First-Year Summer Experiences

First-Year Summer Experience (FSE) programs are designed to help incoming students feel confident and prepared as they enroll at Elon. FSE programs embrace the university’s commitment to experiential learning, and use this guiding philosophy to help students develop self-awareness, enhance relationships, and define community in preparation for their Elon experience.


Dates: July 8-13, 2018
Cost: $300

Engage provides a unique opportunity to support incoming first-year students in their transition to Elon through a community service lens.

While participating in Engage, you will get to meet other first-year students who share similar interests, and get to know current student leaders, staff, and faculty members. You will also have the opportunity to spend a week living on-campus, volunteer with multiple organizations, explore parts of Alamance County, and get to know the local community outside of Elon. You will learn more about campus and get advice on preparing for your first-year and beyond.

Acceptance into Engage is on a first-come, first-served basis, so submit your registration early. There are some scholarships available.

If you have any questions about registration or scholarships, contact Kyle Anderson via email at for more information.