This will be an academic year like none before at Davidson College. We have been working to remain on campus with safety as our foundational priority. 

Design teams made up of students, faculty and staff, have developed plans for the academic calendar, changes to the experience of first year students and living and staying well in these unprecedented times. Staff across the college have reconfigured spaces, processes, and practices to safeguard our health. 

We have designed new ways of going about each day, whether serving meals, deeply cleaning residence halls or sitting farther apart in class—all aided by a strong medical staff and the guidance of trustees with relevant epidemiological and medical expertise.

We have protocols for COVID-19 testing, quarantine and isolation. We are working with Charlotte’s largest medical center to provide a full-time public health nurse and exploring additional staffing needs. 

Information will be added to these pages as decisions and announcements are made.

Accountability To Each Other

With safety as our foundational priority, the 2020-2021 academic year is guided by values of access and equity, community and connection, continuity, flexibility, quality, intentionality and transparency, and feasibility. 

Davidson College President Carol E. Quillen welcomes students to the new school year that, while different, will powerfully shape their lives of leadership and service.

Limited Access for Town Residents

The college continues to welcome its neighbors to walk on campus, asking that visitors follow safety guidelines. Visitors must wear masks on campus at all times, even if exercising. 

Students exercising and scholar-athletes working out are not required to wear masks because of college testing and safety protocols

All buildings will be closed to the public and require a college CatCard for entry.

Due to COVID-19 restrictions and increased usage by athletes, Davidson College has limited use of the track at Richardson Stadium to students, faculty and staff. A college CatCard is required for entry.