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 90 percent of students live on campus. The Residence Life Office is located next to Lula Bell’s between Commons, Belk and Cannon.

Important Dates, 2019

Winter Break, December 2019

  • Friday, December 20, 2019: Residence halls close for all students at 12 p.m.. There are no late stay permissions given.
  • Saturday, January 11, 2020: Residence halls open for all students at 9 a.m. Students may not return prior to this date without permission from RLO.  Permission must be obtained no later than December 20, 2019. Contact RLO at rlo@davidson.edu.

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 2019

  • Wednesday, Aug. 21, 2019: First-year students may drop-off their belongings from 6-9 p.m. (optional, not required), but will not stay overnight in the residence halls.
  • Thursday, Aug. 22, 2019: 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.
  • Saturday, Aug. 24, 2019: Halls open for returning students at 9 a.m. Students may not return early unless they have sought and received permission from RLO at rlo@davidson.edu prior to July 15, 2019. For those flying in, plan your flight to arrive on or after August 24 as the halls will not be open prior to that date. Please see the Fall Move-In page for more 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