Frequently Asked Questions
If you are an incoming first-year or transfer student, you probably have questions about what to pack, room configurations, how to sign up for classes and other information, just to name a few. Later in the summer, when housing assignments post, this site will be updated with responses to some of the most frequently asked questions we hear from students getting ready to come to Elon.
For now, questions we often get about the housing application process include:
How are assignments prioritized?
When assigning housing, we start with the participants in living learning communities and then assign remaining students using a random process.
Where should I live?
Where you live is important, but who you live with and your experiences are even more important! Please review our webpage on all of the exciting programs in the residential neighborhoods.
When will I know my assignment and my roommate?
Assignments and roommate information will be posted online for students in the summer. Emails with this same information will be sent to students’ Elon email accounts.
Where is all of the information about furniture, room sizes, and building amenities?
Some information about buildings and amenities here. Please check back when you have received your assignment in summer.
What size are the beds?
All rooms in residence halls have extra-long twin beds, except single rooms in Global and Colonnades have full sized beds.
When is move-in day and New Student Orientation?
New students will begin to move in on August 18, 2023. Students will be given a specific move-in date and time. Classes begin August 22, 2023. Additional information about New Student Orientation is available on the Elon website.