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Box 7156 - Admission
Box 7157 - Financial Aid
Davidson, NC 28035

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Davidson, NC 28035

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Senior Overnight

The Senior Overnight is available to all current high school seniors who are interested in a more in-depth Davidson community experience. An overnight visit can help connect you with current students, as well as give you the opportunity to explore campus outside of a traditional tour.

What to Expect

You will be hosted by a current Davidson student, most likely in their first or second year at Davidson. You can attend a concert or lecture, cheer on Davidson at an athletic event, enjoy a meal in Vail Commons, or sit-in on a student organization meeting.

It is important to have a plan before you arrive in Davidson of what you are interested in doing—your host may have a meeting to attend or homework to complete during the evening and may not be able to give you their undivided attention. Be sure to visit our Campus Calendar to find out what events are happening during your stay.

What to Bring

We recommend you bring the following items with you:

  • Sleeping bag and a pillow (Davidson will provide a sleeping pad)
  • Clothes for the following day, toiletries, a towel
  • Money for meals and snacks

If you are flying, we encourage you to bring a travel-size pillow and blanket. Davidson has a limited number of sleeping bags available that you may reserve in advance.

Schedule Your Overnight Visit

Request a Senior Overnight Visit using our Overnight Registration Calendar. The deadline to register is seven days in advance of the overnight date.

Please be advised that dates will fill up; advanced registration is required. To schedule an overnight in conjunction with our Day @ Davidson or Discover Davidson programs, you will be given the opportunity to request an Overnight Visit through the event registration form. If you need assistance, please contact our visit coordinator at 704-894-2679.

Fall 2016 Senior Overnight Visit dates

Overnight visits will be available on select days throughout September, October, and November. Fall 2016 dates include:

  • Thursday, Sept. 22
  • Thursday, Sept. 29 (Register through Day at Davidson I)
  • Sunday, Oct. 16 (Register through Discover Davidson)
  • Thursday, Oct. 27
  • Thursday, Nov. 10 (Register through Day at Davidson II)

What Happens Next

Upon registering for a Senior Overnight Visit, you will receive a confirmation email with a link to a Parent/Guardian Release form. This form must be completed prior to your arrival to campus.

You will also receive information about where and when to meet your host, guidelines for visitors, and suggested items to pack. Students are responsible for arranging their own travel to and from campus.

Make the Most of Your Visit

To take full advantage of your time, arrive at the Office of Admission at 4:30 p.m. Upon arrival you will be greeted by a member of the Overnight Visit Team and receive a temporary guest CatCard for dorm access, as well as additional details about your visit.

Although your visit officially concludes at 8 a.m. Friday morning, we encourage you to plan to spend extra time on campus. You might visit a class (beginning at 8:30 a.m. and running in 50 minute blocks), explore Davidson, or attend a tour and information session (advance registration recommended).

Overnight visits are a great way to discover what makes Davidson so special, and we hope you are able to take advantage of this opportunity.