‘Life As A Phoenix’ offers admitted students a new way to discover Elon from afar

The new website offers a way for future Elon students to begin building a connection with the university during a time when the COVID-19 outbreak has prompted the cancellation of campus events and visits.

Spring at Elon. It’s a season when Elon’s campus is in full bloom, and a time for admitted students to make a final visit to campus as they decide where to pursue their college education.

But the novel coronavirus 2019 outbreak has prompted the cancellation of campus visits and an array of on-campus events for admitted students. In response, Elon has created a series of online and remote experiences to allow these students new ways to more fully learn about Elon, build connections with the university community and ask questions about what life on campus is like.

Called “Life As A Phoenix,” the new website is filled with resources and virtual experiences while offering ways to connect with leaders from academics, student life, admissions and other areas across the university.

“We’re excited to connect and can’t wait for you to be part of the Elon community” said Greg Zaiser, vice president for enrollment. “

Admitted and prospective students can visit http://www.elon.edu/life-as-a-phoenix to get started. There they will find a wide variety of opportunities to engage with the university.

A series of video tours hosted by Elon campus tour guides provides a taste of what it’s like to be an Elon student. Look around Lakeside Dining Hall to see what’s on the menu. Visit the studios put to use by Elon music production and recording arts students, or see what’s being created at the Maker Hubs. Take a virtual stroll through Elon’s five residential neighborhoods. Discover what Campus Recreation and Wellness facilities might be the best spot for your workouts. Learn more about the broad offerings of Elon’s academic programs.

Life As A Phoenix offers the opportunity to schedule a Counselor Connect to chat with your admissions counselor by phone or video and to register for an Admitted Student Virtual Session. Elon is also hosting multiple Facebook Live sessions for admitted and prospective students, and you’ll find an archive of those here, along with a schedule of upcoming sessions.

“Be safe, stay healthy and tell us how we can help you,” Zaiser said. “After all, we want you to experience Life As A Phoenix firsthand.”