Davidson Network Nights happen across the country each October. These events provide a social networking opportunity for alumni, parents and friends in our largest chapters, celebrate the Davidson network, and welcome alumni and parents who have recently moved to these regions.
Whether you're hoping to catch up with old friends or make new connections, we hope to see you there!
Please note: All below events and Look Who's Coming lists are from fall 2018. We will update the list prior to our fall 2019 event series.
Wed, Oct. 17:
Ft. Worth, TX: 6 p.m. at Blue Mesa: Register / Look Who's Coming
Lake Norman, NC: 6 p.m. at The Jay Hurt Hub for Innovation and Entrepreneurship, Davidson College: Register / Look Who's Coming
Louisville, KY: 6 p.m. at Gravely Brewing: Register / Look Who's Coming
Thursday, Oct. 18:
Asheville, NC: 6 p.m., Nantahala Brewing, Asheville Outpost - Register / Look Who's Coming
Atlanta, GA: 6 p.m. at Hampton + Hudson: Register / Look Who's Coming
Boston, MA: 6 p.m. at Ned Devine's, Faneuil Hall: Register / Look Who's Coming
Charlotte, NC: 6 p.m. at the new Legion Brewing (SouthPark): Register / Look Who's Coming
Chicago, IL: 6 p.m. at Matilda: Register / Look Who's Coming
Columbia, SC: 6 p.m. at Hunter-Gatherer Brewery, Curtiss-Wright Hangar: Register / Look Who's Coming
Dallas, TX: 6 p.m. at Republic Texas Tavern: Register / Look Who's Coming
Denver, CO: 6 p.m. at Smok at The Source: Register / Look Who's Coming
Houston, TX: 6 p.m. at Frank's: Register / Look Who's Coming
New York City, NY: 6 p.m. at Haven Rooftop at the Sanctuary Hotel: Register / Look Who's Coming
Philadelphia, PA: 6 p.m. at City Tap House, Logan Square: Register / Look Who's Coming
San Antonio, TX: 6:30 p.m. at Whiskey Cake Kitchen and Bar: Register / Look Who's Coming
Seattle, WA: 6 p.m. at Bottlehouse Wine Bar: Register / Look Who's Coming
Washington, D.C.: 5:45 p.m. at Hill Country Barbecue Market: Register / Look Who's Coming
Winston-Salem, NC: 7 p.m. at Muse at the Mill (featuring Bob McKillop, men's basketball head coach): Register / Look Who's Coming
Note: the Jackson, MS event has been postponed. Northern New Jersey chapter leadership is encouraging those thinking about attending their previously-scheduled gathering to attend the New York City event.
Q: Is this a “networking” event?
A: Davidson Network Nights are intended to be the primary annual social event for chapters and an opportunity to celebrate the strength of the Davidson network. The format is primarily open mingling. We do collect and share career information from those who provided it prior to the events as it could spark conversation or lead to career-related conversations during or following the event. There is no structured networking component at the events, and you do not need to be currently employed or looking for new opportunities to attend. We will have some information available at events about how you can continue to connect with the greater Davidson network in a way that makes sense for you, whether that is supporting students, requesting career advice, and/or connecting socially.
Q: What is the dress code?
A: Many attendees come to the event from the work, so the most common dress is business casual. However, nice/snappy casual is also perfectly acceptable.
Q: Are these events related to the past “Welcome to the City” events hosted by chapters?
A: These events function similarly to the Welcome to the City events we held in many chapters the past few years, in that we will recognize new members of the chapters, including any Class of 2018 graduates. If you are an established resident of your area, please introduce yourself to and share advice with newcomers!
Q: I’m not an alumnus/a – should I still attend?
A: Yes! Parents, recent past parents, and friends of the college are all members of our chapters. We would love for you to attend to chat with other members of the extended Davidson family.
Q: Are these events kid-friendly?
A: You are free to use your best judgment, taking into account the venue and the age of your kids. It is not common for kids to attend these events in high numbers, but they are welcome to attend.
Q: Can I expect to see Davidson staff at these events?
A: Staff from our College Relations division and Center for Career Development will be present at many of the larger events, and two events (San Francisco and Winston-Salem) feature special speakers. Please refer to the individual registration page for your event to see who is currently planning to attend which event. If you do have Davidson staff or faculty attending your event, feel free to ask them any questions that you have about Davidson today.
Q: Will there be a formal program?
A: Many events will include welcome remarks from chapter presidents, service chairs and/or college staff approximately 30 minutes into the event. Remarks will typically be brief to leave plenty of time for connecting.
Q: How do I follow up with attendees if I want to reach out following the event?
A: We will leave the Look Who's Coming lists posted for a few weeks following the events. We encourage you to use the Online Community directory if you are just looking for contact information. The Davidson Career Advisor Network (DCAN) is a great resource if you are looking to seek or offer career-specific advice from the Davidson network. You can also find the majority of attendees on LinkedIn by using the search function, viewing All Filters, and typing Davidson College into school and joining the Davidson College Network group. We will follow up with all attendees following the events with additional information on how to stay connected to Davidson College and each other.