Move-In, Move-Out & Winter Break
As a resident of the college community, you must abide by all rules and regulations outlined in the Residence Life Policies and Procedures. Be sure to familiarize yourself with proper check-out procedures before leaving for winter and summer breaks, as outlined below.
COVID Vaccination Cards
As a precaution, we encourage vaccinated students to bring their vaccine card if unsure it is loaded correctly to the 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.
August Move-In 2021
First-years and incoming transfers will move-in on Wednesday, August 18, 2021 between 2 p.m. – 8 p.m. All details about move-in procedures for first-years and transfers were sent via email to campus residents by Dean Walter Snipes on July 27. Please reference this email for information about vaccinations, the move-in process, access to residential spaces and move-in expectations.
Move-in for returning students will be on Saturday, August 21 and Sunday, August 22, 2021, from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. each day. Returning students may choose which of these two days they wish to return and do not have to confirm the selected date of arrival with RLO in advance. All students must check-in with RLO between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. on August 21 or 22 to gain access to their hall or apartment. If you cannot check-in before 5 p.m. on your arrival date, please make a reservation at a hotel or stay with a friend off-campus for that evening and check in the following day.
All details about move-in procedures for returning students were sent via email to campus residents by Dean Walter Snipes on July 27. Please reference this email for information about vaccinations, the move-in process, access to residential spaces and move-in expectations.
Students may not move in prior to August 21. If flying back to campus, do not choose a flight arriving earlier than August 21 as the halls will not be open and early arrival move-in will not be offered. Students arriving before August 21 will need to make a reservation at a hotel or make arrangements to stay with a friend off-campus until the halls open.
Move-in Requirements for All Residents
During the check-in process, students will:
- present photo identification (CatCard, driver’s license or passport)
- wear a mask or face covering if not vaccinated.
- participate in physical social distancing (six feet distance from the nearest person) if not vaccinated.
- come to the check-in stations alone – no family members are to approach the check-in station.
Students who are a part of an early arrival group will receive notification from their coaches or sponsors regarding the date their groups will return. All communication about early arrivals will be conveyed to participants through their sponsoring organization, please contact your organization or coach directly with questions.
Each year RLO receives early arrival requests from residents who are not part of an approved early arrival group. We understand students may have circumstances that they feel may warrant a request to arrive earlier than August 21, 2021, however early arrival requests will not be approved. Residents may only arrive on the date they are scheduled for.
Email the Residence Life office at RLO@davidson.edu with additional questions.
Thanksgiving Break 2021
The residence halls and apartments will be open over Thanksgiving Break. As with all things we are prepared to adjust if circumstances change. Please check back to see if there are any updates to this information.
Residents do not need to sign up to stay over Thanksgiving Break.
Winter Break 2021
The residence halls and apartments will be closed over Winter Break.
Residence halls and apartments close for all residents on Saturday, December 11 at 12 p.m. (noon). Keep this date and time in mind when arranging flights, as late stays past noon will not be granted. All residence halls and apartments will close at noon.
January Move-In 2022
Residence halls and apartments will tentatively open for residents on Tuesday, January 18 at 9 a.m. However, residents who are moving into a new space in January must check-in during business hours between 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. at the RLO office. Keep this date and time in mind when arranging flights and travel, as early arrival permission will not be granted. As with all things we are prepared to adjust if circumstances change. Please check back to see if there are any updates to this information.
All details about move-in procedures for returning students will be sent via email in December to campus residents by Dean Walter Snipes. That email will contain information about vaccinations, the move-in process, access to residential spaces and move-in expectations.