On Tuesday, August 11, 2020, Davidson College staff joined the Davidson Board of Commissioners virtual meeting to officially share their plans for Fall 2020 with our elected officials and the public. The college will be offering a blend of in-person and virtual instruction for students to best meet the range of needs among their students and achieve their mission. Cleaning protocols have been enhanced, and the frequency of these cleanings has increased for all facilities. Dining options have expanded and shifted to offer better options in line with health and safety protocols during the COVID-19 pandemic. There will be a higher number of students living off-campus in town than is typical during a fall semester, partly due to the absence of overseas programs. College leaders have made those students aware of the college’s and the town’s expectations. Students living on campus are being encouraged to remain on campus as much as possible to help protect their classmates and neighbors in the community. More details about the college’s reopening plans are available here; you may watch the presentation here.
The college continues to welcome its neighbors to walk on campus, asking that visitors follow safety guidelines of facemasks and social distance. All buildings will be closed to the public and will also require a college CatCard for entry. Please note, while face coverings are not required while walking outside in the Town of Davidson, they should be worn at all times while on campus.
Due to COVID-19 restrictions and increased usage by athletes, Davidson College will be limiting use of the track at Richardson Stadium to students, faculty and staff. A college CatCard will be required for entry.
The Davidson College cross-country trails remain open, except during team practices. The trails will be closed to the public on weekdays (Monday-Friday) 6:30 a.m. – 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. – 7 p.m. On Saturday, the cross-country trails will be closed to public from 8 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. Signs will be placed at entrances to the trail on August 18 or 19. Please be respectful of these hours.