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Relocation and Moving Expense Policy

Davidson College recognizes that new employees selected as a result of a national or regional search may need assistance with moving expenses.


  • Relocation assistance will be paid as a hiring bonus and will be taxable income to the employee under revised IRS guidelines.
  • The relocation hiring bonus amount will be specified in the offer letter.
  • New employees must live at least 50 miles from Davidson, NC to be eligible for this benefit.
  • All relocation expenses must be billed directly to and paid by the College employee.

Policy Details


Grade 5-8 Hiring Bonus equal to $1,000
Grade 9 and up Hiring Bonus equal to 4% of annual salary


Visiting Professors Hiring Bonus equal to $2,000
Tenured and Tenure Track Hiring Bonus equal to 4% of annual salary

Davidson College recommends locally vetted Armstrong Relocation for moving services, however employees may choose any moving company they desire.  The Armstrong representative for Davidson College is Sarah Davis Goss.  She can be reached via email at or by phone at 704-944-2929.  Please be sure to mention you are calling as a Davidson College employee in any message you leave.

Important Note: When using a moving company, you are responsible for being at the destination point to accept delivery of your household items. This includes being at the location in time to open the unit, check off items on the delivery sheet as they are removed from the truck and sign required paperwork for the driver. Employees of the housing/relocation department are not allowed to accept delivery. If you are unable to be there, please make arrangements with someone to handle these matters for you.

Questions regarding eligibility should be directed to the Human Resources Office at 704-894-2213.

Last revised: September 2018