The Communications Office coordinates strategic communications efforts at the College, particularly those relating to admissions, advancement, the College's website, social media, and media relations. In collaboration with other College offices, the Communications Office leads the development and implementation of an overall Web strategy for Swarthmore. The office also lends advice and logistical support for film projects at Swarthmore.
Communications works with members of the College community to place stories about Swarthmore and its faculty and students in print and electronic media, responds to information requests, and works with reporters to find Swarthmore sources for expert commentary. The office also helps students and faculty members plan and publicize special events and provides general information to the public. In addition, it is responsible for producing and maintaining content for key areas of the Swarthmore Web site, including the homepage and news site, as well as maintains the Campus Calendar and Weekly Classifieds and produces Swarthmore in the News.
Communications also creates a variety of printed communications for the campus community. The quarterly Swarthmore College Bulletin is an award-winning alumni magazine sent to all alumni, parents, friends of the College, and members of the senior class. The office also produces an annual engagement calendar, donor reports, and The Gathering, a faculty-staff newsletter. Communications staff provide editorial, photographic, graphic design, and print production services to administrative offices and academic departments across campus. To request any of these services, please contact Janice Merril-Rossi.