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Orientation Schedule

Orientation First Meeting of the Class of 2019

We look forward to welcoming new students to campus. The New Student Orientation schedule will be updated throughout August. For now, we are able to share a timeline for several academic planning pieces of Orientation:

Late July: Online placement exam info sent via email

July 28: Announcement of amended Fall 2020 and January 2021 Course Schedules. Fall 2020 will indicate remote or hybrid. The January 2021 term (J-term) is all remote. Some new courses may be added.

August 10: Deadline to complete online placement exams.

Mid-August: Academic advisor assignment notification via mySwarthmore

August 17-18: placement interviews (conducted via Zoom and phone) with the Spanish Department and Modern Languages and Literatures Department.

August 17-21: online International Student Orientation

August 19-21: online Summer Social Justice Institute

August 21 at 10-11 am EST and 7-8 pm EDT: online info session for prospective Engineering majors with Prof. Matt Zucker (Engineering Department Chair)

August 24-28: New student advising and registration (conducted remotely):

  • Monday, August 24 (time and structure to be determined): Virtual Advising Fair, including asynchronous component 
  • Monday, August 24, and Tuesday, August 25: New Student Advising (new students meet individually and virtually with academic advisors)
  • Wednesday, August 26, 10 a.m. until 8 p.m. EDT: Registration for Fall and J-term via mySwarthmore
  • Thursday, August 27: Course lotteries
  • Friday, August 28: Add/Drop begins for new students using Add/Drop form in mySwarthmore

August 25, 2-3 pm EDT (online):  Recepción para Estudiantes, Familias y Amigos LatinX / Reception for LatinX Students, Families and Friends

Tuesday, September 1, 9 am - 4 pm: registered move-in appointments

Wednesday, September 2, 9 am - 4 pm: registered move-in appointments