Davidson College will be fully in-person in the fall – working, teaching and learning.

Students taking classes should plan to be in residence in the fall. We recognize that circumstances could change between now and the start of the semester, but our expectation is that all students will be in residence. Students may not elect to be remote for the fall semester.

The college will contact and work with international students if COVID-19 travel restrictions impact students’ fall travel plans.

We expect nearly all classes will be taught in person. Some fall 2021 courses still list remote and hybrid modes of teaching. Those listings have been changing, and the percentage of courses with at least some in-person component has been increasing. 

Read More About Plans for Fall 2021

Mask Guidelines on Campus

Effective immediately, masks will no longer be required outdoors. However, mask guidelines and six foot physical distancing for indoors remain in place. We continue to regularly assess our guidelines and will do so as the return to campus in August draws closer.

COVID-19 Vaccinations

If you’re vaccinated and have not let Human Resources know, please submit your vaccination card (Davidson login required). We need to know how many of us are vaccinated so that we can plan for next year.

If you are not vaccinated, these rules will apply to you on campus:

  • You will need to wear a mask indoors and sometimes outdoors.
  • You will be required to maintain physical distancing indoors and sometimes outdoors. 
  • You will be required to get tested weekly for COVID-19. 
  • You will have to quarantine for two weeks if you are exposed to someone who tests positive for COVID 19.
  • You may not have access to some campus facilities.

We’re implementing these policies to limit any potential outbreak in our community.  Evidence suggests that getting vaccinated protects you and everyone around you—in effect, a vaccinated person is a road block that helps keep the virus from moving on to infect others.

Having multiple sets of guidelines will be hard to enforce and could cause division within our community. These facts and the health considerations noted above have led the COVID core response team to consider requiring the vaccine. Please help us to avoid this by getting vaccinated and sharing this with human resources.

More vaccinated people means fewer outbreaks. When you get vaccinated, you’re serving your community by doing your part to keep everyone—your friends, your colleagues, your neighbors, your children— healthy.  Thank you for your help and consideration.