All students in the Humanities Program (registered for HUM 103) are required to take part in the pre-orientation program Sapere Aude, four days of community building, introductions, games, and close reading and discussion of key texts and artifacts with Humanities faculty, fellows, librarians and archivists and instructional designers.

Our Sapere Aude pre-orientation is a great way to start your Davidson College experience with your Humes cohort and the Humanities Fellows. You will get to know all eight faculty members who teach you throughout the year, as well as our librarians, archivists and instructional designers.

The Sapere Aude retreat takes place Aug. 8-11, 2020 and will be held fully online. There is no early arrival to campus for students enrolled in HUM 103.

Our fully online program will be accommodating to everyone, in every time zone around the world, and with every level of online access, over the four days. Follow the Instagram accounts for @hum_fellows and @HumDavidson for details and sneak-peek info.

As soon as fall schedules are available in the first week of August, the Humanities fellows and staff will be in touch with new Humesters right away with the Sapere Aude schedule, guidelines, readings and more.

Humes students can do both Sapere Aude and any of the other pre-orientation programs or take part in any athletic team's pre-season activities.

All students should plan to arrive on campus as directed by the college. There is no Humanities Service Odyssey this year.