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
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 over-enrolled), attend this registration session to select additional courses to fill in your schedule.
Find your classrooms and labs
11 a.m.–4 p.m. in academic buildings on campus: to avoid stress or confusion during the first week of classes, find your classrooms and labs today.
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.
Auxilliary Services Session (90 Minute Sessions)
1:30 p.m.–4:30 p.m. in Science Center 101
Come and learn about what Auxiliary Services offers you as student at Swarthmore College. The Auxiliary umbrella includes the following office and services at the College: Dining Services, Events Management, Office Services, OneCard, the Post Office, the Swarthmore Campus & Community Store, the Lang Performing Arts Center, and the Inn at Swarthmore*. Two sessions are offered and you only need to attend one session: 1:30– 3:00pm; or 3:00–4:30pm. *will not be presenting during this session
Worthmore Open Hours
2:00 p.m.–3:00 p.m. in Willets Basement 101
Stop by Swarthmore's free store to pick up items for your dorm room
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.
Tree Planting and Class Picture
4:00 p.m.–4:30 p.m. Behind McCabe Library
Join us for planting your class tree! In the past, class trees have been planted by seniors. But this year YOU will have the opportunity to plant the Class Tree for 2022. This will allow you to get to know your tree as you continue your Swarthmore experience.
Orientation Group Dinner
4:30 p.m.–6:30 p.m. in Sharples Dining Hall
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.