Celebrating the start of the 2023-24 academic year

In her annual video message to the university community as a new academic prepares to begin, President Connie Ledoux Book talks about the year ahead and the university's future.

Dear Elon Community,

As we embark on a new academic year, I want to share updates on some of the many initiatives that are shaping Elon University today.

As you will see in this video message, our commitment to student success remains steadfast, and we embrace the academic year with open minds and determined spirits.

Meaningful relationships and mentoring form the centerpiece of our strategic work this year, and we encourage each member of our community to take time to get to know someone new.

Let’s remember the timeless strategies our students can use to learn and succeed: prioritizing academic studies, fostering connections with professors and staff, practicing self-care, and engaging with classmates in campus organizations and activities.

Here’s to a rewarding year ahead, where our timeless values meet innovative progress.

– President Connie Ledoux Book