Want to start your Elon experience before you arrive on campus?

First-Year Summer Experience (FSE) programs are designed to help incoming students feel confident and prepared as they enroll at Elon. The FSE programs embrace the university’s commitment to experiential learning, and use this guiding philosophy to help students develop self-awareness, enhance relationships, and define community in preparation for their Elon experience.

You will be able to access the registration system after you have paid your enrollment deposit and activated your Elon email account, which is required for registration.

Activate: Explore Wellness and Mental Well-Being

Dates: July 11-15, 2021 and 18-22, 2021

Cap: 24 per session

Price: $200

Description: Join us this summer to Activate your Elon experience! You’ll stay in a residence hall on campus and become more familiar with life as an Elon student. Through Activate, you’ll explore a focus on wellness and mental well-being and will learn more about the six dimensions of wellness used at Elon. You’ll get to know campus resources and participate in a variety of adventures around the local area. Expect to be physically active throughout the week as we engage in fitness activities, hiking, camping, and exploring Elon.

Evan Small

Engage: Community Engagement in Alamance County

Dates: July 6-9, 2021

Cap: 18

Cost: $300

Description: Engage provides a unique opportunity to support incoming first-year students in their transition to Elon through a community service lens. While participating in Engage, you will get to meet other first-year students who share similar interests, and get to know current student leaders, staff, and faculty members. Through Engage, you will:

  • Spend a week living in a residence hall and get time to explore campus
  • Volunteer with multiple community organizations
  • Explore parts of Alamance County that many students do not get a chance to see
  • Get to know the local community outside of Elon
  • Get advice on preparing for your first-year and beyond from current students, faculty, and staff

Kyle Anderson

Learn more about Engage

Beginning May 1st, 2021, registration will be available until June 14th or when each trip is full, whichever comes first.  A deposit is acceptable for registrations up to June 7th, and the remaining cost is due by June 21stRegistrations after June 7th must be paid in full.

To inquire about program status or to ask general questions, contact New Student Programs (nsp@elon.edu) or phone (336-278-7000). For questions pertaining to a specific program we encourage you to reach out directly to the program facilitators.

Upon program acceptance, participants will receive further information directly from their respective program. Some need-based scholarships are available; contact the program facilitators for more information.

For assistance with accessing your login information, please contact the Information Technology Service Desk at 336-278-5200.