After holding in-person living and learning for the 2020-2021 academic year, Elon University looks forward to summer 2021 and the 2021-22 academic year with significantly eased restrictions and a strong focus on the health and well-being of the entire Elon community.

We will return our relationship-driven and engaged learning model to more regular operations, appropriately adapted operations and events, as well as some practices that have been key to our community’s success in the past year.


What to Expect Next Academic Year

Classes will be in-person, face-to-face, following the traditional academic calendar

Full occupancy in residence halls and apartments

Continued focus on student, faculty and staff health and well-being

More customary operations, hours and capacity in campus offices and facilities

Efforts to achieve the highest possible level of community vaccination, either through a student vaccination requirement or other policies that encourage vaccination

Arrival testing for the entire community and surveillance testing for those not vaccinated

Reduced distancing and continued masking in public settings in line with health guidelines

Parents, alumni and guests welcome on campus when appropriate

In-person events, including student activities, Convocations, Family Weekend, athletic and cultural events, Homecoming and Commencements

More typical formats for participation in the Elon Experiences (Study Abroad, Internships, Undergraduate Research, Service Learning and Leadership)