Individual Student Visits
**The Swarthmore College Admissions Office will close for the Thanksgiving holiday on Wednesday, November 22 at 1pm. We will re-open on Monday, November 27 at 8:30am.
We offer campus tours and information sessions most times of year, so that you can see firsthand what it's like to live and learn at Swarthmore. In addition to our general campus tour, we offer a specialized athletics and wellness tour on select days. Register online for a campus visit. If you cannot visit in person, explore an online tour of the campus. If you wish to attend with a group from a school or another organization, please schedule a group visit.
Expand Your Campus Visit
Make the most of your time on campus by scheduling an admissions interview, attending a class or campus event, or arranging to spend the night in a student residence hall.
Attend a Class
We encourage you to attend a class while you're on campus. Please arrive 10 minutes early to request permission from the professor, and plan to stay for the duration of the class. You are welcome to participate in class. Please explore our options (PDF) for visiting classes this spring.
Spend the Night
If you're a high school senior, you can spend the night Sunday through Thursday nights during the fall semester. Stays are limited to one night. Bring your sleeping bag; you'll stay overnight in the room of a current Swarthmore student. You are encouraged to attend classes, check out activities and events, and speak with current Swatties and professors. Plan to meet your host at the Admissions Office in Parrish Hall at 4:00 p.m. on the day of the overnight stay, unless you make alternate plans. Please submit your request for an overnight visit at least 14 days in advance. You must submit the Overnight Policy permission form (PDF), signed by your parent or guardian, at least seven days prior to your visit. Please submit your completed form via email or fax: (610) 957-6187. We must have a completed form on file in order for you to stay overnight.
If you are a prospective student-athlete interested in an overnight visit in conjunction with the athletics department, please contact a coach directly to arrange a visit. Find coach names and contact information.