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Campus tour at Swarthmore College

Swarthmore’s campus, one of the most beautiful in the world, is almost heart-stoppingly gorgeous, with its mix of expertly curated gardens, expansive lawns, intriguing woods, and inviting playing fields. Some students think its clusters of quaint stone buildings make it feel like a real-life Hogwarts. 

Swarthmore’s appeal goes beyond our sublime exterior. Participate in one of our classes and you’ll find some of the most engaged professors teaching today—and some of the most fascinating and curious students. 

The best way to experience Swarthmore is to visit. We encourage you to schedule a tour, attend a class, or spend the night. See you on campus!

Individual student visits

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. Register online for a campus visit. If you cannot visit in person, explore an online tour of the campus. 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 if you visit campus during the fall or spring semester; summer classes are not offered. Please arrive to the class 10 minutes early to request permission from the professor and plan to stay for the duration of the class. A list of fall 2019 classes will be made available here in early September.
  • Spend the night.
    • High school seniors are invited to spend a night on campus with current students during the fall semester. Overnight visits are available on Sunday through Thursday nights. More information about visiting in fall 2019 will be available in August. 
    • 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.
Group visits

We welcome special requests for group visits of high-school-age students from schools, community-based organizations, college/guidance counselors, and other constituency groups. We do our best to accommodate requests, but depending on the time of year and the group size, we may not be able to arrange for a private visit.

Please submit your request no later than two weeks prior to your intended visit date.

If you have questions about your visit request or program plans, or would like to make changes to your request, please contact the Admissions Office.