Summer Resources

Summer Resources

Deans’ Office Summer Resources Guide

Dear Students and Faculty/Staff hosts,

     I hope that your summer break is getting off to a great start.  On behalf of the Dean of Students Division, I’d like to take this opportunity to highlight some of the resources available to students over the summer.   All offices will operate on a flexible summer schedule with extended hours Monday-Thursday, and half days on Fridays, with the exception of the Worth Health Center and CAPS. (see below for more information)  The availability of individual staff will depend on vacation schedules.

H. Elizabeth Braun
Dean of Students 


Public Safety

In case of emergency, call x8333 or (610) 328-8333 from off-campus

For general business, please dial extension 8281 or 610-328-8281.

Swarthmore’s Department of Public Safety is the first contact and first responder for all campus emergencies and is located in the Benjamin West House, off Chester Road between College Avenue and the Swarthmore train station.

Swarthmore's Department of Public Safety operates 24/7/365 and is fully committed to providing a safe and healthy campus for the entire community. Uniformed officers patrol buildings and grounds, respond to emergencies, provide first responder first aid including non-emergency medical transports, investigate potential crimes on campus, educate the community about crime prevention, and provide individual safety escorts upon request. If you have any sort of emergency after hours and aren’t sure who to contact, Public Safety is a great place to start.  Public Safety can link you to our on-call resources.  They can also in some cases assist with transports.

For urgent facility issues such as power outages, loss of bathrooms, flooding, fire safety, etc, that occur after hours or on weekends, you should immediately contact Public Safety Routine facility issues during the business day should be sent to Workbox:

Deans’ Office:

Office Location: Parrish 140 or Parrish 108  
Office Number: (610) 328-8365.

Open throughout the summer on a flexible schedule with extended hours Monday-Thursday and 8:30am - 12:00om on Fridays.  Individual staff availability will depend on vacation schedule.  If you have a concern, and you need to access a member of the Deans’ Office, please contact Public Safety.

Office of Student Engagement

Office Location: Lower Level Parrish, Room 76

Office Hours:        Monday-Thursday


Office Number: (610) 328-8010

  • Maintenance/Facility Issues:

If the issue occurs during college business hours (Monday-Friday, 8:30am-4:30pm)
     Email Workbox:

If the issue occurs after hours or on weekends
     Call Public Safety: (610) 328-8281

  • Questions Regarding Summer Housing:

Isaiah Thomas, Assistant Director of Residential Communities
Telephone: (610) 957-6113

Karina Beras, Residential Communities Coordinator
Telephone: (61) 957-6116

Summer RAs:
Zachary Arestad (Ground/1st Willets):
Cesar Cruz Benitez (2nd Willets):
Rebecca Astatke (3rd Willets):

Please contact the RAs for any general issues (non-emergencies) regarding Summer Housing (e.g. key retrieval, social activities).

  • Questions Regarding Fall Housing/Move-In:

Isaiah Thomas, Assistant Director of Residential Communities
Phone: (610) 957-6113

  • Questions Regarding Student Activities:

Ben Wilson, Administrative Assistant

  • Any Other Questions or Concerns:

Rachel Head, Assistant Dean & Director of Student Engagement
Telephone: (610) 328-8362

Ben Wilson, Administrative Assistant
Telephone: (610) 328-7351

Counseling & Psychological Services (CAPS) :  

The CAPS Office is closed during the Summer.  Students seeking counseling support for mental health emergencies can proceed to the Office of Public Safety in Ben West, or call 610-328-8333 for transport to Public Safety in order to consult with an on call counselor via phone.  Additionally, students can contact CAPS On-Call 24/7 by directly calling (610) 328-7768: Faculty and staff may call Public Safety directly to be connected to the counselor on-call if they are in need of consultation related to a student mental health issue.

In a life threatening emergency call Public Safety or 911.   

Summer Health Center:

The Student Health and Wellness Center is closed for health care visits after May 27, 2016.  Students who require EMERGENT or AFTER HOURS URGENT CARE SHOULD NOTIFY PUBLIC SAFETY IMMEDIATELY FOR EMS ACTIVATION (911) or TRANSPORT IF NOT EMERGENT.

After hours on call system is available for students to speak with a registered nurse at 610-328-8548.

  • Local Hospitals:

Springfield Hospital
Address: 190 W. Sproul Road, Springfield, PA  19064
Phone:    610-328-8700

Crozer Chester Medical Center (severe medical concerns, trauma or mental health)
Address: 1 Medical Center Blvd., Chester, PA  19013
Phone:    610-447-2000

  • Students requiring routine or non-emergent health care: 

Rima Himelstein, MD will see students either same day or next day appointments (excluding weekends).  Students should identify themselves as Swarthmore students when calling for the appointment.  Office hours are 8:30 am - 4:00 pm.  Dr. Himelstein currently serves as one of the consulting physicians for the Student Health and Wellness Center.

Address: Smedley Wellness Center - One Medical Center Blvd. Ground Floor, East Wing Upland PA 19013
Phone: 610-490-1755

  • Students who require urgent or same day care (open 8am – 10pm daily)

Patient First Urgent Care Center
Address: 417 Baltimore Pike, Springfield, PA  19064
Phone: 484-470-2600

  • Students who require Orthopedic Care (open Monday-Friday 3:30pm-7:30pm and Sat. 10am-noon)

​Premier Orthopedic Urgent Care
Address: 200 E. State Street, Media PA  19063
Phone: 610-566-5723

This may be a better alternative to ER care or Urgent Care for orthopedic concerns.  Care is comprehensive and follow up provided.

Transportation: Cab vouchers are available for pick up at Public Safety.