The Elon community from all over will celebrate the university's annual day of giving on March 1.
No matter where you are in the world, you can join in on March 1 and make a difference for the ninth annual Elon Day. All can make a gift, attend on-campus and regional events and show your Elon spirit on social media as everyone comes together to provide students with opportunities to LEAD.
Here are some ways the Elon community can participate on Elon Day:
March 1 | 9:40–10:20 a.m. EST
Grab your friends and head to Alumni Gym for an Elon Day/Mardi Gras mash-up with food, fun, giveaways and (of course) coffee. Maroon and gold beads are encouraged, but not required.
Elon Day Student Celebration
March 1 | 1–3 p.m. EST
The Student Union Board will be hosting a live band along with Pelican’s Snoballs to celebrate Elon Day! While you’re there, play a round of “Let’s Taco ‘Bout Philanthropy” and win a FREE taco!
Mardi Gras Dinner
March 1 | 5–8 p.m. EST
Lakeside, Clohan and McEwen Dining Halls
On Elon Day, Mardi Gras is taking over the dining halls for dinner! Each dining hall will feature New Orleans-style menu items. All students, faculty and staff are invited to join the fun. Special Class of 2024 T-shirts will be available on a first-come, first-serve basis. This event is sponsored by the Office of the President, Harvest Table and the Class of 2024 Executives.
Elon Day Mardi Party
March 1 | 7–10 p.m. EST
Moseley Student Center
The party continues with SUB! Come out to Moseley Student Center to celebrate Mardi Gras and Elon Day! Play some games, grab food with friends, listen to music and get your picture taken in the photo booth. Students are encouraged to attend and receive free Elon Day and SUB swag!
Class of 2022
Senior Toast Celebration
March 1 | 7:30–8:30 p.m. EST
Lakeside Meeting Rooms – second floor
All seniors are invited to toast to Elon, and the Class of 2022! While all seniors are able to attend, you must be a current donor over the age of 21 to receive a glass of champagne. Please visit elon.edu/makeagift or Venmo (@ElonGiving) to make your gift to the area of campus that has had the greatest impact on your student experience.
Faculty and Staff
Evening College Coffee
March 1 | 10–11 p.m. EST
Employees who work evenings and nights are invited to a special College Coffee on Tuesday, March 1, to celebrate Elon Day! This day of giving brings our community together every year to show our pride and support for Elon. Join us for special Mardi Gras-themed refreshments, as well as a photo booth and some games to enjoy with your colleagues.
Join fellow alumni in celebrating Elon Day in your city! Elon’s regional alumni chapters will host 39 Elon Day parties across the world from our very own Alamance County all the way to London and many more. See a full list of cities and register for an Elon Day celebration here.
Friends, Fans and the Whole Elon Community
Make a gift to the area of campus that means the most to you. These areas include student scholarships, affinity networks, Black Alumni Scholarship, academic schools and departments, the Phoenix Club (Elon Athletics) and more. All Elon Day gifts will count toward the ongoing Elon LEADS Campaign.
Make sure to follow Elon on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook for exciting news and updates, and don’t forget to download our special Elon Day digital swag package to celebrate throughout the day. Share your Elon Day pride with your networks and use the tag #ElonDay.