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Garnet at Home - Virtual Resources

Two students work on origami during Garnet Weekend 2018

Whether you're missing campus or looking for family friendly activities, these virtual resources allow you to celebrate Swarthmore whenever and wherever you want!


Virtual Campus Tours from the Scott Arboretum

Join the staff of the Scott Arboretum for these prerecorded tours and enjoy the beauty of campus from the comfort of your home.

  • Garden Tour: Explore the Scott Arboretum's gardens and pick up some gardening tips along the way.
  • Project Updates: Learn what the Scott Arboretum has been working on over the past seven months.

Virtual Walking Tour: Swarthmore College, the Underground Railroad, and Beyond

Join Swarthmore College librarians on a virtual walking tour of campus to learn about the families behind some of Swarthmore's most familiar landmarks — such as Parrish, Magill, and Clothier. We'll explore their connections to abolitionism, African-American education, and the Underground Railroad, and discuss how these legacies relate to Swarthmore College's efforts across time to create a diverse and inclusive environment.


  • Color the Phoenix [pdf]: While his first physical appearance on campus is relatively recent, Phineas the Phoenix has been with Swarthmore nearly since the days of its founding. Did you know that it is rumored he was involved with both the burning down and rebuilding of Parrish Hall in the 1880s? Bring Phineas to life and send us a picture of your masterpiece at or by using #SwatAlum on social media. We might feature your creation on this page!
  • Recreate the Crum Regatta in your bathtub! One of the most distinguishing traditions of the College — for both its uniqueness and its ridiculousness — during the Crum Regatta students attempt to race their homemade boats down the Crum Creek. For this physically distanced twist, try creating a boat for your bathtub or sink. Looking for inspiration? Check out this PBS Kids tutorial.  Let us know how it goes by emailing or using #SwatAlum on social media.
  • Did you miss the baking workshop with Therese Ton '19 from Toscah Bakery? Check out the recipe for her molten chocolate lava cake and try baking it on your own!