July Experience students live in single-sex residence halls. All college buildings, including residence halls, are air-conditioned. Students take meals in the Vail Commons dining facility. All meals during the program are covered, although students may want to bring money to purchase snacks or for trips into town for ice cream. Students have access to the E.H. Little Library during the day to study, and the Alvarez College Union for recreational and group activities. Students will also have access to Davidson's outdoor tennis and basketball courts, as well as scheduled opportunities to visit Baker Sports Complex.
The counselor/mentors live in the residence halls and are current Davidson College students who are chosen based on maturity and experience. Each counselor/mentor is assigned a hall group and leads the hall in nightly meetings, fosters a sense of community and is available to assist students in any way needed. Many of the counselor/mentors are alumni of the July Experience Program.
The residential director is a college graduate with experience working with high school and college students in a leadership role. This individual lives in the residence hall and serves as a resource for both counselor/mentors and July Experience students, as well as providing daily recreational programming for students.