Davidson College promotes respect and responsibility among individuals in our residential community and encourages students to learn from one another to become model citizens.

With a four-year residency requirement, over 95 percent of students live on campus. The Residence Life Office is located next to Lula Bell’s between Commons, Belk and Cannon.

Important Dates, 2021-2022

August Move-In 2021

First-years and incoming transfers will move-in on Wednesday, August 18, 2021 between 2 p.m. – 8 p.m.  All details about move-in procedures for first-years and transfers were sent via email to campus residents by Dean Walter Snipes on July 27. Please reference this email for information about vaccinations, the move-in process, access to residential spaces and move-in expectations.

Returning students may choose their move-in on either Saturday, August 21 or Sunday, August 22, 2021 from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. each day. If you cannot check-in before 5 p.m. on your arrival date, please make a reservation at a hotel or stay with a friend off-campus for that evening.  All details about move-in procedures for returning students were sent via email to campus residents by Dean Walter Snipes on July 27. Please reference this email for information about vaccinations, the move-in process, access to residential spaces and move-in expectations.

COVID Vaccination Cards: As a precaution, we encourage vaccinated students to bring their vaccine card if unsure it is loaded correctly to the portal. Students can check their vaccination status by logging on to the portal at davidson.studenthealthportal.com and clicking on “my profile” to see their immunization records.

Move-in Requirements for All Residents

During the check-in process, students will:

  • present photo identification (CatCard, driver’s license or passport)
  • wear a mask or face covering if not vaccinated.
  • participate in physical social distancing (six feet distance from the nearest person) if not vaccinated.
  • come to the check-in stations alone – no family members are to approach the check-in station.

Email the Residence Life office at RLO@davidson.edu with additional questions.

Winter Break 2021

The residence halls and apartments will be closed over Winter Break.

Residence halls and apartments close for all residents on Saturday, December 11 at 12 p.m. (noon). Keep this date and time in mind when arranging flights, as late stays past noon will not be granted. All residence halls and apartments will close at noon.

January Move-In 2022

Residents will receive information regarding January 2022 move-in dates and the move-in procedures at a later date.

More Information About Move-In, Move-Out & Winter Break

Housing for First-Year Students

Incoming first-year students are paired together and placed in a residence hall by Residence Life. All residence hall rooms assigned to first-year students are double or triple rooms, so every incoming student will have a roommate or roommates. At the beginning of spring semester, students will be able to choose their roommate and select housing through the lottery process for their sophomore year.

New Student Housing