Orientation - Thursday, August 31
- 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.
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
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.
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.
8:45 p.m.–9:45 p.m. in Locations TBA
Guided discussions will be facilitated by returning students.
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.