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 student health portal and clicking on “my profile” to see their immunization records.

Spring Break 2022

The residence halls and apartments will be open over Spring Break (March 14 – 18, 2022). Residents do not need to sign up to stay over Spring Break.

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May 2022 Move-Out

March 2022 Update: As the college manages COVID-19, students must adjust their travel plans if circumstances change. Please check back to see if there are any updates to this information.

The Move-out Period

Residents should depart their residential spaces twenty-four hours after their final exams or by noon on Saturday, May 14, 2022, whichever comes first.

The residence halls close at noon on Saturday, May 14, 2022, for all students unless they have official commencement responsibilities or received RLO late departure permission (e.g., RLO Student Leaders, Move-over students).

Although students may have circumstances they feel may warrant late departure requests, students must coordinate their travel to depart no later than noon on May 14, 2022 as late stays will not be granted.

Official move-out requires students to have removed all belongings from their building and returned their room keys to the RLO front desk twenty-four hours after their final exams or by noon on Saturday, May 14, whichever comes first.  Unapproved residents remaining past noon on May 14 will incur a late departure fee of up to $250.  

Belk, Richardson, Watts, and Little residents - In preparation for the upcoming commencement ceremonies, first-year residents are encouraged to depart promptly after their finals.

The Move-out Process

Specific information about the move-out process will be shared with residents via email by Associate Director Charlene Kilpatrick. The RLO team will post move-out details in the residential areas. Residents should attend their floor closing meeting. To facilitate the move-out process and key drop off, residents will have 24/7 swipe access to the Residence Life Office main door during the move-out period, ending at noon on Saturday, May 14. 

Each resident must:

  • Bring their room key(s) to the Residence Life office and deposit it in their assigned key envelope
  • Sign and date their card
  • Give their envelope to the front desk (if checking out during business hours) or place it in the lockbox (if checking out after hours)
  • Students cannot return a key/sign back a room for another student.  This is considered an improper checkout and will result in a fine.
  • NOTE:  Graduating students must return their mail keys to Central Services in the College Union. Non-graduating students will keep their mail keys over the summer.

Move-out Assistance

Students departing their residential space for spring 2022 may bring no more than two assistants to help during move-out. The assistants may only be in the halls/apartments while removing belongings from the room and must leave the halls/apartments once all belongings leave the space.

Please contact the Residence Life Office by emailing RLO@davidson.edu with any questions.

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August Move-In 2022

March 2022 Update: As the college manages COVID-19, students must adjust their travel plans if circumstances change. Please check back to see if there are any updates to this information.

First Year Students

First-years and incoming transfers will move in on Wednesday, August 24, 2022. All details about move-in procedures for first-years and transfers will be sent over the summer via email to campus residents by Dean Walter Snipes. Please reference that email for information about vaccinations, the move-in process, access to residential spaces and move-in expectations.

Returning Students

Move-in for returning students will be on Saturday, August 27 and Sunday, August 28, 2022. 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 returners must check in with RLO between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. on August 27 or 28 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 will be sent via email to campus residents by Dean Walter Snipes over the summer. Please reference that email for information about vaccinations, the move-in process, access to residential spaces and move-in expectations.

Returners may not move in prior to the assigned move-in dates. If flying back to campus, do not choose a flight arriving earlier than your arrival date as the halls will not be open and an early arrival move-in will not be offered. Returners arriving before their assigned date will need to make a reservation at a hotel or make arrangements to stay with a friend off-campus until the buildings 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.

Early Arrivals

Students who are a part of an early arrival group will receive notification from their coach or sponsor regarding the date their group will return. All communication about early arrivals will be conveyed to participants through their sponsoring organization, please contact your coach or sponsor 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 their assigned date, however these early arrival requests will not be approved. Residents may only arrive on the date they are scheduled.

Email the Residence Life office at RLO@davidson.edu with additional questions.

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Thanksgiving Break 2022

March 2022 Update: As the college manages COVID-19, students must adjust their travel plans if circumstances change. Please check back to see if there are any updates to this information.

The residence halls and apartments will be open over Thanksgiving break (November 23-27, 2022). Residents do not need to sign up to stay over Thanksgiving break.

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Winter Break 2022

March 2022 Update: As the college manages COVID-19, students must adjust their travel plans if circumstances change. Please check back to see if there are any updates to this information.

The residence halls and apartments will be closed to all residents over Winter Break.

Residence halls and apartments will be closed for all residents over Winter Break. Residents should depart their residential spaces twenty-four hours after their final exams or by noon on Saturday, December 17, whichever comes first.

The noon closure is for all residents aside from RLO Student Leaders who will be completing closing duties.

Although residents may have circumstances they feel warrant a late departure request, late stays past noon on December 17 will not be granted. Residents must coordinate their travel to depart campus no later than noon. Keep this date and time in mind when arranging flights and other transportation.

Unapproved residents remaining past noon on December 17, 2022, will incur a late departure fee of up to $250.  

The college will be closed over the holidays and no residents will reside in any campus halls or apartments during this time. There are no exceptions.

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