Welcome New Wildcats! To-Dos & Reminders For New Students

Consult this timeline to get ready for your arrival to campus. Check back often and embrace flexibility—all dates are subject to change.

Date Who Task/Deadline Details
Upon Enrollment

All Students, Optional

Register/Select a Pre-Orientation Program

Browse pre-orientation programs at any time, and pay close attention to registration dates or requirements. Registration for many programs is already happening.

May 16 All Students

Claim Your Davidson Account

A claim link will be emailed and/or texted to you. You must complete this step in order to complete other required tasks. Contact ti@davidson.edu with questions

May 16–July 1 All Students

Start Medical Forms

With your Davidson account, you may begin submitting your medical forms. The deadline for submission is July 1.

May 18 All Students

Complete New Student Information Form

Sign in to Banner Self Service with your Davidson account and complete the New Student Information Form.

Mid-late May All Students

Complete Housing Preference Form

Information about housing preference will be sent to your Davidson email Mid-late May. Action will be required at this time in order for you to complete your housing selection and roommate matching process.

June 1–30 All Students

Enter Your Course Selections Into WebTree

WebTree (course preference selection platform) opens. Familiarize yourself with Davidson's academic programs and requirements. If you have questions, attend a group Zoom session or talk to one of our summer advisers for assistance. Deadline for WebTree submission is June 30 at 5 p.m. ET. 

June 1–30 Students Seeking Employment

Complete Your Handshake Resumé and Profile

If you are seeking student employment, finalize your resumé and complete your profile on Davidson’s internal job and internship posting system, Handshake.

June 1 All Students, If Applicable

Set Up Proxy Access for Bill Payers

Set up proxy access to grant parents and other bill payers access to your billing and finance account on Banner Self-Service.

June 1 Football & Basketball Athletes 

DEADLINE: Submit Athletics Medical Forms

Deadline for football and basketball athletes to submit Davidson College Sports Medicine paperwork.

June 1 All Students

Only Davidson Email Will Be Used

All official correspondence will be sent to your Davidson email address starting on June 1.

June 19 Students Taking Language

DEADLINE: Take The Language Placement Test

Deadline for taking the language online placement test, if applicable.

June 30
5 p.m. ET

All Students

DEADLINE: Submit Class Preferences

Deadline to submit your class preferences through WebTree by 5 p.m. ET. If you have questions, our summer advisers are available for assistance.

June–July All Students, Optional “From High School to Professional: A Resume Workshop”

Join a resume workshop session offered 4 times, June 20 at 8 p.m., June 29 at noon, July 13 at noon and July 25 at 8 p.m. ET through the Matthews Career Center. Learn more and register

July–August All Students, Optional Career Exploration Academy

Find helpful tools to navigate through the career exploration process in this month-long program hosted by the Matthews Career Center. Learn more and register

July Athletes

Register With NCAA

Students who intend to participate on a Davidson varsity athletic team need to register with the NCAA Eligibility Center.

July 1 All Students

DEADLINE: Submit Your CatCard Photo

Deadline for submitting your CatCard photo.

July 1 All Students

DEADLINE: Submit Medical Forms

Deadline for submitting medical forms.

July 1 Athletes

DEADLINE: Submit Athletics Medical Forms

Deadline for athletes to submit Davidson College Sports Medicine paperwork. The deadline for football and basketball athletes is June 1.

July 5–25 All Students

Semester Bills Available

Bill for fall semester tuition and fees is posted. Payment or selection of a payment plan can be made between July 5–July 25.

July 19–August 19 Students Seeking Employment

Apply For Campus Jobs

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 25 All Students

DEADLINE: Payment or Payment Plan Selection Due

Deadline for paying or selecting a payment plan for fall tuition and fees.

July 25 Students Waiving College Health Insurance

DEADLINE: College Health Insurance Waiver

Deadline for opting out of the College Student Health Insurance Plan.

July–August Students Bringing Vehicles or Bikes to Campus

Vehicle or Bicycle Registration

Vehicle and bicycle registration opens. Registration must be completed by the start of classes.

August Students Seeking Employment

Bring Original Documents to Campus 

If you have been hired for a job on campus, ensure you have all necessary original documents with you before you depart from home to share with HR.

August 3 All Students DEADLINE: Complete Health Education Trainings

Students will receive an email in June with links to both trainings, "Sexual Violence Prevention" and "Alcohol and Other Drugs Prevention."

August 22-23

International Students

International Student Pre-Orientation

International Students Pre-orientation takes place.

August 23 All Students


Move-in day! Check-in will happen when you move in.

August 24–27 All Students


New Student Orientation will kickstart your journey!