Welcome Class of 2017 and Transfer Students
The Dean's Office is delighted that you have chosen to attend Swarthmore College. This year, Orientation begins Tuesday, August 27, 2013 for all students, with earlier arrivals for international students, fall varsity athletes, and those attending the Tri-College Identity, Equity, and Social Justice Summer Instutute. Whenever you arrive, you will be joining a community of students, faculty, and staff who work together to create a rich academic experience in a vibrant residential community.
As we prepare for your arrival, we hope to deliver to you some useful, fun, and important information. On Thursday, May 16, we will be sending out a packet of information to all students admitted before May 8 who are coming in the Fall of 2013. (Students admitted later will be mailed information about every two weeks.) In addition to delivering information to you, the packet is a request for information from you. Much of that information is (or will be) duplicated here, but please read through the packet carefully as there will be some things that we cannot post here.
Setting up your Swarthmore email
In particular, one important piece of information contained only in the packet is all that you need to set up your Swarthmore email and network account, including your user id, temporary password, and instructions. Setting up this account is critical as it will allow you access to the online version of the forms.
Much later in the summer, it will also allow you to see such things as your housing assignment, roommate information, placement exam information, and more. So, be sure to set up your Swarthmore account.
We prefer you return the forms (other than the health forms) by June 1, 2013, when possible, unless a secondary deadline is posted.
Over the month of May, this site will grow to include all the information we hope you will need to ensure that you arrive to campus in August ready to join the Swarthmore community. If you ever have a question, can't find what you need here, or have a concern, please don't hesitate to send email to:
We look forward to hearing from you.