Attendance is mandatory at starred (*) events.
Thursday, August 23
7:30 a.m.–9:00 a.m.
Breakfast available, cash or checks
Vail Commons or
Alvarez College Union, Davis Café (opens at 8:30 am)
8:00 a.m.–7:00 p.m.
Davidson College Store open
137 N. Main St.
*8:30 a.m.–11:00 a.m.
Student Check-in, Alvarez College Union, Stadium Entrance (Union doors will not open before 8:30 a.m.)
You will receive important information and your Davidson College identification card ("CatCard"). Registration will take up to 45 minutes. Parents' check-in is located on the lower level of the same building, along with the Orientation Fair. After you check-in, we recommend that you plan to meet your parents either at the Orientation Fair or in your residence hall.
Orientation Fair, Alvarez College Union, Brown Atrium
After you check-in, you and your parents may want to visit with representatives from different college departments and programs who will be available to answer questions and describe their services. Some of the participating departments include Dining Services, Business Services, CatCard Services, Information Technology Services, and area banks.
Move-in Continues, Residence Halls
For students who are moving in Thursday morning, please check-in at the Union before unloading your car. After registering, please follow the signs that direct you to the unloading area closest to your residence hall. Hall counselors will distribute room keys and important information to incoming students once you've unloaded and checked in at the Alvarez College Union.
For pick-up of shipped items:
209 Ridge Road
12:00 p.m.- 1:00 p.m.
Picnic Lunch, Chambers Lawn (Rain Location: Baker Sports Complex)
Take a break from moving in and sit under the shade trees for lunch. First-year hallmates and their parents will sit together, as will transfer students. Come meet your new neighbors and friends!
Opening Session, Baker Sports Complex
*2:00 p.m.–5:00 p.m.
New students learn about campus resources. See your check-in packet for your schedule and locations for each session.
5:00 p.m.–7:00 p.m.
Dinner available (Students may begin using their CatCard for meals.)
Vail Commons or
Alvarez College Union, Davis Café (Café closes at 8:00 p.m.)
*Transfer students gather for dinner together in the DuPont Room of Vail Commons at 6:00 p.m.
President’s Convocation, Baker Sports Complex
Parents and students receive a special welcome from President Carol Quillen.
*8:30 p.m.–11:00 p.m.
Hall meetings and social activities for new students.
Click here to see the schedule for Friday, August 24