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 Swarthmore College
 Registrar's Office
 500 College Avenue
 Swarthmore PA 19081

 phone: (610) 328 8297
 fax: (610) 957 6100
 email: registrar@swarthmore.edu

 on campus: 124 Parrish Hall

 Martin Warner, Registrar
 Lesa Shieber
, Assoc. Registrar
 Stacey Hogge, Asst. Registrar
 Keira Stevenson , Asst. Registrar

 Copyright © 2006 Swarthmore
 College. All rights reserved.
 

 
Tentative Five-Year Calendar for Swarthmore College

Subject to yearly approval in the spring of the preceeding year.

Link to Official College Calendar

Fall Semester

Academic Year
2013-2014

Academic Year 2014-2015

Academic Year
2015-2016

Academic Year
2016-2017

Academic Year
2017-2018

Residence halls open for new students

Aug 27

Aug 26

Aug 25

Aug 23

Aug 23

First Year Orientation

Aug 27 -
Sep 1

Aug 26 - 31

Aug 25 - 30

Aug 23 - 28

Aug 29 - Sep 3

Advising begins. All-advisor meeting in morning. Individual advising begins in afternoon

Aug 29

Aug 28

Aug 27

Aug 25

Aug 31

Residence halls open for returning students.
Computer Pre-registration for first-year and transfer students only

Aug 30

Aug 29

Aug 28

Aug 26

Sep 1

Registration follow-up meeting for students who need to make a change in their schedule

Aug 31

Aug 30

Aug 29

Aug 27

Sep 2

Meal plan starts at dinner

Sep 1

Aug 31

Aug 30

Aug 28

Sep 3

Classes Begin

Sep 2

Sep 1

Aug 31

Aug 29

Sep 4

Labor Day
classes in session

Sep 2

Sep 1

Sep 7

Sep 5

Sep 4

Drop/add ends. Last day to delete a course from or add one to permanent registration

Sep 13

Sep 12

Sep 11

Sep 9

Sep 15

Final examination schedule available on-line

Oct 1

Oct 1

Oct 1

Oct 1

Oct 1

Fall Break Begins
after last class

Oct 11

Oct 10

Oct 9

Oct 7

Oct 13

Fall Classes Resume
at 8:30 a.m.

Oct 21

Oct 20

Oct 19

Oct 17

Oct 23

Schedule of courses and seminars for next semester available on-line

Nov 5

Nov 4

Nov 3

Nov 1

Nov 7

Last day to declare CR/NC grading option. Last day to withdraw from a course and receive the grade notation "W"

Nov 8

Nov 7

Nov 6

Nov 4

Nov 9

Advising period

Nov 11 - 21

Nov 10 - 20

Nov 9 - 19

Nov 7 - 17

Nov 13 - 22

Pre-enrollment for spring semester

Nov 25 - 27

Nov 24 - 26

Nov 23 - 25

Nov 21 - 23

Nov 27 - 29

Pre-enrollment ends at 4 p.m.

Nov 27

Nov 26

Nov 25

Nov 23

Nov 29

Thanksgiving Break Begins after last class

Nov 27

Nov 26

Nov 25

Nov 23

Nov 22

Fall Classes Resume
at 8:30 a.m.

Dec 2

Dec 1

Nov 30

Nov 28

Nov 27

Note: All accounts must show a zero or positive balance to enroll or select a room for spring semester

Dec 1

Dec 1

Dec 1

Dec 1

Dec 1

Monday follows the "Friday" class schedule, replacing the Friday of Thanksgiving break. Tuesday follows the "Thursday" class schedule, replacing the Thursday of Thanksgiving break

Dec 9 - 10

Dec 8 - 9

Dec 7 - 8

Dec 5 - 6

Dec 11-12

Classes End

Lottery for spring housing

Dec 10

Dec 9

Dec 8

Dec 6

Dec 12

Finals Begin

Dec 13

Dec 12

Dec 11

Dec 9

Dec 15

Note: Final examinations are not rescheduled to accommodate travel plans. If you must make travel arrangements before the examination schedule is published (by Oct. 1), do not expect to leave until after finals

Dec 13 - 21

Dec 12 - 20

Dec 11 - 19

Dec 9 - 17

Dec 15- 23

Seminars End

Dec 20

Dec 19

Dec 18

Dec 16

Dec 22

Finals end at noon.

Residence halls close at 6 p.m. Meal plan ends at lunch

Dec 21

Dec 20

Dec 19

Dec 17

Dec 23

 

 

Spring Semester

Academic Year
2013-2014

Academic Year 2014-2015

Academic Year
2015-2016

Academic Year
2016-2017

Academic Year
2017-2018

Residence halls open at noon

Jan 18

Jan 17

Jan 16

Jan 14

Jan 20

Meal plan starts at dinner

Jan 19

Jan 18

Jan 17

Jan 15

Jan 21

Classes Begin

Jan 20

Jan 19

Jan 18

Jan 16

Jan 22

Drop/add ends. Last day to delete a course from or add one to permanent registration

Jan 31

Jan 30

Jan 29

Jan 27

Feb 2

Spring Break Begins
after last class

Mar 7

Mar 6

Mar 4

Mar 3

Mar 9

Spring Classes Resume
at 8:30 a.m.

Mar 17

Mar 16

Mar 14

Mar 13

Mar 19

Last day to declare CR/NC grading option. Last day to withdraw from a course and receive the grade "W"

Mar 28

Mar 27

Mar 25

Mar 24

Mar 30

Schedule of courses and seminars for next semester available on-line world wide

Apr 1

Mar 31

Mar 29

Mar 28

Apr 3

Note: All accounts must show a $0 or positive balance to enroll and select a room for the fall semester

Apr 1

Apr 1

Apr 1

Apr 1

Apr 1

Advising period

Apr 7-17

Apr 6-16

Apr 4-14

Apr 3-13

Apr 9-19

Pre-enrollment for fall semester

Apr 21 - 23

Apr 20 - 22

Apr 18 - 20

Apr 17 - 19

Apr 23 - 25

Pre-enrollment ends at 4 p.m.

Apr 23

Apr 22

Apr 20

Apr 19

Apr 25

Classes and seminars end

May 2

May 1

Apr 29

Apr 28

May 4

Course Final Examinations & Honors Begin

May 8

May 7

May 5

May 4

May 10

Course Examinations End

May 17

May 16

May 14

May 13

May 19

Mean plan ends at dinner for all but seniors

May 17

May 16

May 14

May 13

May 19

Written Honors Examinations End

Residence halls close to all but seniors at 8 a.m. (Non-seniors are expected to leave the college within 24 hours after their last examination)

May 19

May 18

May 16

May 15

May 21

Senior comprehensive examinations

May 19-20

May 18-19

May 16-17

May 15-16

May 21-22

Honors Orals

May 22 - 24

May 21 - 23

May 19 - 21

May 18 - 20

May 24 - 26

Baccalaureate

May 31

May 30

May 28

May 27

Jun 2

Commencement

Jun 1

May 31

May 29

May 28

Jun 3

Residence halls close to seniors at 9 a.m.

Jun 2

Jun 1

May 30

May 29

Jun 4

Alumni weekend

Jun 6 - 8

Jun 5 - 7

Jun 3 - 5

Jun 2 - 4

Jun 8 - 10

 

 
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