Davidson offers new and current students a variety of living styles that includes 12 traditional residence halls, seven on-campus apartment buildings and a co-op style sustainability-themed house.

The college typically houses first-year and upper-class students separately to ease new student transition and best respond to the needs of first-year students.

First-year students are assigned a roommate and hall by RLO. First-year students may preference a specific first year roommate in their housing preference form but may not preference a hall. Returning students select housing and roommate(s) through a lottery process that occurs at the beginning of spring semester.

Housing Rates 2022-2023

Housing Type Academic Year Cost Semester Cost
Double $7,950 $3,975
Single/Suite/Quad $9,580 $4,790
Martin Court Apartment $9,930 $4,965
Triple $5,594 $2,797
Overflow Varies Varies

All Tomlinson Hall suites/quads and Duke Hall suites/singles carry a single/suite/quad room rate.

Overflow room rates are charged at one of the tiers above and will vary based on specific room assignment.

All residence halls include:

  • All residential hall rooms have height-adjustable extra-long twin beds (36" x 80"), dressers or built-in drawers, desks with desk chairs, and closets or built-in wardrobes for each resident
  • All Martin Court apartments have full-size beds (53" x 75"), dressers, desks with desk chairs and moveable wardrobes
  • Central air conditioning and heating (some have individual room controls)
  • Cable TV in each room with the exception of apartments which have cable in the common room, not the bedrooms
  • Wireless Internet in each room
  • Blinds on room windows
  • Secure, card-access entry
  • Bicycle storage racks outside
  • Smoke-free
  • Laundry facilities

First-Year Housing

All first-year residents are assigned to a double room hall with a roommate.  At times, first-years may be assigned to a triple.

Belk Hall The largest residence hall housing up to 334 students, Belk Hall is a five-floor building in the center of campus, with one elevator. First-years are housed in doubles.  Belk has two laundry rooms, multiple lounges, a kitchen and both common and private bathrooms.  It also houses the Lavender Lounge and the Quiet Study Space.

Little Hall Little Hall is a four-floor residence hall located on Dorm Row housing up to 70 residents in doubles. Little has large TV lounge spaces on each floor, a common kitchen and a laundry.

Richardson Hall Richardson is a five-floor residence hall with one elevator, located near Vail Commons dining hall and houses up to 129 students in doubles. Each floor in Richardson has a TV lounge plus both common and private bathrooms and a laundry.

Watts Hall Watts is a four-floor residence hall located on Dorm Row housing up to 77 students in doubles. Each floor in Watts has a large TV lounge plus a basement laundry.

Upper-Class Housing

439 N. Main Street Situated across the street from the Student Health Center, 439 N. Main Street is home to the 2022-2023 Sustainability Cooperative and houses 10 returning students in doubles and singles.  There are two kitchens, a dining room, a common lounge and laundry area.

Akers, Irwin, and Knox Halls A set of three nearly identical two-story halls located near Patterson Court. Each building has 2 kitchens, 2 common rooms, and a laundry room.

Belk Hall The largest residence hall housing up to 334 students, Belk Hall is a five-floor building in the center of campus, with one elevator. Returning students are housed in singles, doubles or triples on the 4th floor.  It has two laundry rooms, multiple lounges, a kitchen and both common and private bathrooms.  It also houses the Lavender Lounge and the Quiet Study Space.

Cannon Hall Cannon Hall is a four-floor residence hall located on Dorm Row housing up to 93 students in doubles. Each floor in Cannon has a large TV lounge and common bathrooms.

Chidsey Hall Davidson's newest residence hall, Chidsey Hall, is comprised of two nearly identical buildings with an elevator in each building joined by a large entry lounge, kitchen, dining area, common area with fireplace and computer room. Each floor has a large TV lounge with an attached kitchen, common bathrooms and one private bathroom per floor. Chidsey is also home to the Chidsey Fitness Center, a basketball court and an outdoor patio area with picnic tables and a charcoal grill.  Chidsey North houses 125 students and Chidsey South houses 139 students. 

Duke Hall Duke Hall is a four-floor residence hall located on Dorm Row housing 96 students in single, double, and double-suite rooms, with an elevator. A common kitchen and multiple lounges are located in Duke. Additionally, the Dean Rusk International Studies Program is located on the first floor.

Sentelle Hall Sentelle is a five-floor residence hall located on Dorm Row, housing up to 104 students in doubles. Each floor in Sentelle has a large TV lounge and common bathrooms.

Tomlinson Hall Tomlinson Hall is a four-floor, suite and quad-style residence hall with an elevator housing 128 students as well as the Campus Safety Office, Tomlinson conference room and a campus computer lab.  It has a kitchen, laundry and multiple lounges.  Each 4 person suite or quad has its own common area(s) and a shared bathroom.

Martin Court Apartments A residential area comprised of seven apartment buildings housing up to 394 students located near the baseball and soccer stadiums. The buildings are: Armfield, Daley, Davis, Flowe, Hart, Jamieson, and Ryburn.  Most apartments feature 4 single bedrooms, a kitchen, common area, bathroom and patio/balcony.  Armfield features 5 single bedrooms, a kitchen, common area, bathroom and shared patio or balcony.  There is a laundry area located in Ryburn and Armfield for apartment resident use.