Global Neighborhood has been voted “Best Residential Neighborhood” by Elon University students, staff and community. 

Located along the shore of Lake Mary Nell, the neighborhood is home to 595 students for the 2021-22 academic year and a group of ducks. The community is split up into five buildings and made up of roughly 67% first-years, 27% sophomores, 4% juniors and 2% seniors, according to the Global Neighborhood Office. 

Sophomore Manny Sanchez Perez said his favorite part of being an RA in global is “the chance to support a group of students and serve as a mentor”.

This neighborhood offers a little bit of everything, with Lakeside Dining Hall, the Moseley Center, Koury Gym, Elon athletic fields, the Center for the Arts and Loy Neighborhood all surrounding the community. Freshman Gloria Kaso moved to Elon from Albania and loves living in Global for the location and the community. 

“I feel like I'm in the middle of campus and the distance from everything is pretty short” “I feel like I'm part of a community that cares about each other and I have never felt lonely,” Kaso said. 

The neighborhood was created to foster global engagement and immersion among students and staff. Community Director of the Global Neighborhood Colin Lamb said his favorite part of his role.

“Connecting with such a diverse group of students in both identity and thought during community events… as well as it being a beautiful environment to work and live in,” Lamb said.

Global is home to six different living learning communities: African Diaspora, ASHES, creative arts, international, performing arts and polyglot. 

The community is also home to Global Commons. The 50,000 square foot building houses study rooms, the Great Hall, the Global neighborhood office, faculty offices, the eSports lounge, the Core Curriculum Center and Isabella Cannon Global Education Center.