As an alumnus who has celebrated his 55th Reunion or beyond, we encourage you to come back to Davidson each year as a member of the Avant Garde to enjoy a half-day of events.

All Avant Garde events will take place Saturday, June 6, beginning with check-in at 8:30 a.m. behind Elm Row, near the Well. Avant Garde members will attend the Remembrance Ceremony at War Memorials for alumni who died in WWI, WWII, Korea, Vietnam, Iraq or Afghanistan.

At 11 a.m., President Quillen will address everyone returning for the weekend in the Duke Family Performance Hall; preferred seating will be available to all Avant Garde reunion attendees.


(Subject to change. Check back for updates.)

Saturday, June 6

Time Event
8:30 a.m. Avant Garde Check-in
9–9:30 a.m. Remembrance Ceremony at the War Memorials *
9:30–11 a.m. Back to School Classes and Tours (Block 3)
11 a.m.–12:00 p.m. Conversation with President Carol Quillen
12 a.m.–1:30 p.m. Avant Garde/55th/60th Reunion Lunch and Induction

*Rain Plan for Remembrance Ceremony at the War Memorials TBA

Registration information will be posted in Spring 2020.

For questions about the Avant Garde schedule contact Yolanda Gilliam, Assistant Director of Alumni and Family Engagement, by phone at 704-894-2559 or by email at

We hope your schedule allows you to come back, and we look forward to seeing you on campus!