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Residence Life

p: 704-894-2188


Mailing Address

Box 7187
Davidson, NC 28035

Shipping Address

209 Ridge Road
Davidson, NC 28035

Residence Life

Your room is more than just a place to sleep and study; it's a place to live and learn. Davidson College promotes respect and responsibility among individuals in our residential community and encourages students to learn from one another to become model citizens. With a four-year residency requirement, more than 97 percent of students live on campus.

Studies demonstrate that students who live in campus housing have higher graduation rates, higher GPAs and report greater satisfaction with their collegiate experience. The Residence Life staff members work hard to ensure a safe, comfortable living experience while enhancing academic performance and social development.

Housing for First-Year Students

Incoming first-year students are paired together and placed in a residence hall by Residence Life. All residence hall rooms assigned to first-year students are double-rooms, so every incoming student will have a roommate. At the beginning of spring semester, students will be able to choose their roommate and select housing through the lottery process for their sophomore year.

Housing Lottery for Current Students

Housing for continuing students is done through a lottery process, a long-standing tradition. The lottery is utilized for the selection/assignment of residential rooms and apartments for the following year. The lottery process is based on seniority, meaning seniors are the first to select housing each year.

Housing Options and Room Rates

We offer new and current students a variety of living styles that includes 12 traditional residence halls and seven on-campus apartment buildings.

Important Dates for 2018-2019

Winter Break December 2018:

  • Friday, Dec. 14, 2018: Residence halls close for all students at 12 p.m.. There are no late stay permissions given.
  • Saturday, Jan. 12, 2019: Residence halls open for all students at 9 a.m. Students may not return prior to this date without permission from RLO.  Permission must be obtained no later than December 14, 2018.  Contact RLO at

End of Year Closing May 2019:

  • Thursday, May 16, 2019: Residence halls close for non-seniors at 5 p.m., unless attending Commencement. Non-seniors staying for Commencement must check out by 5 p.m. on Sunday, May 19, no exceptions.
  • Monday, May 20, 2019: Residence halls close for graduated seniors at noon.

Note: The residence halls remain open during Fall Break, Thanksgiving, Easter, and Spring Breaks.  The residence halls are closed for Winter Break.

August Move-In 2019:

  • Wednesday, Aug. 21, 2019: First-year students may drop-off their belongings from 6-9 p.m. (optional, not required), but will not stay overnight in the residence halls.
  • Thursday, Aug. 22, 2019: Halls open for first-year students at 8:30 a.m. Students must go through orientation check-in and have picked up their student ID and room key prior to checking into their residence halls.
  • Saturday, Aug. 24, 2019: Halls open for returning students at 9 a.m. Students may not return early unless they have sought and received permission from RLO at prior to July 15, 2019. For those flying in, plan your flight to arrive on or after August 24 as the halls will not be open prior to that date. Please see the Fall Move-In page for more information on early arrival requests.