Orientation - Saturday, Aug. 29

Don't Miss:
  • Finalize Course Registration, 1–1:30 p.m., Upper Tarble, Clothier Hall
  • Health, Wellness, and Safety Meeting,2-3:00 p.m.
  • First Collection (Scott Amphitheater), 6:45-8 p.m.
10 am–2 p.m. Shuttles to Springfield Mall, Target, and the grocery store (Rose Garden Circle)
10 a.m.–2 p.m. Visit the Ville

Familiarize yourself with the local community during Swarthmore’s weekly farmer’s market.

Noon–1:30 p.m. Brunch (Sharples Dining Hall)
1 p.m.–1:30 p.m. Follow-up Registration for Courses (Upper Tarble, Clothier Hall)

In advance of this meeting, check your MySwarthmore to see if your fall course schedule is complete. If you have been “lotteried out” of any of your courses (because the course was overenrolled), attend this registration session to select additional courses to finalize your schedule.

2–3:00 p.m. Setting Goals For a Balanced Life (Lang Concert Hall)

Meet with representatives of Athletics, Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS), Public Safety, Worth Health Center, as well as the drug and alcohol specialist, religious and spiritual advisers, and the wellness coordinator, and learn about the services they provide on campus.

5–6:30 p.m. Dinner (Sharples Dining Hall)
6:45 to 8 p.m. First Collection (Scott Amphitheater)

Begin the academic year with a long-standing tradition that marks the official beginning of every student's Swarthmore experience. An opportunity to reflect again on the queries posed at our First Gathering and to commit ourselves to engage fully in the community in a manner that opens us to transformation. Share insights, learn from the wisdom of others, pass the light of your candle to your neighbors, and sing the alma mater with your Swarthmore community.

9-11 p.m. Movie Screening (Science Center 101)

Catch a flick in the Science Center….Popcorn, candy and Soda provided!

10 p.m.-1 a.m. Paces Dance Party (Paces)

Come to Paces for some good tunes and awesome dancing! First years...bring your wristbands for entrance! 

11 p.m.-1 a.m. Pancakes in Parrish (Shane Lounge)

A late night snack hosted by your Orientation Committee!