The Well Connected Challenge

The ‘Well Connected Challenge’ was designed to assist students to think about their engagement, social and academic connections, involvement, events and learning the Elon community within the first six weeks of the fall semester. Participating in the ‘Well Connected Challenge’ will help students meet others, get to know Elon and all it has to offer.

Throughout their first six weeks on campus, students are encouraged to utilize PhoenixCONNECT to learn about events on campus. As part of the challenge, events will be grouped into the following categories listed below on PhoenixCONNECT. Students will be asked to attend at least two events in each category as part of the Well Connected Challenge.

Community – Events within the Community category celebrate opportunities for students to connect with each other through social, cultural and residential neighborhood events that can include but are not limited to Elon, residential neighborhood, cultural traditions, and a class specific events such as College Coffee, Numen Lumen, cultural center events, tailgating, and various neighborhood events.


Late Night– Every Thursday, Friday and Saturday Night between the hours of 10p.m. and 2a.m. various events will be hosted on campus as an opportunity for students to meet others and engage in exciting free activities such as trivia, bingo, movies, or live entertainment.



Wellness- There are many opportunities to fulfill this category, which includes programs and initiatives that focus on your health, physical ability, exercise, sleep, nutrition, fulfillment, and personal identity to both thrive and contribute to one’s personal growth. Campus Recreation & Wellness is a good place to start when thinking about physical and emotional well-being, as they offer Elon Outdoors trips, intramurals, group exercise classes, and more! The Truitt Center for Religious and Spiritual Life, the Center for Leadership, the Center for Race, Ethnicity, and Diversity Education, as well as the Kernodle Center for Civic Life will offer many events that align with discovering your purpose and passion.

The ‘Well Connected Challenge’ will end with a reflection of your first six weeks on campus. Students who complete items from the challenge will be invited to an exclusive dessert reception with Dr. Book and a few additional Elon VIPs and will be entered in drawings for various prizes and Elon experiences including:

  • Viewing a basketball game from the President’s Box in the Schar Center,
  • Golf cart ride to class with Dr. Dooley,
  • Priority housing selection time to pick your on-campus housing for next year,
  • Elon swag baskets, and
  • MORE!

Visit PhoenixCONNECT the first week of school (scroll to the middle of the homepage and locate ‘Well Connected Challenge’ under the ‘Paths’ section) for more information and to track your progress!

Contact Student Involvement at (336) 278-7214 or with questions.