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The Best of 2017: A Semester in Photos

  • Chambers Building

    Chambers, still quite alive in the evening.

  • Solar Eclipe Viewing

    A solar eclipse on the first day of classes draws students' attention out - and up.

  • Student says goodbye to parents

    First-year families exchange lots of hugs at the farewell picnic.

  • Class of 2021 picture

    Davidson welcomes the class of 2021 with a class photo on the field.

  • Student cake race

    A favorite tradition: the Cake Race.

  • Student with minion cake

    The winner!

  • Students playing ball

    Catch! ...maybe?

  • Student in helmet

    Ready for the Vermonster challenge!

  • Final Four soccer team reunion

    Wildcats from the successful final four team in the 1992 NCAA Division I Men's Soccer Championship gather for a reunion.

  • Wall Center Exterior

    The E. Craig Wall Jr. Academic Center looks beautiful lit up for its dedication and Ne Ultra event.

  • Walk to school day

    Davidson Wildcats accompany Davidson Elementary students on Walk to School day.

  • Girls with puppy

    Students pause for a selfie during FIGI's "puppies and slushies" fundraiser for Refugee Support Services.

  • Carol Quillen and Lula Bell Houston

    President Quillen greets Lula Bell Houston at the dedication of Lula Bell's resource center.

  • Double rainbow

    Seeing double over Chambers.

  • Student Halloween costume

    Chloe Pitkoff '21 shows off her costume on Halloween.

  • Dancer profile

    Students practice dance in the new Harry L. Vance Athletic Center studio space.

  • Student actor

    Actors perform Facing Our Truth for a sold-out crowd.

  • Scene from the Magic Flute

    Students perform an opera workshop of The Magic Flute.

  • Wildcat sculpture in fall

    Fall brings beautiful colors - and temperatures.

  • Crowd sitting in the Wall Center

    Clark Ross presents to a crowd gathered in the McKay Atrium of the E. Craig Wall Jr. Academic Center for the "Challenge the Policy" series.

  • Student in a lab

    Students work in the physics lab.

  • Suzanne Churchill with students

    Prof. Suzanne Churchill works with students in the Collaboratory classroom.

  • Many turn out for the TechXpo event.

    The TechXpo, hosted by the Center for Career Development and the Mathematics & Computer Science Department, draws a good crowd.

  • Students studying

    Reading Day.

  • Avingers and scholarship winner

    Three teams receive Avinger Scholarships to pursue entrepreneurial ventures.

  • Dancers at the Holiday Gala

    Dancers in the Holiday Gala perform to a sold-out house.

  • Students take selfie in the snow

    Students get to enjoy a little snow before leaving for the break.

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From a rare celestial event to the first snow of the winter season, College Photographer Chris Record captured some of the most memorable campus moments of 2017. Now’s the time to think back on the year, before we ring in a new one—so before you break into “Auld Lang Syne,” enjoy these pics, curated by Record.