Diplomas & Rescheduled Commencement Ceremony

Dates for the rescheduled Commencement ceremony are still being discussed. Due to state mandated restrictions, it has become clear that we will not be able to host Commencement weekend in the fall semester. 

In light of that new information, the college would like to provide you with two options to receive your diploma. 

Option One: Wait for Rescheduled Commencement to Receive Your Diploma

The college can keep your diploma for now and hand it to you when you cross the stage at the rescheduled on-campus Commencement ceremony. If you prefer this option, you do not need to do anything. All graduates will be notified as soon as we know the date for the rescheduled ceremony.

Option Two: Receive Diploma in Mail 

The college will mail your diploma to you as soon as processing allows. Reply to the email you received from the Commencement Committee on June 3 and follow the instructions outlined in the email. Due to ongoing address changes, your diploma cannot be mailed without your response to the June 3 email.

The mailing address you provide to receive your diploma in the mail will not be registered as a permanent change of address. Any permanent address changes should be e-mailed to alumni@davidson.edu

We will email you a tracking number after the diploma has been sent. If your diploma is lost or damaged in this shipment, you’ll need to complete the Diploma Replacement Form. Depending on the number of responses, it may take up to 3 weeks to process and mail your diploma. We will process them based on the order in which the request was received.   

When you walk across the stage at the rescheduled on-campus Commencement, you will receive only a diploma cover, since you already will have received your diploma. 

If you have questions or need more information, please email the Commencement Committee at 2020commencement@davidson.edu.


Celebrating Our Graduates

An online gathering to celebrate the Class of 2020 took place on Sunday, May 17. 

The Class of 2020 gathered online to mark their graduation day May 17. President Carol E. Quillen, Vice President for Student Life and Dean of Students Byron McCrae and Senior Class President Caroline Roddey addressed the students and their families and friends live. Davidson College alumni offered messages of congratulations in a special video played during the presentation.