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Alumni Resources & Events

Garnet Gatherings

Garnet Gatherings, a monthlong series of virtual events, safely bring the Swarthmore community together to celebrate what makes Swarthmore special for each of us. Attend the annual McCabe Lecture, connect with affinity groups, learn more about your student's Swarthmore experience, or take advantage of one of the many other virtual events and activities.

Register now for Garnet Gatherings

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 helps 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

A mix of enlightening, engaging, and inspiring stories from the Swarthmore Community.

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.

Learn more

Alumni Weekend

Given the uncertainty ahead of us, the College has made the difficult decision to pause planning for in-person events during the 2020–21 academic year.  Therefore, Alumni Weekend 2021 will not have an in-person component. In place of Alumni Weekend, we will celebrate milestone reunion classes with a year of virtual events.  If you're interested in helping to plan your virtual reunion celebration, consider joining your Reunion Committee.

Volunteer for Your Virtual Reunion


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
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Swarthmore, PA 19081

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Phone: 610-957-6200


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