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Orientation Schedule: Class of 2028

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Class of 2028 and New Transfer Student Orientation will take place Tuesday, August 27, 2024 through Saturday,  August 31, 2024.

The full schedule will be available closer to the start of Orientation through the Swarthmore app. 

Glance at move in day (August 27, 2024):

Residence Halls open: 8am

Move-in and Unpack: 8am - 12pm

Lunch Break: 12pm-2pm

First Student Meet Up:  2:30pm

Family Welcome Event: 2:45pm

Family Farewell Event:  3:30pm*

All Student Meeting: 4:30pm

*We kindly invite families and friends to depart campus after the Family Farewell ends, so that your student can focus on Orientation 2028!

Please note that the above "At a Glance" calendar is provided for planning purposes only, and is not inclusive of all events scheduled on August 27, 2024

SUMMER Communication Timeline (tentative)

Additional information about Orientation will be shared throughout the summer. Some important communications to be on the lookout for:

  • 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. Housing assignments will be shared with you via our Housing Portal in mySwarthmore.
  • Early-mid August: Your academic placement exams are due.
  • August 27: New Student Move-In Day.
  • August 27 through August 31: In-person New Student Orientation on campus. Academic advising and course registration.