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Orientation Schedule

Large group of students sitting in the college's amphitheater holding candles at night time collection.

Orientation is August 23 through August 27.

  • Tuesday, August 23: welcome programs for family/friends and for new students, with family and friends farewell in the late afternoon
  • August 23 through August 27: required orientation programming for new students
  • a detailed Orientation schedule will be shared in August

Move-in information can be found here.  All information provided is tentative, and dependent upon the trajectory of the COVID-19 virus. For the most up-to-date information please check the College's COVID19 website.


We will share more detailed information as soon as we can. For now, here is a general tentative time line:

  • Mid-May: We will email you with info on how to set up your Swarthmore email account and network access, and how to complete new student forms in mySwarthmore - your online hub for student life.
  • June 1: Your new student forms (like the Advising questionnaire) are due in mySwarthmore.
  • Late June: Your final high school transcripts are due to the Admissions Office.
  • Mid-July: We plan to email you with info on how to complete academic placement exams online.
  • Early-mid August: Your academic placement exams are due. Housing assignments will be shared with you via our Housing Portal in mySwarthmore.
  • August 23: New Student Move-In Day.
  • August 23 through 27: In-person New Student Orientation on campus. Academic advising and course registration.