Elon University is preparing for the arrival of the class of 2026 and freshmen move-in Aug. 19. Facilities Management is setting up chairs today for New Student Convocation Aug. 20. 

7,500 chairs will be placed Under the Oaks for this Elon tradition that welcomes students and families to the university. They will gather to hear from President Connie Book, Student Government Association Student Body President Nadine Jose and university leaders. 

Custodian Dwayne Cowan and floor maintenance worker Derrick Cash are two of the Facilities Management members helping with set up.