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Program Update

In response to the evolving situation with COVID-19, the July Experience team has made the difficult decision to cancel the 2020 session. We regret that we are unable to offer this program, but we are confident you will understand this is in the best interest of the health and well-being of our community and program participants. The goals and benefits of July Experience are rooted in personal relationships and through community engagement in and out of class. We believe we would be unable to offer that same connection in a virtual environment and look forward to once again welcoming students to JE in Summer 2021.

Read more about Davidson’s COVID-19 response.

July Experience is a rigorous three-week pre-college program for rising high school juniors and seniors.

July Experience 2020: Sunday, June 28 – Saturday, July 18

Join other students from across the United States and around the world and take two courses taught by full-time Davidson faculty, live in residence halls, attend workshops about the college admission process, and participate in Davidson traditions.

This program will provide an opportunity for you to prepare for college academically and socially, expand your worldview, get individualized attention from Davidson faculty, explore the town of Davidson and Charlotte, and experience a taste of the college student life.

July Experience courses carry no secondary school or college credit, allowing students the opportunity to try courses from new academic disciplines, engage critically with a variety of material at the college level and learn holistically from their experience. The experience is in a college-level academic setting, and the critical and analytical skills students will take away is invaluable to their personal and academic growth.

Applications for the 2020 session will open in mid-December. For more information, please contact

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Faculty Mentors

Students take classes from full-time Davidson College faculty members who remain available to offer individualized attention, advice and assistance during and after the program.

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Rigorous Academics

Students gain valuable skills as they work in college-level courses, engage critically with a variety of material and learn holistically from their experience. Students engage with various disciplines.

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Immersive Journey

The three-week program brings together highly motivated high school juniors and seniors from across the United States and around the world for an immersive, informative pre-college experience.

July Experience

Mailing Address

Box 7151 Davidson, NC 28035

Shipping Address

209 Ridge Road Davidson, NC 28035