first in a series of Admitted Student Facebook Live events focusing on several admissions topics. Hundreds of users tuned in to hear Brandy Propst and Kathy Ziga, assistant directors of academic advising, address academic support and other topics related to admissions at Elon.
Posted by Elon University Admissions on Wednesday, March 18, 2020
“We know this is challenging,” Zaiser said. “We love this time of year because it gives us an opportunity to see students we’ve met throughout the cycle or meet you for the first time, and unfortunately, it’s going to be a little bit different this year, but we can still meet one another via a virtual chat or another format that can just really help you decide that Elon is where you want to be for the next four years.”
The Office of Undergraduate Admissions will continue to notify prospective and admitted students, as well as their families, of updates to the department’s operations as well as future admissions events on campus and across the country via Facebook, Instagram and the office’s website.
For more information from the Office of Undergraduate Admissions, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 336-278-3566.