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Annual Programs

2019 MLK Day of Service

The BCC sponsors a variety of activities geared toward supporting the developmental and social needs of Black students. Some of the Center's Activities include:

Welcome Back Events

  • First Year Orientation and Workshops

    The BCC conducts activities during the first month of the fall semester designed to welcome and familiarize Black students to the Swarthmore Community and the Black community.

  • Leadership Programs and Retreat
  • Kwanzaa Celebration

    This celebration of African American culture is one of the Black community's biggest and most anticipated events. This is the venue in which the Black community celebrates the culture and renews their commitment to its advancement.

  • Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration

    The BCC, in conjunction with other campus offices, organizes the activities designed to celebrate the life and legacy of Dr. King.

  • Black History Month Celebration

    The BCC, in conjunction with the various student organizations and the Black Studies department, sponsor a host of activities and programs designed to celebrate the contributions of the people of the African Diaspora.

  • Tri-College Black Love Formal


  • Senior Dinner and Awards Banquet

    This dinner is the largest and most special event. It is the moment during which the community reflects on its accomplishments, appreciates is contributors, and says good-by to its graduating students.

On-going Events

  • Lunch Forum discussions

    During these forums lectures and presentations are given, and issues debated.

  • Speakers, Lectures and Performances

    Scheduled throughout the academic year.

  • Special activities

     Game nights and study breaks.


Many collaborative efforts with other Centers, offices and departments across the campus occur each year.