Upper-class students who do not live in Martin Court Apartments can choose to live in traditional (community bathroom) single or double rooms, or in suites (adjoining rooms connected by a bathroom).

Please review the lottery timeline often during housing selection to stay informed of important application deadlines and dates. Make sure to review the options below before the room selection nights.

Single Room Selection

Since there are a limited number of single rooms available on campus, not all students who apply will be guaranteed a single room. Single room selection occurs separately from selection for doubles and suites.

Available Singles

There are approximately 85 single rooms on campus. Most singles on campus are found in Irwin, Akers and Knox. There are also 10 singles on the fourth floor of Belk and 10 singles on 2nd and 3rd Duke. Chidsey Hall houses 17 singles (for rising sophomores only.) Some singles will be pre-assigned to students with accommodative needs and to student staff.

Applications for Single Rooms

Students who would like to live in a single room must submit the Single Room Application.  A link to the application will be included in an email from Dean Walter Snipes.

Didn't Get a Single?

Since all returning students must select a room during the lottery process, students who do not receive a single during single room selection must select a double room or a suite during that part of lottery process. Furthermore, since students are required to go through double/suite selection in pairs we suggest and encourage students who are trying for a single room to have a backup plan by having a potential roommate already in place.

Double Rooms & Suites

A majority of the residence hall rooms available to students during room selection are double rooms or rooms within a suite. Students who wish to select a double room or suite and those students who were not able to select a room earlier in the room selection process will choose a room during this final phase of the lottery.

Applications for Double Rooms, Suites, and Clusters

Students who would like to live in a double room, suite, or a four-person cluster must submit the Double Room and Suite Application.  Please note that in order to choose a double room or suite, students MUST have a roommate. A link to the application will be included in an email from Dean Walter Snipes.


Students who are going through double/suite selection may choose to cluster in groups of four. Clusters will select two double rooms on the same floor or all spaces within a suite, unless none are available at the time their group is selecting. The cluster's lottery number will be calculated by the Residence Life Office by averaging the four individual lottery numbers together. 

Students Without a Roommate

If you do not have a roommate and are having difficulty finding one before room selection, email RLO at rlo@davidson.edu. RLO will help students connect with one another and will make matches, if needed, prior to the double room selection date so all students have the ability to participate. Also, check with your resident adviser or hall counselor to see if they know of other students looking for a roommate.

Triple Rooms

A small number of triple rooms are available on campus on fourth floor of Belk and second floor of Duke. These rooms are assigned according to lottery number order. A link to the triple room housing application will be included in an email from Dean Walter Snipes.