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Living @ Swarthmore

Department Overview

Residence life is an integral part of the Swarthmore experience: About 95 percent of students live in College housing each semester, and Sharples, our full-service dining hall, is the central place where students gather to share a meal with one another. Students receive an educational experience in these spaces just as they do in the classroom; here, they learn how to come together and form the bonds of community that they will carry with them beyond their time at Swarthmore.

Leading this effort is the Office of Student Engagement (OSE), a one-stop shop for student events, programming, and organizations. Part of the Dean of Students Division, the OSE aims to provide the foundation for a thriving campus community through student-centered activities and residential experiences.

Residence Hall Profiles

Dorm life is a huge part of the Swarthmore experience, with 95 percent of students living in College housing each semester. 

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Dining Services

Dining Services strives to offer a diverse menu using the highest-quality ingredients and locally grown and produced products when available. Our menu always includes vegetarian and vegan options.

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