Tentative Weekend Schedule 

(The schedule will be updated as events are finalized. Times for each event will be shared at a later date.)

All events require pre-registration to attend for both alumni and family/friends. Registration links will be shared in March 2022.

Event Information Details

Friday Afternoon (5/20)

Weekend & Residence Hall Check-in

Check-in for weekend programming for all attendees and residence hall check-in will occur for members of the Class of 2020 who requested a room. Get your cap and gown, key for your residence hall, name tags and/or tickets for your weekend activities. 

Friday Evening (5/20)

Class of 2020 Welcome Gathering and Mug Night

Kick off the weekend with a special "Senior Mug Night" welcome party at Summit Outpost (on-campus). Senior Mug Night is a longstanding Davidson tradition that typically takes place during senior spring. Your commemorative beer stein will be available for pick-up during this event. Mugs are generally donated by the Residence Life Office and the first round of beverages for all 2020 classmates courtesy of The Fund For Davidson.

Saturday (5/21)

Start your day off right with brunch at Commons.

Savor some of your favorite foods that you enjoyed while you were on campus. Bring your family and friends. 

Saturday Afternoon (5/21)

Additional events to be coordinated on Saturday afternoon (more details to come).

Saturday Evening (5/21)

Class of 2020 Senior Class Party 

Davidson College is excited to celebrate the Class of 2020, properly!  Join classmates, family and friends at the old tennis courts for this highly anticipated party.  Enjoy beer, food, and music under the stars as the college raises a glass to you!

Sunday Morning  (5/22)       

Commencement ceremony at 10 a.m.

It's finally here! The day your name will be called as you cross the stage for the traditional 2020 Commencement ceremony. Make sure your family and friends are in their seats by 9:45 a.m. so they can witness this long-anticipated moment!  Additional information about the ceremony is provided throughout the website and the schedule is further below on this page.

Sunday Afternoon (5/22)           

Check out of your residence hall by 3 p.m. and start planning your next trip to campus.

Family and friends are invited to participate in these events all weekend long, too!

Commencement Ceremony

The ceremony is on Sunday, May 22, 2022.

Live Stream: Davidson College will be live streaming Commencement for the Class of 2020. Those classmates that are unable to join us in person, as well as family and friends, are encouraged to watch the live stream. A live stream will be active 15 minutes prior to the start of the ceremony on our dedicated live stream page. Additional information will be shared about this as we get closer to the weekend. 

Event/Time Details

Seating Opens
8:30 a.m.

Seating for Commencement Ceremony opens for family and friends.

Graduating Seniors Meeting
9 a.m.

Required meeting for members of the Class of 2020 in Lilly Family Gallery, Chambers. Wear caps and gowns.

Procession Begins
9:50 a.m.

Academic Procession begins, Chambers Lawn

We encourage guests to be in their seats at this time. 

Commencement Ceremony
10 a.m.

Ceremony begins, Chambers Lawn

In case of inclement or threatening weather, outdoor the Commencement Ceremony Weekend activities will be held in the Knobloch Tennis Courts, Baker Sports Complex.

Class of 2020 Inclement Weather Plan