Directions, Maps, and Accommodations

View of Bell Tower

Getting to Campus

Swarthmore College is located 11 miles southwest from the city of Philadelphia in the borough of Swarthmore, Pa. The College is just a 30-minute drive from Philadelphia. New York and Washington, D.C. are 2-3 hours away. Please review our detailed directions for more information on how to get to campus. The GPS address for our main visitor parking lot is "Visitor Center Lane, Swarthmore, PA."

Parking

Once you arrive on campus, turn from North Chester Road onto Visitor Center Lane, and proceed to the visitor parking area in the Benjamin West parking lot. Your printed campus-visit email confirmation serves as your parking permit; display it on your dashboard. The Benjamin West House is the College's visitor information center. Staffed 24 hours a day, it is a good place to pick up a map and request walking directions.

Getting to the Admissions Office

The Admissions Office is located on the second floor of Parrish Hall, a 5–10 minute walk from the Benjamin West parking lot. To access walking directions to the Admissions Office from both visitor parking areas (Benjamin West and Whittier parking lots) online, select "Admissions Visitors" via the campus map. You may also print a hard copy here [pdf]

Accommodations

The Inn at Swarthmore sits at the foot of campus, and is the most convenient lodging option for visitors. The Broad Table Tavern and the Swarthmore Campus & Community Store are conveniently located in the same building.

For other nearby accommodations, please see our Lodging Guide and Dining Guide.