On Behalf of the Swarthmore College Community,
Welcome to the Class of 2017!
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 2017 Facebook group
Ride the Tide to Swarthmore
Ride the Tide is our annual admitted students event, this year held Thursday, April 18 through Friday, April 19. 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, a spoken word open mic, and liquid nitrogen ice cream social with Engineering. 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 a sample of a Ride the Tide schedule.
Swarthmore Basics for all Admitted Students
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!
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!
Perhaps you identify as a person of color, are queer or questioning, or want to be aware of cultural differences. Explore some of our many cultural groups on campus!