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Class of 2025 Information

 

Welcome to Swarthmore and the Class of 2025!!
 
We are looking forward to your arrival and have been working hard the past several months to get campus ready for a fully residential experience in the Fall 2021.  We are sending this email to students but please feel free to forward this message to those who may be helping you plan for your arrival and/or those who might be accompanying you on your trip to Swarthmore.
 
A few important updates about housing and move-in:
 
Fall 2021 Housing Assignments: In the next week, you will receive a message from Housing@swarthmore.edu with your Fall 2021 housing assignment.  In that email, you will also receive information about how to connect with your Residential Communities Coordinator (RCC), a professional staff member assigned to each residence hall, who can assist you with dorm specific questions and move-in inquiries. All first-year students should expect to live in a double room, triple room or quad room, unless otherwise approved by Student Disability Services.   Over your time at Swarthmore, you will likely live in doubles/triples during your first 2-3 years, and a single your senior year.  Some juniors will have singles.   We will base your roommate(s) assignment based on the information provided in your housing questionnaire submitted earlier this term.
 
Move-In Reservation: If you are arriving on regular move-in day (August 24, 2021), please take a moment and use this form to sign-up for a move-in registration time.
You may move in at any point between 8am and 12pm on Tuesday, August 24th.  We ask that you select a time so that we can best plan for your arrival but you should feel free to select the time that best works for you and your family.    You will be able to move-in directly to your residence hall and we will have volunteers who can help assist you with moving your items into your room.  Students are allowed to bring guests to assist them with move-in and at this time we anticipate that masked guests can enter your residence hall room to help you get settled. Please note that all guests will be expected to abide by the College's COVID polices at the time of arrival.  As we continue to monitor the trajectory of the virus, guidance on masking and entering residential buildings is subject to change.  We ask for your patience and understanding as we prepare for your arrival, and understand that we may need to limit guests physically going into the residence halls if local or state guidance requires that.
 
Approved Early Arrivals: Students who are approved 'early arrival' students should have already received date confirmation information from their sponsors, and we ask that you confirm that by also selecting 'approved early arrival' on the Early Arrival Form.  Fall 2021 early arrival students include: Men's Soccer, Women's Soccer, Field Hockey, Volleyball, Cross Country, International students, S3P participants, and students participating in the Bi-College Social Justice Training Institute. 
 
COVID Compliance: Due to COVID compliance protocols, all students must be cleared by the Worth Health Center in advance of arriving on campus. If a student is not fully cleared, they will need to physically check-in with Worth before moving into their residence hall.  As such, with the exception of sponsored early return athletes, we are not able to accommodate move-in requests before August 24th.   For more information on the College's response to COVID and requirements about vaccination before arrival, please check out this page.    The due date for COVID compliance paperwork is August 1st.  We will be sharing housing assignments on or about August 1st to help ensure that all students who receive an assignment are cleared to arrive. 
 
Orientation Schedule: Our Orientation Steering Committee is busy working to prepare a robust and engaging in-person Orientation program for the Class of 2025!!   They have updated the online schedule to include some detailed information about Day 1 (August 24, 2021), and more general information about Day 2, 3 and 4 of Orientation week.    
 
Packing Tips: A note about packing: we encourage you to pack light and bring less than you think you may need.  We often find that students overpack and bring items that they don't end up using once they get here.  Some general guidance on what to bring can be found here.  Information on what not to bring can be found here
 
Mailing Address: As a reminder, you will have the same mailing address all four years at Swarthmore.  All mail and packages are delivered to a central location (Parrish Hall) and students may pick items up from the mailroom during regular business hours. To receive mail or packages please use the following address:
 
Your Name '25
500 College Avenue
Swarthmore, PA 19081
 
We're excited to welcome you in just a few weeks!! We know that this is a busy time for many families, and we hope that you are looking forward to coming to Swarthmore in just a few short weeks. We are busy preparing campus and the residence halls for your arrival.   I know that the pandemic has thrown many hurdles into all of our lives, and I am truly thankful and excited that we will get to meet you in-person in the Fall and welcome you to your new home at Swarthmore.  Please be on the lookout for your housing information after the COVID compliance deadline of August 1st.  And, if you have not yet uploaded all of your necessary vaccine and health information, please make that a priority before August 1st.