Tour Guide at Elon University
Class of 2023
Hometown: Norwood, NJ
Major: International Business
Secondary Major: Marketing
My most memorable Elon experience is freshman year convocation because it was within the first week of being at Elon with so many new people around me. I loved being able to hear President Connie Book speak to my incoming class while being surrounded by our loved ones. The ceremony also takes place in front of West dorm hall, or "Under the Oaks," which is my freshman year dorm. Therefore, it was an amazing experience to watch the staff set up the event and hear the band practice the music that was going to be played.
My favorite Elon Tradition is the Festival of Holiday Lights because it allows all of Elon's community to come together to celebrate the end of the fall semester. It is a great way to spend time with the community while watching all the lights turn on and glow and having the opportunity to hear Elon's very own acapella groups sing.
I chose Elon because when I visited for the first time I knew I was going to find my home away from home. The moment I stepped foot on the beautiful campus and was welcomed by smiling students, I knew this was the place where I needed to spend my next four years. The overwhelming feeling of community is so indescribable; everyone around ensures that you will be your best self. The numerous amounts of opportunities, whether it be studying abroad programs, internships, or research, all allow you to be challenged and become the best version of who you want to be. The amazing courses that are in your specific field, as well as having the opportunity to try a new course in the other colleges on campus help you develop new passions and interests. I knew that coming to Elon would academically challenge me and make me work with others around me. Knowing that Elon is a collaborative school, rather than a competitive one, I knew my classmates and professors all want to see me succeed.