What to Expect for 2014!

Alumni Weekend Collage


Documentary Film Premiere

See the premiere of a documentary film about the history and character of Swarthmore College. Shot in honor of the sesquicentennial, the film will tell the story of the College and attempt to capture the soul of the institution and the personal experience of its commu-nity members. Through the voicesof many members of the Swarthmore and Quaker communities as well as archival footage and photographs, producers Shayne Lightner '87, Emily Topper '99, Andrea Meller '99, and Lane Clark will try to answer the question, "What makes Swarthmore unique?"

Volunteer for Swarthmore!

On Sunday, help set up the eighth annual Trash2Treasure sale. Trash2Treasure is a student-run yard sale featuring items donated by students at the end of the school year. Last year the sale raised more than $22,000 for a nonprofit in Chester. Volunteers will carry items from storage to the sale site in the Field House and assist with displaying items.

Sing, Dance, Perform

Whether you want to sing, dance, or just listen, there's a place for you this weekend! From classical concerts to Swarthmore Folk performances to a DJ'ed dance party, there's something for everyone. Make sure to attend the Chester Children's Chorus concert on Saturday afternoon celebrating the program's 20th anniversary.

Back in the Classroom, without the Homework

Faculty will share their expertise and their research in presentations hosted by the Institute for the Liberal Arts about the future of the liberal arts. Later in the weekend, in a special Alumni Weekend version of the annual Bath Tub Debate, humanities, social sciences, and natural sciences faculty will hash out which academic area is most imperative to human existence.

Sesquicentennial Cabaret

Hosted by Pittinger Crumhenge (Quinn Bauriedel '94)and starring Martha Graham Cracker (Dito van Reigersberg '94), the show features some of the greatest talents to have emerged from the hallowed halls of the College over the last 150 years.