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Virtual Programming

There is a lot of programming that has transitioned online, and that it is a lot to keep track of. To make your lives easier, we’ve created a virtual programming Google calendar that we will continue to populate as events come up. Each event will be sorted into one of four categories below.

  • Social & Events [SOC] - Opportunities to socialize and attend virtual events internal to Swarthmore College. 
  • Play [Play] - Chances to play and watch through games, trivia, events that are both internal and external to Swarthmore College. 
  • Recreation & Wellness [REC] - Recreation and wellbeing initiatives that help support holistic wellbeing.
  • Academic & Learning [ACA] - Opportunities learn and connect to academic support.

To access the calendar, click the link below. You will need to be signed in to your account. From there, the virtual programming calendar will be added to your Google calendar, and you can toggle it on and off by using the “My Calendars” list on the left-hand side of your Google calendar screen. Each event on the Google Calendar will contain Zoom or event registration details. You can find these by clicking on the event and checking in the details section. 


Adding an event to the Calendar

Do you want to host an event or get together? Is your club hosting hangouts that others can join? All you need to do is set up a Zoom meeting with a password and then complete this event registration form. Be proactive when submitting and make sure to allow at least one business day for processing.

Check out additional resources for each category below:

Social & Events [SOC]

Swat's Got Talent - 
Friday nights at 8pm. If you are interested in participating fill out the form. Zoom Links are available on the calendar. 

Virtual Study Hall - 
Its just a zoom so you can study with other Swatties. All participants are muted but chat is open. Zoom Links are available on the calendar. 

Virtual Sharples Table - 
Enjoy a meal with some friends. Zoom Links are available on the calendar. 

Swarthmore Pen Pals - 
Every semester, the Swarthmore College Libraries provide postcards for students to send to family and friends. Since we are geographically distant, we decided to do things a little differently this year! Write a letter, make a card, or print out one of our postcard designs and connect with someone new. After you submit the form, we'll email you with the name and address of who to write to!

Play and Watch [PLAY]

Quarantine Quiz Show -
Who Can Play: Any student, faculty, or staff member at a college/university

When: Every Wednesday in April at 8pm ET
Where: Streaming live on the Twitch ( Channel - RecWithoutBorders

How to Play: Create your own Twitch Account [FREE] and follow the channel above
Prizes: Prizes to the top 5 finishers and random drawings throughout the event.​​​​​​

SAAC Trivia Event -
Join the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee on Saturday, April 18th at 9pm ET for a trivia session benefitting the Student Emergency Fund!
There is a $3 entry fee per person (Venmo - @swatsaac), with up to 4 Swarthmore students able to play on a team. All entry fees will be donated to the Student Emergency Fund!

1st place team: $25 Visa gift card for each team member
2nd place team: $15 Visa gift card for each team member
3rd place team: $10 Visa gift card for each team member.

How it works:
Fill out a registration form for your team including your team name and participants. All registered students will be invited to a Zoom meeting. There will be four rounds of trivia with each round consisting of 10 questions. All team scores will be updated after each round. After questions are asked, teams will be sent to breakout rooms for 1 minute to discuss. At the end of a minute, a designated team captain must send their team’s guess to the host over the chat.

Email Rose Teszler with any questions at

Multiple On-Line Games: 

Board Games: 

Card Games:

Table Top Role Play Game:

Recreation and Wellness [REC]

Swarthmore College Group Exercise Workouts through Zoom

  • Gentle Yoga with Stephanie Liapis, Fridays from 9:30-10:00 a.m. through May 1st. Zoom links available on the calendar. 
  • Pilates with Cathy Raymond, Tuesdays from 12:15-12:45 p.m. through May 19th. - Link to register ​​​​​​.
  • Yoga with Emily Forte, Mondays from 4:45-5:30 p.m. through May 18th - Link to register 

​​​Counseling and Psychological Services at Swarthmore College
In the interest of the well-being of the entire Swarthmore College community, beginning Monday, March 23, CAPS will offer adjusted clinical services on a Zoom-based platform through the end of classes on Friday, May 1.

The College of William & Mary Virtual Health & Wellness
On-demand videos and virtual events to enhance well-being including mindfulness, meditation, art therapy, yoga, HIIT, poetry and more!

Swarthmore College Group Exercise Workouts on YouTube

Peloton Digital
Utilize the Peloton App for on-demand content for 90 Days. As daily routines continue to change, Peloton wants you to have access to their full library of classes. Take a mix of yoga, meditation, strength, cycling, running and more. They will remind you three days before your trial ends so you won't be accidentally billed, and you can cancel anytime.

Free Online Cooking Class
If you've ever wanted to learn how to cook, this is the class for you! By following along with Jessy, you'll learn all the fundamentals of cooking you need to create delicious meals.

Yoga with Adriene
Browse the library of free yoga videos to find a practice that suits your mood or start a journey toward healing. If you're brand-new to yoga, check out Adriene's Yoga For Beginners and Foundations of Yoga series. These are designed to give you the tools to build a happy and healthy yoga practice. If you're ready to work up a sweat, try Total Body Yoga.

Openfit is a digital streaming platform with hundreds of on-demand and live workouts as well as nutrition planning and tracking, all designed to help you stay fit and healthy from home. You must register with your .edu email address or their access will be removed. Use the code STUDENT when registering.

Down Dog
The highest-rated yoga app on Android and iOS, delivering a studio-like yoga experience and a new sequence every time you practice. They have made all of their apps completely free until July 1st for all students and teachers (K-12 and college) so that they can have access to wellness at home through the end of the semester.

Meditation and breathing exercises for beginners and experts alike. Learn mindful and loving-kindness meditation.

Academic & Learning [ACA]

SAMs Open Hours

SAM’s are establishing remote drop-in hours so you can ask questions, get help organizing your time now that routines have been disrupted, think about classes for next semester, or just seek out community.  Several SAMs will be available by Zoom during drop-in hours and there will be breakout rooms for more private conversations. Current hours can be found on the programming calendar. 

You are also encouraged to reach out to the residential, BCC and At-Large SAMs at anytime.  If you need help connecting to a SAM please email me at

Writing Center Hours

Drop-In Writing Center is OPEN

Beginning on Monday, March 30 and running Sunday-Friday for the rest of the semester, in small groups, the WAs will host an online Drop-in Writing Center. Students can come to this space via a Zoom meeting to work in the company of others or to seek assistance from a WA or SPA in one of the breakout rooms. The Drop-In Center can be accessed through our new Drop-In Writing Center page on Moodle

When you arrive at the page you'll be prompted to self-enroll in the page. Once you enter the meeting, a receptionist will greet you and answer any of your questions. 

For students who have limited access to Zoom, you can e-mail and one of the WAs will be in touch with you within 24 hours. 

Honors Office Hours 

Prof. Grace Ledbetter will be hosting virtual office hours every Friday from 3-4pm to answer any and all questions about honors. Check the calendar for zoom links.

  • Time: Apr 2, 2020 03:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
  • Every week on Thu, Fri, until May 14, 2020, 13 occurrence(s)

Specific Department tutoring programs
Many departments have gone virtual for tutoring and it will be best to reach out to your department directly to get a sense of what that schedule looks like. 

Library Resources - Research and Information Associates

Live Chat* = RIAs can help you through chat.

  • Monday - Thursday, 4:30pm-7:00pm Eastern
  • Swat Librarians staff the chat Monday - Friday, 8:30am-4:30pm Eastern

Drop-In Hours = Swarthmore students are invited to get help from RIAs on Zoom.

  • Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, 5:00pm-7:00pm Eastern

*Using the “Waiting Room” feature of Zoom, a queue will form. Each student will then have a chance to have a research consultation with a RIA. Learn more about accessing drop in hours and live chats. 

ITS resources on learning remotely