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Student Emergency Fund

Swarthmore College is committed to meeting the unanticipated travel, technology, and emergency financial aid needs of our students affected by the COVID-19 crisis. The Student Emergency Fund is helping qualified students — those in the highest financial need tiers — cover expenses for food, medical care, home internet access, emergency shelter, and a host of other unexpected costs.

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Minding the Light

"Mind the Light" is a Quaker saying that refers to the practice of learning to see divine light in others and ourselves. To brighten your day, we are regularly sharing inspiring, joyful, and entertaining stories from our community during these uncertain times.

Visit Minding the Light

Online Learning

SwatTalks are virtual seminars featuring professors, students, and alumni. Many previous talks are recorded and available for viewing, including special SwatTalks focused on COVID-19 and its impact on society.

Upcoming and Recorded SwatTalks

Alumni Online Community

Connect with fellow Swarthmoreans who share your interests, learn a new language, and explore thousands of digital publications. The Swarthmore Alumni Online Community is open to all Swarthmore alumni, faculty, staff, and students.

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Alumni Weekend

Alumni Weekend 2020 has been canceled as part of Swarthmore’s response to the ongoing global health crisis. All alumni whose graduation year ends in 0, 1, 5, 6, and the Classes of 2018 and 2019, are instead invited to celebrate with us at Alumni Weekend 2021, May 28–30.
Given the unique circumstances and the particular challenges of this pandemic, we believe cluster reunions best meet the needs of our community. A cluster reunion is when two classes celebrate the same reunion together. More information on how to get involved with planning these cluster reunions, as well as ways to connect with classmates virtually, will be available later this spring.

Alumni Weekend

Garnet Weekend

Save the date for Garnet Weekend 2020: Oct. 30-Nov. 1 

View highlights from Garnet Weekend 2019


Volunteers enhance the student and alumni experience, making meaningful and lasting contributions on behalf of the College.

Volunteer Opportunities

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College Advancement
500 College Avenue
Swarthmore, PA 19081

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Phone: 610-957-6200


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