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What to bring

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If you forget anything, you can probably find what you need at the Swarthmore Campus & Community Store. But here are a few reminders of what to bring for Alumni Weekend 2017.

  • Camera, scrapbooks, Swarthmore memorabilia, and anything else that will make the weekend special. Just make sure you put your name on anything important in case it's accidentally left behind.
  • Help us cut down on waste by bringing your favorite reusable water bottle to fill at the coolers stationed around campus.
  • Memorial Day Weekend weather is unpredictable. We strongly recommend bringing a light jacket, umbrella, sunscreen, and mosquito repellent. Keep an eye on the forecast before you arrive.
  • Swarthmore’s athletic facilities are open throughout Alumni Weekend. Bring your workout gear, a swimsuit, or a Frisbee to take full advantage. Check your weekend guide for facility hours. Alumni and guests age 18 and over will need to complete an Athletic Facilities Waiver and PAR-Q to use the Matchbox. Children under the age of 18 are not permitted to use the Matchbox.

What to Bring if You're Staying on Campus

Dorm rooms only have the bare essentials: linens, a pillow, a blanket, two towels, and soap. You may want to bring clothes hangers, an iron, a small reading lamp, and an alarm clock. Because most dorms do not have air conditioning, we suggest bringing a portable fan, as many students do.

Children may bring sleeping bags and share parents’ rooms for no extra charge. We cannot provide cribs during Alumni Weekend. Please bring your own if you anticipate needing one.

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