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Winter Break Housing

Swarthmore College is entirely closed from approximately the third week of December until classes begin in January. Students are not allowed to stay on campus during this period. However, if you are on financial aid, limited winter break housing can be made available to you, including a stipend. Please see Jennifer Marks-Gold, Assistant Dean and Director of the International Student Programs, to learn more about the stipend. For housing information, please contact

To apply for the Dora Leiken Fund, log into the ISC Portal and submit your application by November 21, 2022.