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All-Alumni Reunion Weekend

How many Swarthmoreans does it take to celebrate the College’s sesquicentennial? We hope to answer that question at this year’s All-Alumni Reunion Weekend, June 6–8.
As we celebrate all things Swarthmore, we want to include everyone who’s made the College what it is today. All alumni and guests are invited to this landmark occasion in the [...]

Join A Collection of Service

Wondering how to celebrate Swarthmore’s 150th birthday in 2014? This April, join fellow alumni in Swarthmore’s Collection of Service. Watch for announcements from Connection chairs and alumni leaders around the world about events that celebrate Swarthmore’s commitment to the common good. We will collect photos of our global community in action and encourage you to [...]

Conversation on the Future of the Liberal Arts set for April

Attention, Philadelphia-area alumni: Join President Rebecca Chopp and Haverford President Daniel Weiss for a discussion of the future of the liberal arts on Tuesday, April 1, in Center City Philadelphia. The pair will discuss their new book Remaking College: Innovation and the Liberal Arts. (Click here for more.) Watch for invitations to this joint Swarthmore-Haverford [...]

Commitment to Current Students Strengthened

By Deborah How ’89

Swarthmore’s Alumni Council focused its attention on students and student-alumni interaction during itssemiannual meeting on campus this fall. Student-alumni connection opportunities were abundant and included mock interviews conducted by council members, a Liberal Arts Live mixer in Parrish Parlors, a career-networking dinner, an informal Sunday brunch in Sharples, and a concert featuring the works of [...]

Save the Date for the All-Alumni Sesquicentennial Reunion Bash!

Next year’s All-Alumni Sesquicentennial Reunion Weekend will take place June 6–8!
The College’s 150th anniversary occurs in 2014, and we’re planning the largest, best Alumni Weekend ever. Join us as we celebrate the spirit of the College, the traditions, the arts, the intellectual life, and—of course—the community. Bring your family, encourage your friends, and come “home” [...]

College Advancement on the Move

In mid-July, the entire Advancement Department—Advancement Operations, Alumni Relations, Alumni and Gift Records, Annual and Parent Giving, Donor Relations, Leadership Giving, Gift Planning, Research, Sponsored Programs and Institutional Research—moved to newly renovated office space in the Ville. The move finally puts all of the College advancement division in the same space. Come see our new [...]

Stay Connected

We’ve had an alumni LinkedIn page (Swarthmore College Alumni) for a while now, but have you checked out some of our other alumni groups? We’ve got pages for interest groups, some of which are shown below. Search LinkedIn to find and join other groups of interest—there are groups dedicated to athletics, class years, majors, clubs, [...]

Regional Connections

Swarthmore Connections are regional groups of Swarthmore alumni, parents, and friends that offer new and continuing opportunities for community members to stay involved with the school and with one another. Programs may include social, cultural, networking, and educational events and community-service projects.
Current cities with Connections include:
Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Denver, Houston, London, Los Angeles, Minneapolis/St. Paul, [...]

Admissions Send-Offs for the Class of 2017

This summer, alumni in nine cities gathered at send-off receptions to meet incoming students and their parents and welcome them to the Swarthmore community.
Members of the Class of 2017 were invited to join alums, current students, and parents in Atlanta; Fort Lauderdale, Fla., Potomac, Md., Los Angeles, Denver, Durham, N.C.; San Francisco, New York City, [...]

Alumni Weekend Reunites

Alumni Weekend, June 7-9, attracted 1,730 alumni and friends to campus.
Above: Pete Koelle ’79 (left) and Delvin Dinkins ’93 meet up.
For more click here.