Turning 21: An Elon University Tradition

The transition to adulthood is a milestone, a celebration, and a life-changing experience. At Turning 21 we celebrate students’ journeys, and honor those who accompany them along their way to adulthood.

This spring, we are looking forward to celebrating our students on March 5th at 3:30 pm and May 1st at 3:30 pm. This event is invitation only, and if you are Turning 21 this spring, you will receive an invitation to join us.

The connections that students make with faculty and staff are a central part of their Elon journey.  These meaningful relationships matter, so when they turn 21, students are invited to attend a celebratory dessert gathering and enjoy a sweet treat with a staff or faculty member who has been a mentor, a support, a guide, a friend, or an advisor during their time at Elon.

At this important time, we invite students to think about who they want to be for the rest of their lives, and the impact of Elon’s warm and supportive community.  Students are invited to write a reflection about their relationship with that faculty or staff member.  All students who submit their reflection will  also receive a special Turning 21 mug as a happy birthday gift from the Truitt Center.