Orientation - Saturday, August 27

Don't Miss:
  • Follow-up Course Registration if need-be, 11:00 - 11:30 a.m., Science Center
  • Interfaith Center Open House, 3:00 - 4:00 p. m., Bond Memorial Hall
  • First Collection (Scott Amphitheater), 6:45 - 8:00 p.m.

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

9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. Volleyball hosts annual SWAT Preseason Spikefest (Tarble Pavilion)

Root for the Volleyball team, and visit the Tarble Pavilion.

10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. Visit the Ville

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

11:00 - 11:30 a.m. Follow-Up Course Registration (Science Center)

In advance of this meeting, check 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 over-enrolled), attend this registration session to select additional courses to fill in your schedule.

11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. Lunch (Sharples Dining Hall)

1:00 - 3:00 p.m. Transfer Student SwatDeck (Meet in Parrish First Floor Shane Lounge at 1:00 pm)
1:00 - 4:00 p.m. Matchbox Open House (Matchbox)

Learn about the Fitness and Wellness Center. Meet the Matchbox staff, tour the facility and equipment, and learn about Physical Education classes and recreational programs.

1:30 - 2:00 p.m. Arboretum Walks in the Crum Woods (meet at the Amphitheatre)

Join a member of the Arboretum staff for a guided tour of the Crum Woods.

3:00 - 4:00 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.

3:30 - 4:00 p.m. Arboretum Walks in the Crum Woods (meet at the Amphitheatre)

Join a member of the Arboretum staff for a guided tour of the Crum Woods.

4:30 - 6:30 p.m. Dinner (Sharples Dining Hall)

5:00 p.m. Men's soccer hosts annual Garnet Soccer Alumni Match (Clothier Field)

Root for the soccer team and visit Clothier Field.

6:45 - 8:00 p.m. First Collection (Scott Amphitheater, rain location: LPAC)

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.

9:00 - 11:00 p.m. Movie Screening (Science Center 101)

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

11 p.m. - 1:00 a.m. Snacks in Parrish (Shane Lounge)

A late night snack hosted by your Orientation Committee!