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.

Orientation Schedules

Move In for new students will take place on August 21, 2024. New Student Orientation (August 21-25) is required for all new students.

New Student Orientation Schedule

Family Orientation Schedule

Common Read Book

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 2023 is The Movement Made Us by David Dennis Jr. ’08. Incoming first year and transfer students will have copies mailed to them in June. Students will have the opportunity to participate in a conversation with Dennis on August 27 as part of Orientation.

Meet the Orientation Team

Coming from around the country and world, the Orientation Team supports New Student Orientation by assisting with move-in, leading orientation sessions and energizing and mentoring our new students. They cannot wait to welcome Davidson's new students to campus this August!

Meet the Orientation Team


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.

On Campus Resources

Browse these helpful resources you may need throughout your student journey at Davidson!