Orientation - Wednesday, August 30

Orientation group in the Amphitheatre
Don't Miss:
  • Swim Test, 8:30-10:15 a.m. and 1:00-3:00 p.m., Ware Pool
  • SWATcademics: Here’s the Scoop, 10:30 a.m. - 12:00 noon, LPAC
  • Building an Inclusive Community, 7:00 - 8:00 p.m., LPAC

Breakfast

7:30 a.m.–9:30 a.m. in Sharples Dining Hall

Exam Block I

8 a.m.–10:30 a.m. in Various Campus Locations

See your orientation packet for specific details.

Art Portfolio Drop-off

8:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m & 1:00 p.m.- 4:30 p.m. in Beardsley 215

Come by the Art Office, Beardsley 215, to sign up for a time to meet with Professor Grider on Thursday, Aug. 31. You should arrive with a portfolio—actual work or digital file. 

Swim Test

8:30 a.m.–10:15 a.m. in Ware Pool

See your orientation packet for your assigned time.

Library Orientation

9:00 a.m.–11:00 a.m. in half-hour program

Dance Orientation Meeting

9:30 a.m.- 10:30 a.m. in LPAC Dance Studio

For both beginning and advanced dancers.

Session for New Transfer Students

9:30 a.m.–11:30 a.m. in LPAC 301

Ask questions and get details about credit transfer, degree requirements, and prerequisites. Meet your deans, classmates, registrar, and fellow transfer students.

SWATcademics: Here’s the scoop!

10:30 a.m.–12 p.m. in LPAC

First-Year Dean Karen Henry ’87 will moderate this session in which Associate Dean for Academic Affairs Tomoko Sakomura and Registrar Martin Warner offer advice on choosing and registring for classes. College librarians will deliver research tips, Career counselors will show ways first-year students benefit from engaging with Career Services, and Student Academic Mentors (SAMs) will share stories.

Build your own First Aid Kit

1 p.m.-2 p.m. in Worth Health Center Lawn

Meet the Worth Health Center staff and stock up on supplies you hopefully won’t need this year!

Lunch with Student Academic Mentors

12 p.m.–1:30 p.m. in Sharples Dining Hall

Exam Block II

1 p.m.–3 p.m. in various locations

See your orientation packet for specific details.

Swim Test

1 p.m.–3 p.m. in Ware Pool

See your orientation packet for your assigned swim test time.

Half-Hour Campus Tours

1 p.m.–3 p.m. in meet in Parrish Hall, Shane Lounge

Computer Help

1 p.m.–4 p.m. in Parrish Hall, Shane Lounge

ITS helpers will be available to assist with tech support issues in Shane Lounge.

Library Orientation

1 p.m.–4 p.m. in half-hour program

Games on Parrish Beach

1 p.m.–4 p.m. in rain location: Upper Tarble

Enjoy a summer afternoon filled with games, crafts, popsicles, and more!

SAM Drop-In Hours

2 p.m.–4 p.m. in McCabe Library

Get academic advice from sophomore, junior, and senior SAMs on selecting your first classes and ask them questions about planning your courseload.

Music 048 Orientation Meeting

2 p.m.–3 p.m. in Lang Concert Hall

Learn about private music lessons for credit. Financial assistance is available to help cover the cost.

Engineering Majors Meeting

2:30 p.m.–3:30 p.m. in Science Center 199

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

Pre-Law Meeting

3 p.m.–3:15 p.m. in Science Center 101

Get advice on academic planning.

Pre-Med Meeting

3:15 p.m.–4 p.m. in Science Center 101

Learn how to best schedule all pre-med requirements.

Lang Center Open House

4 p.m.–6:00 p.m. in Lang Center for Civic Engagement

Stop by the Lang Center for Civic and Social Responsibility to learn more about summer internship funding and other engaged scholarship opportunities over Insomnia Cookies and ice cream!

Computer Help

4:30 p.m.– 6:30 p.m. in Sharples Dining Hall, Upstairs

ITS helpers will be available to assist with tech support issues in Shane Lounge and Sharples Dining Hall (4:30–6:30 p.m.).

Dinner

4:30 p.m.– 6:30 p.m. in Sharples Dining Hall

Computer Help

4:30 p.m.– 6:30 p.m. in Parrish Hall, Shane Lounge

ITS helpers will be available to assist with tech support issues in Shane Lounge and in Sharples Dining Hall (4:30–6:30 p.m.).

Building an Inclusive Community

7 p.m.–8:00 p.m. in LPAC

Learn the building blocks of Building an Inclusive Community. Explore what it means to be a community and the role you play in fostering an inclusive community at Swarthmore College.

Tour and Discussion at Campus Community Centers

8:00 p.m.-10:30 p.m. in Centers

Join the Black Cultural Center (BCC), the Intercultural Center (IC), the Interfaith Center, Diversity Peer Advisor Program, Office of Diversity, Inclusion and Community Development, Office of International Student Services, and the Women’s Resource Center (WRC) to learn more about their initiatives, ways to get involved and opportunities for networking and dialogue.