Orientation - Saturday, September 1
- Follow-up Course Registration if need-be, 11:00 - 11:30 a.m., Science Center
- Interfaith Center Open House, 3:00 - 4:00 p. m., Bond Memorial Hall
- First Collection (Scott Amphitheater), 6:45 - 8:00 p.m.
7:30 a.m.–9:30 a.m. in Sharples Dining Hall
Visit the Ville
10 a.m.–2 p.m.
Familiarize yourself with the local community during Swarthmore’s weekly farmers market. Participate in a scavenger hunt for a chance to win a $50 bookstore gift card!
Follow-Up Course Registration
11 a.m.–11:30 a.m. in Science Center, Eldridge Commons
In advance of this meeting, check MySwarthmore to see if your fall course schedule is complete. If you have been “lotteried out” of any of your courses (because the course was overenrolled), attend this registration session to select additional courses to fill in your schedule.
Orientation Group Lunch
11:30 a.m.–1:30 p.m. in Sharples Dining Hall
Matchbox Open House
1 p.m.–4 p.m. in Matchbox
Learn about the Fitness and Wellness Center. Meet the Matchbox staff, view the facility and equipment, and learn about physical education classes and recreational programs.
Arboretum Walks in the Crum Woods
1:30 p.m.–2 p.m. in Scott Amphitheater
Join a member of the Arboretum staff for a guided tour of the Crum Woods.
One Card Program and Campus Safety Discussion - 45-minute session
1:30 p.m.–4:15 p.m. in Science Center 101
Learn about the new One Card and ways to help keep yourself and others safe. Three sessions are offered and you only need to attend one session: 1:30–2:15; 2:30–3:15; or 3:30–4:15.
Interfaith Center Open House
3 p.m.–4 p.m. in Bond Hall
All are invited to meet representatives from all campus religious groups and enjoy refreshments.
Arboretum Walks in the Crum
3:30 p.m.–4 p.m. in Scott Amphitheater
Join a member of the arboretum staff for a guided tour of the Crum Woods.
Orientation Group Dinner
4:30 p.m.–6:30 p.m. in Sharples Dining Hall
Men’s Soccer Hosts Annual Garnet Soccer Alumni Match
5:00 p.m. in Clothier Field
Root for the soccer team.
Your Role in Sustainability Leadership
4:00 p.m.– 6:00 p.m. in Scheuer Room, Kohlberg Hall
Join an essential, how-to session on the sustainability systems of Swarthmore from proper waste sorting techniques to residential energy conservation strategies. Select one of four, 30-minute workshops to attend at 4, 4:30, 5, or 5:30 pm.
First Collection - MOVED TO SUNDAY, September 3rd
6:45 p.m.–8 p.m. in Scott Amphitheater; rain location: LPAC
Begin the academic year with a tradition that marks the official beginning of every student’s Swarthmore experience. It’s an opportunity to reflect again on the queries posed at our First Gathering and to commit ourselves to engage fully in the community in a manner that opens us to transformation. Share insights, learn from the wisdom of others, pass the light of your candle to your neighbors, and sing the alma mater with your Swarthmore community.
9 p.m.–11 p.m. in LPAC
Written, directed, and starring Swarthmore students, this performance is a time honored and good natured look at all a first year here can bring.
Snacks in Parrish
11 p.m.–1 a.m. in Parrish Hall, Shane Lounge
A late-night snack hosted by the Orientation Committee.