Tour Guide at Elon University
Class of 2021
Hometown: Elon, NC
Major: Communication Design
I chose Elon because it was truly the perfect fit for me. As I began to research colleges in high school, I knew right away that I wanted to go somewhere that wasn't too big but also wasn't too small. I quickly found out that Elon was just that! Another big reason that I chose Elon was for the student to faculty ratio. While some students thrive in large lecture halls, I knew that I would thrive in a much smaller class setting instead, where the professor not only knew my name but really cared about me. Lastly, one of the big reasons I chose Elon was for the welcoming vibe that I felt whenever I stepped on campus! When visiting campus I always felt this sense of acceptance and that the students who went to Elon were really down to earth.
My most memorable Elon experience so far has probably been the InterVarsity beach retreat I went on as a first-year! In the fall of 2017, I went on a beach retreat to Myrtle Beach, South Carolina where myself and 60 other Elon students spent a long weekend together bonding as a youth group. It was a really awesome way to make new friends as a first-year and was just overall so much fun.
My favorite Elon Tradition would definitely be the tradition of receiving an acorn at first-year convocation, and then an oak sapling at graduation. I think that it is such a cool representation of how we grow as individuals while we are at Elon!