• First-year students are assigned housing while returning students participate in the Housing Lottery each spring.

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Housing Options & Rates

Davidson offers new and current students a variety of living styles that includes 12 traditional residence halls, seven on-campus apartment buildings and a co-op style sustainability-themed house. The college typically houses first-year and upper-class students separately to ease new student transition and best respond to the needs of first-year students.

First-year students are assigned housing with an option to change their living arrangements after fall semester. Upper-class and returning students select housing through a lottery process  that occurs at the beginning of spring semester.

Housing Rates 2015-16

Annual Semester
Double Room: $6,694 $3,347
Single/Suite: $8.078 $4,039
Martin Court Apartments: $8,368 $4,184
Triple: $4,714 $2,357
All Tomlinson and Duke Hall suites carry a single/suite room rate.

All Davidson residence halls include:

  • Rooms with height-adjustable extra-long twin beds (36" x 80"), dressers, desks with desk chairs, and closets or built-in wardrobes for each resident
  • Carpeted bedrooms (with the exception of Little, Flowe and Hart)
  • Central air conditioning and heating (some have individual room controls)
  • Cable TV in each room in residence hall plus common room in the apartments
  • Wireless Internet in each room
  • Blinds on room windows
  • Secure, card-access entry
  • Bicycle storage racks outside
  • Smoke-free
  • Laundry facilities

First-year Housing

Belk Hall
The largest residence hall housing up to 308 students, Belk Hall is a five-floor building in the center of campus. It also houses the Residence Life Office, CatCard Services, and the Student Computing Center.

Sentelle Hall
Sentelle is a five-floor residence hall located on Dorm Row, housing up to 104 students. Each floor in Sentelle has a large TV/study lounge.

Richardson Hall
Richardson is a five-floor residence hall located near the Vail Commons dining hall housing up to 136 students. Each floor in Richardson has a TV/study lounge.

Watts Hall
Watts is a four-floor residence hall located on Dorm Row housing up to 79 students. Each floor in Watts has a large TV/study lounge

Upper-Class Housing

Akers, Irwin, and Knox Halls
A set of three, nearly identical, two-story halls located near Patterson Court, including kitchens, study rooms, and laundry rooms.

Cannon Hall
Cannon Hall is a four-floor residence hall located on Dorm Row housing up to 93 students in mostly double rooms. Each floor in Cannon has a large TV/study lounge.

Duke Hall
Duke Hall is a four-floor residence hall located on Dorm Row housing 94 students in single, double, and suite-style rooms. A common kitchen and large TV lounge are also located in Duke. Additionally, the Dean Rusk International Studies Program Offices are located on the first floor.

Little Hall
Little Hall is a four-floor residence hall located on Dorm Row housing up to 73 residents. Little has large lounge spaces on each floor and a common kitchen.

New Hall
Davidson's newest residence hall, New Hall, is comprised of two nearly identical buildings joined by a common lounge, kitchen, dining area, living room with fireplace and computer room. Each floor has a study room, lounge and kitchen. North Hall houses 120 students and South Hall houses 131 students.

Tomlinson Hall
Tomlinson Hall is a four-floor, suite-style residence hall housing 128 students as well as the Campus Safety Office and a campus computer lab.

Martin Court Apartments
A residential area comprised of seven apartment buildings that can house up to 398 students. The buildings are: Armfield, Davis, Flowe, Hart, Jamieson, Martin Court B, and Ryburn.