Please note the following COVID guidelines to be followed by all visitors during Wildcat Weekend, Oct. 15-17, 2021.

  • Masks are required for visitors inside all campus buildings, regardless of vaccination status. Unvaccinated guests are required to wear masks indoors and outdoors.
  • Because of the continuing high number of cases of COVID-19 caused by the Delta variant, and with the goal of providing the safest possible conditions for performing and enjoying live music, the Davidson College Music Department has updated its policy for attendance to require proof of vaccination or negative COVID test for indoor public events starting on October 15, 2021. Visit the Music Department website for the full policy and instructions on how to show proof of vaccination or negative COVID test. The events requiring proof of vaccination or negative COVID test are noted on the schedule below.
  • In the case of inclement weather, outside events may be cancelled if we are unable to move the gathering inside.

2021 Wildcat Weekend Events Schedule

Plans for Wildcat Weekend are subject to change based on current state and CDC health guidelines. 

Several campus buildings may be accessed only with a CatCard. 

Chambers, E.H. Little Library, Alvarez College Union and E. Craig Wall Jr. Academic Center will have open access during the following times:
Friday, Oct. 15, noon – 7 p.m.
Saturday, Oct. 16, 9 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Sunday, Oct. 17, 9 a.m. – noon

Baker Sports Complex will have open access during the following times:
Friday, Oct. 15, noon – 6 p.m.
Saturday, Oct. 16, 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.

All Weekend

Nicholas Galanin: Dreaming in English

Friday 10 a.m. – 7 p.m., Saturday Noon – 7 p.m., Sunday Noon – 4 p.m.
Belk Visual Arts Center, 315 N. Main St. Davidson, NC

Nicholas Galanin’s work is rooted in his perspective as an Indigenous man, deeply connected to the land and his Tlingit/Unangax culture. Over the past two decades, Galanin has worked across media, materials, and processes, engaging past, present, and future to expose widespread misappropriation and commodification of Indigenous visual culture, the impact of colonialism, intentionally obscured collective memory, and barriers to the acquisition of knowledge. His practice, encompassing sculpture, installation, photography, video, performance, printmaking and textile-based works, unites traditional and contemporary processes and materials to reclaim narrative and creative agency, and contribute to the continuum of Tlingit art within an ever evolving contemporary Indigenous practice.

Gallery will be open Friday from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. 

More information can be found on the Davidson College Art Galleries website.

Friday, October 15

Welcome Table

2 – 5 p.m.
Between the Information Desk and Fireplace, Alvarez College Union
Enter through the doors facing Richardson Stadium 

Visit the Wildcat Weekend Welcome Table to grab an event schedule, map and Davidson swag.

Study Abroad Open House

3 – 5 p.m.
Duke International Programs Corridor: 1st floor Duke Hall
Enter via Powell Atrium (where the international flags are)

The Office of Education Abroad welcomes students and their families to drop-by during Wildcat Weekend!  Most students weave international and intercultural off-campus study experiences into their time at Davidson. Chat with staff members who provide guidance and support to our students before, during and after off-campus study experiences.  

The Catalyst Initiative: Clear Pathways to Experiential Learning

4 – 5 p.m.
Sprinkle Room, third floor of the Alvarez College Union

The Catalyst initiative encourages students to engage in at least one “high impact” experience during their 4 years at Davidson.  At this session, we will share key programs and resources to help  your student make connections to the broader world through research, internships, community-based learning and education abroad. Presenters include Liz Brigham, Director of the Jay Hurt Hub for Innovation & Entrepreneurship, Fuji Lozada. Associate Dean of the Faculty, Stacey Riemer, Associate Dean of Students & Director of the Center for Civic Engagement and Lindsey Dolan, Assistant Director of the Matthews Center for Career Development.

Davidson Swimming & Diving vs. Old  Dominion

5 p.m.
Charles A. Cannon Pool, Baker Sports Complex

Come out and cheer on the Wildcats as they face off against Old Dominion.
Admission and parking are free.

Davidson College Chorale and Symphony Orchestra*

5 p.m.
Duke Family Performance Hall, Alvarez College Union

This special joint performance for friends and family highlights some of the vibrant and challenging repertoire the ensembles are performing this year. 
Admission is free, but tickets are required. For tickets, please contact the Union Box Office at 704-894-2135.

*Vaccination or proof of negative COVID test required. Visit the Music Department website for the full policy and instructions on how to show proof of vaccination or negative COVID test.

Davidson Field Hockey vs. La Salle

6 p.m.
Carol Grotnes Belk Turf Field

Directions - Located at 205 Ridge Road, the field is accessible from Ridge Road off of Main Street heading north from Griffith Street approximately 1 mile. Follow Ridge Road 3/4 mile and you will see the hockey field on your right. You can park in the gravel lot to the left of the field or anywhere else nearby.
Admission and parking are free.

Davidson College Jazz Combo*

7:30 p.m.
Tyler-Tallman Hall, Sloan Music Center

The popular Davidson College Jazz Combo presents an enthralling evening of small group jazz literature and improvisation for the first time over Wildcat Weekend. 
Admission is free, but tickets are required. For tickets, please contact the Union Box Office at 704-894-2135.

*Vaccination or proof of negative COVID test required. Visit the Music Department website for the full policy and instructions on how to show proof of vaccination or negative COVID test.

Saturday, October 16

Welcome Table

9:30 a.m. – Noon
Lobby, Baker Sports Complex 

Visit the Wildcat Weekend Welcome Table to grab an event schedule, map and Davidson swag.

A Conversation with President Carol Quillen

10:30 – 11:30 a.m.
Belk Arena, Baker Sports Complex

Join us to hear from President Quillen about key college initiatives and updates. A time for Q&A will follow her remarks.

The Davidson Delilahs Concert

11:30 a.m.
Katherine and Tom Belk Visual Arts Center
315 N. Main St. Davidson, NC

Join the Delilahs, Davidson’s Alto/Soprano a cappella group, for a concert of their new music! Family, friends and anyone in the community are welcome!

Davidson Men’s Soccer vs. UMASS

1 p.m.
1992 Team Field, Alumni Soccer Stadium

Come out and cheer on the Wildcats as they face off against UMASS. 
Directions - Located at 405 Ridge Road, the soccer stadium is accessible off of Main Street north of campus. Parking is available in the lot above the soccer fields or at Baker Sports Complex. From Baker, follow the path to the stadium gatehouse. 
Tickets are required. Students do not require tickets.

Susty Co-op Meet and Greet

1 – 3 p.m.
Sustainability Co-op
439 N. Main St. Davidson, NC

Current, former and potential future residents of the sustainability cooperative are invited to gather in the backyard of the "coop" Saturday afternoon. Guests may drop in at their leisure and learn about the susty co-op and campus sustainability. Snacks and drinks will be provided.

Music & Dance Extravaganza

1:30 p.m.
Chambers Lawn
Rain location: Brown Atrium, Alvarez College Union

Students and families are invited to enjoy performances by Davidson’s student dance and vocal groups.
Free and open to the public.

Voice Studio Fall Recital*

3 p.m.
Tyler-Tallman Hall, Sloan Music Center

Davidson College voice students of Jacquelyn Culpepper, Ilana Lubitsch, and Harrison Bumgardner take the stage during Wildcat Weekend for an eclectic program of vocal music accompanied by Tomasz Robak. 
Admission is free, but tickets are required. For tickets, please contact the Union Box Office at 704-894-2135.

*Vaccination or proof of negative COVID test required. Visit the Music Department website for the full policy and instructions on how to show proof of vaccination or negative COVID test.

Directors Panel: Mental Health, Study Abroad and Career Development

3 – 3:45 p.m.
Duke Family Performance Hall, Alvarez College Union

Join David Graham, Director of Student Health and Well-Being, Naomi Otterness, Director of Education Abroad, and Jamie Stamey, Executive Director of the Matthews Center for Career Development, as they discuss their respective offices, current trends among students and ways that families can support their students. The panel will be moderated by Student Government Association President Brandon Harris '22. Following the moderated panel there will be an opportunity for families to ask questions.

Class of 2024 Families Celebration

4 – 5 p.m.
Location Change - Martin Lawn, adjacent to the Sloan Music Center
Rain location: Alvarez College Union
(If inclement weather causes the event to be cancelled, the announcement will be made on this schedule. In the case of inclement weather, Class of 2024 Families are invited to drop by the second floor of the Alvarez College Union to pick up a gift bag and meet staff members.)
 

Families with students in the class of 2024 are invited to join the Office of Alumni and Family Engagement to meet fellow 2024 Wildcat Families and honor their unique relationship with the college. 
Separate registration required. Please register both family and student attendees.

Alumni Families Gathering

5:30 – 6:30 p.m.
Michael and Alison Hall Mauzé Terrace, E. Craig Wall Jr. Academic Center

Students whose parents or grandparents attended Davidson and their families are invited to drop-in and gather with fellow alumni families. 
Separate registration required. Please register both family and student attendees.

Davidson Football vs. Presbyterian

7 p.m.
Richardson Stadium

Cheer on the Wildcats at the Black Out Richardson Game vs conference opponent Presbyterian College. The first 500 fans will get a free Black Out t-shirt. 
Tickets are requiredStudents do not require tickets.

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 captivate the audience during Wildcat Weekend for a program of solo and collaborative works. 
Admission is free, but tickets are required. For tickets, please contact the Union Box Office at 704-894-2135.

*Vaccination or proof of negative COVID test required. Visit the Music Department website for the full policy and instructions on how to show proof of vaccination or negative COVID test.

Sunday, October 17

Jewish Student Union Bagel Brunch

10:30 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Mariam Cannon Hayes Amphitheatre/Brown Atrium, Alvarez College Union

Davidson Field Hockey vs. Wake Forest

1 p.m.
Carol Grotnes Belk Turf Field

Directions - Located at 205 Ridge Road, the field is accessible from Ridge Road off of Main Street heading north from Griffith Street approximately 1 mile. Follow Ridge Road 3/4 mile and you will see the hockey field on your right. You can park in the gravel lot to the left of the field or anywhere else nearby.
Admission and parking are free.