New Students: 2022-2023 Academic Year

New student information for the Class of 2026 and other students starting their time at Davidson during the 2022-2023 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.

Your health and safety are paramount among all that we do. New students will be able to upload proof of COVID vaccination as soon as they gain access to the online student health portal.

Sample Checklist

This sample checklist from summer 2021 is provided for reference only. The 2022 checklist will be released in the coming months.

All dates are subject to change.

Time To Do
Now Become familiar with our pre-orientation programs
Now Students who intend to participate on a Davidson varsity athletic team need to register with the NCAA Eligibility Center.
May 18 Claim your Davidson network account on May 18. A claim link will be emailed and/or texted to you. Watch a video about the account claim process (or review the accessible transcript of the account claim video).
May Review the Technology & Innovation Getting Started Guide for Students
May Familiarize yourself with Davidson's academic programs and requirements.
May When you receive your Davidson email address, sign in to Banner Self Service and complete the New Student Information Form.
May Once you have access to your Davidson network account, you can start to submit your medical forms. The deadline for submission is July 15.
May Set up proxy access to grant parents and other bill payers access to your billing and finance account on Banner Self-Service.
TBA Deadline to complete Housing Preference Information.
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 14 Deadline for submitting your CatCard photo.
June 14 If you are seeking student employment, finalize your resumé and complete your profile on Davidson’s internal job and internship posting system, Handshake.
June 18 Deadline for taking the foreign language online placement test, if applicable.
June 30 Continue to explore Davidson’s academic programs and course offerings, and submit your class preferences through WebTree by June 30. If you have questions, our summer advisers are available for assistance.
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 plan, can be made between July 6-July 25.
July 12-Aug. 18 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. 18, before the start of orientation.
July 12-Aug. 22 Apply for open jobs through Handshake. Students who have been awarded Student Employment/Work Study as part of their financial aid package are given priority in the hiring process during this time.
July 15 Deadline for submitting medical forms.
July 25 Deadline for paying or selecting a payment plan for fall tuition and fees.
July 25 Deadline for opting out of the College Student Health Insurance Plan.
July-Aug. Vehicle and bicycle registration opens. Registration must be completed by the start of classes.
August 1 Deadline for changing your Meal Plan.
Aug. 17-18 International Students Pre-orientation
August 17 If you have been hired for a job on campus, before you depart from home, ensure you have all necessary original documents with you to share with HR.
August 18 Move-in day. Check-in will happen when you move in. 
August 18 Deadline to complete required online courses: Alcohol and Drugs at College, and Sexual Health and Sexual Misconduct at College.
Aug. 19-22 New Student Orientation