Orientation - Wednesday, Aug. 28
8:30-10 a.m. Library Orientation (McCabe Library) Meet Swarthmore's friendly and helpful librarians, become familiar with McCabe Library, and learn how to find, retrieve, analyze, and cite information for academic assignments. All students must participate in one of the two sessions offered during orientation week. Come in with your MARACAS group or with new friends anytime to start. The session should last about 30-60 minutes, and refreshments will be served.
8-10:45 a.m. Exam Block I See your orientation packet for specific examination details.
8:30-11 a.m. SWIM TEST (Ware Pool) See your orientation packet for your assigned swim-test time.
8:30-11 a.m. Art Portfolio Drop-off (Beardsley 215) Looking for course placement within the Art Department? Drop off your portfolio for review. Pick up will be Thursday, Aug. 29, 1-2 p.m.
10-11 a.m. Quaker Meeting House Tour (Swarthmore Friends Meeting House) Curious about the Quakers? Stop by the Meeting House to learn about the traditions that helped inform Swarthmore's founding and to learn about this active Society of Friends. Bake oatmeal cookies with the Friends, while making new friends.
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.
10 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Behind the Counter (Sharples Dining Hall) Tour the Sharples kitchens with the executive chef and staff. Learn all about where the food you will eat over the next four years comes from. Meet by the fireplace - tours convene every 15 minutes on the quarter hour and last approximately 20 minutes.
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 p.m. Lunch with SAMs (Sharples Dining Hall) You just got the scoop, now connect with the student academic mentors to ask questions and get suggestions about planning your course load.
1-3 p.m. Exam Block II See your orientation packet for specific examination details.
1-3 p.m. Library Orientation (McCabe Library) Meet Swarthmore's friendly and helpful librarians, become familiar with McCabe Library, and learn how to find, retrieve, analyze, and cite information for academic assignments. All studentsmust participate once during orientation week.
1-4 p.m. Swim Test (Ware Pool) See your orientation packet for your assigned swim-test time.
1:30-3:30 p.m. Relax on the Beach (Parrish Beach) Gather a group of Adirondack chairs and hangout with your new classmates.
2-3 p.m. Music 048 Orientation Meeting (Lang Concert Hall) Learn about private music lessons for credit.
3-3:30 p.m. Engineering Majors Meeting (Hicks Hall 211) Prospective engineering majors should attend this meeting for advice on academic planning.
3-3:30 p.m. Prelaw Meeting (Science Center 101) Get advice on prelaw academic planning.
3:30-4 p.m. Premed Meeting (Science Center 101) Learn how to best schedule all premed requirements.
5-6:30 p.m. Dinner (Sharples Dining Hall)
6:15-8:15 p.m. Acquaintance Sexual Assault Prevention (ASAP) Workshop (dorm lounges) See your RA or orientation packet for your assigned time and location details. All new students must complete an ASAP workshop; be sure to sign in with the moderator or RA/CA.
9-10:30 p.m. Drug and Alcohol Resource Team (DART) Workshop (dorm lounges) Join your MARACAS group for an interactive workshop with the DART Team. Your RA will provide specific location information.
10:30-11 p.m. Residence Hall Gatherings (dorm lounges) MARACAS group leaders will organize social events for each hall.