Messages to the Davidson College community are dated and posted on this webpage. As circumstances continue to evolve, these messages should be used as a reference point for what Davidson has sent to the community since COVID-19 communications began in early 2020. 

November 17: Testing and Your Return in January Message to students from the Core COVID Response Team: At every unexpected turn this semester, you adapted, worked hard and endured circumstances for which no one bargained... 

November 16: Urgent Message—COVID Safety Effective immediately, no visitors in rooms for the rest of the semester. That includes significant others and other close contacts...

November 13: All Students Plan to COVID Test on Monday All students should plan to complete a COVID test at Baker on Monday, November 16...

November 13: Health Update from the Dean of Students You’re almost there! We’ve made it this far in the semester with very few COVID cases...

November 12: COVID Update We have received five positive COVID test results in the past 36 hours. There is a connection between some, but not all, of them...

October 28: Important COVID Testing Information We have some important information for you about testing through November 19 and for returning in the spring...

October 23: Message to Students About Returning for the Spring Semester We want to take a minute to provide some information about the spring semester. We need to sustain the great work you are doing and to look ahead... 

September 18: Message to Students Regarding New Rule for Visitors  We’re experimenting with a modification of the visitor rule but we need you to understand that this is an experiment and we need you to stick to the letter of the rule. Please help to make this work...

September 14: Spring Semester We want to let you know about plans that were just settled for the spring semester in hopes they will help you prepare...

August 28: COVID TestingWe want to provide some additional information about our COVID testing. We let the Mecklenburg County Health Department know that this week...

August 21: North Carolina State RequirementToday the state of North Carolina issued updated requirements and guidance for colleges and universities...

August 20: COVID Testing Testing supplements the very important rules we have in place on campus. We instituted weekly testing of all students with the aim of catching any COVID cases early...

August 11: Message to All College Employees About Symptom Tracker This email announces important information about changes we are making to the move-in schedule...

August 5: President Quillen’s Message to Students About Return to Campus Changes This email announces important information about changes we are making...

July 15: Town Hall Recordings Davidson College panel addresses questions about the fall semester.

June 30: President Quillen’s Message to Students About The FallI’m reaching out with the very specific purpose of clarifying where we are in our plans for fall semester. 

June 18: President Quillen’s Message "Our Plan for the Fall"The fall semester will begin an academic year like none before at Davidson... 

May 27: President Quillen’s Message About the First Step in Planning for the FallAfter receiving a report from the Academic Calendar Design Team, the Faculty Executive Committee has...

May 22: What Does the Move to Phase Two Mean for Davidson Campus?North Carolina’s Stay-at-Home order will be lifted effective at 5 pm today. Though the state officially moved into Phase Two... 

April 30: President Quillen’s Message About Fall Semester PlanningLast week, we formed seven Design Teams to think through specific aspects of our plans for Fall 2020. Each Design Team includes...

April 22: President Quillen’s Message to Parents and Families About the Fall SemesterThank you for the love and support you are providing your student during these extraordinary and difficult times...

April 3: President Quillen: What To DoThe challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic shift and change daily, and we adjust and step up to meet them. That’s what you’re doing wherever you are... 

March 31: President Quillen: CommencementMessage sent to the Class of 2020 after the difficult decision was made to postpone our Commencement celebration. I’ve been thinking about you all for these past two weeks...

March 30: President Quillen: Home Is UsHere are greetings from a few folks you might recognize and who miss you and the community we’ve created here. If you’ve left campus or if you’re on campus, we cannot gather...

March 28: Message to Students on Campus and Davidson Employees: North Carolina Stay-At-Home OrderGovernor Cooper yesterday issued a Stay at Home Order for all of North Carolina...

March 27: President Quillen: Figuring It OutOur creative staff in Vail Commons figured things out. They needed to feed the more than 100 students who remain on campus every day...

March 25: President Quillen: GratitudeThe collective creativity and caring of this community continues to inspire me—you’ve done virtual labs, shared your artistic talent, and prepared an online global premiere...

March 24: What does Mecklenburg County’s ‘Stay at Home’ order mean for campus?You likely are aware that Mecklenburg County issued a ‘stay at home’ order that takes effect Thursday morning... 

March 23: President Quillen: ConnectingOne student last week posted that they didn't realize the sensitivity of the computer microphone and apologized for "cereal sound effect." A classmate acknowledged that their dog...

March 20: President Quillen: DavidsonStrongOn day three of remote learning, our students and professors are posting about their experiences, Career Development is advising remotely, holistic advisors are...

March 18: President Quillen: Campus Update and ThanksIn a few short days, thanks to the incredible efforts, generosity and strength of each of you, we moved to remote learning, moved many people to remote working...

March 16: President Quillen: Campus UpdateI have been informed that a member of our community who was being tested for COVID-19 has tested negative. We are grateful and know this is of great relief for this individual...

March 14: President Quillen: #DavidsonTrueToday on campus, students are packing their rooms, professors are working with library and instructional design experts to move their courses to remote instruction...

March 13: Brief Note and Reminders Regarding COVID-19 from President QuillenAt a time of heightened anxiety, I want consistently to urge us to take the steps we know we can take to slow...

March 12: Important Information Regarding COVID-19 from President QuillenI have just been informed that a member of our community exhibited some symptoms consistent with COVID-19...

March 12: Important Campus Message from President Quillen Regarding COVID-19 With the declaration of a global pandemic, we as a community need to take significant, immediate steps to honor...

March 11: President Quillen Update on COVID-19Over the past few hours, I and many others have received a number of understandably anxious emails...

March 10: Your Support for Each Other During the COVID-19 SituationWe are a strong community that looks out for one another.  Thank you all, during these stressful days, for embracing our shared commitment...

March 9: Changes to Protect Us from COVID-19We will be operating a little differently as we take steps to protect against COVID-19. Today, we want to tell you about some of the first of the kinds of changes you can expect...

March 7: A Message from President QuillenOn Monday, we begin classes after spring break, and this coincides with heightened global concern about the spread of COVID-19...

March 5: COVID-19 and Returning to Campus after Spring BreakClassmates and colleagues are returning to campus this weekend after spring break, many of whom traveled across the country and, some, overseas...

March 3: Impact on International ProgramsDavidson College and other colleges and universities are making decisions regarding international programs and travel, and we wanted to share some information...

February 27: State of Global TravelThe disease has spread to several countries, including: Italy, South Korea, Japan and Greece. The situation globally is evolving and this will likely cause additional travel disruption...