Orientation - Wednesday, Aug. 27


Don't Miss:

  • Academic Advice: Here’s the Scoop, 11 a.m.–Noon, LPAC
  • Library Orientation, 8:30–10 a.m., 1 p.m.-3 p.m.
  • We Are Swarthmore: Discussion on Identity and Inclusion, 7 p.m.-8:30 p.m.

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

8–9 a.m. Morning Run with OLs (Parrish Hall)

Meet on the steps of Parrish for a run through Scott Arboretum.

8:30–10 a.m. Library Orientation (McCabe Library)

Sip bubbly drinks from fluted stemware in the library’s flashback to the Roaring 20s. Meet knowledgeable librarians; get to know all campus libraries. Complete a scavenger hunt for your chance to win prizes. Become familiar with the ways the library can boost your success with academic assignments. All students must participate once during orientation week.

8–10:45 a.m. Exam Block I

See your orientation packet for specific examination details.

8:30–10:45 a.m. Swim Test (Ware Pool)

See your orientation packet for your assigned swim-test time.

9-10:45 a.m. A Walk In The Crum (Scott Amphitheater)

Interested in the Crum Woods but hesitant to explore by yourself? This walk, led by professors from multiple departments (religion, engineering, and English literature), offers the opportunity to hear a unique point of view on this natural element of our campus environment.

9 a.m. Art Portfolio Review Sign-Ups (Beardsley 317)

Looking for course placement within the Art Department? Sign up today to review your portfolio on Thursday; available slots noted on door on a first-come, first-served basis.

10–10:45 a.m. Meeting for New Transfer Students (LPAC 301)

Get details about credit transfer, degree requirements, prerequisites, and get your questions answered.

11 a.m.–Noon Academic Advice: Here's The Scoop (LPAC)

Get advice on choosing and registering for courses from Associate Dean of Academic Affairs Diane Anderson,  First-Year Dean Karen Henry ’87, and Registrar Martin Warner.

Noon–1:30 p.m. Lunch with Dorm Teams

(Sharples Dining Hall)

1–3 p.m. Exam Block II

See your orientation packet for specific examination details.

1–3 p.m. Library Orientation (McCabe Library)

Sip bubbly drinks from fluted stemware in the library’s flashback to the Roaring 20s. Meet knowledgeable librarians; get to know all campus libraries. Complete a scavenger hunt for your chance to win prizes. Become familiar with the ways the library can boost your success with academic assignments. All students must participate once during orientation week.

1–4 p.m. Scott Arboretum Plant Giveaway (Cunningham House, Scott Arboretum)

Learn about the campus arboretum and receive a free plant to liven up your dorm room.

1–4 p.m. Swim Test (Ware Pool)

See your orientation packet for your assigned swim test time.

1-3 p.m. SAM 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.

1:30–3:30 p.m. Relax on the Beach (Parrish Beach/Rain Location Upper Tarble)

Take a break from Orientation and relax on Parrish Beach with a chair free massage!

2–3 p.m. Music 048 Orientation Meeting (Lang Concert Hall)

Learn about private music lessons for credit.

3:15–4 p.m. Engineering Majors Meeting (Science Center 199)

Prospective engineering majors should attend this meeting for advice on academic planning.

3–3:30 p.m. Pre-Law Meeting (Science Center 101)

Get advice on pre-law academic planning.

3:30–4 p.m. Pre-Med Meeting (Science Center 101)

Learn how to best schedule all pre-med requirements.

4:15–5 p.m. Games on Parrish Beach (Parrish Beach/Rain Location Upper Tarble)

Enjoy a summer afternoon filled with water games, tie dye, popsicles and more!

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

7–8:30 p.m. We Are Swarthmore: Discussion on Identity and Inclusion (LPAC)

Engage in an intentional exercise that will prompt further exploration into how you understand and define yourself in relation to others. Learn the concepts and vocabulary that will help you engage in respectful discussions throughout the year about what it means to foster an inclusive community with diverse individuals.

8:45–9:45 p.m. Community Reflections (Check with RA for Locations)

Guided discussions and exercises will be facilitated by returning students.

10-11:30 p.m. Philly Foods Mini Block Party! (Outdoor Common Spaces, Residence Halls).

Enjoy some Philly foods, outdoor games, and new friends!