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

August Move-In 2020: Residents will receive information on move-in dates via email.

New students (incoming first-years and incoming transfers) who are not traveling internationally as part of moving to Davidson for the semester, will be assigned a move in time on either Thursday, August 13 or Saturday, August 15.  We anticipate everyone has been abiding by public health guidelines in their communities and our goal is to create the safest and healthiest possible arrival and move-in for all parties.  Students are required to adhere to all provided and posted check-in expectations

New students will be assigned to one of four move-in blocks on Thursday morning, Thursday evening, Saturday morning, or Saturday evening. Students will receive their move-in information in their roommate/assignment email sent to the student's Davidson email address the week of July 6th.  Roommates will not move in on the same day. Residents may not bring more than two family members to help at move in.  Please note we will not have volunteers to assist at move in and plan accordingly. Once all belongings are moved in, the resident will immediately begin living there and we request that the family heads home.

We know that residents may have requests based on the above information.  We cannot guarantee the approval of arrival requests.  We do ask students and families to understand that we are working to meet expectations that will allow us to be residential in the fall and ask their understanding at this time.  Please contact the Residence Life Office by emailing rlo@davidson.edu with any questions. 

Returning students move-in information to come.

Winter Break, December 2020: The residence halls will be closed over Winter Break.

Residence halls and apartments close for all students on Wednesday, December 9 at 12 p.m. (noon). Keep this date and time in mind when arranging flights as late stays will not be granted.

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-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