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!

Plans for the Fall Semester

The fall semester will begin an academic year like none before at Davidson College. We have been working to make sure we are ready to return to campus with safety as our foundational priority. Specific information about preparations and how this semester will be different, is aggregated in the Fall 2020 section of our website. 

Fall 2020 Announcements & Information

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.

This year's Common Reading Book is Just Mercy by Bryan Stevenson.  The common reading book will be mailed to all new students during the summer. 

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 19.

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