Dear Elon families,

On behalf of the Parents Council, we would like to extend a warm “Elon Welcome” to all new families!

Elon provides a unique, student-centered learning environment where students, faculty and staff work together to further students’ education, personal development and success. Parents and families also play a vital role in this special learning community and, likewise, in Elon’s drive for excellence. Recognizing this, the Parents Council assists the Office of Parent Engagement and senior administrators in representing the parent body to the university on a range of important issues. Please feel free to contact us or any member of the council through the Office of Parent Engagement at 336-278-7470 or

We encourage parents and families to stay connected with the university and informed about campus happenings. Follow Elon University and Elon Parents on social media. All parents who have shared their email address with Elon will receive This Week @ Elon, a weekly email packed with the latest news from campus. In addition, parents will also receive the Phoenix Families e-newsletter full of helpful information all Elon families need to know. To ensure receipt of these newsletters, share your preferred email address with the Office of Parent Engagement at

Finally, please consider investing in the future of Elon and its students by supporting the Parents & Grandparents Fund, or a designation of importance to you or your student. Your annual gift also supports Elon LEADS, our most ambitious and impactful campaign in Elon history. This campaign will transcend the university’s ability to deepen student access and engaged learning by enriching scholarships, programs, and student-faculty partnerships.

We wish your students a most successful year at Elon and your families a fulfilling and lifelong relationship with this remarkable university. Elon has changes our family’s life and we hope it has a similar impact on yours. Looking forward to meeting you on Elon’s magnificent campus!

Warm Regards,

Mike and Debbie Bunder P’18 P’22 P’23
Co-Presidents of the Elon University Parents Council

The Parents Council has the following responsibilities:

  • Provide strategic insights and feedback on plans and goals for the university.
  • Share observations, suggestions or concerns about Elon programs and campus life.
  • Provide resources through professional networking to secure mentoring, internships and employment for current students and graduates.
  • Assist in hosting Elon events for prospective, new and current families.
  • Support Elon University by making annual gifts at the¬†Elon Society¬†level or one of its circles.