The Wildcat Handbook •Class of 2026
CALENDAR Fall Semester
Aug. 25th – 28th — Orientation Aug. 29th — Classes Begin Aug. 29th – Sept. 2nd — Add/Drop Week 1 Sept. 2nd – 9th — Add/Drop Week 2 ($20 late fee) Oct. 10th – 11th — Fall Break Oct. 12th – Nov. 1st — Spring (2023) WebTree Nov. 23rd – 25th — Thanksgiving Break Dec. 16th — Final Day of the Semester
January 3rd — Add/Drop Opens January 17th — First Day of Classes January 17th – 2oth — Add/Drop Week 1 January 20th – 27th — Add/Drop Week 2 ($20 late fee) March 6th – 10th — Spring Break March 15th – April 4th — Fall (2023) WebTree April 7th — April Break May 3rd — Verna Miller Case Symposium May 8th — Final Day of the Semester (Seniors) May 12th — Final Day of the Semester (Non-Seniors) May 14th — Commencement
TABLE of CONTENTS 3. The Class of 2026 28. RLO 34. Student Resources 42. Academic Life 46. Student Life 60. Social Life
A Letter From the President Welcome to Davidson! You are joining a special community of friends, collaborators and mentors, and we all are excited that you will be a creative and integral part of this campus. I was once in the same place you are, arriving here to start my college experience. And this year I am privileged to return as Davidson’s president. Davidson is a place where lives are changed, where world class teacher-scholars and gifted staff help you integrate what you learn in the classroom with experiences off campus and around the globe. Over the coming months and years, we want you to discover your path in that world. You will create new knowledge and question what you presumed. You’ll explore – with your minds, your curiosity and your talents – the countless opportunities that Davidson offers. Your experiences here will shape the critical thinking and empathy and integrity that will equip you to lead and serve beyond campus. All of us at Davidson look forward to seeing you on campus, learning along with you and sharing your hopes and dreams. Douglas A Hicks Davidson College President
Florham Park, NJ
Chagrin Falls, OH
Wappingers Fl, NY
High Point, NC
New York, NY
Laura Lillian Baggett
Myrtle Beach, SC
New York, NY
National City, CA
London, United Kingdom
Rui Rui Bleifuss
Mary Molloy Blackstock
Virginia Beach, VA
São Paulo, Brazil
Forest Hills, NY
Cooper City, FL
El Hafsia, Tunisia
Laguna Hills, CA
Sebastian Carpio Moran Lima, Peru
Quezon City, Philippines (1 year international)
Daniel Carter Lexington, VA
Sylvia Cevallos West Roxbury, MA
New Bern, NC
Park Ridge, IL
Palm Beach, FL
Berlin Hts, OH
Sarah Grace Clifton
Winston Salem, NC
Winston Salem, NC
Lutherville Timonium, MD
Gaby Cubias Aguilar
New York, NY
Sag Harbor, NY
E Greenwich, RI
Chapel Hill, NC
New York, NY
New York, NY
Great Falls, VA
Ho Ho Kus, NJ
N Las Vegas, NV
Wellesley Hls, MA
Divin Lionel Dushimimana
Ponte Vedra Beach, FL
Virginia Bch, VA
Land O Lakes, FL
Sioux Falls, SD
Nora Fenn Gilman
Wilton Manors, FL
Silver Spring, MD
Snow Camp, NC
New York, NY
New Bern, NC
E Northport, NY
Goyang City, South Korea
Mary Claire Hendrick
Seoul, South Korea
Chapel Hill, NC
Fort Worth, TX
Eagle River, AK
Wellesley Hls, MA
Sour Lake, TX
Chapel Hill, NC
Peachtree City, GA
Oak Hill, VA
Holly Springs, NC
N Tonawanda, NY
San Francisco, CA
Yongin-si, South Korea
Harpenden, United Kingdom
Shanghai Shi, China
Short Hills, NJ
Ahmet Baris Kalaycioglu
Cutler Bay, FL
Fern Beach, FL
Diamond Cove, ME
Glenview Mnr, KY
Winston Salem, NC
Myree Kromer Charlotte, NC
Walnut Creek, CA
New York, NY
Mary Wells Letson
Songshan Dist., Taiwan
Palm Beach, FL
New York, NY
Fuquay Varina, NC
Denham Springs, LA
Takoma Park, MD
Belle Mckissick Staley
Luthvle Timon, MD
Fort Mill, SC
El Cajon, CA
Mei Mei Morgan
Winter Park, FL
New Orleans, LA
San Antonio, TX
Duc Binh Nguyen Mau
N Chesterfield, VA
Dong Hoi, Vietname
Saint Louis, MO
West Hartford, CT
Shalom Olugbodi Kasali
Walton-On-Thames, United Kingdom
Seongnam, South Korea
Rancho Santa Fe, CA
New York, NY
Mt Pleasant, SC
Cream Ridge, NJ
Cooper City, FL
Tsuen Wan, Hong Kong
New Canaan, CT
Little Rock, AR
Salt Lake Cty, UT
Winston Salem, NC
Mc Lean, VA
Cabin John, MD
Bryn Mawr, PA
Long Branch, NJ
Glen Head, NY
Michael San Antonio
Peachtree Cor, GA
Jose David Sandoval Marulanda
Elm Grove, WI
Glen Head, NY
Avondale Estates, GA
Shanghai Shi, China
Jordyn Scott Woolwich Township, NJ
Jack Seale Milford, NH
Mary Elizabeth Shoop
Attleboro Fls, MA
Dani Sierra Hernandez
Cottage Grove, MN
Eagles Mere, PA
Seoul, South Korea
South Dartmouth, MA
Chapel Hill, NC
Jarek Stewart-Karolewics Pisgah Forest, NC
Chino Hills, CA
Saint Louis, MO
North Kingstown, RI
Mariana Tardio Gutierrez
Des Plaines, IL
Sullivans Island, SC
Santa Cruz, Bolivia
High Point, NC
Chapel Hill, NC
N Chesterfld, VA
Blue Bell, PA
Johannesburg, South Africa
Santa Barbara, CA
Water Mill, NY
New York, NY
West Windsor, NJ
Cheongju-Si, South Korea
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Baton Rouge, LA
Johns Island, SC
Pisgah Forest, NC
Miles Jamieson Grosse Pointe, MI
Arlington Hts, IL
Silver Spring, MD
New York, NY
Sydney, Australia (1 year international)
Winter Spgs, FL
NEW STUDENT STATS NC—100 NY—37 VA—33 FL—31 GA—31 TX—28 NJ—25 MA—23 MD—22 IL—20 CA—14 PA—14 SC—13 CT—12 TN—10 CO—8 China India South Korea Turkey Hong Kong United Kingdom Vietnam Brazil Japan Kenya Singapore Switzerland
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OH—8 LA—5 MO—5 WA—5 WI—5 AZ—4 IN—4 MN—4 RI—4 KY—3 MI—3 NM—3 OR—3 AL—2 AR—2 DE—2 Ukraine South Africa Australia Bangladesh Bolivia Botswana Colombia Egypt Georgia Germany Ghana Greece
HI—2 IA—2 ME—2 AK—1 ID—1 KS—1 NE—1 NV—1 NH—1 OK—1 SD—1 UT—1 VT—1 WY—1
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Director of Academic Access and Disability
Associate Dean of Students
Director of Athletics
Lisa Forrest Director of Library
Director of College Union
Director of Counseling
Dean of Admission & Financial Aid
Assistant Dean of Students
Director of College Union and Student Activities
Vice President and Dean of Admission & Financial Aid
Director of Physical Education, Recreation and Wellness
Associate Dean of Faculty
Vice President for Student Life and Dean of Students
Assistant Dean of Students
Stacey Riemer Associate Dean of Students and Director of the Center for Civic Engagement
Assistant Dean of Students and Director of Residence Life
Director of Dining Services
Assistant Director for Selection & Training - Little, Watts & Richardson Halls
First Year Experience - Belk Hall
Duke, Sentelle, Cannon, & Chidsey Hall
RESIDENCE HALL AMENITIES LAUNDRY
Laundry machines are available in the Belk sub-basement, first Little, Watts basement, first Cannon, first Sentelle, first West Duke, Richardson basement, Tomlinson basement, Ryburn basement and the Armfield Breezeway on the first floor. You are free to use any of these machines, not just the one located on your residence hall. Laundry machines are accessible 24-hours a day and are completely free. All laundry locations are visible on laundryview. com, which allows you to check the availability of machines at any time as well as how much time is left on each load. Just make sure to bring your own high-efficiency detergent to keep machines working as long as possible!
Printers are pretty important to have around, and luckily, Davidson has several! You can find printers in the Union, Library, several residence halls and various other locations around campus. For steps on how to connect to the printers and a list of all locations, go to ti.davidson.edu and search for “About Paw Print.”
If you’re in your room and find yourself in immediate need of a snack, look no further than your nearest vending machine! You can use your Dining Dollars and declining balance on all vending machines on campus. Some of the vending machines are right in your residence halls; you can find them in the basements of Watts, Belk, and Richardson.
M. E. Gabrielle
BELK HALL COUNSELORS
LITTLE HALL COUNSELORS
RICHARDSON HALL COUNSELORS
WATTS HALL COUNSELORS
The Lula Bell Houston Resource Center (“Lula Bell’s”) supports student success and wellbeing by increasing access to important resources. The center provides services that reduce some of the financial challenges of college and programs that build practical life skills. Services and programs at Lula Bell’s are open to any Davidson College student who needs them.
Groceries — Students can shop for fresh, frozen, and shelf-stable foods up to once per week. Menstrual products and hygiene products are also available. Academic Resources — Students can request assistance with textbooks, access codes, and other academic materials through the Lula Bell’s WildcatSync page. Business Clothing — Suits, blazers, dresses, shoes, padfolios, and more are available for students to rent at no cost. Winter clothing is available during the colder months. Cooking Equipment — Pots, pans, bakeware, utensils, and other items can be checked out at no cost.
Lula Bell Houston
Each semester, Lula Bell’s hosts programs focused on social justice, financial literacy, and life skills. Topics range from personal budgeting and planning for the future to conversations about systemic social issues. The center also periodically provides transportation to local grocery stores and “Free Store” popups, where students can shop for clothing and various household items.
Every student receives a weekly meal swipe to use at Lula Bell’s for food, hygiene products, or anything else Lula Bell’s provides.
HEALTH INFORMATION IMPORTANT CONTACTS These numbers/contacts are good to keep handy or in your phone, for anything you might need.
Campus Police 704-894-2178 or 911 Dean of Students Office 704-894-2225 Chaplain’s Office 704-894-2423 Carly Dix 704-894-2591
Title IX Coordinator and Section 504 Coordinator
Town of Davidson Police Department 704-892-5131
The Health Center (704-894-2300) Weekdays: Clinic hours by appointment only 8:00 a.m. — 5:30 p.m. After Hours: Weekdays, 5:30 p.m. — 7:45 a.m. & Saturday/Sunday, press 1 to speak to an on call nurse
HEALTH SERVICES In addition to regular wellness check-ups and sick visits, the Center for Student Health and Well-Being provides or refers to nearby facilities for the following services:
Nutrition Counseling — A regis-
tered dietitian provides nutrition counseling by appointment.
Vaccines — Most required vaccines
as well as flu vaccines are available at the Center for Student Health and Well-Being. The charge for vaccines is applied to the student’s account. If you have school insurance, there will be no charge.
Free, Confidential STI & HIV Testing — Be aware of your STI and HIV
status. Free testing is available every month in different locations around campus.
Contraception — The Health Center
offers students access to various forms of contraception. You can get free condoms in the waiting room, a prescription for the pill, or other birth control options and access to emergency contraception, like Plan B. There is also a sexual wellness machine located outside the Union gym (known as “Wellness Wendy”) where you can buy Plan B, condoms, pregnancy tests, Advil, menstrual products, and more for great prices, 24/7! First-year hall counselors also typically keep condoms stashed in your floor’s bathroom.
COUNSELING SERVICES The Counseling Center is a free and confidential resource available to all enrolled Davidson College Students. The Counseling Center is open from 8:30 AM to 5 PM Monday through Friday. How to Get Started:
To schedule your triage/initial appointment, you can walk into CSHWB when you are ready to be seen. We have counselors ready for you when you need it. If you want to schedule up to 3 days in advance you can do that online through the student health portal. If you are in crisis, DO NOT schedule online, please walk up to the CSHWB and you will be seen as soon as possible. During your triage/initial session you and your counselor will come up with an Individualized Care Plan (ICP). This plan can include many options that are tailored to help with your needs. After you meet with a counselor that counselor is your go-to counselor for your time at Davidson. If it that needs to change for various reasons, that is also an option.
We offer a variety of services including workshops, seminars, group therapy, Therapy Assist Online (TAO), biofeedback, and short-term individual therapy. We use a holistic model and collaborate with each student to create the least invasive and most empowering plan to support your mental wellbeing. If we are not able to provide the treatment you need on campus, we will guide you to the most appropriate treatment options off campus.
LGBTQIA+ RESOURCES (DIS)ABILITY RESOURCES LAVENDER LOUNGE The LGBTQIA+ Lounge, affectionately known on campus as the Lavender Lounge, is located in Belk Residence Hall. The lounge is open to LGBTQIA+ students and their allies. The Lavender Lounge contains about 300 books, films, documentaries, TV shows, and educational materials from advocacy organizations. The space is open to the community 24 hours a day and is staffed by students weekday afternoons. STUDENT ORGANIZATIONS Three student-run, LGBTQIA+ organizations exist on campus. Y.A.N.A.S.H. (You Are Not A Stranger Here) is a completely confidential student group created by students for any and every Davidson College student to seek queer community without the pressures and fears of coming out. Queers and Allies (Q&A) is the largest and oldest student organization at Davidson College with the fundamental aim of building community for and awareness of the LGBTQIA+ community on campus. Through various monthly and annual events, Q&A advocates for increasing awareness and celebrating the diversity of the LGBTQIA+ population at Davidson College in all aspects of campus life. The Queer Mentorship Program pairs incoming first year students with queer sophomore, junior, or senior Davidson College students. The program recognizes that the transition to college is a hard time, especially so for queer and/or questioning first year students.
Davidson College is committed to creating a welcoming environment for students with disabilities - academic or otherwise. Students with disabilities have the right to request academic and non-academic accommodations ensuring equal access to courses, course content, programs, services, and facilities. Contact Beth Bleil, Director of Academic Access and Disability, at email@example.com or 704-894-2129 for support.
BIAS INCIDENT AND HATE CRIME REPORTING Davidson College is an institution of higher learning and is committed to providing a safe and inclusive environment for all members of the community. Students, faculty, and staff all play a vital role in creating living and learning spaces that are free from bias, harassment, intimidation, and hate. If you have been the target of a bias incident (or have witnessed a bias incident) please complete the form available on the Davidson’s Bias Education and Hate Crime website. The Dean of Students Office and the Center for Diversity & Inclusion work collaboratively to offer direct services and resources to support impacted student(s) and communities, provide leadership in a division response and collaborate with institutional partners during campus-wide bias incidents and/or hate crimes.
OTHER IMPORTANT RESOURCES
DIVERSITY, EQUITY, & SEXUAL INCLUSION RESOURCES MISCONDUCT RESOURCES PEER SUPPORT Students Together Reaching for Individual Development and Education (STRIDE) is a program that provides direct support to first year and transfer students of color so that they can not only successfully complete their first academic year of college but ultimately thrive towards successful graduation from Davidson College and beyond. Through inclusive dialogues, events, and relationship building with Davidson students, staff and faculty, this program attempts to minimize institutional challenges students of color may have at a predominantly white college. STRIDE is historically beneficial to students of color who may also identify as first-generation and/or hold undocumented immigration status. UNDOCUMENTED & DACA STUDENT RESOURCES STRIDE offers support for undocumented students and students enrolled in DACA. The Center for Diversity and Inclusion also hosts community dinners for undocumented students to facilitate communication and connections with campus and local resources. Upon request, undocumented/ DACA admitted students may also be put in contact with current undocumented/DACA students. COMMUNITY SPACES The Spencer-Weinstein Center and the Black Student Coalition (BSC) House are great safe spaces. PASA (Pan-Asian Student Association) and OLAS (Organization of LatinX American Students) will occupy a PCC house beginning in Spring 2023.
Sexual misconduct encompasses a broad range of behavior, from harassing statements to criminal sexual assault. It includes non-consensual sexual penetration, non-consensual sexual contact, sexual exploitation, and sexual harassment. Consent is the affirmative, unambiguous, and voluntary agreement to engage in a specific sexual activity during a sexual encounter. Consent can be communicated by either explicit verbal consent or overt action clearly expressing consent. Such signals of consent must be mutual and ongoing, as well as offered freely and knowingly. It is not possible for a person to give consent if incapacitated by drugs, alcohol, or other physical or mental impairment; or if they have been threatened or coerced into giving their consent; or if the person is under the age of 16. More detailed information can be found in the college’s Code of Responsibility, under “Policy and Procedures for Student Sexual Misconduct.”
THE CENTER FOR CIVIC ENGAGEMENT CIVIC ENGAGEMENT COUNCIL (CEC)
Civic Engagement Council (CEC) is a group of student leaders working to inspire and communicate civic engagement efforts through direct service, advocacy, and community involvement. The CEC acts as an umbrella organization for service or social action groups. Talk to these groups at the Community Involvement Fair.
The Center provides grants and seed funding to support service and social action throughout the United States and abroad. Visit the Center to find out more!
If you are interested in being involved with a local nonprofit, organization, or with education initiatives, visit the Center for Civic Engagement office to find out more about their summer fellowships.
SPIRITUAL LIFE There are 17 student-led religious and spiritual organizations open to all students. These groups share fellowship and practice rooted in Buddhist, Catholic, Episcopalian, interfaith Jewish, Latter-Day Saint, Muslim, Orthodox, Protestant, and secular/spiritual traditions.
◊ The Oasis — A peaceful space on the top floor of the College Union
that is open 7 a.m. to 11 p.m. everyday for meditation, prayer, and reflection. You are welcome to drop by anytime if you want to find quiet and solitude. ◊ The Chaplains’ Office — A safe space for spiritual growth, social action, and interfaith engagement. The office has chaplains from four different traditions (Buddhist, Catholic, Jewish, and Presbyterian who engage with students from any different religious or secular background. The office also offers spiritual exploration travel grants, faithbased internships, and regular fall/spring break trips.
ON-CAMPUS WORSHIP & MEDITATION
DAVIDSON DHARMA (BUDDHIST) Wednesdays, 7 p.m. in the Oasis CATHOLIC MASS Sundays at 4:30 p.m. in the Lingle Chapel. Wednesdays, 7 a.m. in the Oasis
WEEKLY COLLEGE WORSHIP (CHRISTIAN ECUMENICAL) Wednesdays, 5 p.m. in the Oasis EPISCOPAL EUCHARIST Sundays, 4:30 p.m. in the Oasis
THURSDAY NIGHT CONTEMPORARY PRAISE AND WORSHIP (CHRISTIAN ECUMENICAL) 10 p.m., sanctuary of the Davidson College Presbyterian Church
SHABBAT DINNERS (JEWISH) Twice a month on Friday evenings JUMAH PRAYER (MUSLIM) Fridays in the Oasis. An ablution room is adjacent to the Oasis. MINDFULNESS MEDITATION (NON-RELIGIOUS) Tuesdays, 4:30 p.m. in the Oasis
ACADEMIC LIFE ONLINE RESOURCES WILDCAT SYNC
is the central location for you to connect to leadership, service, and social opportunities at Davidson. Every member of our campus has access to WildcatSync, and as a user, you can explore our 200 + clubs and organizations, check out what’s happening on campus and in the community, RSVP for events, complete forms and more!
This is Davidson’s webbased learning management system, similar to Canvas if you’re familiar with that platform. At Davidson, faculty can choose to use Moodle to distribute course materials, encourage class discussion via forums, and collect student work through assignments and online quizzes. It is important to note that Davidson faculty are not required to use Moodle but choose to do so if they feel the tool will facilitate their learning goals. Some semesters, you might have four active Moodle courses; other semesters, you might not use Moodle at all.
should be a go-to for all Davidson students. If you are a Davidson employee, you can manage your hours, pay stubs, and jobs here. Under the “Student” tab you can access Add/Drop during the periods, check your transcript, find out which books you’ll need for classes, select your housing, and search the class schedule. The “Degreeworks” section is particularly useful for seeing which class requirements you have fulfilled and what you will need to graduate. The “What If” tab in Degreeworks allows you to map out potential majors and minors.
The E.H. Little Library The E.H. Little Library is one of the most useful resources for tutoring/consulting, conducting research, or just finding a good book. The library staff is always happy to help students in any way they can. Here are a few ideas of how to best use the Library to your advantage: ◊ Create Digital Media & Scholarship — The Digital Learning team can help you set up a Davidson Domain, teach you how to use almost any educational technology, or meet to brainstorm ideas about your next digital project. ◊ Start Your Research — The Davidson College Library Research Guide is the perfect place to start looking for sources for an upcoming paper or lab report. You can also book an appointment with a Research Librarian, who can help guide your project with specific resources and citation tactics. ◊ Check Out A Book — Library books are available to check out 24/7, whether it’s a book for pleasure or for academic purposes. The new contactless check out makes loaning books easy and quick.
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Communication Consultants — Free peer consultations to develop speeches, presentations, interview skills, and more! Writing Center —Free peer tutoring session to improve your writing at any stage, whether it’s a paper or anything else. Math, Science and Economics Center —Assistance with research, data interpretation, presentations, lab reports, and building problem-solving skills.
Multilingual Writing —Davidson believes in a mainstreaming-plus-support model in which our multilingual, multi-dialectical, and native English-speaking students work together in all courses and are encouraged to seek writing support from professors, peer tutors and student specialists. Data Cats — Supports students, faculty, and staff in data analytics and statistics, at any stage of a research project, from translating ideas into data-focused questions, to collecting, organizing, analyzing, visualizing, and interpreting data.
The Matthews Center for Career Development No matter your major, upon graduation from Davidson, you will enter a world of possibilities. You’ll leave here equipped with a deep appreciation for learning, the ability to solve problems creatively, the confidence to meet challenges head-on and the desire to contribute to your community - both local and global. The Matthews Center is here to help you during your years at Davidson and can be found in the bottom of the Student Union.
All incoming students have access to Handshake, an online career management system, through single sign-on. Activate and personalize your account as soon as possible in your first semester in order to receive notifications about events, programs and information on job shadowing, interning, and fellowship and research opportunities. The Matthews Center has its own tab on Handshake for making appointments and registering for events.
You can make appointments to visit the Career Center for a variety of reasons and explore many subjects: • •
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Business & Finance Exploratory & General. Review your resume, create your resume, explore general career paths, or anything else you might think of Arts, Entertainment, or Technology Fellowships & Scholarships. Discuss external fellowship scholarship opportunities, timelines, and application deadlines. Science & Pre-Professional (Health) Education, Government, Public & Human Services, or Prelaw Advising
• You can always just walk into the Career Center and make a walk-in appointment with an available advisor.
The Jay Hurt Hub for Innovation & Entrepreneurship Just across Main Street lies the Jay Hurt Hub for Innovation and Entrepreneurship. As of this year, the Hurt Hub is fully financially independent from the college and provides numerous opportunities for students. From workshops, to job opportunities, to media content, to study spaces, this space is great for almost anything you can think of!
Gig-Hub is an exchange where Davidson students can engage in paid, short-term, real-world projects with a diverse range of clients. This is a flexible program and requires a one time 101 training to prep you for taking on gigs. Small businesses or individuals will contact the Hurt Hub with a job description, and the Hurt Hub will connect those inquirers with a Gig-Hub consultant. Sometimes these connections can lead to longer term jobs!
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Study Spaces — Some of the rooms in the Hurt Hub are reserved just for student use. Be sure to check the room’s name plaque before settling in. Headshots — At least once a year, the Hurt Hub offers free headshots to all students to update your LinkedIn profile or other professional profile. The Nisbet Venture Fund — Every year, students can compete to win $25,000 to fund their innovative and original venture.
The Davidson Codes The Honor Code
The Honor Code serves as one of the hallmarks of Davidson College for both academic and daily life. It’s the assurance that you will find your personal belongings where you left them and the privilege to take exams and reviews outside of class. It serves as a guiding and unifying force, establishing a community of trust and respect that is essential to the ethos of our college community.
The Code of Responsibility Alongside the Honor Code, the Code of Responsibility addresses non-academic issues such as sexual misconduct, alcohol and drug abuse, to name a few. The Code of Responsibility can also be found in the Student Handbook.
Incoming Wildcats, I am sure that each and every one of you has heard about Davidson’s Honor Code. The Honor Code serves as the foundation upon which we build our Davidson community. The Code affords Davidson students an immense amount of liberties such as self scheduled unproctored exams and assurance that personal belongings left behind will not be taken. These examples are only evidence of the Davidson way of life. Honor, trust, and integrity goes beyond the incidents of lying, stealing, cheating that falls under Honor council’s jurisdiction. The Honor Code demands continual effort for the benefit of yourself, fellow students, and faculty, regardless of race, gender, sexual orientation, belief system, political affiliation, or other indicator. As new members of our Davidson community, you will now be asked to hold yourselves and others to the same standards. This does not mean you will not struggle and maybe even fail these standards, but know that your genuine effort and integrity to the Honor Code beyond lying, stealing, cheating, is what makes you a member of the Davidson community. As a rising senior, I envy you, as you are beginning a new chapter in your life. These next four years will have their ups and downs. You likely find yourself in a position of struggling. Know that the Davidson community is here to support you, and in turn you must commit yourself to the community and Code. When you are faced with a difficult decision, I know you will make the right choice. I have full confidence that each and every one of you will thrive and help the Davidson community strive for the highest standards. Looking forward to our next year together, Michael Yen ’23 Honor Council Chair
Honor Council Chair
Commons is the primary dining facility on campus and the only place in the world that has its very own appreciation anthem sung by NBA all-star Steph Curry (pro tip: watch “I Love Commons” on YouTube). Commons serves three meals a day seven days a week. Commons serves daily specials, customized salads, plant based foods, gluten-free dishes, and mouth watering desserts.
Located on the third floor of the Alvarez College Union, Davis Cafe offers a large variety of breakfast, lunch, dinner, and late-night meal options for students, faculty, staff, and guests. While some items must be ordered online and are prepared fresh, other items can be picked up as a grab-andgo option without placing an online order.
THE WILDCAT DEN
Waiting to go to the Wildcat Den could be one of the biggest mistakes of your Wildcat career. This often overlooked lunch spot serves the best sandwiches, soups, and salads Located in Baker Sports Complex, the Den even has its own fan Instagram page: @wildcatdenhypeaccount
Located on Patterson Court, Summit Outpost, also known as Nummit, offers tea, coffee and food every day of week. Nummit offers Sunday brunch and has scones, avocado toast, cashew butter toast, and more. Summit also offers late night food on weekends.
Commons Market is a go-to snack and meal stop. Located at the top of Vail Commons, students can purchase snacks, health and beauty aids, frozen desserts, ready to heat-and-eat meals, pre-made sandwiches, chicken sandwiches, and each evening, Domino’s pizza.
Through a partnership with Qdoba, Davidson College Dining Services staff will manage and operate a new dining location in the Stowe Tennis House, directly behind the Knobloch Campus Center. Students are able to use meal plan Dining Dollars as well as credit cards/debit cards at the location for fresh, nutritious and madeto-order cuisine.
WHERE TO EAT
Coffee & More DAVIS CAFE
The Davis Cafe in the student Union offers Peet’s Coffee to sooth your coffee craving. Offered all day, buying a cup of coffee before your class is a great way to spend some dining dollars, if you’re looking for a way to cash them in.
Though not often thought of as a location to attain quality coffee, Commons should not be overlooked! At Commons the coffee is unlimited with paid entrance, and you can choose from a variety of coffee drinks made by the Commons coffee machine.
THE GOOD DRIP
If you’re up for a mini-scavenger hunt and a bit of a climb, Good Drip Coffee is right next to the Wells Fargo and up a flight of stairs. The coffee cart is situated in the middle of a gallery that features local artists and is typically less crowded than Main Street Summit. Enjoy a quiet cup, a sweet pastry, and some beautiful art to ease your eyes!
Whether you are a Main Street Summit fan or more of a Summit Outpost frequenter, both locations offer great, high-quality coffee. Though the more elaborate drinks can get pricey, you can receive a discount if you ask for a mug. Better yet, bring in your own refillable vessel and the regular coffee off the day will cost less than $2 a cup. Nummit also offers Bottomless Mugs for a special subscription price if you’re a frequent coffee drinker.
Though the Town of Davidson does not allow chain restaurants within town limits, if you’re a Starbucks aficionado, there is a Starbucks counter inside the Harris Teeter. It’s a fifteen minute walk, but it’s available if you’re craving one of your favorite drinks.
The Double D is a little bit farther away, but not much can beat your favorite drink - even if it tastes a little bit different every time you order it. The Dunkin’ Donuts is about a 10 minute drive away near the Harris Teeter in Cornelius. Davidson runs on Dunkin’.
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ON – CAMPUS ACTIVITIES
VARSITY SPORTS Davidson has more than 19 D1 varsity teams. For schedules, rosters, and a full list of the existing varsity sports, visit davidsonwildcats.com.
BAKER SPORTS COMPLEX The primary athletic facility on campus, Baker Sports Complex is the center of all things sports and exercise-related at Davidson. Baker is CatCard accessible and home to P.E. classrooms, basketball and volleyball courts, dance studios, a pool, an indoor tennis center, weight room, and racquetball courts.
INTRAMURAL SPORTS Davidson offers a variety of intramural sports that count as a team sport credit. This includes the age-old tradition of flicker ball, as well as flag football, basketball (3 v. 3 and 5 v. 5), soccer (indoor and outdoor), and volleyball. P.E. CLASSES Every Davidson student is required to complete one team sport credit and two lifetime ctivity credits. A great way to fulfill thess credits are by taking a one-semester PE class. These could be yoga, bootcamp, or even nutritional classes. Cardio dance is another popular choice and you can take a class for free even if you don’t need the credit! CLUB SPORTS Participating in club sports can also qualify as your team sport credits. Club sports at Davidson include baseball, crew, fencing, field hockey, golf, men’s and women’s lacrosse teams, rugby, sailing, men’s and women’s soccer, squash, swimming, tennis, women’s volleyball, and men’s and women’s ultimate frisbee teams (known collectively as DUFF).
CROSS COUNTRY TRAILS The cross country trails can be accessed behind Baker or through the Satellite parking lot. They’re great for walks, runs, or even bike rides. IMAC FIELDS The Intramural fields (where flickerball games take place) are found by following the path behind Irwin, Akers, and Knox. IRWIN BELK TRACK Located inside the Richardson Stadium,the Irwin Belk Track is home to a 400 meter, eight-lane track built to international standards. It also includes areas for the high jump, long and triple jumps, pole vault, shot put, discus, javelin, and steeplechase. NISBET FITNESS CENTER Located on the bottom floor of the Union, the Nisbet Fitness Center provides aerobic step and treadmill machines, weight stations, and free weights for use by students, faculty and staff. The center is open from 7 a.m. - 1 a.m. during the academic year. CHIDSEY HALL GYM A fitness center is located in Chidsey Hall, available by outside access to all students across campus.
VISUAL ARTS EXHIBITIONS Every year, several times a year, the Van Every/Smith Gallery puts on exhibitions featuring world-renowned and emerging artists. Located at the front entrance to the Belk Visual Arts Center, the Van Every/ Smith Galleries provide 2,000 square feet of exhibition space hosting exhibits ranging from regional to internationally known artists. Each spring, the galleries host solo exhibitions by graduating senior art majors, and an annual student exhibition featuring art created by students from across the entire student body. Exhibitions are organized by Davidson’s curator and resident art world expert, Lia Newman, and built with assistance from student interns, gallery staff and department faculty.
ART AROUND CAMPUS With so many works in its collection, the VAC simply doesn’t have enough space to display all the pieces that deserve to be seen, so the gallery makes use of every inch of campus it can get. Find student curated-exhibitions in Chambers, Wall, Cunningham, and other works in the Guesthouse, Union, and Library. The grounds are also home to an amazing public sculpture program, featuring works by world renowned artists like Jaume Plensa, Yinka Shonibare, Anthony Gormley, and so many more. The sculpture garden between the library and Chambers, Sloan patio, and Wall’s front entrance are some of the places where you can find these amazing pieces.
THE COLLECTION Deep beneath the VAC’s floors lies the Van Every/Smith collection of art. From Rembrandt to Warhol to Shonibare, the collection includes 3,850 works of every medium and never stops growing. Whether for research or personal pleasure, every piece is available to view online or in-person via appointment. Browse the works at davidsoncollegeartgalleries.org, subscribe to the newsletter and follow their Instagram, @davidsoncollegeartgalleries
THE VAC Organized around a central, light-filled atrium, the 43,000 square-foot Katherine and Tom Belk Visual Arts Center offers abundant teaching, studio, office, meeting, work, storage, and gallery spaces. The VAC is a great place to study, even if it’s not art you’re focusing on. Even if the VAC isn’t your go-to study spot, the atrium’s centerpiece is Auguste Rodin’s life-size statue Jean d’Aire, sculpted in 1886 and the only Rodin you can touch.
Octopus cast in bronze by Amelio Aragona ’25
P U BLICAT ION S THE DAVIDSONIAN
The Davidsonian is the center of student journalism on campus and has operated independently of the college since 1914. Each weekly issue features a range of campus coverage, divided across six sections - News, PerTM spectives, Sports, Arts & Culture, Et. Cetera, and the Yowl . Print issues are distributed weekly and all stories - including exclusive online coverage - can be found at davidsonian.com. Join the team to write or edit by emailing Editors-In-Chief Brigid McCarthy
Complexion is by, for, and about the community of people of color that make Davidson College vibrant. Complexion aims to highlight the achievements and experiences that contribute to the lively and complicated culture present at the college and values the intersectional identities that help make each and every person of color who they are. Complexion is a place for people of color to receive the recognition, support, and creative freedom they all deserve. Join the team or inquire by emailing Editor-in-Chief and creator of Complexion, Kennedy Petties (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Libertas is Davidson’s only theme-based literary publication. Each issue has a theme that serves as a starting point for inspiration for contributors. Libertas is a space that allows students to share their voices and artistic expressions about timely topics through creative work, including poetry, prose, visual art, nonfiction, and critical pieces. For updates on submission deadlines follow Libertas on Instagram @libertas.mag.
EXIT 30 LITERARY MAGAZINE
Exit 30 seeks to provide Davidson students (from all majors) the opportunity to be published in a literary magazine that offers a higher quality of work in a smaller volume, so as to be more easily accessible to our busy student populace, and so that it may be appreciated for all of its merits and inspire insightful discussion.
THEATRE & PERFOFMING ARTS GETTING INVOLVED IN THE THEATRE DEPARTMENT
The theatre department is open to all students, no matter your major. Auditions are held at the beginning and end of the fall semester. You can also get involved behind the scenes with set creations, assisting the directors, lighting design, and more. A great way to keep on top of what the Theatre department is doing is to get on the All Theatre email chain - look out for sign ups at the Activities Fair at the beginning of the semester.
Bhangra is a high-energy folk dance originating from the State of Punjab in North India. Davidson Bhangra connects the Davidson community to the fun, colorful traditions of South Asia through one of the most popular forms of art, Bhangra dancing!
OOPS! IMPROV COMEDY
Oops! is Davidson’s best (and only) improv comedy group. They hold auditions at the beginning of every school year, but if you’re too shy to take the stage, make sure to see them perform to laugh, giggle, chortle, chuckle, guffaw, slap gums, or none of the above. Contact president Emily Schmitt (email@example.com) with any questions.
THE GAMUT DANCE COMPANY
The Gamut Dance Company is Davidson’s audition-based dance company with a mission to provide technically trained dancers the opportunity to continue performing at a high level. Gamut focuses on the artistry and integrity of choreography and performance while promoting awareness of dance as a performing art. The company produces one annual performance during the spring semester and dances in various others throughout the year. A student-run group, Gamut also works with two professional mentors and a faculty adviser. Membership in the company requires attendance at a minimum of two Dance Ensemble-sponsored classes and all rehearsals
UNION BOARD The Union Board is the force behind many of the weekly programs, happenings, and must-sees on campus. The Union Board strives to engage students from all walks of life through student-led programming and to serve as a catalyst for community building on and off campus. Their purpose is to foster an environment of inclusivity and a spirit of community, joy, and love of life.
Form a team and head to Nummit every Wednesday night to test your trivia skills. Union Board’s Summit Outpost Chair will create custom questions every week from categories ranging from Ancient Greece to the Muppets. Prizes and glory for the winners every week!
Every Thursday at 10 p.m. there are student performances in the 900 Room of the Union. Performances differ every week and include appearances by different performing orgs from improv to a cappella.
Cats Excursions is a Union Board committee that offers students free entry to a variety of local events including movies, sporting events, comedy shows, and concerts, just to name a few. Be on the lookout for upcoming event announcements and sign-ups in WildcatSync at wildcatsync.davidson.edu.
Frolics happens every spring semester a few weeks before finals. This Davidson tradition has been going on for decades, and you can always count on lots of free food, amazing artists, and plenty to do during this crazy weekend!
Androgyny is Davidson’s first co-ed a cappella group, founded in 1998. They encourage polished singing and embracing everyone’s inner weirdness to make performances fun for everyone. The Davidson Delilahs are the only female a cappella group on campus. With 11 women who sing and arrange a cappella music of all genres, the Delilahs have released six CDs. The group performs on-campus and in community events. The Generals are a male a cappella group creating an environment for non-choral singers to participate in arranging, practicing, and performing various genres of music. Contact davidsongenerals@gmail. com for more information. The Nuances are a co-ed a cappella group founded in 2009 that covers all varieties of a cappella music, with a focus on contemporary and comical pieces.
As an auditioned ensemble averaging 50 student musicians, this group performs a wide range of repertoire from the Baroque to the present. Approximately 95% of the ensemble is composed of non-music majors, with no special priority given to music majors. This diverse body of students enhances their artistry in conjunction with their various perspectives and academic interests, creating an engaging and artistically stimulating rehearsal atmosphere.
Chorale is the premier choral ensemble at Davidson. The Chorale is a highly select, auditioned choir of 24 singers comprised of students from various academic disciplines. The Chorale performs the standard choral repertoire as well as newly composed and commissioned choral literature. The Davidson Singers is an auditioned mixed vocal ensemble for experienced or novice choristers interested in learning more about the art of choral singing. They join with the Choral Arts Society to perform two concerts every semester. Davidson Collegium Musicum is a select student-led ensemble between eight to 16 members drawn from the Chorale in the Music department. Collegium specializes in, but is not limited to, music of the late Middle Ages and Renaissance.
JAZZ ENSEMBLE This traditional “big band” ensemble performs through the year with guest artists and tours each winter for the Davidson College Symphony Orchestra. Rehearsals are Tuesday and Thursday from 4:30 - 6:15 p.m. in Tyler-Tallman Hall. For audition dates and more information visit the Music department’s website.
MUSIC at DAVIDSON
Taking a trip with your friends? DO can lend you equipment like tents, packs, sleeping bags, and other camping/outdoor related gear.
DO offers a range of training courses, including the semester long Trip Leader Training (TLT), which consists of eight on-campus classes, two weekend training trips, and a four-day final trip for those wanting to lead trips in for DO. Other training sessions include a rock climbing instructor course, a whitewater instructor training, a group facilitation course, wilderness medical training, and workshops in leading caving, fly fishing, and more.
DO has a climbing wall that has open hours and is used to teach climbing skills and workshops. DO’s Challenge Course can be booked for team building activities such as the high and low ropes course.
TAKE A TRIP
If you’d like to take an outdoor trip (ranging from hiking to paddle boarding) you can do so for a low-cost with Davidson Outdoors. Check postings or visit the DO office in the basement of the Union to find out when registration for trips will be happening. Make sure to sign up early since spots fill quickly! More questions? Contact DO President & VP, Isabel Morichi and Addie McDonough
Patterson Court Council Organizations
MGC Fraternities & Sororities
Many students choose to join Patterson Court Council Organizations during their time at Davidson. In order to join a PCC organization you must complete at least one semester at Davidson, have at least a 2.5 cumulative GPA, and join through Eating House Self Selection/IFC Recruitment/MGC Intake/NPHC Intake.
PCC organizations host a variety of social events, educational programs, service opportunities, and fundraising events which are open for all members of the college community. Joining a PCC organization is a great way to meet new people and switch up your meal plan. Greek Life is an additional commitment and isn’t for everyone, but there are still lots of other opportunities to get involved outside of PCC at Davidson.
NPHC Fraternities & Sororities
Lambda Pi Chi Sorority, Inc. (Pi Chis) Lamba Theta Phi Latin Fraternity, Inc. (Lambdas)
IFC Fraternities • • • • •
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Kappa Sigma (K Sig) Phi Delta Theta (Phi Delt) Phi Gamma Delta (FIJI) Sigma Alpha Epsilon (SAE) Sigma Phi Epsilon (SigEp/ SPE)
Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. (AKAs) Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. (Alphas) Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. (Deltas) Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc. (Kappas)
Eating Houses • • • •
Connor House Rusk House Turner House Warner Hall
A First Year’s To -Do List • • • • • • •
Watch the Davidson Show Run the Cake Race Attend a Live Thursday Play Flickerball with your hallmates Get stuffed at Commonsgiving Form a team for Nummit Trivia Grab some sun on PCC lawn during Frolics • Play Humans vs. Zombies • Scream and/or Streak the night before finals
Tips & Tricks
Use your meal plan wisely. You all are getting unlimited Commons swipes. Use them while you have them. Go to office hours. Your professors want to get to know you. Stopping in for a quick question will lead to a conversation and a connection.
Double majoring is difficult. You might think that many Davidson students double major. This is an achievement that might be more stressful than it is worth.
Separate your work & relaxing spaces. Use Davidson’s study spaces to keep your room a space solely for sleep or relaxing. This will not only improve your sleep patterns, but also your study habits. Trust that you’re meant to be here. Starting fresh anywhere is super scary. For many of you, this may be the first time you’re truly on your own. You got into Davidson for a reason and can contribute so much to the spaces you’re about to occupy. Give yourself the credit you deserve.
Outdoor Spaces LAKE CAMPUS — One of the most popular spaces and not too far from main campus. “Lampus” offers sandy banks, lawn lounging, and spaces for dock jumping. You can take a paddleboard class or even go sailing. Lake campus offers a nice breather from campus. UNION PATIO — Looking out over the football field, Union patio is a great place to eat a meal or get some studying in. Union’s WiFi reaches out to the patio, but make sure you grab some shade under one of the umbrellas to be able to see your screen. THE SCULPTURE GARDEN — In between Chambers and the Library, the Sculpture Garden offers the perfect balance of shade and seating. Many professors will hold office hours or even class in the garden when the weather is nice. CHAMBERS LAWN — Less for studying and more for relaxing, when the weather is nice, you’ll find many people out on Chambers Lawn. Spikeball and frisbee can take up a large part of the lawn, but bring a blanket or an Eno to catch some rays in this sunny spot. NUMMIT PORCH — If you love coffee and the chance to socialize, Nummit’s porch is the perfect outdoor spot for you. On the weekdays, the picnic benches offer a good group study spot. On Friday afternoons, many gather for to grab a pitcher and chat to cap off the week.
WALL PATIO — This spot is a bit secluded, but great for people watchign and studying. Go up Wal’l’s stairs and take an immediate left and you’ll find ample chiars and weird tables on this balcony.
OFF CAMP SHOPPING BIRKDALE VILLAGE
Huntersville, exit 24 off of I-77 S. An outdoor shopping center that includes restaurants and a movie theatre.
CONCORD MILLS MALL
Concord, exit 49 off of I-85 S. A large mall full of favorites, including outlet stores.
Huntersville, exit 18 off of I-77 S. A mall filled with jumbo versions of all the best stores.
SOUTH PARK MALL
Charlotte, exit 8 off of I-77 S. Though South Park is further from campus than others, it offers a more upscale shopping experience.
GROCERIES THE DAVIDSON FARMER’S MARKET
A great place to buy fresh food for the week. Open from morning to noon on select Saturdays and located between the Pickled Peach and Main Street Summit.
Located on North Main Street, just a few miles into Cornelius and very affordable.
There are two Teeters close to campus, one just down the street off of Griffith and one in Cornelius. HT is a little pricier, but super convenient.
There are two nearby Target locations, one at exit 25 and another at exit 36.
One of the cheaper options near campus. Walmart is located on exit 36.
For those of you more familiar with this southern grocery store chain, there’s one located on exit 28.
PUS GUIDE BEST PLACES TO EAT PICKLED PEACH
Located at the end of Main Street, the Pickled Peach has great coffee, sandwiches salads, and soups. This is great place have lunch with friends or pick up take out for a change of pace.
THE SODA SHOP
This is comfort food at its finest - grilled cheeses, burgers, and milkshakes. The soda shop has a small, cozy interior and great back porch seating.
A bit farther away from campus, this pizza is shareable and fantastic. With long community tables, don’t forget to get a cannoli while you’re there.
NEW YORK BAGEL SHOP
This cheap food option is a great morning treat - with lots of cream cheese and fresh bagels everyday of the week. Located off the roundabouts near Harris Teeter.
A casual all-day eatery with milk-bread donuts, salads, bowls, chicken sandwhiches & biscuits and some great coffee.
The perfect brunch spot right on Main Street. Toast is great for egg benedicts, OJ, and more.
FAST FOOD BY EXIT EXIT 25, HUNTERSVILLE
Bad Daddy’s Burger Bar • Bojangles’ • Bonefish Grill • Brixx Pizza • Burger King • Carraba’s • Cava • Chick-Fil-A • Chili’s • Chipotle • Dressler’s Restaurant • eeZ Fusion Sushi • Fox & Hound • House of Taipei • IHOP • Jason’s Deli • Kilwin’s • Kung Foo Noodle • La Unica Mexican Restaurant Huntersville • McDonald’s • The Melting Pot • Mickey & Mooch • Moe’s • O’ Charley’s • Panda Express • Panera • Qdoba Mexican Grill • Red Rocks Café • TCBY • Viva Chicken • Waterbean Coffee • Which Wich • Zaxby’s • Zoe’s Kitchen
EXIT 28, CORNELIUS
Big Bite’z Grill • Bojangles’ • Brooklyn South Pizzeria • Bruegger’s Bagels • Cookhouse • Cowboy Steak Chicken Ribs • Domino’s Pizza • Dragon Buffet • Ferrucci’s Market • El Toro • Hello, Sailor • Galway Hooker Irish Pub • Jersey Mike’s Subs • Lake Town Tavern • Little Caesars Pizza • Mac’s Speed Shop • McAlister’s Deli • McDonald’s • Prosciutto’s Pizzeria & Pub • Sangam Indian Cuisine • Sushi at the Lake • Taco Bell • Tenders • Waffle House • Zapata’s Cantina • 131 Main •Chik-Fil-A •Cook Out
EXIT 30, DAVIDSON
Ben & Jerry’s • Brickhouse • Carrburritos • Carolina Cones • Char-Grill • Davidson Ice House • Davidson Pizza Company • Dunkin’ Donuts • The Egg • El Paraiso • Famous Toastery (Toast) • Flatiron • Fuel Pizza • Il Bosco • Kindred • Mandolino’s • Mestizo • North Harbor Club • The Pickled Peach • Restaurant X • Sabi • Sabor • Subway • Summit • The Soda Shop • Whit’s Frozen Custard • Barrel & Fork
EXIT 33, MOORESVILLE
Arby’s • Big Bitez • Dairy Queen • Dunkin’ Donuts • Thai Thai Café • Iron Grill Japanese Express • J.J. Wasabi’s • Jeffrey’s Restaurant • McDonald’s • Prickly Pear • Starbucks • What-a-burger
EXIT 36, MOORESVILLE
Applebee’s • Baskin Robbins • Bojangles’ • Brooklyn Boys Pizza • Buffalo Wild Wings • Bruster’s Real Ice Cream • Chick-Fil-A • Chipotle • Cici’s Pizza • Cold Stone Creamery • Cookout • Cracker Barrel • Davino’s Queens Pizza • Firehouse Subs • Five Guys • Golden Corral • Hardee’s • Joel’s Asian Grill • Moe’s • Pisces Sushi Bar • Pomodoro’s • Red Robin • Sonic • Sonny’s BBQ • Steak ’n Shake • Sweet Frog • Taco Bell • Tony’s Pizza • Waffle House • Zaika Indian Cuisine
The parking lot adjacent to Irwin and beyond Chidsey, this lot has a paved section and gravel. If you’re Row of “in the gravel,” you’ve secured one Champions of the worst spots on campus. ParkThe first row of parking directly across from Base Belk on Belk ing here can be frustrating because it adds a few minutes to the walk lot. These are some of DavidDepot back to your dorm. son’s most coveted spaces. A popular off-campus housing option, located behind Brickhouse.
Light Side & Dark Side
These are the two sides of Commons - Dark Side refers to the side with round tables instead of the long rectangle tables on the Light Side of Commons.
This Sophomore dorm’s official name is “Chidsey Hall,” though many students refer to it as New Dorm for ease.
This study spot and sometimes classroom, is in the middle of the main floor of the library. Called the Fishbowl because of the windows on all sides, this spot isn’t the most inconReviews spicuous place to study. Instead of tests, Davidson professors call all tests “reviews.” No one knows why.
O, Davidson! you are the best Old College in the East or West. You play the fair game You play the square game. And you win in everything. And when the Red and Black machine Is out to fight and looking mean Then I am happy as for you I sing. (chorus) O, Davidson! we will down them Down them every one; O, Davidson! we will conquer Ere the day is done Down every foe, then as through their lines we run; win for the honor of old Davidson
ALMA MATER All Hail, O Davidson, Our dear old alma mater. Thy founders loved thee, Gave their best to thee. We still today, Thy loyal sons and daughters, Follow them on, And pledge our loyalty.
Editor & Designer Emily Schmitt ’23
Advisor Candace Mulherin
Many Thanks To: Amelio Aragona ’25, Nic Capano, Mark Johnson, Doug Hicks, Sarah Taylor, & Charlene Kilpatrick.