New Students: 2021-2022 Academic Year

New student information for the Class of 2025 and other students starting their time at Davidson during the 2021-2022 academic year is subject to change due to COVID-19. Please check back frequently in the coming months as we update the information here to help you start your journey as a new Wildcat.

Find out more about Davidson's plans for the fall.

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 2021 is Transcendent Kingdom by Yaa Gyasi. Incoming first year and transfer students will have copies mailed to them in mid-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. Foreign language placement tests, if you are not starting a new language, must be completed by June 18.

Once you have specific course preferences in mind, you will complete initial course registration, called WebTree, by June 30. 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