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Visiting Campus

In response to on-going concerns about COVID-19, Davidson has made the difficult decision to suspend all campus visit programs beginning Monday, March 16. While we are disappointed that we will not be able to host you on campus at this time, we believe this decision is in the best interest of our students, staff, faculty, and visitors.

We are putting together resources for prospective students and mentors to engage with Davidson remotely, so please keep an eye on davidson.edu for updates. We also encourage you to connect with your regional admission counselor and check out our Ask a Wildcat page to reach out to current students.

Please contact us at admission@davidson.edu or 800-768-0380 with questions or concerns. We hope that you and your family are healthy and safe.   

Read More Information About the Fall 2020 Semester

We are delighted you are planning to experience Davidson.

A typical visit includes a campus tour and an information session. To get started, choose the date and time of your visit and schedule your tour and information session.

Schedule a Visit

Campus Tour

Davidson campus tours last 75 minutes and are led by current students. Our guides are energetic ambassadors trained to show you the college through their own experiences. They are honest about Davidson life and opportunities and are happy to answer your questions at all points along the way.

Tour routes will lead visitors through:

  • Historic areas of campus and Chambers lawn
  • Academic buildings
  • The E.H. Little Library
  • The Alvarez College Union
  • The Union Café and Vail Commons dining spaces
  • A first-year residence hall

Information Sessions

Our admission staff members will help refine your understanding of the Davidson experience, sharing with you our admission policies, the college application process, and information about the Davidson Trust. You may choose to attend a group information session or, if you are a senior, a Senior to Senior session. Both sessions give students and families a comprehensive sense of Davidson and all it offers.

Group Information Sessions

These sessions are best suited for prospective students visiting Davidson for the first time or for students just beginning the college search process. They cover a wide range of topics and are designed to give you a broad sense of the college. They are not standard, PowerPoint-style presentations, but dynamic sessions tailored to the interests and concerns of each audience. You will be able to ask specific questions of the presenter and learn from the questions asked by other students and families. Most group information sessions will occur before your tour.

Senior-to-Senior Sessions

Senior-to-Senior sessions are available for high school seniors who are considering applying or have applied to Davidson. These sessions are tailored to each student allowing students to ask specific questions or voice sensitive concerns.

During the academic year, Senior-to-Senior sessions are led by Senior Admission Fellows-Davidson seniors who are trained as adjunct admission counselors. Senior Fellows know both the Davidson student experience and the admission process. Available times for Senior-to-Senior sessions are limited. Registration will open mid- to late-August.

Please note that Davidson does not offer evaluative admission interviews.

High School Group Visits

Our information sessions and tours for high school groups (more than 10 students) are designed specifically for upper classmen (high school juniors and seniors). If you are planning to visit campus with more than 10 students, please contact Michele Trovato, at mitrovato@davidson.edu, and provide the name of your high school or community-based organization, total number of students (max of 35) and chaperones, graduation year of the students, and the date and time that you wish to visit (we have two school-group visit times per weekday: 11 a.m.-12:45 p.m., or 3-4:45 p.m.). If we are able to accommodate your group, a formal confirmation will be sent.

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