Martin Court is a residential area for 390 students, mostly seniors, comprised of seven apartment buildings with a kitchen and living area with four or five single bedrooms per apartment.

This "transitional living" experience provides Davidson students the opportunity to live in a community similar to a local apartment complex while remaining a part of the college community. Built in phases in 1988, 1991, 1994 and 2011, the buildings were given letter names as they were built and were dedicated as a whole to D. Grier Martin Court in 1990 for D. Grier Martin, class of 1932 and Davidson College President from 1958 to 1968.

Martin Court is comprised of the buildings listed below. Visit their pages for information on floor plans and amenities.

What to Bring

As you plan your packing list for your on-campus apartment, below are some items you may wish to include. Some are need-to-haves, and some are just nice-to-haves, all to create your home-away-from-home. A list of prohibited items is also shown.

What's Included in All Martin Court Apartments

All Martin Court apartments include:

  • Individual bedrooms each with full size bed and mattress (53” x 75”) dresser, desk with desk chairs, and moveable wardrobes for each resident
  • Kitchen with full-size refrigerator, oven/stove, dishwasher, garbage disposal, kitchen table and chairs, benches and/or stools, depending on the building
  • Common area with couch and some apartments have ottomans
  • Laminate flooring in the main and bedroom areas
  • Central air conditioning and heating, controlled by the occupants
  • Cable TV hook up in common room, not available in the individual bedrooms
  • Wireless internet throughout the building
  • Blinds on bedroom windows and common room window
  • Patio or balcony area outside each entrance
  • Secure, card-access entry
  • Bicycle storage racks outside

Recommended to Bring

Apartment mates should consider bringing or sharing the following items as they are not provided by the college

  • Full-sized sheet set and blanket or comforter
  • Microwave
  • Pots and pans
  • Dishes and utensils
  • Mixing bowls, measuring cups and spoons
  • Blender
  • Mixer
  • Food processor
  • Coffee maker
  • Cutting board
  • Baking sheets
  • Kitchen towels and sponges
  • Pot holders and oven mitts
  • Cleaning supplies (oven cleaner, counter cleaner, glass cleaner, toilet bowl cleaner)
  • Vacuum
  • Broom and dustpan
  • Mop
  • Kitchen, bathroom and bedroom wastebaskets
  • Toilet bowl brush
  • Toilet bowl plunger
  • Food items
  • Desk lamp and/or side table lamp
  • Surge protectors (must have UL labeled on the back).  Regular extension cords are prohibited.
  • High-Efficiency (HE) laundry detergent, fabric softener, laundry basket, etc.
  • 3M Command removable hanging strips for doors and walls
  • Blue painters tape for hanging things on walls
  • Small basic tool kit (flathead screwdriver, Phillips head screwdriver, hammer and/or mallet, pliers)
  • First aid kit (medication, allergy medicine, headache medicine, band aids, etc.)

Approved Items

In addition to the items that are recommended to bring, the following items are allowed in the Martin Court apartments:

  • Hot air popcorn poppers
  • Slow cookers/crock pots
  • Electric kettles (with enclosed coils and automatic shutoff)
  • Can openers
  • Hair dryers
  • Electric shavers
  • Irons (with automatic shutoff)

Prohibited Items

The following items are not allowed in the Martin Court apartments:

  • Pets (with the exception of one fish tank that is 5 gallons or less)
  • Additional refrigerator, with the exception of one microfridge per apartment
  • Draino
  • Cooking or heating units with exposed heating elements (such as toasters, hot plates, mini-grills, convection plates, etc.)
  • Extension cords
  • Waterbeds
  • Sleeper sofas
  • Wall-to-wall carpeting
  • Electric blankets
  • Paint
  • Homemade lofts
  • Lofting materials
  • Bed risers (purchased or homemade)
  • Candles, incense, and other items that burn
  • Halogen lamps
  • Dartboards
  • Wallpaper (including peel & stick removable wallpaper)
  • Any wall hanging materials that are not Command Strip or Command Hooks (including nails, cup hooks, etc.)
  • Draino
  • Cooking out near residence halls, including on patios and balconies

Energy Efficiency

Help the college keep its commitment to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and conserve energy by purchasing Energy Star certified products wherever possible.