At Elmhurst, we support your success through a range of programs and services.
The College's orientation programs help first-year and transfer students make a smooth transition to college life. After orientation, Weeks of Welcome offers a series of on- and off-campus activities designed to build community and get you involved. And the First-Year Student Success Series offers programs designed to assist your academic and social transition to college life.
President’s Leadership Academy
Designed for incoming first-year Elmhurst students, the President’s Leadership Academy is a four-year leadership development program focused on preparing first-generation students and students of color to graduate as professionals and principled citizen leaders.
Sophomore Year Experience
The Sophomore Success e-newsletter and Sophomore Success Workshop support second-year students with useful information on upcoming deadlines, extracurricular opportunities and early professional preparation.
Sessions for Success
The Office of Student Success can assist students in time management, goal setting, study skills and values exploration. For more information, contact Desiree Novak, director of student success.
The College sponsors academic support services such as The Learning Center, which offers tutoring in math, reading, writing and study skills. Many academic departments offer tutoring as well.
Elmhurst College provides program accessibility and reasonable accommodations for persons defined as disabled in Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990.
Students Having Difficulties
The College tries to help students who are having difficulty in their course work or in their social lives under the Students of Concern Guidelines with the help of a referral form. Students who are experiencing difficulty are referred by faculty or staff to the committee, which identifies a representative best positioned to intervene and assist the student. The committee is charged with coordinating resources to assist referred students in maintaining satisfactory academic progress and in promoting their health and well-being.
The College aims to develop and deliver comprehensive, coordinated services aimed at retaining students, under the leadership of the Director of Retention, who reports to the Dean of Students. The Director of Retention will focus on students’ social and academic integration as well as their commitments to the institution; he or she also evaluates the effectiveness of student retention efforts in meeting the needs of students and achieving institutional goals.
The Niebuhr Center provides academic and field experiences for students who are considering a life of service. The Dr. Dennis J. Patterson Center for the Health Professions supports students who are interested in health care. And the Center for Professional Excellence offers career guidance, study-abroad opportunities, service-learning programs and more.
The College's security programs include crime prevention and awareness programs, round-the-clock patrols and more.
Experienced professionals at our Child Care Center in Dinkmeyer Hall care for your children while you’re in class.
Commuting is a great way to balance your studies with family life and to keep your costs down. But it also poses special challenges, from finding ways to meet people to being assured of a parking space. The Frick Center offers a variety of resources for commuters.