Welcome new students and new Davidson families! We are so excited to welcome you to the Davidson community.

During New Student Orientation, incoming students have the opportunity to spend time with lots of people who will be integral to their time at Davidson. Students will learn about the college and its values, important resources, the Town of Davidson, and hopefully something new about themselves.

New Student Orientation is required for all new students. Parents and families are invited to attend in order to meet their student's academic adviser, hall counselor and roommate as well as to learn about how they can best support their student during their time at Davidson.

    Orientation Schedules Sunday, Aug. 16–Wednesday, Aug. 19

    Orientation begins on Sunday, Aug. 16. The Parent & Family portion of Orientation concludes on Monday, Aug. 17 at 12:30 p.m. Students will continue with Orientation programming through Wednesday, Aug. 19.

    Orientation schedules for summer 2020 are forthcoming.

    Student Orientation Schedule 

    Parent & Family Orientation Schedule


    Plan Travel Around RNC

    Charlotte is hosting the Republican National Convention from Aug. 24-27, 2020. City officials anticipate more than 50,000 visitors. This will have widespread impact on hotels, air travel and city roads in the days before, during and after the convention. We expect virtually every aspect of travel to be affected. Orientation this year, will take place from Sunday, Aug. 16. through Wednesday, Aug. 19, a week earlier than past years, in order to lessen the impact on travel plans. Please keep this in mind as you make travel plans in advance of arriving on campus.

    Local Accommodations

    Due to limited availability of area hotel rooms due to the incoming volume of visitors to the Charlotte area for the Republican National Convention, Davidson College has reserved blocks of rooms in area hotels for families and those attending Orientation with a student. When calling the following hotels for a reservation, please mention that you would like to book a room in Davidson College's New Student Orientation block. Hotel rooms are reserved for Friday, August 14- Monday, August 17.

    Contact Us

    If you have questions pertaining to Orientation, we are here to help! Please reach out to the Student Activities Office for any Orientation-related questions.