Orientation - Saturday, Aug. 29

Don't Miss:
  • Finalize Course Registration, 1–1:30 p.m., Upper Tarble, Clothier Hall
  • Matchbox Open House, 1-4:00 p.m., Matchbox
  • Interfaith Center Open House, 3-4:00 p. m., Bond Memorial Hall
  • First Collection (Scott Amphitheater), 6:45-8 p.m.

7:30 a.m. -9:30 a.m. Breakfast ( Sharples Dining Hall)

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.

11:30 a.m.–1:30 p.m. Lunch (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.

1–4 p.m. Matchbox Open House (Matchbox)

Come find out about the new Fitness and Wellness Center. Meet the Matchbox staff, tour the facility and equipment, and learn about Physical Education classes and recreational programs. You will also be able to ask one-on-one questions of the Wellness Program Manager and the Strength and Conditioning Coach. 

3–4 p.m. Interfaith Center Open House (Bond Hall)

Come one, come all for an open and engaging opportunity to meet representatives from all the campus religious groups. Refreshments will be served.

4:30 p.m.–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!

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

A late night snack hosted by your Orientation Committee!