First Collection 2008

Introduction by President Al Bloom At First Collection, held in the Scott Outdoor Amphitheater, each new class is welcomed to campus by members of the Swarthmore community.  After an introduction from President Bloom, political scientist Rick Valelly '75 welcomed the Class of 2012 by sharing the prophecy, and caution, he brought with him to Swarthmore when he transferred to the College, why he was and remains so happy here, and his top 10 list of things to do that he says will guarantee their happiness as undergraduates. Valelly joined Jess Engebretson '09 at this annual event.