My Davidson | A Student Blog A Day in the Life of Nummit, Davidson’s On-Campus Coffee Shop

a group of students smile and talk while waiting in line at a coffee shop

Sydney Schertz ’24 captures a day in the life of Nummit, Davidson’s on-campus coffee shop, through her camera lens. 

About the Author

Sydney Schertz ’24 (she/her) is an Educational Studies major from Chapel Hill, North Carolina.

“I chose Davidson for the rigorous academics and the lively and caring community.”

At Davidson, Nummit is a colloquial term for our on-campus, alumni-owned and operated coffee shop by Summit Coffee, home to a host of celebrations, student-led performances and a whole bunch of studying.

When the weather is nice you’ll likely see tables filled with students chatting and working outside. Even if it’s raining, Nummit is a popular place for students of all class years. Inside, the wooden tables, booths and light conversations give it a cozy feel.

Students at Nummit Summit Coffee Shop

Nummit is a great place to recharge, enjoy good company with friends, and indulge in coffee, avocado toast and other favorites, like seasonal lemonades.

Aside from students grabbing coffee or chatting, you’ll typically see students scattered inside and outside studying.

two students sit on high top stools while working on laptops by a window

Nummit provides a productive coffee shop working environment right on Patterson Court circle, a hub of student life on campus.

a group of students sit around a long wooden table while working on laptops

On Wednesday evenings, Nummit is all about trivia.

a group of students stand around a colorful wheel smiling and laughing

Students from all class years come together to compete in teams, enjoy the food, and socialize.

a group of four young women stand around a table working on a piece of paper

Since Nummit always co-hosts trivia with assorted on-campus organizations, it’s a great opportunity to meet friends and learn something new.

a group of students sit around a table and smile while talking

Nummit also serves as host of many student gatherings.

In mid-April, the Union Board held their Frolics reveal party here, sharing drinks, snacks and paper crowns aptly designed to address the festival theme: the Renaissance.

Frolics is Davidson’s annual spring celebration weekend filled with concerts, bounce houses, food trucks and other outdoor events.

a young man and woman wear gold crowns and smile while holding little wands
a young woman wears a tshirt and a gold crown while smiling outside
a group of students sit on a patio overlooking a green field while wearing gold crowns and smiling

As the spring semester comes to a close, Nummit is sure to be busy with more events, study sessions and even senior celebrations!


  • May 5, 2023