Orientation - Thursday, August 30

Orientation free plant giveaway
Don't Miss:
  • Understanding Your Loans, 9:00 - 9:30 a.m., Lang Concert Hall
  • Advising Fair, 10:00 - 11:15 a.m., Science Center
  • Individual Meetings w/ Academic Advisors, 1:00 - 5:00 p.m.
  • Making Friends, Making Out:Creating Healthy Relationships, 7:00 - 8:30 p.m., LPAC


7:30 a.m.–9:30 a.m. in Sharples Dining Hall

Understanding Your Loans

9 a.m.–9:30 a.m. in Lang Concert Hall

This session is required for any student who will borrow from the Federal Direct Stafford Loans program now or in the future. 

Student Employment Information Session

9:30 a.m.–10 a.m. in Lang Concert Hall

Students share the ins and outs of working on campus.

Academic Advising Fair

10 a.m.–11:15 a.m. in Science Center

Representatives from all academic departments and programs will answer questions and assist with course selection.

Scheduling Your Academic Adviser Meeting

11:15 a.m.–12 p.m. in Adviser’s Office

Individual meetings with your adviser happen from 1 to 5 p.m., so stop by at 11:15 a.m. to schedule an individual meeting. Some advisers use this time for a small-group meeting, leading up to individual meetings in the afternoon.

Lunch with Your Orientation Groups

11:30 a.m.–1:30 p.m. in Sharples Dining Hall

Individual Meetings with Academic Advisers

1 p.m.–5 p.m. in Adviser’s Office

You must meet with your academic adviser before you register for classes.

Computer Help

1 p.m.–4 p.m. in Parrish Hall, Shane Lounge

ITS helpers will be available to assist with tech support issues in Shane Lounge.

Scott Arboretum Plant Giveaway

1 p.m.–3 p.m. in Wister Center

Learn about our arboretum and receive a free plant to liven up your room.

Half-Hour Campus Tours

1 p.m.–4 p.m. in Meet in Parrish Hall, Shane Lounge

Library Orientation

1 p.m.–4 p.m. in half-hour program

SAM Drop-In Hours

2 p.m.–4 p.m. in McCabe Library

Get academic advice from sophomore, junior, and senior SAMs on selecting your first classes and ask them questions about planning your courseload.

Job Fair Session 1

2 p.m.–3 p.m. in Sharples Dining Hall

Get information from many on-campus employers about jobs available in their offices/departments and submit your employment forms (W-2, etc.) at this event. Session 1 and Session 2 are identical and this is not a first-come-first-served session.

Job Fair Session 2

3 p.m.–4 p.m. in Sharples Dining Hall

Keeping Your Account Secure at Swarthmore

4:00 p.m.– 4:30 p.m. Keeping Your Account Secure at Swarthmore (TBD) in Sci 101

You'll secure your account here with something you have and something you know.  At a time where .edu credentials are getting stolen (and sold!) at historically high rates, you'll leave this session knowing how Swarthmore protects you and your information using a program called Duo.

Computer Help

4:30 p.m.– 6:30 p.m. in Sharples Dining Hall, Upstairs

ITS helpers will be available to assist with tech support issues in Shane Lounge and Sharples Dining Hall (4:30–6:30 p.m.).

Orientation Group Dinner

4:30 p.m.– 6:30 p.m. in Sharples Dining Hall

Making Friends, Making Out: Creating Healthy Relationships

7 p.m.–8:30 p.m. in LPAC

Building and strengthening healthy relationship skills are an essential part of the college experience. In addition to making connections in the classroom, this may include exploring sex and dating. In this session, we will discuss the concepts of consent, positive sexuality, healthy dating, and how we can nurture a community free of sexual and dating violence.

Community Reflections

8:45 p.m.–9:45 p.m. in Locations TBA

Guided discussions will be facilitated by returning students.

Philly SNACKFoods!

10 p.m.–12 p.m. in Parrish Circle West—the Scott Amphitheater and Tarble Clothier side of Parrish

Philly is an awesome place for good eats, so the Orientation Committee is bringing you some of the city’s finest culinary treats. Hang out, grab a bite, and have some glow-in-the-dark fun.