Orientation - Thursday, Aug. 28


Don't Miss:

  • Understanding Financial Aid, 9–9:30 a.m., Lang Concert Hall
  • Advising Fair, 10–11 a.m., Upper Tarble, Clothier Hall
  • Individual Meetings w/ Academic Advisors, 1-5 p.m.
  • Alcohol, Other-Drugs, and Health: Planning for Your Future, 7-8:30 p.m.

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

8–9 a.m. Yoga (Meet in Parrish Parlors)

9–9:30 a.m. Understanding Financial Aid (Lang Concert Hall)

If you borrowed or might borrow in the future from the Federal Stafford Loan, Federal Perkins Loan, or Swarthmore College Loan programs, be certain to attend this required session.

9:30–10 a.m. Student Employment Information Session (Lang Concert Hall)

Learn the ins and outs of working on campus from the students who coordinate the Student Employment Office.

10–11 a.m. Departmental Advising Fair (Upper Tarble, Clothier Hall)

Representatives from all academic departments and programs will be on hand to answer questions and to assist with course selection.

11 a.m.–noon Academic Adviser Meetings (Adviser’s Office)

Stop by your advisors office to sign up for individual meetings.

Noon–1:30 p.m. Lunch with Your Dorm Teams (Sharples Dining Hall)

1–5 p.m. Individual Meetings with Academic Advisers (Adviser’s Office)

Meet to discuss your plans for the coming year. You must meet with your academic adviser before you register for classes.

1-4 p.m. Library Orientation (McCabe Library)

All students must participate once during orientation week.

1–4 p.m. Campus Orientation Tours (Parrish front steps)

Get to know your way around campus. Tour includes a stop at Career Services – learn about summer research opportunities, summer funding, externships and internships.

1-3:00 p.m. Drop-In Hours (McCabe Library)

Get academic advice from sophomore, junior, and senior SAMs to help select your first classes and ask questions about planning your course load.

1-2:30pm Visit the Friends Meeting House! (Quaker Meeting House)

Curious about the Quakers? Learn about the traditions that helped inform Swarthmore’s founding and learn about this active Society of Friends while having homemade milk and cookies.

2:30–4 p.m. SustainaChallenge! (Science Center Coffee Bar)

Clear several challenges to make your way through a sustainability-themed obstacle course, learning about Swat and creating your own bike-powered smoothie in the process! Special prizes will also be awarded.

2:30–4 p.m. Job Fair (Sharples Dining Hall)

Many on-campus employers will be on hand to share information about jobs available in their offices/departments. Turn in your employment forms (W-2, etc.) at this event to ensure that you will be paid once you secure a job.

5–6:30 p.m. Dinner (Sharples Dining Hall)

7–8:30 p.m. Alcohol, Other-Drugs, and Health: Planning for your Future (LPAC)

College offers many new experiences, some of which may include exposure to alcohol and other drugs (AOD). This interactive discussion will provide a follow-up to the Campus Clarity online course “Think About It,” while offering additional information to help each attendee define their AOD goals for future success.

8:45–10 p.m. Community Reflections (Check with RA for Locations)

Guided discussions will be facilitated by returning students.

10–Midnight International Finger Foods! (Worth Courtyard)

Come enjoy some international finger foods and enjoy some glow-in-the-dark fun!