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Summer Resources

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Deans’ Office Summer Resources Guide

On behalf of the Dean of Students Division, below are some of the resources available to students over the summer. All offices will operate on a flexible summer schedule with extended hours Monday-Thursday, and half days on Fridays, with the exception of the Student Health and Wellness Center and CAPS (Counseling and Psychological Services). The availability of individual staff will depend on vacation schedules.

Public Safety

In case of emergency, call x8333 or (610) 328-8333 from off-campus
For general business, please dial extension 8281 or 610-328-8281

Swarthmore’s Department of Public Safety is the first contact and first responder for all campus emergencies and is located in the Benjamin West House, off Chester Road between College Avenue and the Swarthmore train station.

Swarthmore's Department of Public Safety operates 24/7/365 and is fully committed to providing a safe and healthy campus for the entire community. Uniformed officers patrol buildings and grounds, respond to emergencies, provide first responder first aid including non-emergency medical transports, investigate potential crimes on campus, educate the community about crime prevention, and provide individual safety escorts upon request. If you have any sort of emergency after hours and aren’t sure who to contact, Public Safety is a great place to start.  Public Safety can link you to our on-call resources.  They can also in some cases assist with transports.

For urgent facility issues such as power outages, loss of bathrooms, flooding, fire safety, etc, that occur after hours or on weekends, you should immediately contact Public Safety.   Routine facility issues during the business day should be sent to Workbox:

Deans’ Office

Office Location: Parrish 140 or Parrish 108  
Office Number: (610) 328-8365

Open throughout the summer on a flexible schedule with extended hours Monday-Thursday and 8:30am - 12:00pm on Fridays.  Individual staff availability will depend on vacation schedule. If you have a concern, and you need to access a member of the Deans’ Office, please contact Public Safety.

Office of Student Engagement

Office Location: Lower Level Parrish, Room 76
Office Hours: Monday-Thursday: 10:00am-4:00pm; Friday: 9:00am-12:00pm
Office Number: (610) 328-8010

Maintenance/Facility Issues:

If the issue occurs during college business hours (Monday-Friday, 8:30am-4:30pm)
Email Workbox:

If the issue occurs after hours or on weekends
Call Public Safety: (610) 328-8281

Questions Regarding Summer Housing:
Asraa Jaber: Residential Communities Coordinator:
Sam Waters: Residential Communities Coordinator:
Jeremy Koepf: Residential Communities Coordinator,

Summer RAs:
Steven Fernandez - Summer RA for Pittenger Hall,
Richard Mobley - Summer RA for Roberts Hall,
Sam Sheppard - Summer RA for PPR Apartments,
Giorgia Piantanida - Summer RA for PPR Apartments,
*Please contact the RAs for any general issues (non-emergencies) regarding Summer Housing

Questions Regarding Fall Housing/Move-In:
Isaiah Thomas, Director of Residential Communities

Questions Regarding Student Activities, and Orientation:
Andrew Barclay, Director of Student Activities and Leadership

Any Other Questions or Concerns:
Rachel Head, Assistant Dean & Director of Student Engagement

Ben Wilson, Assistant to the Director of Student Engagement

Career Services

Career Services is open all summer and students seeking support in their career development and exploration can drop by the office in 135 Parrish or schedule an appointment with a career counselor by calling (610) 328-8352. We suggest meeting with a counselor prior to the beginning of fall semester to reflect on what you’ve learned over the summer and to add your summer experience to your resume so you’re ready for your job search or grad school applications in early fall. Visit the Career Services website at:   

Counseling & Psychological Services (CAPS)

The CAPS Office is closed during the Summer.  Students seeking counseling support may consult with the CAPS On-Call counselor 24/7 by calling (610) 328-7768. Faculty and staff may call the On-Call service if in need of consultation related to a student mental health issue.

In a life threatening emergency call Public Safety or 911.   

Student Health & Wellness

The Student Health and Wellness Center is closed for health care visits.  Students who require EMERGENT or AFTER HOURS URGENT CARE SHOULD NOTIFY PUBLIC SAFETY at 610-328-8333 IMMEDIATELY FOR EMS ACTIVATION (911) or TRANSPORT IF NOT EMERGENT.

Please be aware of your individual insurance coverage policies and how they would pertain to services "out of plan network" or "out of state".

After hours on call system is available for students to speak with a registered nurse at 610-328-8548.

Administrative questions: e-mail Student Health & Wellness at  Your e-mail will be returned during the next several business days.

Springfield Hospital
Address: 190 W. Sproul Road, Springfield, PA 19064
Phone: 610-328-8700

Crozer Chester Medical Center (severe medical concerns, trauma or mental health)
Address: 1 Medical Center Blvd., Chester, PA 19013
Phone: 610-447-2000

Students requiring routine or non-emergent health care:
Rima Himelstein, MD will see students either same day or next day appointments (excluding weekends). Students should identify themselves as Swarthmore students when calling for the appointment. Office hours are 8:30 am - 4:00 pm. Dr. Himelstein currently serves as one of the consulting physicians for the Student Health and Wellness Center.
Address: Smedley Wellness Center - One Medical Center Blvd. Ground Floor, East Wing Upland PA 19013
Phone: 610-490-1755

Students who require urgent or same day care (open 8 am – 10 pm daily)
Patient First Urgent Care Center
Address: 417 Baltimore Pike, Springfield, PA 19064
Phone: 484-470-2600

Students who require Orthopedic Care (open Monday-Friday 3:30 pm – 7:30 pm and Sat. 10 am – 2 pm)
Premier Orthopedic Urgent Care
Address: 200 E. State Street, Media PA 19063
Phone: 610-566-5723

This may be a better alternative to ER care or Urgent Care for orthopedic concerns. Care is comprehensive and follow up provided.

Transportation: Cab vouchers are available for pick up at Public Safety.

Additional resource information is available at