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A Note About Wildcat Weekend 2022

See below for our 2022 Wildcat Weekend Schedule. This will give you an idea of the events and programs offered during our family weekend. Please email families@davidson.edu with questions.


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 Every Gallery

Exhibition: Lorena Mal: Witness Trees

Smith Gallery

Friday 10 a.m. – 7 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m. – 5 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 – 6 p.m.
Miriam Cannon Hayes Amphitheater (Outside of the Alavarez College Union)
Rain Location: Atrium, Alvarez College Union

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

Lula Bell Houston Resource Center Drop-in/Open House

2 – 4 p.m.

Lula Bell’s supports student success and well-being by increasing access to important resources.  The center offers a variety of items including food and hygiene products, interview clothing, cooking equipment and academic resources.  Programming in the space focuses on life skills for all students ranging from financial literacy to social justice.  

Campus Sculpture Tour

3 p.m.
Meet @ Miriam Cannon Hayes Amphitheater (Outside of the Alvarez College Union)

Led by Cort Savage, MFA, Chair and Professor of Art

The Dynamics, Controversies and Consequences of the 2022 Midterms

3 p.m.
Room 2164, Chambers Building (Maximum capacity = 35)

Taught by Dr. Susan Roberts, Professor of Political Science. Midterm elections are conventionally marked by lower turnout and predictable patterns, but the 2022 midterms are referendums on President Biden and Former President Trump. These elections, however, are even more consequential because they take place in the context of hyperpolarization and election deniers that some experts say threaten the infrastructure of our democracy itself.

Supporting the Holistic Health & Well-being of our Wildcats

3 – 5 p.m.
Sprinkle Room (Room 408), Alvarez College Union 

The Center for Student Health & Well-being supports the physical, mental, and emotional needs of Davidson College students.  Drop-in anytime  between 3 and 5pm.  The Center will have staff members from our Counseling, Health Education and Nutritional Services departments available to discuss the services we offer. This is a great opportunity for families and students to ask questions about our services and how to access them..

Exploring Blinking Lights

4 p.m.
Room 127, Dana Science Laboratory (Maximum capacity = 30)

Taught by Dr. Tim Gfroerer, Chair and Professor of Physics. In this hands-on class, we will build and test LED circuits while learning to program a microcontroller.  We will use the microcontroller to test how long our neurological system takes to reset.  No prior experience with circuits or microcontrollers is expected - just the curiosity to try something new!

The Catalyst Initiative: Clear Pathways to Experiential Learning

4 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 Stacey Riemer, Associate Dean of Students & Director of the Center for Civic Engagement, Jamie Stamey, Executive  Director of the Matthews Center for Career Development, Lauren Stikeleather, Assistant Director of Education Abroad, and Kelly Weaver, Program Coordinator in Jay Hurt Hub for Innovation & Entrepreneurship.

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.

Jazz Ensemble Performance

8 – 9:30 p.m.
Tyler-Tallman Hall, Sloan Music Center

The jazz ensemble will be featuring various music faculty members in exciting collaborations!

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 a.m. – Noon

Miriam Cannon Hayes Amphitheater (Outside of the Alavarez College Union)
Rain Location: Atrium, Alvarez College Union

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 – 5:30 p.m.
Chambers Lawn
Rain location: Brown Atrium, Alvarez College Union

The annual Music and Dance Extravaganza is a showcase featuring several of Davidson's beloved student performing groups. This year's line-up includes performances by all four a cappella groups as well as several of Davidson's dance groups. You don't want to miss this!

Alumni Families Gathering

5 – 6 p.m.
Blackwell Alumni House (420 N. Main Street)

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.

Piano Studio Fall Recital

7:30 – 9 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.

Sunday, November 6

Coffee with President Doug Hicks '90

9 – 10 a.m.
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: Wildcat Statue (Outside main entrance of Baker Sports Complex)

Registration is closed now. Check-in begins at 10 a.m. The race (1.06 mile) starts at 11 a.m. 

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.