The Davidson College Student Government Association curbed studying for upcoming exams to meet with the Davidson Town Board members on Dec. 6 to discuss how the town can better connect with students.

During the hour-long meeting, the groups discussed issues that tie the school and Davidson together.

“They’re here nine months of the year,” said Commissioner Laurie Venzon at the team-building session at Commissioner Jim Fuller’s home. “So they really are a part of our community.”

One of the topics was how to make downtown more attractive to college students, including places to eat, buy clothing or find entertainment.

Another topic was getting students involved in the community through non-profit organizations such as the Ada Jenkins Center, the housing coalition and the lands conservancy.

“The main thing is to let them know we care about what they have to say,” Fuller said.