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Service Odyssey is open to all incoming first-year students at Davidson College, including transfers. It is a popular program with limited space so we encourage you to register early. Spaces typically are filled on a first-come, first-served basis but students who live more than 250 miles from Davidson get priority in the third full session. 

Once you complete the registration you will receive a confirmation with the dates of the session to which you are assigned or with information about the waiting list (if sessions already are full).


Registration for the 2018 Service Odyssey program is now open. The cost to attend Service Odyssey is $200 per student participant. The cost is $150 for international and STRIDE students participating in session III. 

Financial Aid

Financial aid is available to those students who have already qualified for aid from Davidson. Awards will be based on the level of need as assessed by the Financial Aid Office and will be distributed by the Center for Civic Engagement. 

If you are interested in receiving aid for the Service Odyssey and you have already qualified for aid from Davidson, please indicate this in the appropriate area on the registration form. You will be notified of the amount of your financial aid award in your confirmation email.


If you cancel three weeks prior to the start of your session you will receive a full refund. We will issue a 50 percent refund for cancellations made fewer than three weeks prior to the start of your session but no refunds will be given for cancellations made less than one week prior to the start of your session.

Contact Taylor Brendle at for more information or with any questions.