As you make plans to attend the Black Alumni Reunion, please see below for some general event information, logistics and details.
Dress for the weekend is generally casual. You may wish to wear dressy casual Saturday evening for the reunion dinner and late-night party. Alumni attending Friday evening events may wish to wear business or snappy casual. There will be time to change on Saturday after the DBAN College sessions end at 4:45 and the dinner starts at 7.
On Friday, free parking is available in the Baker and Stowe lots. On Saturday, free parking is available in the Smith House and Glasgow House lots (turn on to Glasgow St. from North Main St. - the lots are on your right and are reserved specifically for reunion guests) all day and in Baker and Stowe lots (adjacent to Baker Sports Complex) prior to 5 p.m. Cars must be moved from Baker and Stowe by 5 p.m. Saturday due to basketball game parking. After 5 p.m. on Saturday, guests should park in the reserved Smith and Glasgow lots; if all spots are full, we recommend parking in the lot behind the Office of Admission and Financial Aid. Please give yourself extra time to park on Saturday evening, taking into account traffic for the home men's basketball game. On Sunday, guests for the gospel brunch can park in the Baker and Stowe lots. Directions and campus maps will be available at check-in. You can also review the online campus map
Prior to and following lunch, a golf cart will be available to shuttle guests with mobility concerns between the Alvarez College Union and Lilly Gallery in Chambers Building. The golf cart will also be available directly following the 3:45 - 4:45 p.m. DBAN College sessions to take guests with mobility concerns to their vehicles. If you have questions or require additional access, please ask staff at the registration table outside of the 900 Room. If you need a ride to or from campus, please call Yellow Cab of Lake Norman at 704-888-8888 or contact Uber at uber.com.
A list of recommended Davidson community members is available to alumni interested in hiring a babysitter during Reunion Weekend. To request the list, please email Yolanda Gilliam at email@example.com
. All questions regarding scheduling, availability and payment should be made directly with the babysitter. Please note the college does not provide training or supervision of the babysitters nor has it performed background checks on the babysitters listed.
If you require special assistance during Reunion Weekend, we are happy to help. Reunion Weekend facilities and on-campus housing locations are ADA-compliant. Please contact the Special Events Office at 704-894-2545 to arrange any accommodations.
Our caterers will do their best to accommodate individuals with special dietary restrictions. However, they must know in advance. When you register please be sure to list specifics on your form. It is imperative that you submit your registration by February 1 so we can provide you with the meals you need. Last minute requests may not be possible to accommodate.
Should your financial situation prevent you from attending, please contact Marya Howell '91 at firstname.lastname@example.org
in the Office of Alumni and Family Engagement to discuss your options confidentially.
In order to grant a refund, we must receive notice of cancellation prior to the reunion weekend. Refunds requested prior to the deadline will be processed within 30 days.
A list of who is officially registered for the weekend is available on the main BAR page. Also check the Reunion Facebook page
for an informal count.
Leading up to and during Reunion Weekend, be sure to follow Alumni and Family Engagement on Twitter (@davidsonalums
), Instagram (@davidsonalumni
), and Facebook
. We'll be posting photos and updates on all three accounts throughout the weekend. When posting on your personal accounts, use #cominghomedavidson
and #takeexit30 to share your experiences with fellow alumni. We'll share and repost some of our favorite tweets and photos that use these hashtags. Also post photos on the event Facebook page
throughout and following the weekend.
The Davidson College Store is providing reunion attendees with a buy one item at full price, get one 50% off deal. They also have a limited number of reunion t-shirts available for purchase at $12.99 each. The shirts are white, short-sleeved t-shirts with the reunion logo on the front, come in sizes S - XL and can only be purchased at the bookstore on the corner of Main St. and Depot. The store is open Friday and Saturday from 10 a.m.-5 p.m.