Move-In, Move-Out & Breaks
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.
As in the past, move-in/move-out protocols, including dates and procedures, are based on the college's COVID guidelines, which are subject to change depending on the circumstances in our community and the state.
Winter Break 2023
The residence halls and apartments will be closed to all residents over Winter Break.
Residents should depart their residential spaces twenty-four hours after their final exams or by noon on Saturday, December 16, 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 16 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 16, 2023, 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.
January Move-In 2024
Residence halls and apartments will open for residents starting at 9:00 am on Saturday, January 13.
Residents moving into a new space for the spring 2024 semester must come to the Residence Life Office (RLO) during business hours to complete the check-in process. RLO business hours will be Saturday, January 13 from 9:00 am – 5:00 pm and Sunday, January 14 from 9:00 am – 5:00 pm. Please note that on Monday, January 15 the college will be closed in observance of the Martin Luther King holiday and RLO will not be open for check-ins. Students arriving after business hours or on Monday, January 15 AND moving to a new space must reside off-campus until the next business day. Students returning to their fall assignment may move back in on Saturday, Sunday, or Monday.
All details about move-in procedures for returning students will be sent via email in to campus residents by Dean Walter Snipes. That email will contain information about the move-in process, access to residential spaces, and move-in expectations.
January Move-in Procedures for Residents
Residents who are moving into a new space for the spring will check in with RLO during business hours on Saturday or Sunday. Please bring your photo identification (CatCard, driver's license or passport).
Residents who are returning to their fall assignment do not need to check in with RLO in January. Catcards will be activated on the assigned move in date. Catcards will not be activated prior to the assigned date and residents are not allowed to access the halls or apartments prior to their assigned date. Items may be dropped off early, and residents may not stay with a roommate who is given early arrival permission.
Please contact RLO@davidson.edu with any questions regarding January move in.
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.