The parent and family schedule displayed is from the previous year. Please check back in the coming months for the summer 2021 schedule.

2020 Sample Schedule

As the college continues to adapt to the changing circumstances related to COVID-19, Parent & Family Orientation will occur entirely online. All sessions will be offered live and, except for group meetings with students' advisors, will be recorded. Recordings will be shared with parents and families via email following the conclusion of Orientation.

Parent and Family Orientation Sessions

To join any Parent and Family Orientation session listed below, please click the name of the session. The password required for all sessions will be emailed to all incoming parents/guardians/mentors for the Class of 2024. If you are the parent/guardian/mentor of an incoming student and have not received the password by August 14, please email If you need to update your email address, please email

All sessions will last approximately one hour. Click on the session name to join the Zoom.

Session Description Date and Time
Group Meeting with Holistic Advisor Davidson's Holistic Advising Program provides first- and second-year students with holistic, ongoing, formal support in all aspects of the Davidson experience. Information on how families can join this Zoom meeting was emailed to students. Aug. 17, 9 a.m. EDT
Meet the Deans The vice president of student life and dean of students, vice president of academic affairs and dean of faculty, and other campus administrators will address families and answer questions.  Aug. 17, 7 p.m. EDT
Davidson in the World The directors of the Dean Rusk International Studies Program and the Office of Education Abroad will discuss ways students encounter the world beyond Davidson. Aug. 18, Noon EDT
Student Support Resources Professionals from the Residence Life Office, Center for Student Health and Well-Being, and Academic Access and Disability Resources will address some of the resources available to your student at Davidson. Aug. 18, 3 p.m. EDT
Mechanics of Money at Davidson Still confused about things like Dining Dollars, CatCards and Financial Aid? You are not alone! Come get some questions answered by members of the Business Services Office, Office of Financial Aid and Auxiliary Services. Aug. 18, 4:30 p.m. EDT
Scholar-Athletes at Davidson College The associate director of athletics and two scholar-athletes will talk and answer questions about what to expect for your student-athlete. Aug. 19, 4:30 p.m. EDT
Beyond Davidson It's never too early to start thinking about life after Davidson. Join Center for Career Development Executive Director Jamie Stamey to learn about the four-year process for success after Davidson and how the Center for Career Development can help. Q&A will follow a brief presentation. Aug. 19, 7 p.m. EDT