During his time at Davidson, Charlotte native Steph Curry was just like any other student, hustling from class to lunch in Commons, while also dropping buckets in front of thousands of fans in Belk Arena.
See what the NBA star’s world was like when he called Davidson home, just 20 miles up the road from Charlotte.
STEPH HITS THE BOOKS
What would the Davidson experience be without Chambers? This storied building in the center of campus is home to most non-lab science classes.
Inside the hallowed halls of Chambers, Steph took a variety of sociology classes for his major, and even a Chinese culture class — here he is, practicing his Chinese calligraphy skills.
In the spirit of the liberal arts, biology lab courses led Steph to the nearby Watson Life Sciences building, nestled next to Davidson College Presbyterian Church. Academic success often required some late nights in the E.H. Little Library or “Club Libs,” as it is fondly known by students.
STEPH SHOOTS HOOPS
Home sweet Belk Arena! Between basketball games, practice and time in the downstairs training room, Steph spent a lot of time inside Baker Sports Complex.
The two-time Southern Conference Player of the Year smashed countless Davidson records, making him the all-time leading scorer in the school’s history and the leader in three-pointers, among other accomplishments.
The newly opened Harry L. Vance Athletic Center features a tribute to Steph and his contributions to the college’s athletic program. Steph even took the first shot at the Vance Center’s new basketball practice facility.
STEPH FUELS UP
Steph stole the show in the now-legendary “I Love Commons” music video, and is a known fan of Commons’ chicken parmesan (chick parm, in the Davidson vernacular).
Dish up your own Commons all-you-can-eat experience during the academic year, when Vail Commons is open to the public for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Steph (and daughter Riley!) even paid a visit to Commons when he came back to Davidson last fall.
For those late nights at Davidson (or when Steph was busy cohosting an episode of “The Davidson Show” with basketball teammates), Outpost was the place to be and be seen.
The former late-night quesadilla spot during Curry’s time on campus has since been reincarnated as Summit Outpost, the chic on-campus branch of Main St.’s Summit Coffee. Stop by during the school year (or during the summer months Wednesdays from 5-9 p.m. and Sundays from 9 a.m.-2 p.m.) for a locally-sourced brunch that’s to die for and a slew of caffeinated drink options.
Curry spent his first year at Davidson living in Belk Hall, Davidson’s largest residence hall. Less than a two minute walk from both Chambers and Commons (trust us, we’ve timed it), the beautiful red brick building is among the most iconic locations on campus.
In the words of his college roommate and teammate, Bryant Barr — “I’d say patient determination usually helps Steph achieve what he wants; he doesn’t let things bother him.” Steph sounds like a pretty chill roommate to us.
STEPH LIVES HONORABLY
Duke Family Performance Hall (DFPH) is where the Davidson experience truly begins. Every Davidson student signs the college’s Honor Code during his or her first week on campus in a ceremony held in the DFPH, committing to a set of values that Davidson takes quite seriously.
The Honor Code reads, “I hereby commit myself to following the Davidson College Honor Code. I will not lie about college business, cheat or steal while I am a student here, nor will I tolerate these actions on the part of others.”
(Steph’s signature is the seventh on the left)
When Steph Curry paid a visit to campus in fall 2015, he held a standing room only Q&A with current students in DFPH. Pretty full-circle, right?