Davidson College's 184th Commencement will be held on Tuesday, May 11, 2021.

live stream will be available on our website.

Senior Class Party: May 4 and 5, 2021

Time Details
5–10:30 p.m.

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

Time Details
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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

Time Details
9 a.m.

Seating for Commencement Ceremony opens at Richardson Stadium.  All guests MUST have a ticket to enter.

9 a.m.

Required meeting for graduating seniors in Knobloch Indoor Tennis Courts (located inside Baker Sports Complex). Wear caps and gowns.

9:45 a.m.

We encourage guests to be in their seats at this point. Academic Procession Begins

10 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Commencement, Richardson Stadium, rain or shine

12:30 p.m.

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

Time Details
3 p.m.

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