Welcome Wildcats!

This summer, a series of Wildcat Welcome gatherings for new students and their families will be held virtually across the United States in July and August. Incoming students and their parents/mentors/families are each invited to attend the regional gathering that matches their locale.

International Student Programs is developing opportunities for virtual community and connection among international students over the summer and into the fall semester. Please visit the New International Students webpage for more information.

The focus of these events is to welcome our newest Wildcats into the Davidson family and to help students and families grow their Davidson community. Wildcat Welcomes provide opportunities for both incoming students and families to engage with their peers and hear from current students and families from their area. Incoming students and families are welcome to register for any event but are encouraged to attend the event in their region. 

If you have any questions, please contact assistant director of Alumni and Family Engagement, Hannah Jakob ’12, at hajakob@davidson.edu.

Regional Gatherings

Dates and times for the gatherings are listed below. Registration for each event will be added as invitations are sent. Registrants will receive a reminder email a few days prior to the program that will include log-in information.

Mid-Atlantic | New Jersey, Pennsylvania

Students – Wednesday, July 22 at 12:30 p.m. ET; Register here by July 15.

Families – Thursday, July 23 at 7:30 p.m. ET; Register here by July 16.

Northeast | Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New York, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, Vermont

Students – Thursday, July 23 at 12:30 p.m. ET; Register here by July 16. 

Families – Tuesday, July 21 at 7:30 p.m. ET; Register here by July 14.

Mid-Atlantic | Delaware, Maryland, Washington, DC, West Virginia

Students – Tuesday, July 21 at 12:30 p.m. ET; Register here by July 14.

Families – Wednesday, July 22 at 7:30 p.m.; Register here by July 15.

Southeast | Virginia, Western North Carolina

Students – Sunday, July 26 at 7:30 p.m. ET; Register here by July 19. 

Families – Monday, July 27 at 7:30 p.m. ET; Register here by July 20.

Mountain and Pacific Coast | Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Oregon, Utah, Washington

Students – Wednesday, July 29 at 12:30 p.m. PT/3:30 p.m. ET; Register here by July 22.

Families – Tuesday, July 28 at 12:30 p.m. PT/3:30 p.m. ET; Register here by July 21.

Southeast | Eastern NC, Piedmont Triad, Triangle

Students – Tuesday, July 28 at 12:30 p.m. ET; Register here by July 21. 

Families – Thursday, July 30 at 7:30 p.m. ET; Register here by July 23.

Southeast | Greater Charlotte region, South Carolina

Students – Thursday, July 30 at 12:30 p.m. ET; Register here by July 23.

Families – Wednesday, July 29 at 7:30 p.m. ET; Register here by July 22.

Mid-West | Kentucky, Illinois, Indiana, Minnesota, Ohio, Wisconsin

Students – Wednesday, August 5 at 6:30 p.m. CT/7:30 p.m. ET

Families – Thursday, August 6 at 6:30 p.m. CT/7:30 p.m. ET

South/Mid-West | Alabama, Arizona, Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, Oklahoma, Tennessee, Nebraska

Students – Monday, August 3 at 12 p.m. CT/1 p.m. ET

Families – Tuesday, August 4 at 7 p.m. CT/8 p.m. ET

South | Florida, Georgia, Puerto Rico

Students – Tuesday, August 4 at 12:30 p.m. ET

Families – Monday, August 3 at 7:30 p.m. ET

We invite you to use a Davidson Zoom virtual background during your gathering!