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Elon Parents
Elon phoenix families Summer 2019


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 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,

Toni and Michael Brown P'20
Co-presidents of the Elon University Parents Council
Mount Laurel, NJ

Family Weekend

Elon's Family Weekend will kick off on Friday, Sept. 27, with signature events scheduled throughout the weekend. Registration opens Wednesday, Aug. 7, at noon EDT. For more information, visit the Family Weekend website.


Class of 2023: 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.

This month, the Office of Parent Engagement sat down with Emily Krechel, director of New Student and Transition Programs, for a Phoenix Families Live Facebook session to share information about our offices and answer questions from Elon Families. For a link to this informative video, please visit our Facebook page


Senior year: Planning and Transitions

Students who plan to graduate in May 2020 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

Happy summertime from all of us at Elon Dining! We are working on some new, exciting concepts and local partnerships for this Fall. As always, stay tuned to our dining website, as well as our social media channels on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram for updates on all things dining at Elon! 


Mail Services

All new students will be assigned a campus box number by the first week of August. Students can view their campus box assignment by logging into their OnTrack account. Items for move-in can be mailed to the university after August 5. All mail and packages must be addressed using the following format: 

Student Name
XXXXX Campus Box
Elon, NC 27244

Items not properly addressed may cause a delay in processing or be returned to the sender. 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 their books when classes begin. 


Residence Life - First-Year Students

Housing assignments and roommate information for incoming students will be released on Thursday, July 25. 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, late-night programs, trips to sporting events, movies and tailgates. Student Involvement staff also works closely with our fraternity and sorority community. In addition, Student Involvement is the starting point for new organizations, and guides new student leaders through the development process. On Thursday, Aug. 29, students can attend the Fall Organization Fair on Young Commons from 6-8 p.m. (rain date: Friday, Aug. 30 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 2019-20 will begin in 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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Upcoming Events

See the 2019-20 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. 23-26

Returning student (on-campus) Move-In Day - Aug. 25

Drop/Add Period Begins - Aug. 26 - Sept. 2

First Day of Classes - Aug. 27

Fall Organization Fair - Aug. 29

Common Reading Lecture with Alex Wagner - Sept. 18

Fall Convocation with Nikki Haley - Sept. 27

Family Weekend - Sept. 27-29

Fall Break - Oct. 17-20 (Residence Halls remain open)

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2615 Campus Box | Elon, NC 27244
Phone: 336-278-7470

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Phone: 336-278-7000

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