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A note about the Wildcat Weekend 2022 schedule

Registration is now open. Note some Wildcat Weekend events listed below require a separate ticket purchase or fee and will link to an additional registration page under the descriptions. Unless otherwise indicated, all other Wildcat Weekend events are free to attend and do not require ticket purchase.


Subject to change. Events continue to be added. Check back for updates.

2022 Wildcat Weekend Events Schedule

All Weekend

Exhibition: Susan Harbage Page, Territorial Disputes: Embodied Cartography

Van Avery Gallery

Exhibition: Lorena Mal: Witness Trees

Smith Gallery

Friday 10 a.m. – 5 p.m., Saturday Noon – 4 p.m., Sunday Noon – 4 p.m. 
Katherine and Tom Belk Visual Arts Center, 315 N. Main St. Davidson, NC

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

Friday, November 4

Welcome Table

2 – 5 p.m.
Location: TBA 

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

The Catalyst Initiative: Clear Pathways to Experiential Learning

4 – 5 p.m.
C. Shaw Smith 900 Room, 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 Jamie Stamey, Executive Director of the Matthews Center for Career Development.

Davidson College Chorale and Symphony Orchestra

5 – 6:30 p.m.
Duke Family Performance Hall, Knobloch Campus Center

This special joint performance for friends and family highlights some of the vibrant and challenging repertoire the ensembles are performing this year. The Davidson Chorale and Chamber Singers present music from Baltic nations where the cultural heritage of singing is millenia old. Folksongs and contemporary portraits of daily life in Estonia and Lithuania by Margo Kõlar, Vaclovas Augustinas, and Cyrillus Kreek will be presented. Uniquely, this concert will also be home to the premiere of the newly commissioned, Davidson Fight Song Medley, a tradition we are sure will be beloved by all Wildcats. The DCSO performs Michael Giacchino’s music from Up and John Williams’s music from the Indiana Jones series. The concert concludes with a special collaborative performance by the DCSO and Chorale.

Davidson College Volleyball vs. George Mason

7 p.m.
John M. Belk Arena 

Miss Bennet: Christmas at Pemberley
Presented by Davidson College Theatre Department

7:30 p.m.
Barber Theatre, Cunningham Theatre Center

A sequel to Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice set two years after the novel ends.  Miss Bennet continues the story only this time with the bookish middle sister, Mary as its unlikely heroine.  Mary is growing tired of her role as the dutiful middle sister in the face of her siblings’ romantic escapades.  When the family gathers for Christmas at Pemberley, an unexpected guest sparks Mary’s hopes for independence, an intellectual match, and possibly even love!

Written by Lauren Gunderson and Margot Melancon; Directed by Ann Marie Costa; Scenic Design by Chip Davis; Lighting Design by Isabelle Saba (’23)

For tickets, please contact the Union Box Office at 704-894-2135.

Saturday, November 5

Davidson Farmer's Market

9 a.m. – Noon
120 S. Main Street (Located next to Town Hall between Main Street and Jackson Street)

Founded in 2008, the Davidson Farmers Market (DFM), a 501(c)3, has grown to become Lake Norman’s prime farmers' market as a producer-only market to provide local farmers and purveyors a place to sell their products directly to the consumer, while supplying shoppers with healthy, fresh and locally grown food.

Welcome Table

9:30 a.m. – Noon
Location: TBA 

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

A Conversation with President Doug Hicks '90

10:30 – 11:30 a.m.
Duke Family Performance Hall, Knobloch Campus Center

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

Wildcat Tailgate Zone

11:30 a..m. – 12:30 p.m.
Baker Sports Center Parking Lot

Drop by for live music, tailgate games, a bounce house and more!

Davidson College Wildcats Swimming and Diving vs. Gardner-Webb

Noon
Cannon Pool, Baker Sports Complex

Davidson College Wildcats Football vs. Stetson

1 p.m.
Richardson Stadium

Tickets are required for family members and guests. Students do not require tickets.
Tickets-$14 Adult, $7 Youth
Code for half-price tickets: FAMILY

Voice Studio Fall Recital

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

Davidson College voice students of Artist Associates Jacquelyn Culpepper, Ilana Lubitsch, Harrison Bumgardner, Melinda Whittington, and Amanda Sesler take the stage in Tyler-Tallman Hall during Wildcat Weekend for an eclectic program of vocal music accompanied by Tomasz Robak.

Music & Dance Extravaganza

4:30 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.

Alumni Families Gathering

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

Invite only. A registration form will be emailed directly to families. Please register both family and student attendees.

Miss Bennet: Christmas at Pemberley
Presented by Davidson College Theatre Department

7:30 p.m.
Barber Theatre, Cunningham Theatre Center

A sequel to Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice set two years after the novel ends.  Miss Bennet continues the story only this time with the bookish middle sister, Mary as its unlikely heroine.  Mary is growing tired of her role as the dutiful middle sister in the face of her siblings’ romantic escapades.  When the family gathers for Christmas at Pemberley, an unexpected guest sparks Mary’s hopes for independence, an intellectual match, and possibly even love!

Written by Lauren Gunderson and Margot Melancon; Directed by Ann Marie Costa; Scenic Design by Chip Davis; Lighting Design by Isabelle Saba (’23)

For tickets, please contact the Union Box Office at 704-894-2135.

Sunday, November 6

Coffee with President Doug Hicks '90

Time: TBA
Richardson Sculpture Garden
Rain location: Lilly Family Gallery, Chambers Building

Join President Doug Hicks, members of Senior Staff, and other Davidson families for coffee and pastries to conclude an amazing Wildcat Weekend!

Run Like A Girl Fun Run Celebrating the 50th Anniversary of Title IX

10 a.m.– Noon
Location: TBA

Registration open now through October 15th. Check-in begins at 10 a.m. The race (1.06 mile) starts at 11 a.m. Route TBD.

Jewish Student Union Bagel Brunch

10 a.m.
Spencer Weinstein Center for Community and Justice

Join students, faculty, staff and other members of the Davidson Jewish community for bagels, schmear and good company! 

Davidson College Wildcats Volleyball vs. George Mason

1 p.m.
John M. Belk Arena

Miss Bennet: Christmas at Pemberley
Presented by Davidson College Theatre Department

2 p.m.
Barber Theatre, Cunningham Theatre Center

A sequel to Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice set two years after the novel ends.  Miss Bennet continues the story only this time with the bookish middle sister, Mary as its unlikely heroine.  Mary is growing tired of her role as the dutiful middle sister in the face of her siblings’ romantic escapades.  When the family gathers for Christmas at Pemberley, an unexpected guest sparks Mary’s hopes for independence, an intellectual match, and possibly even love!

Written by Lauren Gunderson and Margot Melancon; Directed by Ann Marie Costa; Scenic Design by Chip Davis; Lighting Design by Isabelle Saba (’23)

For tickets, please contact the Union Box Office at 704-894-2135.

In addition to the Wildcat Weekend events listed above, there are student organizations and athletic teams hosting various events throughout the weekend by invitation only. An updated listing of these events will be provided as those events are finalized.