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Garnet Gatherings

Department Overview

Garnet Gatherings, a monthlong series of virtual events, safely brings 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.

Check out the Schedule of Events for a running list of activities. 


Are there any in-person Garnet Weekend events this fall?

No. This summer, Interim Vice President for College Advancement Liam McAlpine announced that in-person events for Swarthmore alumni and families, including Garnet Homecoming and Family Weekend, would be canceled or postponed until further notice. As we considered how best to serve our alumni and families while maintaining our commitments to the on-campus community, we recognized that the only way to protect the health and safety of all is to encourage physical distancing and reimagine our programs accordingly. While we are disappointed not to be able to welcome you back to campus this fall, we are excited to share a robust schedule of virtual events and activities in place of Garnet Weekend.

Can I visit campus anyways?

Effective Aug. 31, the Swarthmore College campus is closed to visitors until further notice. This restriction includes College grounds, the Crum Woods, playing fields, and tennis courts. Read President Val Smith's message to the community about the new campus visitor policy.