New Student Orientation Schedule

Welcome to Elon! Whether you are a first-year student or a transfer student, New Student Orientation (NSO) ensures that your transition to Elon is smooth and enjoyable. All new students (both first-years and transfers) are required to participate in New Student Orientation directly following move-in.

 

Fall 2024 Dates

  • Class of 2028: Friday, August 23, 2024 – Monday, August 26, 2024
  • Transfer Students: Friday, August 23, 2024 – Monday, August 26, 2024

Explore the Fall 2024 Orientation Schedules

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Class of 2028 (& Elon Bridge)

Transfer Students

Parents and Families


Hours for Orientation HQ, Mail Services, & Phoenix Card Services

Orientation HQ Mail Center Phoenix Card Services
August 23 10 a.m. – 7 p.m. 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
August 24 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. 12 p.m. – 4 p.m. 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
August 25 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. 12 p.m. – 2 p.m. 12 p.m. – 3 p.m.
August 26 8:30 a.m. – 12 p.m. 8:30 a.m. – 7 p.m. 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
  • Come to Orientation Headquarters in the Moseley Student Center to purchase Family Sendoff wristbands, t-shirts, or to ask our experience orientation staff questions.
  • Mail Services is where all Elon students receive their mail, including packages.
  • Phoenix Card Services is where you take a Phoenix Card photo (if you have not done so already) and where you can add money to your Phoenix Cash!

Class of 2028 Orientation Schedule

Friday, August 23, 2024

All new students will be assigned an arrival/move-in time. This is the time students should arrive at the Schar Center for check-in. 

*It is mandatory that you attend these sessions.
*8 a.m. – 2 p.m. | Orientation Check-in & Move-in | Schar Center

All new students, first-years and transfers, are assigned a unique time for them to come to campus for their Schar Center Orientation Check-In and to move into their residence hall (if applicable). This time can be found in the student’s Acorn Account. During this centralized check-in experience, you will receive your orientation materials, Phoenix Card, and residence hall key (if applicable).


11 a.m. – 2 p.m. | Lunch (Meal plans begin at lunch)Off-campus, Clohan, or McEwen Dining Hall

**1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. | Elon Bridge Welcome Session (All Elon Bridge students & families)Moseley Student Center, room 215  

Join Elon Bridge staff and faculty as they formally welcome to you campus and provide a programmatic overview. For Elon Bridge students and families ONLY. 


*4:30 p.m. – 4:40 p.m. | Meet Your Orientation LeaderYoung Commons

*4:40 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. | Orientation Small Group Meeting | Your meeting room (see name tag)

5:30 p.m. –  7 p.m. | DinnerOff-campus, Clohan, or McEwen Dining Hall

*7:30 p.m. – 9 p.m. | Commitment to Community & Welcome to Your Residential Neighborhood |
Historic Neighborhood: Alumni Gym in the Koury  Athletic Center
East Neighborhood: McKinnon in the Moseley Student Center
Danieley Neighborhood: Daniel Commons in the Danieley Neighborhood
Colonnades Neighborhood: Upstairs Lakeside
Global Neighborhood (including Trollinger House): McCrary Theatre in the Performing Arts Center

Welcome to your residential neighborhood and the Phoenix community! Members of Student Life and Campus Safety and Police will speak with you about the expectations of living, learning, and staying safe in our caring community. You’ll also learn about your neighborhood’s intellectual theme, identity, traditions and meet the professional and student staff in your neighborhood.


*7:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. | Welcome to the Campus Community (off-campus students)
Daniel Commons Classroom, room 117 (in the Danieley Neighborhood) | Danieley Neighborhood, Park Place, Station at Mill Point, Crest Apartments, and the Oaks Neighborhood residents
Moseley Student Center, room 215 | Off-Campus Transfer Students & First-Year Commuter Students

You’ll hear from Student Life staff and Campus Safety and Police about the expectations of living, learning, and staying safe in our caring community. You’ll leave with a deeper understanding of our shared community values and expectations of yourself and others.


*8:30 p.m. – 10 p.m. | Commuter Student Social | Oak House

Get to know fellow transfer and commuter students and check out the local coffee shop!


*9 p.m. – 10 p.m. | Residential Floor Meetings (on-campus students)Neighborhood location – follow your RA

10 p.m. | Late Night Elon | Moseley Student Center
Additional Activities
  • Neighborhood area offices: Board games
  • Young Commons: Yard games
  • Global Commons: Esports

Saturday, August 24, 2024

* It is mandatory that you attend these sessions.
7 a.m. – 8 a.m. | Breakfast | Clohan or McEwen Dining Hall

*8 a.m. | Student Convening | Koury Athletic Center, Alumni Gym

Students meet in Alumni Gym in the Koury Athletic Center at 8 a.m. to be ready to process to the ceremony at 8:30 a.m.


*9 a.m. – 10:10 a.m. | New Student Convocation  | Under the Oaks

Join President Book, administrators, faculty, and the Student Government Association president as they reflect and offer advice for making the most of the next four years. Attire is business casual. (Spanish translation services are available, see the information table) Student processional begins at 8:30 a.m.


*10:15 a.m. | Meet Your Orientation Leader | Young Commons

*10:30 a.m. – 11:15 a.m. | Orientation Small Group Meeting (students only) | Varies – see your Orientation Leader

*11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. | Students meet with Academic Advisors & Elon 1010 Peer Educators (for students enrolled in Elon 1010) | Your meeting room (see name tag)

**11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. | Elon Bridge students meet with the Academic Coordinator for Alternative Start Programs | Your meeting room (see name tag)

12:30-2:00pm | Family Send-off Picnic (Wristbands required for all, students free with meal plan) | West Koury Lawn, West Moseley Lawn and Martin Alumni Center

Enjoy a taste of Elon Dining as students and families prepare to say goodbye for now!


2:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. | First-Generation Meet Up | Moseley Student Center, McKinnon Hall

Swing by this session to engage with other first-generation college students as the school year gets underway through a variety of connection activities. Also, learn more about how First-Generation Student Support Services can support your journey as you get acclimated to being on campus. This session is open to all first-generation students and those who lived experience is similar to that of a first-generation college student.


*4 p.m. – 4:10 p.m. | Meet Your Orientation Leader | Young Commons

*4:30 p.m. – 5:45 p.m. | What Would You Do?| Koury Athletic Center, Alumni Gym

Adopting daily wellness values will support your overall well-being and help you to better navigate difficult decisions. As you begin building new social connections you may encounter situations where your personal and community values are challenged. What Would You Do empowers each student to take shared responsibility in creating a safer and healthier community for everyone.


*6 p.m. – 7:50 p.m. | Dinner Rotations & Campus Resource Tours | Lakeside, Clohan, or McEwen Dining Hall

Orientation groups will rotate through dining halls and engage in the resource tour. During the tour you will learn more about campus resources designed to help you succeed at Elon! Follow your Orientation Leader.


8 p.m. – 10 p.m. | Koury Kickoff | Koury Athletic Center

10 p.m. | Super BINGO |  Koury Athletic Center, Alumni Gym

Additional Activities
  • Neighborhood area offices: Board games
  • Moseley Student Center: Video games, ping-pong, foosball, pool

Sunday, August 25, 2024

*It is mandatory that you attend these sessions.
8 a.m. – 9:15 a.m. | Breakfast | Lakeside, Clohan or McEwen Dining Hall

*9:30 a.m. – 9:40 a.m. | Meet Your Orientation Leader | Young Commons

*10:10 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. | Level Up: Setting The Tone For Inclusion On Campus |  Koury Athletic Center, Alumni Gym

We are all part of a bigger story. Despite our seemingly obvious differences, we are connected by common threads of humanity. Oftentimes, it’s easier to stay within our comfort zones and the safety of what’s familiar. However, growth comes from exploring the uncomfortable and challenging ourselves to be curious about others’ unique experiences. Why does diversity matter on a college campus anyway?


*11:40 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. | Orientation Small Group Meeting & Lunch Rotations | Orientation Leaders will escort their group to each session at their assigned time

*1:45 p.m. – 2 p.m. | Meet Your Orientation Leader | Young Commons

*2:20 p.m. – 3:35 p.m. | Retaking Our Story: Reframing the Sexual Violence Conversation| Koury Athletic Center, Alumni Gym

In this keynote, Tim Mousseau leads a deep and vulnerable conversation on the delicate topic of sexual violence, drawing from his original research, personal experiences, and years of advocacy. Tim provides resources to communities that allow them to facilitate productive conversations around sexual assault, assists in the survivor recovery process, and shares how the power of personal and community action can be utilized in prevention. Students will leave feeling empowered to create a culture of compassion while realistically facing an issue prevalent on campuses across the country.


**3:45 p.m. – 4:20 p.m. | Elon Bridge Students – Break | Moseley Student Center

*3:50 p.m. – 4:20 p.m. | New Student Survey | Your meeting room (see name tag)

**4:20 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. | Elon Bridge Students Meet Your Orientation Leader | Young Commons

*4:30 p.m. – 7 p.m. | Phoenix Tailgate & Picnic | Phoenix Drive

Orientation name tag required.


*7 p.m. – 9 p.m. | Phoenix Soccer Game & Pep Rally | Rudd Field

8:30 p.m. | Late Night in the Neighborhoods | Danieley Neighborhood – the PARC, Medallion Plaza, Moseley Center, Global Commons – Great Hall, Historic Neighborhood – Under the Oaks and Neighborhood Office

Monday, August 26, 2024

*It is mandatory that you attend these sessions.
7:30 a.m. – 8:30 a.m. | Breakfast | Lakeside, Clohan or McEwen Dining Hall

*9 a.m. – 9:10am | Meet Your Orientation Leader | Young Commons

*9:30 a.m. – 10:10 a.m. | Call to Honor | Koury Athletics Center, Alumni Gym

Join in this university tradition that allows campus leaders and faculty to share with new students the core Honor Code principles the university community expects its members to live by: Honesty, Integrity, Responsibility, and Respect.


Orientation groups will rotate through the next two sessions. Orientation Leaders will escort their group to each session at their assigned time. 

*10:30 a.m. –11:30 a.m. | Being an Engaged Student | Engaged Learning location (see name tag)
*11:40-12:40pm | Orientation Small Group Meeting | Varies – see your Orientation Leader

*12:40 p.m. – 2 p.m. | Lunch Rotations | Lakeside, Clohan or McEwen Dining Hall

Designated location with your Orientation Leader.


2 p.m. – 5 p.m. | World Language Assessment (not applicable to Elon Bridge students) | Lindner Hall, room 208

Students who took the assessment online prior to Monday, August 26 can find their initial placement in Test Summary in OnTrack for Students. If students feel that the placement is too low or too high, during orientation they may choose to take the assessment a second and final time in person. (If students need or prefer to take the assessment the first time in person, they may do so during orientation.) Bring personal laptop and student ID to complete assessment. Please sign up 24 hours in advance for the in-person assessment by clicking “Make An Appointment” at the bottom of this web page.


2 p.m. – 5 p.m. | Academic Advising (optional) | Varies

If needed, students can schedule individual appointments with their advisor at this time.


2 p.m. – 4 p.m. | Technology for Success @ Elon | Founders Hall, Atrium

PLEASE BRING YOUR LAPTOP AND HEADPHONES TO THIS SESSION. This session will provide support for those who did not complete the sequence of online Moodle modules about important technologies at Elon. Students will have access to faculty and staff from Data Nexus and Teaching Learning Technologies (TLT) and will be able to ask additional questions.


5 p.m. – 8 p.m. | Dinner with your Resident Assistant | See your Resident Assistant for assigned time and location. 

6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. | Living Learning Community Kick-Off | Historic Neighborhood, Whitley Auditorium

All students in our living learning communities (LLCs) should plan to come to the official LLC Kickoff Event! Come meet your LLC advisor and fellow LLC members, cheer and vote in the LLC poster competition, and start the year off with an exciting orientation to your LLC. Each LLC will have the opportunity to gather and meet for the first time at this kickoff event.


8:30 p.m. – 11 p.m. | Hypnotist | Koury Center, Alumni Gym

Additional Activities
  • Neighborhood area offices: Board games
  • Moseley Student Center: Video games, ping-pong, foosball, pool

Optional Open Houses, Receptions, Religious Events

Friday, August 23, 2024

10 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. | Coffee Corner & Pelican’s Snoballs with The Truitt Center for Religious & Spiritual Life | Numen Lumen Pavilion

Join us for a refreshing cup of iced coffee and Snoballs while you stop and breathe with our team of Chaplains and Religious and Spiritual Life staff.


10 a.m. – 4 p.m. | Sklut Hillel Center Open House | 401 E. College Avenue 

1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. | Muslim Friday Prayers | Numen Lumen Pavilion, room 210

Join Imam Shane Atkinson and Muslim Life at Elon for Jummah prayer and a chance to learn about Muslim Life at Elon.


5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. | Transfer Student Welcome Drop-in Reception (Food will be provided) | Koenigsberger Learning Center, second floor

New transfer student? Before or after dinner, come chat with fellow transfer students, members of the Transfer Student Organization, Koenigsberger Learning Center staff, and Admissions staff.


6 p.m. – 7 p.m. | Welcome Back Shabbat | Sklut Hillel Center, 401 E. College Ave.

Please bring your family and join us for our Elon Hillel Welcome Gathering. Come as you are to enjoy food, fun, and Shabbat blessings with Elon students, families, and the Jewish Life team. We will gather at the Sklut Hillel Center to welcome Shabbat and enjoy a light buffet dinner together.


6 p.m. – 7 p.m. | Catholic Campus Ministry (CCM) Welcome Dinner | McBride Gathering Space, Numen Lumen Pavilion

Join Catholic Campus Ministry (CCM) for dinner! Gather with other Catholic new students and families to meet Associate Chaplain for Catholic Life, Father Peter Tremblay, student leaders, staff, and to find out more about what CCM has to offer. RSVP at org.elon.edu/ccm


6 p.m. – 7 p.m. | Muslim Life Welcome Dinner | Numen Lumen Pavilion, room 210

Join us for a meal and to learn more about Muslim Life on campus. Meet Imam Shane Atkinson, members of Elon Muslim Society, and tour the Truitt Center for Religious and Spiritual Life.


6 p.m. – 7 p.m. | Protestant Welcome Dinner | Holt Chapel, Holt Chapel Ln., Elon, NC

Join us to learn about our inclusive and vibrant Protestant campus community. Students and families are invited to a meal, worship and gathering time at the Elon Community Church.


Sunday, August 25, 2024

4 p.m. – 4:50 p.m. | Catholic Mass | Elon Community Church

All students are invited to attend Mass and meet members of the Catholic Campus Ministry community.


Monday, August 26, 2024

2 p.m. – 3 p.m. | Nursing Students Social| Lakeside, 2nd Floor

Students accepted into the Nursing program will meet with the Department Chair and learn more about Nursing at Elon. Students will meet their peers enrolled in the Inaugural Cohort of Traditional BSN students, enjoy light snacks, and connect with program staff and faculty.


3 p.m. – 4 p.m. | GLC Information Session (hosted by the Gender & LGBTQIA Center| Moseley Student Center, Room 209

Stop by the Gender and LGBTQIA Center to learn more about our initiatives. We support LGBTQIA students, provide confidential support for survivors of gender-based violence, co-advise the Gender and Sexuality Living Learning Community (LLC), and present on gender and LGBTQIA related topics. We will share our calendar of events and how to get involved; plus, you’ll meet with the GLC professional and student staff. All are welcome!


Transfer Student Orientation Schedule

Friday, August 23, 2024

All new students will be assigned an arrival/move-in time. This is the time students should arrive at the Schar Center for check-in. 

* It is mandatory that you attend these sessions.

*8 a.m. – 2 p.m. | Orientation Check-in & Move-in | Schar Center

All new students, first-years and transfers, are assigned a unique time for them to come to campus for their Schar Center Orientation Check-In and to move into their residence hall (if applicable). This time can be found in the student’s Acorn Account. During this centralized check-in experience, you will receive your orientation materials, Phoenix Card, and residence hall key (if applicable).


11 a.m. – 2 p.m. | Lunch (Meal plans begin at lunch)Off-campus, Clohan, or McEwen Dining Hall

*4:40 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. | Transfer Students meet with the Transfer Academic Advisor to learn more about academics at Elon (for students not enrolled in Elon 1010) | Koury Business Center, LaRose Theatre

Review academic requirements, important student policies, campus engagement opportunities and more. Q&A time will be provided.


5:30 p.m. – 7 p.m. | Dinner | Off campus, Clohan, or McEwen Dining Hall

*7:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. | Welcome to the Campus Community
Daniel Commons Classroom, room 117 (in the Danieley Neighborhood) | Danieley Neighborhood, Park Place, Station at Mill Point, Crest Apartments, and the Oaks Neighborhood residents
Moseley Student Center, room 215 | Off-Campus Transfer Students & First-Year Commuter Students

You’ll hear from Student Life staff and Campus Safety and Police about the expectations of living, learning, and staying safe in our caring community. You’ll leave with a deeper understanding of our shared community values and expectations of yourself and others.

(If you live in the Global (including Trollinger House), East, Historic, Colonnades, or Danieley Neighborhood you should proceed to these locations: Historic – Alumni Gym in the Koury Athletic Center; East – McKinnon in the Moseley Student Center; Danieley – Daniel Commons; Colonnades – Upstairs Lakeside; Global (including Trollinger House) – McCrary Theatre in the Performing Arts Center)


*8:30 p.m. – 10 p.m. | Off-campus Transfer and Commuter Student Social | Oak House

Get to know fellow transfer and commuter students and check out the local coffee shop!


10 p.m. | Late Night Elon | Moseley Student Center
Additional Activities
  • Neighborhood area offices: Board games
  • Young Commons: Yard games
  • Global Commons: Esports

Saturday, August 25, 2024

* It is mandatory that you attend these sessions.

7 a.m. – 8 a.m. | Breakfast | Clohan or McEwen Dining Hall

*8:00 a.m. | Student Convening | Koury Athletic Center, Alumni Gym

Students meet in Alumni Gym in the Koury Athletic Center at 8 a.m. to be ready to process to the ceremony at 8:30 a.m.


*9 a.m. – 10:10 a.m. | New Student Convocation  | Under the Oaks

Join President Book, administrators, faculty, and the Student Government Association president as they reflect and offer advice for making the most of the next four years. Attire is business casual. (Spanish translation services are available, see the information table) Student processional begins at 8:30 a.m.


*10:15 a.m. | Meet Your Orientation Leader | Young Commons

10:30 a.m. – 11: 15 a.m. | Orientation Small Group MeetingVaries – see your Orientation Leader

*11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. | Getting Started with the Student Professional Development Center (for students not enrolled in Elon 1010 | Koury Business Center, LaRose Theatre 

The Student Professional Development Center is here to help all students with every step of the career development process – from self-exploration to on-campus jobs, internships, and the job or graduate school search.


12:30-2:00pm | Family Send-off Picnic (Wristbands required for all, students free with meal plan) | West Koury Lawn, West Moseley Lawn, and Martin Alumni Center

Enjoy a taste of Elon Dining as students and families prepare to say goodbye for now!


2:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. | First-Generation Meet Up | Moseley Student Center, McKinnon Hall

Swing by this session to engage with other first-generation college students as the school year gets underway through a variety of connection activities. Also, learn more about how First-Generation Student Support Services can support your journey as you get acclimated to being on campus. This session is open to all first-generation students and those who lived experience is similar to that of a first-generation college student.


*4 p.m. – 4:10 p.m. | Meet Your Orientation Leader | Young Commons

*4:30 p.m. – 5:45 p.m. | What Would You Do? Koury Athletic Center, Alumni Gym

Adopting daily wellness values will support your overall well-being and help you to better navigate difficult decisions. As you begin building new social connections you may encounter situations where your personal and community values are challenged. What Would You Do empowers each student to take shared responsibility in creating a safer and healthier community for everyone.


*6 p.m. – 7:50 p.m. | Dinner Rotations & Campus Resource Tours | Lakeside, Clohan, or McEwen Dining Hall

Orientation groups will rotate through dining halls and engage in the resource tour. During the tour you will learn more about campus resources designed to help you succeed at Elon! Follow your Orientation Leader.


8 p.m. – 10 p.m. | Koury Kickoff | Koury Athletic Center

10 p.m. | Super BINGO |  Koury Athletic Center, Alumni Gym

Additional Activities
  • Neighborhood area offices: Board games
  • Moseley Student Center: Video games, ping-pong, foosball, pool

Sunday, August 26, 2024

* It is mandatory that you attend these sessions.

8 a.m. – 9:15 a.m. | Breakfast | Lakeside, Clohan, or McEwen Dining Hall

9:30 a.m. – 9:40 a.m. | Meet Your Orientation Leader | Young Commons

10:10 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. | Level Up: Setting The Tone For Inclusion On Campus |  Koury Athletic Center, Alumni Gym

We are all part of a bigger story. Despite our seemingly obvious differences, we are connected by common threads of humanity. Oftentimes, it’s easier to stay within our comfort zones and the safety of what’s familiar. However, growth comes from exploring the uncomfortable and challenging ourselves to be curious about others’ unique experiences. Why does diversity matter on a college campus anyway?


*11:40 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. | Orientation Small Group Meeting & Lunch Rotations | Orientation Leaders will escort their group to each session at their assigned time

*1:45 p.m. – 2 p.m. | Meet Your Orientation Leader | Young Commons

*2:20 p.m. – 3:35 p.m. | Retaking Our Story: Reframing the Sexual Violence Conversation Koury Athletic Center, Alumni Gym

In this keynote, Tim Mousseau leads a deep and vulnerable conversation on the delicate topic of sexual violence, drawing from his original research, personal experiences, and years of advocacy. Tim provides resources to communities that allow them to facilitate productive conversations around sexual assault, assists in the survivor recovery process, and shares how the power of personal and community action can be utilized in prevention. Students will leave feeling empowered to create a culture of compassion while realistically facing an issue prevalent on campuses across the country.


*3:50 p.m. – 4:20 p.m. | New Student Survey Your meeting room (see name tag)

*4:30 p.m. – 7 p.m. | Phoenix Tailgate & Picnic | Phoenix Drive
Orientation name tag required.

*7 p.m. – 9 p.m. | Phoenix Soccer Game & Pep Rally | Rudd Field

8:30 p.m. | Late Night in the Neighborhoods | Danieley Neighborhood – the PARC, Medallion Plaza, Moseley Center, Global Commons – Great Hall, Historic Neighborhood – Under the Oaks and Neighborhood Office

Additional Activities
  • Neighborhood area offices: Board games
  • Moseley Student Center: Video games, ping-pong, foosball, pool

Monday, August 26, 2024

* It is mandatory that you attend these sessions.

7:30 a.m. – 8:30 a.m. | Breakfast | Lakeside, Clohan or McEwen Dining Hall

*9 a.m. – 9:10am | Meet Your Orientation Leader Young Commons

*9:30 a.m. – 10:10 a.m. | Call to Honor | Koury Athletics Center, Alumni Gym

Join in this university tradition that allows campus leaders and faculty to share with new students the core Honor Code principles the university community expects its members to live by: Honesty, Integrity, Responsibility, and Respect.


Orientation groups will rotate through the next two sessions. Orientation Leaders will escort their group to each session at their assigned time. 

*10:30 a.m. –11:30 a.m. | Being an Engaged Student Engaged Learning location (see name tag)
*11:40-12:40pm | Orientation Small Group Meeting | Varies – see your Orientation Leader

*12:40 p.m. – 2 p.m. | Lunch Rotations | Lakeside, Clohan, or McEwen Dining Hall

Designated location with your Orientation Leader.

2 p.m. – 5 p.m. | World Language Assessment (not applicable to Elon Bridge students) | Lindner Hall, room 208
Students who took the assessment online prior to Monday, August 26 can find their initial placement in Test Summary in OnTrack for Students. If students feel that the placement is too low or too high, during orientation they may choose to take the assessment a second and final time in person. (If students need or prefer to take the assessment the first time in person, they may do so during orientation.) Bring personal laptop and student ID to complete assessment. Please sign up 24 hours in advance for the in-person assessment by clicking “Make An Appointment” at the bottom of this web page.


2 p.m. – 5 p.m. | Academic Advising (optional) | Varies

If needed, students can schedule individual appointments with their advisor at this time.


2 p.m. – 4 p.m. | Technology for Success @ Elon Founders Hall, Atrium

PLEASE BRING YOUR LAPTOP AND HEADPHONES TO THIS SESSION. This session will provide support for those who did not complete the sequence of online Moodle modules about important technologies at Elon. Students will have access to faculty and staff from Data Nexus and Teaching Learning Technologies (TLT) and will be able to ask additional questions.


8:30 p.m. – 11 p.m. | Hypnotist | Koury Center, Alumni Gym

Additional Activities
  • Neighborhood area offices: Board games
  • Moseley Student Center: Video games, ping-pong, foosball, pool

 

Optional Open Houses, Receptions, Religious Events

Friday, August 23, 2024

10 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. | Coffee Corner & Pelican’s Snoballs with The Truitt Center for Religious & Spiritual Life | Numen Lumen Pavilion

Join us for a refreshing cup of iced coffee and Snoballs while you stop and breathe with our team of Chaplains and Religious and Spiritual Life staff.


10 a.m. – 4 p.m. | Sklut Hillel Center Open House | 401 E. College Avenue

1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. | Muslim Friday Prayers | Numen Lumen Pavilion, room 210

Join Imam Shane Atkinson and Muslim Life at Elon for Jummah prayer and a chance to learn about Muslim Life at Elon.


6 p.m. – 7 p.m. | Welcome Back Shabbat | Sklut Hillel Center, 401 E. College Ave.

Please bring your family and join us for our Elon Hillel Welcome Gathering. Come as you are to enjoy food, fun, and Shabbat blessings with Elon students, families, and the Jewish Life team. We will gather at the Sklut Hillel Center to welcome Shabbat and enjoy a light buffet dinner together.


6 p.m. – 7 p.m. | Catholic Campus Ministry (CCM) Welcome Dinner | McBride Gathering Space, Numen Lumen Pavilion

Join Catholic Campus Ministry (CCM) for dinner! Gather with other Catholic new students and families to meet Associate Chaplain for Catholic Life, Father Peter Tremblay, student leaders, staff, and to find out more about what CCM has to offer. RSVP at org.elon.edu/ccm


6 p.m. – 7 p.m. | Muslim Life Welcome Dinner | Numen Lumen Pavilion, room 210

Join us for a meal and to learn more about Muslim Life on campus. Meet Imam Shane Atkinson, members of Elon Muslim Society, and tour the Truitt Center for Religious and Spiritual Life.


6 p.m. – 7 p.m. | Protestant Welcome Dinner | Holt Chapel, Holt Chapel Ln., Elon, NC

Join us to learn about our inclusive and vibrant Protestant campus community. Students and families are invited to a meal, worship and gathering time at the Elon Community Church.


Sunday, August 25, 2024

4 p.m. – 4:50 p.m. | Catholic Mass | Elon Community Church

All students are invited to attend Mass and meet members of the Catholic Campus Ministry community.

Monday, August 26, 2024

2 p.m. – 3 p.m. | Nursing Students Social| Lakeside, 2nd Floor

Students accepted into the Nursing program will meet with the Department Chair and learn more about Nursing at Elon. Students will meet their peers enrolled in the Inaugural Cohort of Traditional BSN students, enjoy light snacks, and connect with program staff and faculty.


3 p.m. – 4 p.m. | GLC Information Session (hosted by the Gender & LGBTQIA Center| Moseley Student Center, Room 209

Stop by the Gender and LGBTQIA Center to learn more about our initiatives. We support LGBTQIA students, provide confidential support for survivors of gender-based violence, co-advise the Gender and Sexuality Living Learning Community (LLC), and present on gender and LGBTQIA related topics. We will share our calendar of events and how to get involved; plus, you’ll meet with the GLC professional and student staff. All are welcome!


Parent & Family Orientation Schedule

Friday, August 23, 2024

All new students will be assigned an arrival/move-in time. This is the time students should arrive at the Schar Center for check-in. 

8 a.m. – 2 p.m. | Orientation Check-in & Move-in | Schar Center

All new students, first-years and transfers, are assigned a unique time for them to come to campus for their Schar Center Orientation Check-In and to move into their residence hall (if applicable). This time can be found in the student’s Acorn Account. During this centralized check-in experience, students will receive their orientation materials, Phoenix Card, and residence hall key (if applicable).


11 a.m. – 2 p.m. | Lunch (Meal plans begin at lunch)Off-campus, Clohan, or McEwen Dining Hall

**1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. | Elon Bridge Welcome Session (All Elon Bridge students & families) | Moseley Student Center, room 215

Join Elon Bridge staff and faculty as they formally welcome to you campus and provide a programmatic overview. For Elon Bridge students and families ONLY. 


1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. | Parent & Family Welcome Sessions (Two sessions are available, choose the one that works for your schedule.) | Koury Athletic Center, Alumni Gym

Senior administrators discuss strategies to help support your student and the structures and services at Elon designed to support your student while they are here. (Spanish translation services are available, see the information table.)


4:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. | Parent & Family Welcome Sessions (Two sessions are available, choose the one that works for your schedule.) | Koury Athletic Center, Alumni Gym

Senior administrators discuss strategies to help support your student and the structures and services at Elon designed to support your student while they are here. (Spanish translation services are available, see the information table.)


5:30 p.m. – 7 p.m. | Dinner | Off campus, Clohan, or McEwen Dining Hall

Students have additional programming that begins at 7:30 p.m. Please ensure your students are back in time for those sessions. 

Saturday, August 24, 2024

7:30 a.m. – 8:20 a.m. | Parent & Family College Coffee  | LaRose Student Commons, courtyard

College Coffee is one of Elon’s oldest and most appreciated traditions. Typically a weekly tradition, this event brings Elon faculty, staff, and students together to build community and develop friendships. Stop by to pick up something to eat and drink on your way to New Student Convocation.


9 a.m. – 10:10 a.m. | New Student Convocation  | Under the Oaks

Students meet in Koury Athletic Center in Alumni Gym at 8 a.m. Student processional begins at 8:30 a.m. Do not plan to meet your student prior to this event.

Student processional will begin at 8:30am, please be seated at that time. Join President Book, administrators, faculty, and the Student Government Association president as they reflect and offer advice for making the most of the next four years. Attire is business casual. (Spanish translation services are available, see the information table.)


10:30 a.m. – 11:15 a.m. | Parent & Families meet with academic advisors and Elon 1010 peer educators (for families of students enrolled in Elon 1010) | Your student’s meeting room

Meet with your student’s academic advisor, who is also their Elon 1010 instructor. This person will work regularly with your student throughout the semester to construct their Elon experiences plan, register for winter and spring courses, and consider which of the five Elon Experiences they want to participate in.


10:30 a.m. – 11:15 a.m. | Transfer Orientation (for families of students not enrolled in Elon 1010) | Koury Business Center, LaRose Theatre

Learn how to locate your student’s academic advisor and advising resources as well as get general academic planning questions answered.


10:30 a.m. – 11:15 a.m. | Elon Bridge Families meet with the academic coordinator for Alternate Start Programs | Your student’s meeting room

Learn how to locate your student’s academic advisor and advising resources as well as get general academic planning questions answered.


11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. | Information Fair for Parents & Families | Young Commons

12:30-2:00pm | Family Send-off Picnic (Wristbands required for all, students free with meal plan) | West Koury Lawn, West Moseley Lawn, and Martin Alumni Center

Enjoy a taste of Elon Dining as students and families prepare to say goodbye for now!


Students have additional programming that begins at 4:00 p.m. Please ensure your students are back in time for those sessions. Students will continue to have programming all day Sunday, August 25 and Monday, August 26. 

Optional Open Houses, Receptions, Religious Events

Friday, August 23, 2024

10 a.m. – 3 p.m. | Coffee Corner & Pelican’s Snoballs with The Truitt Center for Religious & Spiritual Life | Numen Lumen Pavilion

Join us for a refreshing cup of iced coffee and Snoballs while you stop and breathe with our team of Chaplains and Religious and Spiritual Life staff.


10 a.m. – 4 p.m. | Sklut Hillel Center Open House | 401 E. College Avenue

1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. | Muslim Friday Prayers | Numen Lumen Pavilion, room 210

Join Imam Shane Atkinson and Muslim Life at Elon for Jummah prayer and a chance to learn about Muslim Life at Elon.


6 p.m. – 7 p.m. | Welcome Back Shabbatt | Sklut Hillel Center, 401 E. College Ave.

Please bring your family and join us for our Elon Hillel Welcome Gathering. Come as you are to enjoy food, fun, and Shabbat blessings with Elon students, families, and the Jewish Life team. We will gather at the Sklut Hillel Center to welcome Shabbat and enjoy a light buffet dinner together.


6 p.m. – 7 p.m. | Catholic Campus Ministry (CCM) Welcome Dinner | McBride Gathering Space, Numen Lumen Pavilion

Join Catholic Campus Ministry (CCM) for dinner! Gather with other Catholic new students and families to meet Associate Chaplain for Catholic Life, Father Peter Tremblay, student leaders, staff, and to find out more about what CCM has to offer. RSVP at org.elon.edu/ccm


6 p.m. – 7 p.m. | Muslim Life Welcome Dinner | Numen Lumen Pavilion, room 210

Join us for a meal and to learn more about Muslim Life on campus. Meet Imam Shane Atkinson, members of Elon Muslim Society, and tour the Truitt Center for Religious and Spiritual Life.


6 p.m. – 7 p.m. | Protestant Welcome Dinner | Holt Chapel, Holt Chapel Ln., Elon, NC

Join us to learn about our inclusive and vibrant Protestant campus community. Students and families are invited to a meal, worship and gathering time at the Elon Community Church.

Additional events and programs occur throughout the year. Check PhoenixCONNECT for a full list of on-campus events and activities!