2019 Wildcat Weekend Events Schedule

All Weekend

Summer Research Poster Fair
Friday 10 a.m. – Sunday 2 p.m.
Brown Atrium, Alvarez College Union
Come peruse posters of students’ summer research projects. Posters of students’ projects will be on display for alumni, families and students to enjoy. This diverse group of student work will highlight the impressive work our students do, supported by our amazing faculty.

Meet the Artists!
Friday 10 a.m. – 7 p.m., Saturday Noon – 7 p.m., Sunday Noon – 4 p.m.
Van Every/Smith Galleries, Belk Visual Arts Center, 315 N. Main Street. Davidson, NC
The Baik Art Residency brings together three artists – Yong Soon Min, Jagath Weerasinghe, and Tintin Wulia – from different parts of Asia (Korea, Sri Lanka, and Indonesia, respectively) – all exploring identity in relationship to borders, whether geographic/geopolitical, religious, or gender.

Artists will utilize the Van Every Gallery as a studio for the month of October, allowing their creative process to be visible, before presenting a group exhibition of their work opening on October 29.

The artists will be present at different times throughout the weekend, including Friday 5 – 7 p.m. and Saturday 2 – 4 p.m.

Galleries will be open Friday from 10am-7pm, Saturday from 12-7pm, and Sunday from 12-4pm, with artists present at different times throughout the weekend, including Friday between 5-7pm and Saturday between 2-4pm.

Friday, October 25

Check-In
10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Brown Atrium, Alvarez College Union 

Open Classes
All Day
Various Locations
Alumni and families are invited to step into select classrooms to capture the heart of the Davidson experience. Upon check-in Friday, you will have access to the list of participating classes and pick up a ticket to the classes you would like to attend. Please note that most classrooms have very limited spaces for guests. All classes will require a ticket to attend and will be available on a first come, first served basis at check-in in the Brown Atrium.

Supporting Your Student’s Career Plans
2:30 – 3:30 p.m.
Alvarez 209, Alvarez College Union
It’s never too early to start thinking about life after Davidson. The Center for Career Development helps parents and families understand the four-year process students should use for life planning, and how the Center for Career Development can help. Center staff will also discuss ways families can partner to support all students on their personal and professional journey.

Designing Davidson's Futures: How You Can Reimagine the Liberal Arts
2:30 – 3:30 p.m.
Room 303, Jay Hurt Hub for Innovation and Entrepreneurship, 210 Delburg Street, Davidson, NC

Very limited parking is available along Jackson St. Guests able to do so are encouraged to walk to this event.

In January, Davidson launched an innovation process designed to help the college respond to an uncertain and rapidly changing economic context. With college costs outpacing incomes, the public is increasingly questioning the value of higher education and the liberal arts specifically. It is not entirely clear what higher education is becoming. How is Davidson responding to these changing pressures?

We have chosen to embrace experimentation in order to test and validate our assumptions about the best ways forward. Alumni, students, faculty, and parents are helping us identify the gaps and pain points for our current students. Come and hear about Davidson's new innovation process and how you can get involved. We will feature a Q&A with alumni and students who participated in our first pilot, Liberal Arts in Silicon Valley - a domestic study away venture co-created with partners in San Francisco and piloted this summer.

Alumni and families are invited to join us for coffee, treats and a lively conversation!

E. H. Little Library Exhibits and Activities
3:45 – 4:45 p.m.
E. H. Little Library
Alumni, recreate your senior yearbook photo. Stop by the Fishbowl on the first floor of the E.H. Little Library to get a digitized copy of your senior photo alongside your current picture. Not interested in having your photo taken?  Come help archives staff identify people and places in photos from days past. 

Families and alumni, you’re also invited to visit the Rare Book Room to see some of our treasures, including the Arabic Bible of Omar Ibn Said (on future loan to the Smithsonian), a first edition of Paradise Lost, the Diderot Encyclopedia, and our collection of artists’ books.

The Davidson College Campus Sculpture Tour
3:45 – 5 p.m.
Atrium, Katherine and Tom Belk Visual Art Center, 315 N. Main Street, Davidson, NC
This program is a tour of the college's ever-expanding collection of sculpture on campus with C. Shaw Smith, Joel O. Conarroe Professor of Art History, beginning with Auguste Rodin's Jean d'Aire and ending with Jésus Moroles' Spirit Waves Fountain. This tour will last approximately 70 minutes. In the event of rain, join Shaw in the Visual Arts Center for a presentation on the campus sculpture program.

Davidson College Chorale and Davidson Singers
5:30 p.m.
Davidson College Presbyterian Church (on campus), 100 N. Main Street, Davidson, NC
The Davidson College Chorale & Davidson Singers offer the first choral concert of the season. This special performance for families, alumni and friends highlights some of the vibrant and challenging repertoire the ensembles are performing this year.

Free and open to the public.

Families of Color Reception
6 – 7 p.m.
Center for Diversity and Inclusion, Alvarez College Union
Come meet fellow families of color, members of the Dean of Students office and other campus administrators in an informal setting. Hors d’oeuvres will be served.

Davidson College Symphony Orchestra
7 p.m.
C. Shaw Smith 900 Room, Alvarez College Union 
Have an up-close and personal concert experience with the DCSO as they share highlights from the season in an intimate setting.

Free and open to the public.

Macbeth
8 p.m.
Duke Family Performance Hall, Knobloch Campus Center
By William Shakespeare, Directed by Mark Sutch
Macbeth delves deeply into the psyche of its title character as he wrestles with his purpose and sense of political destiny. This chilling story of the consequences of vicious ambition features some of Shakespeare’s most compelling and intense characters. 

Tickets are required 

Davidson College Jazz Ensemble
9 p.m.
Tyler-Tallman Hall, Sloan Music Center
Join the Davidson College Jazz Ensemble as they perform their fall concert featuring guest artists and several student soloists.

Free and open to the public.

Saturday, October 26

Check-In
9 a.m. – Noon
Brown Atrium, Alvarez College Union

A Conversation with President Carol Quillen
10:30 a.m.
Duke Family Performance Hall, Knobloch Campus Center
Join us to hear from President Quillen about key college initiatives and updates. A time for Q&A will follow her remarks.

Center for Career Development Open House
11:30 a.m.
Center for Career Development, Alvarez College Union
Students, families and alumni are invited to stop by the Center for Career Development for a drop-in Open House. Learn about Center for Career Development resources for students and alumni of all ages and exciting changes coming in 2019-20.  Speak with staff advisors designated to specific industries, hear what fellow alumni are up to these days and discover how the Center for Career Development can assist at any career stage. There will also be an opportunity for alumni and families to learn how they can support students exploring their own career paths. Light bites and beverages will be provided.

Red Light/Green Light – A Discussion of Student Mental Health
11:30 a.m.
Sprinkle Room, Alvarez College Union
In this session, families and alumni will learn about some of the challenges and struggles students today are facing and the ways Davidson is addressing these obstacles from an Acceptance Commitment Therapeutic approach.
Presenter: David Graham, Ph.D., Director, Student Health and Well-Being
Presenter: John Brunelle, Ph.D., Associate Director/Clinical Director of Counseling

Swimming & Diving vs. Georgetown
Noon
Charles A. Cannon Pool, Baker Sports Complex
Come out and cheer on the Wildcats as they face off against the Georgetown Hoyas. Admission and parking are free.

Athletics Tailgate
Noon
Baker Sports Complex Parking Lot
Bring your favorite tailgating refreshments and join fellow students, families and alumni for a pre-game tailgate prior to the Davidson vs. Marist football game. Alcohol is permitted for 21 and up.

Tailgate on the Turf
Noon
Richardson Stadium South End Zone
Davidson Athletics qualifying donors are invited to join the Davidson Athletic Foundation under the tent in the end zone for complimentary refreshments at field level. This event is by invitation only.

Davidson Football vs. Marist
1 p.m.
Richardson Stadium
Join the resurgent Wildcats as they host conference opponent Marist College.

Tickets are required

Voice Studio Fall Recital
2 p.m.
Tyler-Tallman Hall, Sloan Music Center
Davidson College voice students of Jacquelyn Culpepper, Brad Fugate, and Ilana Lubitsch take the stage in Tyler-Tallman Hall for an eclectic program of vocal music accompanied by David Gilliland.

Free and open to the public.

Music & Dance Extravaganza
4 p.m.
Chambers Lawn (rain location Brown Atrium, Alvarez College Union)
Students, families and alumni are invited to enjoy performances by Davidson’s student dance and vocal groups. Free and open to the public.

Black Student Coalition Cookout
4 p.m., following the football game.
Black Student Coalition (BSC) House, Patterson Court (on campus)
Students, families and alumni are invited to join the BSC for a cookout following the Davidson vs. Marist football game. The event will be catered by Nana’s Soulfood.

All-Alumni Gathering
4:30 – 5:30 p.m.
C. Shaw Smith 900 Room, Alvarez College Union
Alumni and their families are invited to reconnect with fellow alumni, meet classmates’ families and enjoy refreshments at a casual drop-in reception hosted by the Office of Alumni and Family Engagement. Director of Athletics Chris Clunie ’06 will join us to speak about the values, mission, strategy and goals for Davidson Athletics now and in the future.

Men’s Basketball Red/Black Game
5:30 p.m.
John M. Belk Arena, Baker Sports Complex
Get your first look at the 2019-20 Davidson Basketball team with an intrasquad scrimmage followed by a Q&A session with Coach Bob McKillop and the team.

Free and open to the public.

Piano Studio Fall Recital 
7:30 p.m.
Tyler-Tallman Hall, Sloan Music Center
Students from the studios of Cynthia Lawing and Will Fried look to enthrall the audience in Tyler-Tallman Hall for a program of solo and collaborative works. Free and open to the public.

Macbeth
8 p.m.
Duke Family Performance Hall, Knobloch Campus Center
By William Shakespeare, Directed by Mark Sutch
Macbeth delves deeply into the psyche of its title character as he wrestles with his purpose and sense of political destiny. This chilling story of the consequences of vicious ambition features some of Shakespeare’s most compelling and intense characters.

Tickets are required

Sunday, October 27

Jewish Student Union Bagel Brunch
10:30 a.m.
Spencer Weinstein Center for Community & Justice

Worship Service
8:30 a.m.
Davidson College Presbyterian Church (on campus), 100 N. Main Street, Davidson, NC
Lingle Chapel

This worship service is a traditional service in an intimate atmosphere. Special music and support for congregational singing is provided by our Geneva Choir.

9:45 a.m.
Lingle Chapel
This worship service has an informal, “come as you are” atmosphere. Guitar, percussion, and other instruments ground the spirited congregational singing.

11 a.m.
Sanctuary
This worship service is a traditional service with glorious music and singing supported by the Wicks organ, the Chancel Choir, the Tower Handbell Ringers, and various other choirs throughout the year.

Macbeth
2 p.m.
Duke Family Performance Hall, Knobloch Campus Center
By William Shakespeare, Directed by Mark Sutch
Macbeth delves deeply into the psyche of its title character as he wrestles with his purpose and sense of political destiny. This chilling story of the consequences of vicious ambition features some of Shakespeare’s most compelling and intense characters.

Tickets are required

Catholic Family Mass
4:30 p.m.
Davidson College Presbyterian Church (on campus), 100 N. Main Street, Davidson NC
Lingle Chapel