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Elon Parents
Elon phoenix families Summer 2018


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

Elon provides an 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 engages with the Office of Parent Engagement and senior administrators to represent 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 wish you and your students a most successful year at Elon!

Warm regards,

Paul and Mindee Blanco P’19
Co-presidents of the Elon University Parents Council
Fairfield, Connecticut

Family Weekend

Elon's Family Weekend is scheduled for Sept. 28-30. Registration opens Wednesday, Aug. 8, at noon EDT. For more information, visit the Family Weekend website.


Class of 2022: Elon Bound

The Elon Bound website is full of information, deadlines and requirements to help first-year students begin their Elon experiences. Please encourage your first-year student to check the site often, review checklists, watch the videos and check their Elon email account frequently. You can also view information specific to parents and families on the New Student and Transition Programs website.


Senior year: planning and transitions

Students who plan to graduate in May 2019 must apply for graduation during the summer or fall of their senior year. Once the application is complete and has been submitted, the student must schedule an appointment for an official graduation audit. Encourage your senior to get a head start and contact the Office of the Registrar now!


Emergency resources from Campus Safety

Campus safety is a top priority for Elon. In an emergency, and the E-Net news website will be updated frequently with important instructions and information. Elon University communicates emergency information through email and text messaging. Additional information may be sent out through mobile apps and social media. Campus safety leaders strongly recommend that students and families register for emergency text messages through the E-Alert Notification System. Additionally, students are encouraged to sign up for LiveSafe – an iPhone and Android app that gives users two-way communication direct to Campus Safety and Police.


Elon Dining

Keep up with all things Elon Dining! Visit, especially the Family Information page, for the latest news as well as special meal plan deals. You can also follow Elon Dining on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram to stay up to date with the latest information. 


Mail Services

A few helpful hints for using Mail Services effectively before students arrive on campus for Fall 2018:

• Belongings can be mailed to the student's assigned campus box after Tuesday, Aug. 7.

• Student campus box numbers can be found on their Ontrack account.

• Mail and packages should be properly addressed using the following guidelines to avoid items being delayed or returned to sender:

John Doe
XXXXX Campus Box
Elon, NC 27244

• Due to high volumes at the beginning of the semester, it is strongly recommended that textbooks be sent to the student's home address so that they will have the books when classes begin.


Residence Life - First-year students

Housing assignments and roommate information for incoming students will be released on Thursday, July 26. Parents and families are encouraged to work with first-year students to prepare for their new community! Once assignments are made, students should connect with their roommates as soon as possible and speak openly about their needs, interests and habits.


Student Involvement

Student Involvement provides over 75 student-centered programs a semester, including concerts, comedians, trips to sporting and cultural events, movies and tailgates. It is also the starting point for new organizations and guides new student leaders through the development process. On Friday, Aug. 31, students can attend the Fall Organization Fair on Young Commons from 4-6 p.m. to learn more about each club and organization.

The CONNECTions Team, a group of student leaders located in Moseley Center, can also assist students one-on-one in identifying meaningful involvement opportunities across campus. For a list of active student organizations and upcoming campus events, please visit PhoenixCONNECT.

Elon Athletics

As a member of the Colonial Athletic Association, Elon competes with schools in the Southeast, mid-Atlantic and Northeast in cities that many of our students, alumni and parents call home. Elon has more than 350 student-athletes in 17 Division I varsity sports. Athletic contests for 2018-19 will begin early August with men’s and women’s soccer exhibition matches. All programs are supported by Phoenix Club donors, who assist in providing the scholarships, sports endowments and capital projects that help Elon student-athletes remain successful on the field and in the classroom.

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Elon Votes!

As part of Elon's mission to "prepare students to be global citizens and informed leaders," we hope to make voting as accessible as possible for our students. To this end, we have assembled resources in a central location to aid in easy voter registration and provide convenient absentee ballots, regardless of the state where a student claims residency.

Upcoming Events

See the 2018-19 academic calendar, the Elon Athletics schedule and the university's main calendar for upcoming event dates. Below, we've highlighted Elon events that may be of interest to you and your student.

Move-In and New Student Orientation for first-year students - Aug. 24-27

First Day of Classes - Aug. 28

Fall Organization Fair - Aug. 31

Common Reading Lecture with Kristen Green - Sept. 12

Job and Internship Expo - Sept. 18

Family Weekend - Sept. 28-30

Fall Break - Oct. 11-14

Fall Convocation - Oct. 18

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Office of Parent Engagement
2615 Campus Box | Elon, NC 27244
Phone: 336-278-7470

Office of Student Life
2990 Campus Box | Elon, NC 27244
Phone: 336-278-7000

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