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Welcome Class of 2025!

We are thrilled to welcome you to our community and are excited to answer your questions. We hope you'll use the resources on this page to learn more about the Swarthmore College community. 

Ready to accept your offer of admission? Please complete your enrollment reply form on your applicant portal and submit a non-refundable deposit of $250 (if applicable) to hold your place in the class by Monday, May 3. If you are unable to post your deposit online or have questions about the enrollment process, please contact Yvetta Moat at ymoat3@swarthmore.edu for more information.

Virtual Events to Connect with Our Community

Virtual Panels

The various people of the Swarthmore Admissions Office have put together virtual events and panels to help you get to know members of our community and learn more about what makes Swarthmore such a unique place to spend your next four years.  Click the links below to learn more and to register (you'll need to log in with your portal credentials). We can't wait to see you there! 

All admitted students and families are invited to a Virtual Town Hall on April 29 at 6:30 p.m. ET with President Valerie Smith and leadership from Student Life, Admissions, Financial Aid, Public Health and more. If you plan to attend, please register here. You may submit your questions in advance until Friday, April 23 at 12 p.m. ET. You will also be able to ask questions during the session. We hope to see you there! 

International Student Events

​​​The following events are focused on Swarthmore's international student community and resources for international students. However, all students are welcome to attend!

Hangouts with Current Swatties

Register for a Hangout with Current Swatties to ask our current students all your questions about living and learning at Swat in this informal Zoom meeting. They can't wait to chat with you! 

Special Faculty Seminars

Join Swarthmore professors for these mock seminars to experience academics at Swarthmore and learn something new. No prior experience with these subjects is required, and we encourage you to try them all! Can't make these? Check out SwatTalk shorts with faculty members, and check out the recordings section for some past lectures!​​

Events for Parents & Families

Congratulations! We are thrilled to welcome your student to our community. We know you may have some questions, and we are here to answer them! Check out the events below, and click the link to learn more and to register. 

Virtual Tours For Parents and Families

All admitted students and families are invited to a Virtual Town Hall on April 29 at 6:30 p.m. ET with President Valerie Smith and leadership from Student Life, Admissions, Financial Aid, Public Health and more. If you plan to attend, please register here. You may submit your questions in advance until Friday, April 23 at 12 p.m. ET. You will also be able to ask questions during the session. We hope to see you there! 

Past Events - Recordings Coming Soon! 

Campus - Wide Events

There is always something happening at Swarthmore, even virtually! We invite you to join members of our community in these campus events happening this Spring! (These are College and department sponsored events - these are not hosted through the Admissions Office.)

  • Meditation with the Interfaith Center - Mondays and Wednesdays, 3:15-3:30pm ET
    • The Interfaith Center welcomes those of any faith or no faith to join meditation sessions led by one of our religious advisors. No prior experience in meditation required. No registration required, just join here at the time of the event. 
  • GLARE - Available for live streaming April 9 - 11 at 8p.m., 9p.m., and 10p.m. ET
    • GLARE is a producation from Swarthmore's Theater department. Show description: Laura is grieving - so why doesn’t it feel that way? With a little help from movie magic, come watch her try to grieve — the right way! On this kaleidoscopic journey, refracted through story, image, and media, we are left to ask: what is fiction and what is really us?  Register to attend this event
  • Moving for Justice: Indian Dance and Dissent - April 16, 9:45a.m. - 1p.m. ET & April 17th, 9:45a.m. - 1 p.m. ET
    • A speaker series sponsored by Swarthmore's Dance department. In this urgent moment of civil disobedience and transnational collaborations, we want to rethink the interrelation of dance, culture, and bodies, focusing on India, within the pervasive context of the erosion of democracy.  In this seminar, organized collaboratively by Jadavpur University, Kolkata (School of Media, Communication, and Culture) and Swarthmore College (Department of Dance and The Lang Center for Civic and Social Responsibility) we ask what kinds of actions can the practitioners and scholars of dance undertake to address the crucial issues of the times from a transnational and local perspective. Register to attend this event.
Past Events & Event Recordings

Couldn't make it to one (or several) virtual events that you were interested in? We will post recordings for our virtual events here when they are available:

Virtual Resources for Admitted Students

Join the Class of 2025 Discord

Get to know your fellow classmates, current students, and admissions officers in our Class of 2025 Discord! Check your inbox for the invite link and instructions. If you need assistance joining the Discord, just email us - we're happy to help!

Imagine Yourself on Campus

We know many of you weren't able to visit campus in person, so we have put together 2 videos to help you imagine yourself on our 425 acre campus:

SwatStories Student Blog

Curious about campus traditions, Swatties' favorite dining hall desserts, or what it's like to navigate Tri-Co? Read first-hand accounts of student life from Swatties on their SwatStories blog. May we suggest you start with our most popular posts of all time?

  1. Why I Chose Swarthmore 
  2. Top Ten Swarthmore Favorites
  3. What is Interpretation Theory?
Ask a Swattie

Want to ask a current student about their Swarthmore experience? Visit our Ask a Swattie page to find current students' bios and email addresses.​​​​​​

Connect with your Regional Dean

Do you or your family have general questions about Swarthmore or would like to be connected with other resources on campus? Contact your regional admissions dean via email.

Swarthmore's YouTube Channel

Wondering about life on campus or what our alumni do after graduation? Meet students, alumni, and other community members through our YouTube videos

Do you need to call-in to one of our virtual events (instead of using the link we provided), or just having technical issues? Reach out to us. We're happy to help!

Do you have limited access to our virtual opportunities? Email access@swarthmore.edu

What do I need to know about Swarthmore?

The resources below will help you discover more about our academic environment, student organizations and athletics, diversity and inclusion on campus, uniquely Swarthmore traditions, and more. 

Student Clubs and Organizations

Which clubs and activities interest you? With so much to join and participate in at Swarthmore, we know you'll find your home here, with people who will quickly come to feel like family.

A Swarthmore a cappella group performs on campus

Arts@Swarthmore

Are you a dancer, visual artist, musician, or actor? Or just interested in attending some incredible performances and exhibits as a Swarthmore student? Learn more about Swarthmore's performing and visual arts programs, events, and campus spaces. 

Swarthmore Taiko performs on campus

Swarthmore Traditions

Have you ever wanted to hunt a Pterodactyl, scream at the top of your lungs at midnight, build your very own boat to float down the Crum Creek, or argue why your academic division should survive the apocalypse? Check out these and many more beloved Swarthmore traditions.

First Collection at Swarthmore College

Athletics & Wellness

Wondering what resources you will find for maintaining a healthy lifestyle at Swarthmore? Or are you planning to play on or cheer for one of our NCAA Division III athletic teams? Our Athletics and Wellness site can give you the information you need.

Swarthmore's baseball team celebrates with fans