Commencement Events and Schedule
Davidson College's 184th Commencement will be held on Tuesday, May 11, 2021.
Senior Class Party: May 4 and 5, 2021
Class of 2021 don’t miss this year’s Senior Class Party on the Tennis Court Lawn. Hang out with classmates under the stars while enjoying food, drink tickets, a toast, senior superlatives, music, a photobooth and more. Sign up with your friends on WildcatSync!
Baccalaureate Service: Friday, May 7, 2021
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Drawing on the college's Presbyterian heritage, the Baccalaureate Service is an inclusive, non-denominational spiritual celebration for faculty, staff, seniors, parents and their families. Claire George-Drumheller, Temporary Associate Pastor for College Ministry at DCPC, and Chaplain Rob Spach, preside. Chaplain Spach offered a sermon with words of blessing for the seniors. Please watch the video if you chose in keeping with the Davidson College tradition.
Commencement: Tuesday, May 11, 2021
Seating for Commencement Ceremony opens at Richardson Stadium. All guests MUST have a ticket to enter.
Required meeting for graduating seniors in Knobloch Indoor Tennis Courts (located inside Baker Sports Complex). Wear caps and gowns.
We encourage guests to be in their seats at this point. Academic Procession Begins
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Commencement, Richardson Stadium, rain or shine
Optional pick up for your pre-ordered boxed lunch.
Graduating seniors and their two guests are invited to pick up a pre-ordered boxed lunch outside Richardson Stadium to enjoy after the commencement ceremony. Order your picnic by May 6 (no meals will be sold on site the day of the event). If you need assistance placing the order, please call 704-894-2605 or email Muchado@davidson.edu The $13.00 price includes either an individually packaged sandwich or salad, two sides, a dessert and drink to make your dining experience enjoyable.
ROTC Commissioning Ceremony: Tuesday, May 11, 2021
Private event, closed to the public.
Future Commencement Dates
- Class of 2022: Sunday, May 15, 2022
- Class of 2020: Sunday, May 22, 2022
- Class of 2023: Sunday, May 14, 2023
- Class of 2024: Sunday, May 12, 2024