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Elon phoenix families Spring 2017
Planning for summer classes 

The schedule of classes for Summer 2017 is now available. Students can peruse and register for available courses any time between now and June. Summer College offers students the chance to catch up or get ahead, repeat a course for a better grade or take a course online from anywhere in the country. If you have any questions about Summer College, please call 336-278-6670.
Moving out: on- and off-campus information 

To ensure a smooth move-out process for summer, please review the following information.

Residence halls will close Wednesday, May 17, at 10 a.m. and on-campus apartments will close Wednesday, May 31, at 10 a.m. Students should pack and be ready to move all of their belongings before those dates. Late checkouts can be accommodated in certain residential neighborhoods up to two days after halls close. To do so, students must contact the neighborhood office in advance of the official move-out date. All other students will receive information from their Residence Life student staff member about scheduling a time to return keys, complete room inspections and check out. In order to avoid damage charges, it is important for students to review the residence life website and understand damage billing policies.

Elon partners with several non-profit agencies to accept donations of student goods for reuse and repurposing. The Town of Elon places additional dumpsters around town for students who live off campus to deposit extra trash and debris during the move-out process. Students who live off campus will want to check with their landlords regarding move-out processes and property condition expectations to avoid charges and fines. Additionally, students will receive information about these programs in early May.  

Important Commencement 2017 information

Commencement: Saturday, May 20, at Scott Plaza
Important information including a schedule of events, information about the ceremonies and speakers, special needs services, etc. can all be found on the Commencement website. It will be updated throughout May so check back often. During Commencement week, stay up to date on E-Net. 

Guidebook app:
Commencement information is also available via the smartphone event app, Elon University Guides, with a specific Commencement 2017 guide. Instructions on how to download the app can be found here.  

The professional photographer for Elon Commencement will take photos of each graduate as they walk across the stage to receive their diploma. Parents, families and guests may pre-register now to receive electronic photo proofs of their Elon graduate. Signing up is easy and can be completed on the GradImages site. Notifications are sent within 48 hours of the ceremony. Pre-registration has additional benefits including discounts off purchase. Register today!

Elon Yearbook - Phi Psi Cli

An additional Senior Photo Day has been added to the spring schedule. Seniors who have not had their portrait taken for the Elon Yearbook, Phi Psi Cli, have one last chance on Thursday, April 20, in McCoy Commons, Oaks 207 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Portraits are taken on a first come basis.   

Senior ads: 
Parents and families can order a senior ad with a deadline of April 21. Visit the Phi Psi Chi website to learn more. For questions, please email 

Summer at Elon

Residence Life provides on-campus housing for students taking summer session courses. Students enrolled in summer classes who wish to live on campus should complete the application by May 8. Students who plan to stay at Elon over the summer months will also want to be aware of resources available to them for food, fitness and fun.
The first summer at home

With your student away from home for their first year of college, the homecoming and longer stay over the course of the summer have the potential to arouse varying emotions and changes in every family member. Your student has created a lifestyle of their own that may not follow the same rules that you established before they moved away. By communicating and compromising together, your family can have a happy household this summer.

New student and transition programs 

This spring, 50 students completed the Life Entrepreneur Program, a sophomore experience designed to help students explore their passions and values, become alert to opportunities, and align their strengths and goals in a meaningful way. NSTP also sent New Student Orientation Head Staff to a regional conference in March to present educational sessions and represent Elon school spirit. Orientation is in the midst of training 125 fantastic Orientation Leaders to welcome new students to campus in August and is recruiting volunteers for O-Team, a group of students who assists new students in their residential neighborhoods on Move-In Day.
Global Education Center (GEC)

The GEC is currently accepting applications for Fall 2017, Winter 2018 and Spring 2018.   

The GEC recently awarded over $350,000 in need-based scholarship support for summer and fall 2017 programs - all eligible students with any documented financial need receive GEC scholarship support. 
Student Professional Development Center (SPDC) updates 

The SPDC welcomes students to visit with a career advisor this spring. Students can make an appointment by calling 336-278-6538, or they can stop by during drop-in hours, which are posted on the SPDC website. Remind your student, it’s not too late to make a plan.

This spring, the SPDC hosted a variety of successful recruitment events, including the Sales Meet and Greet, Job and Internship Expo, Teacher Fair, and a new event called B the Change: Benefit Corporations as a Force for Good in the World. They also hosted a record number of on-campus interviews and while formal interviews are winding down, many employers are still hiring. If your student still needs a job or internship, please encourage them to come visit the SPDC and apply for opportunities on the Elon Job Network. Also visit and join The Elon Network on Linkedin.
Upcoming Events

See the 2016-17 and 2017-18 academic calendar, the Elon Athletics schedule and the university's cultural calendar for upcoming event dates. Below, we've highlighted Elon events that may be of interest to you and your student.

Spring Undergraduate Research Forum Day - April 25

"Little Women" presented by the Department of Performing Arts - April 27

Spring term final examinations - May 11-16

Atlanta golf tournament - May 12

Elon's 127th Commencement - May 20

Summer session I - June 1-30

Washington, D.C. golf tournament - June 12

Summer session II - July 6-28

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