Welcome New Wildcats!

We understand you will have many questions as you prepare for Davidson. We're here to help. We've compiled important resources to ensure a smooth transition into your college experience.

A warm welcome from your new Wildcat family. We can't wait to see you on campus!

Common Reading Book

Davidson College is devoted to the life of the mind and the development of the whole person. One of the best ways to begin your journey here is to read a common book during the summer, discuss it during Orientation, and apply what you learn to your life at Davidson and beyond.

The common read book for 2022 is How The Word Is Passed by Clint Smith '10. Incoming first year and transfer students will have copies mailed to them in June.

Academics & Initial Course Registration

In early June, spend some time exploring the liberal arts curriculum at Davidson College. Check out the various subjects available and specific courses being offered in the fall. If you are not starting a new language, foreign language placement tests must be completed.

Once you have specific course preferences in mind, you will complete initial course registration, called WebTree. Throughout the month of June, summer advisers are available to help new students with course selection advice.

New students will meet their holistic adviser during Orientation, after which course schedule adjustments can be made.

Course Registration: Getting Started

Hear from Current Students What to Expect Your First Month at Davidson

Starting college can be overwhelming. With so many uncertainties and new faces, your first semester can be stressful, so current student Campbell Walker '25 takes the time to ease some of your anxieties by sharing what you can expect during your first month at Davidson from course selection to orientation, navigating social life the first few weeks, and everything in between. 

Read Her Post on My Davidson

Envelope

Get to Know the Campus Post Office

Located in Knobloch Campus Center, the Campus Post Office serves our students, faculty and staff with a variety of mailing and shipping services. Learn about which mailing address to use and share with friends and family, how to pick up packages, and more. 

Campus Post Office