TODAY: Celebrate 10 years of generosity on Elon Day

The worldwide Elon community is invited to wear maroon and gold, make gifts and spread the word about Elon Day on social media.

Elon Day, the university’s annual day of giving, reaches the decade mark today.

On the 10th annual Elon Day on Tuesday, March 7, alumni, parents, students and friends are invited to make gifts of any size and show their pride by wearing Elon gear and using #ElonDay on social media.

Alumni celebrate Elon Day in the newsroom.

Since Elon Day began in 2014, it has inspired donors to give more than 40,000 gifts and $16 million in total. Collectively, these donors have provided millions of dollars in scholarships for students, as well as additional resources for the university’s academic schools, athletics programs, Elon Experiences like global study and internships, students organizations, and more.

This year, Elon Day also provides a special opportunity to honor the longstanding tradition of generosity within the Elon community. It’s a tradition that took root a century ago, when residents of Alamance County made donations to rebuild the campus after a devastating fire in 1923. The theme for Elon Day, “Rising to the Challenge,” ties to the year-long “Rising from the Ashes” initiative that commemorates the 100th anniversary of the fire.

President Connie Book at last year’s Elon Day Senior Toast for the Class of 2022.

As in years past, those who sign up as Elon Day Champions will help drive the momentum and success of the day. Each year, these volunteers encourage their own Elon networks to make gifts and spread the word about special giving incentives that will be offered to donors. Learn more here about this short-term volunteer role and new peer-to-peer fundraising pages available to champions for the first time.

Elon Day will also include alumni events around the world, in addition to events held on campus for students, faculty and staff. Visit the Elon Day events page here or scroll below to see a full list of Elon Day events with times and locations.

Learn more about how you can participate in Elon Day at You can also follow @elonuniversity on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook for exciting news and updates.

If you have questions, please email or contact 1 (877) 784-ELON (3566).

Events for alumni

Each year, alumni chapters around the world host Elon Day parties for alumni to celebrate the university’s annual day of giving.

Elon’s regional alumni chapters will host Elon Day events on Tuesday, March 7, in cities around the world. Invite your Elon friends in your city to join you and enjoy food, drinks, giveaways and more while celebrating what Elon has meant to you! See more information and registration links here.

On Campus Events

College Coffee
9:40–10:20 a.m.
Alumni Gym

Head to Alumni Gym for quality time with the community. Enjoy coffee, Elon-themed treats, and snap a selfie with the Phoenix. Don’t forget to spin the prize wheel for some great (and free!) Elon swag!

Pop-Up Student Lounge
12 – 4:30 p.m.
Young Commons

Stop by the Pop-Up Student Lounge in Young Commons to get in the Elon Day Spirit. The outdoor lounge will feature comfy chairs, music by student DJs, and a table hosted by Senior Class Giving to share what Elon Day is all about. The Oak Originals vendors will also be hosting pop-up shops for all to shop their products.

Let’s Taco ‘Bout Philanthropy
12 – 2 p.m.
Medallion Plaza

Stop by Medallion Plaza (near Lake Mary Nell) between classes to play a round of “Let’s Taco ‘Bout Philanthropy” and win a FREE taco! The Student Union Board will also be hosting an Elon Day Student Celebration with a make-your-own-sticker table, caricature artist, photo booth, music and Pelican’s Snoballs!

Senior Toast
7:30 – 9 p.m.
Great Hall

All seniors are invited to toast to Elon and the Class of 2023 in the Great Hall. While all seniors are invited, you must be over the age of 21 to receive a glass of champagne. PLUS senior donors will take home a commemorative Elon champagne flute.

Swag Wagons

Keep an eye out for Elon Day Swag Wagons traveling around campus in between classes. Answer questions about Elon Day and select some Elon swag from the wagons!

Evening College Coffee
10 – 11 p.m.
Koury Concourse

We’re excited to offer an Evening College Coffee for employees who work evenings/nights, as well as students! Join us for special Elon-themed refreshments, as well as awesome giveaways to enjoy with your colleagues.