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 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.