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 forthcoming. Please check back in the coming months as we update the information here to help you start your journey as a new Wildcat.

All dates and information regarding new student onboarding are subject to change due to COVID-19. 

Find out more about how Davidson is responding to the pandemic on campus.

Now that you have officially enrolled, there are several tasks you will need to complete before the start of the semester.

Sample 2020 Checklist

Check back in the coming months for a fully updated 2021 checklist. 

Time To Do
Now Become familiar with our pre-orientation programs
Now Complete and submit the Medical History and Physical Exam Form. Deadline is June 30.
Now Students who intend to participate on a Davidson varsity athletic team needs to register with the NCAA Eligibility Center.
Early May Familiarize yourself with Davidson's academic programs and requirements.
May Claim your Davidson network account (link will be emailed and/or texted early to mid May).
May When you receive your Davidson email address, sign in to Banner Self Service and complete the New Student Information Form.
May Set up proxy access to grant parents and other bill payers access to your billing and finance account on Banner Self-Service.
May 18 Deadline to complete Housing Preference Information.
June 1 - June 30 Continue to explore Davidson’s academic programs and course offerings, and submit your class preferences through WebTree by noon on June 30. If you have questions, our summer advisers are available for assistance.
June 1 Deadline for football and basketball athletes to submit Davidson College Sports Medicine paperwork.
June 1 All official correspondence will be sent to your Davidson email address by this date.
June 1 Deadline for submitting your CatCard photo.
June 19 Deadline for taking the foreign language online placement test, if applicable.
June 30 Deadline for submitting Medical History and Physical Exam Form.
July 1 Deadline for athletes to submit Davidson College Sports Medicine paperwork. The deadline for football and basketball athletes is June 1.
July 6 Bill for fall semester tuition and fees is posted. Payment, or selecting a payment option, can be made between July 6-July 25.
July 14 Required online courses open: Davidson Close-Up: Alcohol and Drugs at College and Davidson Close-Up: Sexual Health and Sexual Misconduct at College. Courses should be completed by Aug. 15, before the start of orientation.
July 25 Deadline for paying or selecting a payment option for fall tuition and fees bill.
July 25 Deadline for opting out of the College Student Health Insurance Plan.
Jul-Aug Vehicle and bicycle registration open, must be completed by the start of classes.
August 1 Deadline for changing your Meal Plan.
August 13-15 International Students Pre-orientation
August 13/15 Move-in day: Students will be assigned a move-in date of either Thursday, Aug. 13 or Saturday, August 15. Check-in will happen when you move in. 
August 15 Deadline to complete required online courses: Alcohol and Drugs at College, and Sexual Health and Sexual Misconduct at College.
Aug. 16-19 New Student Orientation