Student Getting Started Guide

Welcome to Davidson! This guide provides an overview of technology services commonly used by students at Davidson. If you are unable to claim your account, need help resetting your password, or have any other questions about technology at Davidson, please contact us at or call 704-894-2900.
Claim Your Account Before You Arrive While On Campus

Claim Your Account

Incoming students receive an account claim via email or text message in mid-May. In 2023, this account claim notice will occur on May 16. Transfer students receive an account claim email the day after the Registrar enters them into the Davidson system as a student.

Account claim information is sent via email and text message to the personal email address and phone number you provided to the college. During the claim process, you'll create your network password, enroll in Duo two-factor authentication and receive your Davidson College email address.

Davidson email is accessed through You'll use your Davidson credentials to access most software and systems on campus.

Departments across campus will be communicating important information and enrollment steps to your Davidson email throughout the summer.


What to do if you have a Laptop Emergency?

If you experience a laptop emergency, i.e., hardware failure or physical damage, T&I can provide a loaner laptop for up to two weeks while your personal device is being repaired or replaced.

If you need a laptop for a short period of time, feel free to use one of our laptop loaner kiosks

If you’re in need of a loaner laptop, please reach out to T&I at or 704-894-2900.



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