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, 2020-2021

Winter Break, December 2020

  • Tuesday, December 15, 2020: Residence halls and apartments close for all students at 12 p.m. Keep this date and time in mind when booking flights as late stays will not be granted.
  • Saturday, January 9, 2021: Residence halls and apartments open for all students at 9 a.m. Students may not return prior to this date and will not have access to the residence halls or apartments.  Students who are a part of an approved early arrival group will receive notification from their coach or sponsor regarding the date the group will return.  For those flying in, plan your flight to arrive on or after January 9 as the halls and apartments will not be open prior to this date.

End of Year Closing, May 2020

  • Thursday, May 14, 2020: Residence halls close for non-seniors at 5 p.m., unless attending Commencement. Non-seniors staying for Commencement must check out by 5 p.m. on Sunday, May 17, no exceptions.
  • Monday, May 18, 2020: Residence halls close for graduated seniors at noon.

Note: The residence halls remain open during Fall Break, Thanksgiving, Easter, and Spring Breaks.  The residence halls are closed for Winter Break.

August Move-In 2020

  • Saturday, August 15, 2020: First-year students may drop-off their belongings from 5 - 8 p.m. (optional, not required), but will not stay overnight in the residence halls.
  • Sunday, Aug. 16, 2020: Halls open for first-year students at 8:30 a.m. Students must go through orientation check-in and have picked up their student ID and room key prior to checking into their residence halls.
  • Tuesday, August 18, 2020: Halls open for returning students at 9 a.m. For those flying in, plan your flight to arrive on or after August 18 as the halls will not be open prior to that date. Please see the Fall Move-In page for information on early arrival requests.

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-rooms, so every incoming student will have a roommate. 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

Of-The-Month (OTM) Recognition Program

Our student staff members go above and beyond each and every day to support and be a resource to you.

Perhaps your student staff member helped you through a difficult time, or facilitated creating a community that is inclusive, fun and engaging. We would love to hear from you about student staff members that have been an incredible resource to you!

Nominate an RLO Student Staff Member