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 for Parents and Families will take place online preceding arrival on campus. We are asking new students to bring no more than two family members to help with moving in personal belongings. Due to coronavirus, we expect families to minimize time on campus and to leave directly after moving in their student.

Orientation Schedules

New students who are not travelling internationally as part of moving to Davidson for the semester will be assigned a move in time on either Thursday, Aug. 13 or Saturday, Aug. 15.

On campus Student Orientation begins on Sunday, Aug. 16 in the afternoon. View the full New Student Orientation schedulePlease note that pre-orientation programs begin before Aug. 16.

The Parent & Family portion of Orientation will occur completely online. View the full virtual orientation schedule for parents & families.

Local Accommodations

Davidson College has reserved blocks of rooms in area hotels for families who are traveling 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 Wednesday, August 12- Saturday, August 16.

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.