Fall 2021–Spring 2022
Davidson College is a residential learning community that embraces our shared obligation to each other.
99 percent of students are fully vaccinated.
Beginning Jan. 31, faculty are committed to holding all spring classes in person. Although, adjustments may be made in response to the rapidly changing nature of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Below are the precautions and guidelines we are following to limit the spread of the virus. We ask for your understanding and patience, because as circumstances shift, so will our response to them.
The safety of our students, faculty, staff and guests is our highest concern. Safety requirements for any events are subject to change based on current COVID-19 guidelines.
Masks on Campus
The mask mandate for public, indoor spaces will be lifted at 5 p.m. on March 25. Here’s what that means:
- You will no longer be required to mask in public, indoor spaces.
- Masks will still be required in classrooms, unless the professor says otherwise.
- Divisions that are playing host to visitors on campus, such as admission tours, concerts, plays or athletic events, will determine whether to lift or retain the mask mandate at their events.
- Masks will still be required in the Center for Student Health and Well-Being and may be required in other offices.
- Masks will still be required in the Tomlinson Hall conference room COVID testing site.
- Faculty or staff holding meetings in private offices may require attendees to wear a mask.
If someone asks you to wear a mask in any circumstance, we ask that you respect their request as a member of our community.
Students can test on demand. You don’t need to call first. You can go to Student Health & Well Being Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. and 1 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. On weekends, students can test from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. in the Tomlinson Hall conference room.
Employees covered through Davidson’s health insurance plans are eligible for eight free at-home tests per month. Please refer the information on Inside Davidson or reach out to HR at 704-894-2213 if you have questions. Any employee who tests positive for COVID should call HR at 704-894-2020.
COVID-19 Vaccination Policies
The FDA has fully approved the Pfizer vaccine, therefore Davidson College is requiring all faculty, staff and students to submit proof of full vaccination. We will make exceptions for those with approved medical or religious exemptions. The exemption forms for students are available online for download and completion. Completed forms should be submitted via the student health portal.
Students – Submit Proof of Initial Vaccination and Booster
All vaccinated students should submit proof of initial vaccination and booster dose to the Center for Student Health and Well-Being via the student health portal (Davidson login required). Vaccinated students should upload a photo of their COVID-19 vaccination card via the portal.
Students without a medical or religious exemption must provide proof of full vaccination (having received their original doses plus a booster) in order to move into their room or get CatCard access.
Students are required to get a COVID booster shot no later than two weeks from the date you are eligible. You are eligible for a booster if it has been more than six months since your second Pfizer or Moderna shot or more than two months since the J&J shot. If you received a Johnson & Johnson (Janssen) vaccine, the CDC recommends that you get one of the mRNA boosters—Moderna or Pfizer. If you had a recent COVID infection, you can get your booster 14 days after your symptoms started or you had a positive test. Please upload your booster shot information through the student health portal.
Employees – Submit Proof of Initial Vaccination and Booster
If you are a Davidson employee and are vaccinated and have not let Human Resources know, please submit your vaccination card (Davidson login required).