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New Students

Welcome, Class of 2027 and Transfer Students

New Student Orientation

Department Overview


Congratulations on your admissions to Swarthmore! We are so excited you will be joining us this upcoming academic year. 

The next four years of your life will be a time of incredible intellectual and personal growth. The Student Affairs Division staff facilitate your transition to the Swarthmore College community and your successful journey to graduation. We want to help you take full advantage of the opportunities that you will find here. The Division Directory will tell you a bit about who we are. Make particular note of Karen Henry ’87, dean of the first-year class, and Jennifer Marks-Gold, assistant dean and director of the international student programs.

The Orientation Schedule is live!  You can find the full schedule through the Swarthmore Guidebook app. You can find this app in the desktop version here. Once you open it, click details on the left hand side. You can also download the Swarthmore app and download the Orientation '27 guide straight to your phone! Please be mindful that with the app, things can be, and will be, updated in real time as needed! You can continue to refer to it all week as needed for the most accurate information.

We look forward to meeting you all soon!