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On Behalf of the Swarthmore College Community,
Welcome to the Class of 2018!

Below you will find information and resources meant to help you transition to Swarthmore!

Swarthmore College Admitted Student Facebook Group

Want to get to know other Swatties-in-training? Interested in the latest information about the place you will be spending the next four years of your life? Then join our Swarthmore College Class of 2018 Facebook group.

Ride the Tide to Swarthmore

Ride the Tide is our annual admitted students event, which will be held on Thursday, April 24 and Friday, April 25.  While on campus, students will experience the condensed version of Swarthmore, from dorm life to academics and everything in between.  We work closely with student clubs to organize events like late night soccer with the Dean of Admissions, a spoken word open mic, and a liquid nitrogen ice cream social with the Engineering department.  We invite parents to participate in a variety of events on Friday, including a panel of faculty members and lunch with the college staff.  Please note that Friday is the only day with programming for parents. Here is an abbreviated schedule for Ride the Tide 2014.

Swarthmore Sesquicentennial Celebration

This year marks 150 years since Swarthmore's founding. Learn more about Swarthmore's history on our timeline.

Swarthmore Basics for all Admitted Students

Academic Links

Take a look at the courses of study at Swarthmore. Link to various department pages and see what faculty and staff have been up to lately.

Our Honors Program has provided a unique learning opportunity for nearly 100 years. The heart of the Honors Program is the sharing and testing of ideas through dialouge. 

Did you take an AP or IB course in high school? Check out this guide on getting credit for your work prior to Swarthmore.

Swarthmore faculty often give lectures on a wide variety of topics. See what the professors in your discipline are talking about!

Student Life 

Planning to play on or be a faithful spectator of one of our NCAA Division III athletic teams? Our Athletics site can give you the information you need.

With so much to join and participate in at Swarthmore, we know you'll never have a dull moment. Check out our Organization webpage and see what clubs and activities are right for you!

Want to know more about how Swarthmore celebrates diversity and cultural differences? Explore some of our many cultural groups on campus!