First Collection 2016

The Class of 2020 began its Swarthmore journey with First Community Gathering and First Collection, both held last week in the Scott Outdoor Amphitheater.

On the first day of new student orientation, the Class of 2020 reflected on queries on self, community, and transformation at First Community Gathering. Community leaders also welcomed the new class and reflected on how engaging in community transforms and deepens one's sense of self.

First Collection is a long-standing tradition that marks the official beginning of every student's experience. At that event, held last weekend, students share insights, pass the light of their candle to each other, and sing the alma mater.