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Phoenix Family Newsletter
Elon phoenix families WINTER 2019

Spring semester at Elon University is always an exciting time on campus! From signature events such as Spring Convocation to campus traditions such as Elon Day, it seems that there is always something special happening.

Elon presents a broad offering of academic and special programs every semester. The cultural calendar provides a month-by-month overview of musical and theatrical performances, guest and faculty lectures, religious and ethnic observances, recitals, art exhibitions, special entertainment and more. Take a peek at what is on the cultural calendar for the spring semester!

On March 5, the worldwide Elon community will come together for the sixth annual Elon Day. Last year, our community contributed 5,370 gifts and $1,840,378 to support students, scholarships, athletics and faculty and staff. We held 46 events with 3,882 attendees on campus and around the world, and secured five new student scholarships. This year, we hope to work together to continue that success by meeting all of our challenges and making gifts that will impact Elon students for years to come.

Elon is preparing to hold its 129th Commencement ceremonies on Friday, May 24. The day will begin with an outdoor ceremony on Scott Plaza, which will include a processional of students, the student speaker, a Commencement address and the president’s charge to graduates. Following the outdoor ceremony will be two separate diploma-awarding ceremonies for the Class of 2019, both held in Schar Center. To learn more about the Commencement ceremonies, please visit the Commencement website.

Want to stay in the know during your student’s time at Elon? I invite you to like the Elon Parents Facebook page. This page shares helpful information and provides insight into the daily Elon experience.

Thank you for being a part of our community!

Warm regards,
Jozi Snowberger ’07
Senior Director of Parent Engagement


Commencement 2019

Elon University’s 129th Commencement will be held on May 24, 2019. Elon’s commencement website will be updated throughout the spring semester with a schedule of events, ceremony information and other notifications. All students must apply for graduation and meet with Senior Associate Registrar, Susan Patton.

Members of the Class of 2019 can pick up their graduation robe during the Graduation Fair at the Barnes & Noble campus bookstore (located on Williamson Avenue) on March 4 and 5. Commencement merchandise including announcements, diploma frames, rings and more will be available. In addition, Alyson Boyer Rode ’06 will photograph seniors for the Elon University yearbook.


Elon Dining

We’ve been planning another great semester of delicious food and awesome events, and we can’t wait for our students to be around our tables. We also have some great Spring 2019 Meal Plan Promotions for students to take advantage of! You can read about them here.


Residence Life

The selection process for students to choose their fall 2019 on-campus housing begins soon. Housing reservation fees and agreements need to be paid and completed by Feb. 15.


Night of the Phoenix

The 12th Annual Night of the Phoenix, presented by Samet Corporation, will be held on Friday, Feb. 15 at 6 p.m. in Schar Center. This special evening is one of the largest fundraising events of the year and includes a silent auction, live music, cocktail reception and a celebration of Elon student-athletes. To register, or for more information, please click here or call Raychel Diver '15, Assistant Director of the Phoenix Club, at 336-278-6503.


Spring Break Shuttles

Shuttle service is provided to Greensboro’s Piedmont Triad International Airport (GSO-PTI) and the Raleigh/Durham International Airport (RDU) at designated break times throughout the year. Students should schedule shuttle trip departures at least two and a half hours prior to flight departures. For a list of available shuttles, and closing dates for registering, please visit the Moseley Center website. For more information, please contact the Moseley Center Information Desk at 336-278-7215 or


Family Weekend 2019

Family Weekend 2019 will kick off on Friday, Sept. 27 with events taking place throughout the weekend. The Phoenix will take on the James Madison Dukes on Saturday, Sept. 28. A detailed schedule will be released over the summer when online registration opens. In the meantime, be sure to get your accommodations booked, as they sell out fast!

If you have any questions, or would like additional information, please contact the Family Weekend staff at or 336-278-5206.

Upcoming Events

See the 2018-19 academic calendar, the Elon Athletics schedule and the university's cultural calendar for upcoming event dates. Below, we've highlighted some important dates and deadlines.

Night of the Phoenix – Feb. 15

Housing Reservation and Agreement due – Feb. 15

Spring Organization Fair – Feb. 15

Grad Fair – March 4 – 5

Elon Day – March 5

Last day to reserve Spring Break shuttle – March 10

Spring Break Housing Request due – March 11

Spring Break – March 23 – 31

Spring Convocation – April 4

Fall class registration begins – April 9

End of Year Break Housing Request due – May 6

Last day to reserve Summer Break shuttle – May 12

Exams – May 16 – 21

Commencement – May 24

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