Elon University Photo Tour

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Explore the Elon University Campus

Elon University Sign
Elon University Sign (click photo to enlarge). Photo Credit: Allen Grove

Founded in 1889, Elon University is a private, four-year university with a beautiful campus and a historic past. The 620-acre campus in Elon, North Carolina is a designated botanical garden. It supports a student body of about 6,000, and the university maintains a healthy student/faculty ratio of 13 to 1 and an average class size of 21. The teaching at Elon is highly praised, and 21 percent of undergraduates annually work on research projects with faculty. Elon was ranked the #2 Southern university "with a strong commitment to teaching" and the #1 up-and-coming Southern University among 46 top-tier institutions by U.S. News and World Report.

If you want to learn more, check out the Elon University profile or the official Elon website.

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Elon University Bell Tower

Elon University Bell Tower
Elon University Bell Tower (click photo to enlarge). Photo Credit: Allen Grove

One example of the architecture on campus is Elon's bell tower. Named for the university's retired athletics director, the Alan J. White Bell Tower was dedicated in 2006. The tower stands 57 feet tall and serves as a campus landmark.

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Alamance Building at Elon University

Alamance Building at Elon University
Alamance Building at Elon University (click photo to enlarge). Photo Credit: Allen Grove

The Alamance Building is home to an assortment of classrooms and offices. In addition to a space for the English and Military Science Departments, Alamance has the Provost Office and offices for Human Service Studies, Sponsored Programs, the Registrar, Academic Affairs, the Assistant Coordinator of Domestic Programs, the Director of Institutional Research, and Student Life.

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Carlton at Elon University

Carlton at Elon University
Carlton at Elon University (click photo to enlarge). Photo Credit: Allen Grove

Carlton houses both Elon's Department of Foreign Languages and the Isabella Cannon Global Education Center. In the Princeton Review's "The Best 377 Colleges," Elon was rated as number one in study abroad, and 72 percent of undergraduates participate in the program. Elon offers summer, winter, and semester study programs to places like Ecuador, Ireland, and New Zealand, as well as "semester at sea" programs.

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Moseley Center at Elon University

Moseley Center at Elon University
Moseley Center at Elon University (click photo to enlarge). Photo Credit: Allen Grove

Since 1994, Elon's Moseley Center has been a social hotspot for students. Moseley has places to eat and hang out, like the Octagon Café, Hearth Lounge, and Topio's Pizza, as well as the Office of Student Activities. Students should visit the Mosley Center if they are looking to join one of Elon's 200 plus student clubs, like Equestrian, Racquetball, or Aikido Club, or one of the 23 international sororities and fraternities. The Moseley Center also serves as headquarters for The Student Government Association (an impressive 46 percent of students on campus hold a leadership position).

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Belk Library at Elon University

Belk Library at Elon University
Belk Library at Elon University (click photo to enlarge). Photo Credit: Allen Grove

The 75,000 square foot Carol Grotnes Belk Library is outfitted with everything that makes a library a useful resource and a fun place to be. With an extensive online database, group work stations, extensive archives and special collections, and helpful workshops, Belk Library is a study haven. The tutoring Center and Writing Center are also housed in Belk. For fun, the library also runs contests and game nights.

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McMichael Science Center at Elon University

McMichael Science Center at Elon University
McMichael Science Center at Elon University (click photo to enlarge). Photo Credit: Allen Grove

Elon offers over 60 undergraduate majors through their schools of Communications, Health Sciences, Education, Law, Business, and the College of Arts and Sciences. The departments of Chemistry, Physics, Engineering, Biology, and Biochemistry all reside in the McMichael Science Center. This building is fully equipped with state-of-the-art technology, including a nuclear magnetic resonance spectrometer.

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Elon Center for the Arts

Elon Center for the Arts
Elon Center for the Arts (click photo to enlarge). Photo Credit: Allen Grove

Elon's Center for the Arts is home to the departments of Preforming Arts and Music. It also has dance studios, rehearsal rooms, several theaters, a recital hall, and the Isabella Cannon Room, an art exhibit hall. The arts at Elon go on display every year during the week-long Celebrate! Student Achievements in Academics and the Arts event.

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Powell Building at Elon University

Powell Building at Elon University
Powell Building at Elon University (click photo to enlarge). Photo Credit: Allen Grove

Constructed in 1970, the Powell Building holds the offices of Admissions and the President, as well as the Master of Arts in Interactive Media program. Elon's Interactive Media Program is accredited by the Accrediting Council on Education in Journalism and Mass Communications, making Elon one of nine private universities in the country with an accredited graduate communications program.

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McCoy Commons at Elon University

McCoy Commons at Elon University
McCoy Commons at Elon University (click photo to enlarge). Photo Credit: Allen Grove

The McCoy Commons building is full of amenities for students living in the residence halls. It has meeting rooms, a living room, and a kitchen, as well as campus mailboxes. These facilities are open for all on-campus students to use.

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Moffitt Hall at Elon University

Moffitt Hall at Elon University
Moffitt Hall at Elon University (click photo to enlarge). Photo Credit: Allen Grove

Moffitt Hall is one of Elon's residence halls. The co-ed, two-room-suite style building accommodates 101 students. Every room is outfitted with air conditioning and a sink. Elon also has apartment and double-room style residence halls that help support the 60 percent of students who live on campus.

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Oaks Apartments at Elon University

Oaks Apartments at Elon University
Oaks Apartments at Elon University (click photo to enlarge). Photo Credit: Allen Grove

Some of the most popular on-campus living options are the Oaks Apartments. The Oaks primarily house juniors, some of whom are involved in a program that aims to prepare students for graduate school and careers. The Oaks have workshops for students, and the apartment-style living is designed to help get students ready for life after college.

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Alumni Field House at Elon University

Alumni Field House at Elon University
Alumni Field House at Elon University (click photo to enlarge). Photo Credit: Allen Grove

The Alumni Field House is a great example of Elon's campus sustainability program. The building was designed with water and energy efficiency in mind, and it was the second building on campus to receive a LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Gold certification. Much of the furniture inside the Field House is certified by GREENGUARD, meaning that it meets the standards for acceptable indoor air quality. In addition, 90 percent of the waste from construction was reused or recycled.

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Alumni Gym at Elon University

Alumni Gym at Elon University
Alumni Gym at Elon University (click photo to enlarge). Photo Credit: Allen Grove

The recently renovated Alumni Gym is Elon's place to go for fitness. While Elon is a big competitor in intercollegiate athletics, there are also plenty of non-varsity sports on campus. In addition to predictable club sports like soccer and basketball, the university also has options for sports such as golf, fishing, and martial arts. Elon's selection of intramurals is equally varied, and the school offers everything from Cornhole to Table Tennis Tournaments to Laser Tag.

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Koury Center at Elon University

Koury Center at Elon University
Koury Center at Elon University (click photo to enlarge). Photo Credit: Allen Grove

Another place for on-campus recreation is the Koury Center. The Koury Center offers a host of facilities including the Jordan Gym, Beck Pool, Group Exercise Studios, Racquetball Courts, and a Fitness Center. Students can participate in activities such as table tennis, pick-up basketball, wallyball, and racquetball.

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Rhodes Stadium at Elon University

Rhodes Stadium at Elon University
Rhodes Stadium at Elon University (click photo to enlarge). Photo Credit: Allen Grove

With a high-grade playing field and a seating capacity of 8,250, Rhodes Stadium serves as home base for Elon's intercollegiate athletics. Elon competes in the NCAA Division I Colonial Athletic Association (CAA). The university currently has 16 varsity sports, though, with the addition of women's lacrosse, they will have 17 for the 2014 season. Elon boasts a total of 23 SoCon wins and has won titles in volleyball, men's soccer, men's tennis, softball, baseball, and men's cross country.

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Latham Park at Elon University

Latham Park at Elon University
Latham Park at Elon University (click photo to enlarge). Photo Credit: Allen Grove

Latham Park is the heart of Elon's oldest intercollegiate sport: baseball. Having just gone through substantial renovations, Latham Park is a great home field for Elon. The field features new turf, stadium seating, a bullpen, a dugout, and a sizable batter's box.

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Lake Mary Nell at Elon University

Lake Mary Nell at Elon University
Lake Mary Nell at Elon University (click photo to enlarge). Photo Credit: Allen Grove

Lake Mary Nell is Elon's little piece of nature. Squirrels, ducks, and students frequent the lake, and quite a few events are held here. Lake Mary Nell was the site for the latest Earthfest, an event sponsored by the Elon Sierra Club and Students for Peace and Justice. For the more daring, the Resident Student Association and the North Area Council also sponsor a Polar Bear Plunge in the lake.

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Elon's Phoenix Rising

Elon's Phoenix Rising
Elon's Phoenix Rising (click photo to enlarge). Photo Credit: Allen Grove

Elon's mascot is featured in "Phoenix Rising," a five-ton bronze statue designed and created by artist Jon Hair. Located near Rhodes Stadium, "Phoenix Rising" was created to represent the persistence and tenacity that Hair describes as the spirit of Elon. The statue now serves as a rallying point for students and a representation of what it means to be a Phoenix.