The Residence Life Office (RLO) at Davidson College provides a safe residential space for learning and development.

Davidson College promotes respect and responsibility among individuals in our residential community and encourages students to learn from one another. With a four-year residency requirement, over 95 percent of students live on campus.

RLO manages a safe, secure, and welcoming residential environment that supports and enhances academic performance and social development for all residents.

Through their experiences in the residential community, Davidson students gain the knowledge, awareness, and skills to lead ethical, inclusive lives. RLO promotes residential communities through the curriculum goals of community responsibilities, self-awareness, wellness, and inclusive excellence.

RLO handles all room assignments, first-year pairing, manages room and damage billing, coordinates social and educational programming in the residential communities, serves as a liaison between residents and maintenance staff and responds to all housing needs.

The Residence Life Office is located next to Lula Bell’s between Vail Commons and Belk Hall.

COVID-19 Information

To meet expectations to remain residential for the academic semesters, it is imperative to adhere to health guidelines regarding COVID-19.

As a precaution, we encourage vaccinated students to have their vaccination card unless it has been loaded onto the student health 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.

RLO Student Leaders

RLO student leaders are Hall Counselors (HCs) for first-year students and Resident Advisors (RAs) for upperclass students who are assigned to residence halls and apartment buildings. The RLO professional staff selects, trains, and supervises the RAs and HCs.  These student leaders are responsible for building communities on their floors and within their buildings, they provide support, role-model behaviors, connect students to campus resources, respond to disciplinary matters within the residence halls/apartments and assist with conflict management.