Newman Center
Visit the Elon Residence Life website for more information. The online applications are available through OnTrack during the Learning Community and Theme Housing Selection in January/February. Please contact with any questions!
Living at the Newman Center Living at the Newman Center

Holland House, the former home of two Elon presidents, was moved from its location across from the McMichael Center to South Campus and is now home to the Catholic Newman Center Living & Learning Community. Named in honor of John Henry Cardinal Newman, the Newman Centers are residence and Catholic ministry centers at non-Catholic universities throughout the world. The Catholic Newman Center at Elon provides programming space, student residences, and a residence for the Peer Ministry Coordinator, a professional staff member who serves as the Resident Advisor.

The first floor is reserved exclusively for use by Catholic Campus Ministry to host programs and activities sponsored by the organization. The first floor is also welcome for use by other Religious & Spiritual Life organizations, but any use of the first floor must be requested through the LLC Advisor. The second floor is part of the University Residence Life program and provides housing for several students and the Peer Ministry Coordinator. The second floor is private and separate from the first floor, but student residents will be expected to keep the entire first floor orderly at all times.

The goal of the student-directed LLC will be to enable residents to learn more about the Catholic faith, deepen their spiritual life, and become leaders for the Church and society. Potential weekly commitments include moments of prayer, community meals, social events, and teaching and learning activities. Students residents will also be expected to be an active participant in various programs sponsored by Catholic Campus Ministry throughout the school year.

The Catholic Newman Center is also an alcohol and substance-free community. Student residents will not be allowed to consume or possess alcohol, tobacco, illegal drugs, or any illicit substances in the building, regardless of age.

Student residents will be expected to attend house meetings with the Resident Advisor at the beginning of the school year and once a month thereafter.


  • The Catholic Newman Center is a home away from home
  • Make numerous friends with shared interests and goals
  • You are connected to the Catholic community on campus, which comprises 31% of the total undergraduate population
  • Live in an awesome house on South Campus that boasts some of the largest rooms at Elon
  • Your building has a full kitchen, living room with large TV, a game room with a foosball table, and laundry facilities downstairs
  • You live in a positive social environment
  • Participate in several social/ bonding activities at the Catholic Newman Center, including dinners, movie nights, and game nights
  • Participate in several faith activities to deepen your spiritual life on campus

Who will live there?

The Catholic Newman Center is open to male and female, first-year and upper-class students. Student residents are expected to participate in various Catholic Campus Ministry activities and programs. Residents should have a positive attitude towards the Catholic faith and maintain a welcoming and cooperative spirit of the house.

What is the facility like?

Second Floor Residences

  • Rooms include a large closet, full-sized bed, armoire, and desk for each student
  • 2 Full bathrooms
  • Wired and wireless internet access in each room

First Floor Building Amenities

  • Phoenix Card access back door
  • Full kitchen
  • Laundry facilities
  • Meeting and gathering spaces


  • Residents pay the Elon official housing rate per semester for their corresponding room
  • Residents are required to select at least the 300-block meal plan
  • Students who have already signed a lease to live in campus apartments may not break their lease to live in the Holland House.
  • I'm really interested! How do I apply?

    Complete the online application during Learning Community and Theme Housing Selection in January/February. The application can be accessed from the Residence Life website.

    Staff Advisor Contact Information:

    Numen Lumen Pavilion 221
    2960 Campus Box
    Elon, NC 27244
    (336) 278-7355