The fall semester will begin an academic year like none before at Davidson College. We have been working to make sure we are ready to return to campus with safety as our foundational priority.  

Davidson College President Carol E. Quillen welcomes students to the new school year that, while different, will powerfully shape their lives of leadership and service.

Design teams made up of students, faculty and staff, have developed plans for the academic calendar, changes to the experience of first year students and living and staying well in these unprecedented times. Staff across the college have reconfigured spaces, processes, and practices to safeguard our health. 

We have designed new ways of going about each day, whether serving meals, deeply cleaning residence halls or sitting farther apart in class—all aided by a strong medical staff and the guidance of trustees with relevant epidemiological and medical expertise.

We are establishing protocols for COVID-19 testing, quarantine and isolation. We are working with Charlotte’s largest medical center to provide a full-time public health nurse and exploring additional staffing needs. 

Information will be added to these pages as decisions and announcements are made throughout the summer.

Accountability To Each Other

With safety as our foundational priority, planning for the fall 2020 semester is guided by values of access and equity, community and connection, continuity, flexibility, quality, intentionality and transparency, and feasibility.