Travel Policies

All students, faculty and staff are expected to remain in the Elon area during the semester if at all possible.

  • Only necessary and essential travel for student groups and organizations will be authorized.
  • Faculty/staff travel should be limited to only essential business and must be approved by a dean or vice president. All essential travel must be registered with the appropriate supervisor and must include a safety plan.
  • Individuals and groups must not travel to any international location deemed as a risk by the U.S. State Department or the CDC.

Visitor Policies

Elon’s renowned campus remains open to the public and guests are welcome to enjoy outdoor spaces as long as they maintain physical distancing standards and avoid unauthorized large gatherings. Approved gatherings that are mission-driven will utilize guidelines around face coverings, hygiene, significantly reduced attendance and capacity counts, and physical distancing to keep the community safe.

Prospective Students Visits

Elon continues to welcome to campus prospective students and their families. Please report to the Inman Admissions Welcome Center for campus visits. There you will be informed about the campus physical distancing protocols and requirements for protective face coverings.

The Inn at Elon

The Inn at Elon is open to the public and incorporates extensive cleaning and physical distancing protocols in keeping with all university standards and requirements.

Campus Facilities & Programs

Campus facilities and programs that normally welcome external guests, including Belk Library, Campus Recreation & Wellness, Turner Theater, dining facilities, residence halls, Moseley Center and other similar facilities are limiting access only to Phoenix Card holders. We regret that community members who normally access these facilities will not be permitted until further notice.

Phoenix Athletics

Phoenix athletics games and matches will be held, with attendance limits in keeping with North Carolina guidelines and executive orders. Venues will be configured to allow for appropriate physical distancing.

Performing Arts & Cultural Programs

Performing arts programs, cultural programs, lectures and lyceum events will be open to the campus community (Phoenix Card holders) with adjusted attendance maximums to support physical distancing. Details will be shared in the near future about how off-campus supporters will be able to participate online and via livestream.

Other Large Events

Other large events that normally attract large numbers of guests to the Elon campus, including New Student Convocation, Family Weekend and Homecoming & Reunion Weekend will not be held on campus during fall semester, and will instead utilize virtual technologies.