Attend a Tour & Information Session
We recommend that families pair their tour(s) with an information session, in order to get a holistic view of the student experience at Swarthmore. Tours and information sessions are available throughout the year, and begin in the Admissions Commons on the second floor of Parrish Hall. Swarthmore offers general campus tours, as well as specialized athletics & wellness tours.
Visit Planner: Please consult our visit planner to schedule your visit. If you need to reschedule your visit, you may do this by returning to the visit planner and signing up for a new date.
If you cannot join us for a formal tour of the College, please pick up A Self-Guided Walking Tour brochure in the Admissions Office or the Visitor's Center in the Benjamin West House and explore Swarthmore on your own. An online tour of the campus is also available.
Schedule an Interview
The Swarthmore College Admissions Office encourages prospective students to schedule an evaluative interview with a member of the Admissions staff. Interviews are recommended but not required. Schedule an on-campus interview, or learn about off-campus interviews.
Attend a Campus Event
Campus events can range from concerts and varsity sports competitions to lectures, academic symposia, and performances. Many campus events are free and open to the public. The Swarthmore Campus Calendar is the best way to find out what is happening on campus.
Swarthmore College has a corporate rate of $159/night (excluding taxes, and excludes high volume blackout dates) at the Marriott Courtyard in Springfield. Blackout dates in 2015 are 5/22, 5/23, 5/24, 9/24, 9/25, 9/26, and 9/27. For other nearby accomodations, please see the Lodging Guide.