July Experience students live on single-sex corridors in a co-ed residence hall. All college buildings, including residence halls, are air-conditioned. Students take meals in the Vail Commons dining facility and have access to the E.H. Little Library. The Alvarez College Union, Baker Sports Complex and nearby Lake Campus are centers for recreational and group activities.
Counselor/mentors are current Davidson College students who are chosen based on academic ability, sensitivity to others, maturity, skills, and experience. Often, some of the counselor/mentors are July Experience alumni. They live in the residence halls and are assigned responsibility for the July Experience students. Counselor/mentors assist students in any way possible and are responsible for ensuring that students are aware of and abide by the rules of the program.