Finding Health and Wellness at Davidson

In order to succeed academically and to enjoy all the campus has to offer, students must be cared for physically and mentally, and have a sense of wellbeing within their community.

Davidson offers a supportive and caring campus environment for you to develop socially, physically, intellectually and spiritually.

Davidson Outdoors

Davidson Outdoors offers students a variety of outdoor activities and courses throughout the year, including whitewater kayaking and canoeing, backpacking, rock and mountain climbing, and caving. Davidson Outdoors also offers indoor climbing, a community bicycle program, an outdoor challenge course, and equipment rental and trip planning resource center. First year students are encouraged to participate in the Backcountry Odyssey program that forges deep connections between students and allows them to enjoy the beautiful North Carolina mountains.

Davidson Outdoors  Backcountry Odyssey

Lake Campus

Located 7 miles from main campus, Lake Campus's 110 acres of waterfront property on beautiful Lake Norman provides Davidson students with the unique opportunity to be involved in a variety of water activities. The property includes a waterfront beach and swim area, sand volleyball courts, picnic areas, wet and dry boat slips, a boat ramp and open green spaces.

Davidson College Lake Campus

Fitness Facilities

Davidson makes several fitness facilities available to students.   The main gym facilities open to students are the Doe Weight Room, Nisbet Fitness Center, Chidsey Gym and Baker Gym. Davidson also has a range of athletic facilities that have select hours open to general student use and 5K and 8K outdoor trails for jogging, walking, biking and bird watching that are always available to students.

All Athletic Facilities

Student Health & Counseling Center

Davidson's student health and counseling centers provide services to all full-time students. Most are free of charge. Services include individual and group counseling, nutrition counseling, physicals, immunizations and sick visits. The health center and counseling center share a building and a waiting room, which provides an added layer of patient confidentiality. 

Health & Counseling Center