• Orientation Team

    The Orientation Team, OT, helps new students move into their campus living facilties and with events throughout orientation.

  • Cake Race

    The Cake Race, a Davidson tradition since 1930, is a voluntary 1.3 race around campus during new student orientation.


New Student Orientation

Welcome Class of 2018 and new Davidson families! We are so excited to welcome you to the Davidson community. New Student Orientation is required for all new students. Parents are invited to attend in order to meet their student's academic advisor, hall counselor, and roommate.

New Student and Parent Orientations for the 2014-2015 school year will officially begin on Thursday, Aug. 21 at 8:30 a.m. Optional move-in for new students is Wednesday, Aug. 20 from 6-9 p.m.

Please continue to check back during the summer as updates are made to the information below. We look forward to seeing you at Fall Orientation 2014!

2014 Orientation

Thursday, Aug. 21-Sunday, Aug. 24

Student Orientation 2014

Parents' Orientation 2014


Early Move In


Activity Locations

  • Alvarez College Union
  • Duke Family Performance Hall
  • Vail Commons
  • Baker Sports Complex
  • Belk Residence Hall
  • Chambers Building
  • Lake Campus

If you have any questions about Orientation, please call the Dean of Students Office at 704-894-2225.