The Elon community will gather on campus for fall semester in a very different way to reduce the threat of COVID-19. All members of the Elon community will complete a health screening prior to the start of classes on August 19.

If You are Feeling Ill

Students, faculty and staff should not report to campus if they are experiencing symptoms of COVID-19. Instead, please isolate, seek medical consultation and follow provider recommendations prior to coming to campus.

At the Schar Center Health Check-In

Students (and family members), Faculty and Staff will be:

  • Required to bring and wear a face covering while they have their temperature checked
  • Receive their Ready & Resilient Kit (Elon face covering, hand sanitizer, tissues, information, thermometer, etc.)

Staff on Site will Verify Your:

  • Completion of Elon’s required PCR COVID-19 testing. Please note: Do not come to campus if you have not received your test results; you will be sent home.
  • Completion of required health training, including signing of the Healthy Elon Commitment
  • Submission of immunization records (first-year students only)

Incoming Students

On arrival, you will drive to the Schar Center for your Ready & Resilient Health Check-In. Please arrive at your designated time slot which was sent via your Acorn account by the Residence Life team.

Returning Students Living in a Residence Hall

On arrival, you will drive to the Schar Center for your Ready & Resilient Health Check-in. Please arrive on Monday, August 17 at your designated time slot which was already sent to you by the Residence Life team.

Returning Students Living in Elon Apartments or Off-Campus

Please plan to participate during one of the following times:

Monday-Thursday, August 10-13

  • 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.
  • 2 – 4 p.m.
  • 4 – 7 p.m.

Tuesday, August 18

  • 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. (backup day for students, faculty, and staff)

Faculty and Staff

Please plan to participate during one of the following times:

Monday-Thursday, August 10-13

  • 8 – 10 a.m. (faculty and staff only)
  • 12 – 2 p.m. (faculty and staff only)
  • 4 – 7 p.m. (students, faculty, and staff)

Tuesday, August 11 (additional early hours)

  • 6 – 8 a.m. (faculty and staff only)

Tuesday, August 18

  • 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. (backup day for students, faculty, and staff)

Graduate Students

Graduate students will be assigned times through their graduate program.

Check-In Map

Preview image for printable Schar Check-in Map

Download Printable PDF of Check-In Map

Move-in Information

After completing the Health Check-In, students and families will be directed to their assigned Residential Neighborhood for move-in. To assist with physical distancing, time slots are structured so that no more than a quarter of residents on a floor will move at a time. Students moving into residence halls should not arrive prior to their appointment time. In order to ensure the safe distancing, students will be allowed a maximum of two family members accompanying them.

First-year students received their specific day and time for move-in on July 1 via their Acorn accounts. These times will occur on Aug. 14 or 15.

Returning students will receive an assigned time for their health check-in and move-in based on their living arrangements by July 10. For returning students living in residence halls, these times will be on either August 17 or 18.

Checkout our recommended list of things you should bring with you to campus.