Making a Reservation
To reserve and schedule events in the Knobloch Campus Center, Chambers Gallery, Tyler-Tallman Recital Hall, Erwin Lodge, and most outside areas, consult the Campus Calendar. Room reservations may be made online by completing a EMS Room Reservation.
Reservation forms and information are available by contacting Ruth French, 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m., Monday-Friday or by calling 894-2174. Her office is directly behind the Information Desk in the Alvarez College Union.
If technical support in the form of PA or lighting is required for a meeting or event, please notify Lynda Daniels when reserving a space. The cost of technical services is $12 per hour with a two hour minimum. Requests must be made within 7-10 working days of the event or we cannot guarantee service. Please read the Technical Services Policy for more information.
Video recording services are available by appointment. The cost is $12 per hour and $15 per hour editing/duplication, plus the cost of the tape. One week advance notice is requested. Student organizations may have taping and editing fees waived or reduced by having their own members trained to do the work themselves. Contact Jim Nash in the Technical Services office at 894-2146 for more information.
Please contact the Union at 894-2140 if you have any questions about our services.
Located on campus near Erwin Lodge the Davidson Outdoors Challenge Course offers a series of group initiatives and a high ropes course. Generally, organizations may schedule a visit to the course with Mike Goode in the Davidson Outdoors office. Please call 894-2623 to make arrangements.
Outdoor Equipment Rental
Davidson Outdoors offers tents, backpacks, and sleeping bags for rent on weekends and over breaks (availability depends on Davidson Outdoors schedule). Complete gear list and rental fees.
The Ticket Office is located next to the Information Desk in the Union. Tickets for Artists Series, Concert Series, and other Union events are available from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Monday - Friday. If you want to sell tickets for an event or have sign-ups talk with Leah Germelman at 894-2651.
The Daily Crier
The Daily Crier is on our Davidson College web site. It provides a myriad of critical information to include: announcements, events, and meetings, job and volunteer opportunities, off-campus house rentals, items for sale, and lost and found items.
The Poster shop supplies (buttons, big paper, poster board, markers, crayons, and lamination) are available on the fourth floor of the College Union for a small fee. Order forms for lamination requests are available at the information desk. Contact Tim Stroud (ext. 2652) or Nicole Tonelli (ext. 2145) for more information.
Enlargement, reduction, and normal copying are available at the Union. The copy machine is located on the fourth floor, outside the Business Office. Each organization and club has been assigned an account card for charging copies. You must obtain your account card at the information desk. New organizations should request a card from Tim Stroud at 894-2652.
If you want a large job done you can charge copies on the first floor of the campus center. The folks in the copy center work very quickly and can usually do any job for you that day if they are not too busy. Of course, the further in advance that you can get it to them, the better.
The Davidsonian 2148, 2149 & Libertas Ext. 2072
If you have some writing ability and can get a story together for publication in the papers, by all means, do so. If not, give them a call and ask staff members to cover it themselves. This requires advance notice and may require some explanation so that they will understand the importance of your event. They may also be willing to write an advance story. Get to know a staff member and learn when the deadlines are.
College Communications (Oak Row Report and news releases)
Bill Giduz is very willing to receive calls on potential ideas for the different publications that College Communications produces. He is also willing to come take photos of certain events. His extension is 894-2244.
The college uses a variety of t-shirt vendors in the area. Please see a Union staff member for the names of these businesses.
Community and Charlotte publicity options
Mecklenburg Gazette 892-8809, Lake Norman Times 664-2882, area churches, Charlotte Observer 358-5225, Break Magazine 358-5914, Creative Loafing 375-2121, and radio stations. Leah Germelman at the College Union can give some advice at 894-2651.
The amount of advertising necessary in the newspaper may be more expensive than you can afford and is usually only worth doing in the case of larger community-involved programs where the income return is essential. When placing ads, submit a typed copy of the display ad for the newspaper advertising office as soon as possible to assure getting a good location in the paper. Deadlines are usually 2-4 days ahead of publication time.
Copy should include name of program, time, date, place, (rain date, time necessary, and
perhaps a number and individual to call if one has questions).
Banners in the Union
Banners may be displayed on the railings in the Union. These should be event and date specific.
Posting in the College Union
Registered Campus Organizations: Leave one copy of a flyer or poster at the Information Desk of the College Union. It will be posted on the bulletin board designated for campus events and programs located on the second floor of the Campus Center across from the bookstore or on the board across from the Fitness Center. Flyers must have the event date and the sponsoring organization displayed. The Union House Manager will stamp the flyer with the current date and will post it that evening. A Union employee will remove flyers that have not been stamped. Out of date flyers will be removed promptly and all flyers will be displayed so that they may be seen. Flyers in other locations, especially on doors, will be removed.
Campus Posting Policy
No materials may be posted on the exterior surfaces of buildings. This includes the columns and the outside of the doors. Insofar as possible, posting of materials should be confined to bulletin boards. Care should be taken to prevent any damage to buildings or grounds.
Cellophane tape or adhesives that mar the surface are prohibited. If signs are to be posted across roads or walks or between trees, permission and assistance should be obtained from Physical Plant.
Posting in Chambers (First Floor)
Miscellaneous Announcement Boards (which are appropriately marked) are available throughout the first floor of Chambers and can be used by anyone that wishes to put a flyer up.
If you need an entire bulletin board for your organization’s display see Hansford Epes or call him at ext. 2227. It is very important that your committee, group, organization, etc. knows that they are not permitted to place announcements of any nature on a bulletin board unless it has been assigned to your organization. Students work hard to present their announcement to the public, please have respect for them!
Please note: Physical plant will remove any announcements that are placed on a board assigned to another group or organization.
Table Space in Chambers Lobby
This space may be used by Davidson College organizations only. Representatives of political candidates or parties may use the lobby of the College Union only. Contact Ruth French at 894-2174 or see her in the College Union for reservation information. Physical Plant provides the tables themselves.