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Virtual Programming

Welcome to the Virtual Programming and Calendar Webpage! With campus programming going primarily online, it can be hard to keep track of everything that is happening. To make it easier to see what’s going on, we’ve created a centralized Google calendar that you can add to your own Swarthmore calendar. As events continue to populate, they’ll show up automatically in your calendar and will be sorted into one of five 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 & Well-being [REC] - Recreation and wellbeing initiatives that help support holistic well-being.
  • Academic & Learning [ACA] - Opportunities learn and connect to academic support.
  • Professional Development [ProDev] - Opportunities for professional and career development

Click the link below to access the calendar and make sure that you are 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. Check the event details section of an event that you're interested in for Zoom links, event registration details, or a person to contact if you have questions. 


Adding an event to the Calendar

If you’re interested in hosting an event or get together that’s open to the Swarthmore community, we’ve made an event registration form for you to fill out in order get it posted on the shared calendar. When filling out the event registration form, you’ll also need to give some basic event details, Zoom information with a password, and tell us when the event is. We ask that you please be proactive when submitting the registration form and allow at least one business day for processing.

Check out additional resources for each category below:

Social & Events [SOC]

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. (coming soon for fall 2020)

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.​​​​​​

Multiple On-Line Games: 

Board Games: 

Card Games:

Table Top Role Play Game:

Recreation and Wellness [REC]

Check out this page for updated information - 

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