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Welcome to the Swarthmore Class of 2027!

This message was sent by the Incoming and Interim Vice President for Student Affairs on May 16, 2023:

Congratulations, Swattie! We are thrilled that you are a member of the Class of 2027 and excited to welcome you to the Swarthmore community.

Your time at Swarthmore will prepare you for a life of purpose by helping you develop and hone your critical and creative thinking, curiosity, and ability to engage with ideas and perspectives that differ from your own, with empathy and an appreciation for our shared humanity. We know you will take advantage of the opportunities waiting for you here and allow yourself to explore this expansive education with wonder and joy. To receive all that you can from your college experience, expect to be challenged, and be ready to embrace moments of change, discomfort, and growth.

You’re going to hear a lot from us over the next few months as we help prepare you for the start of this incredible time in your life. For now, we hope that you will take time to celebrate all that you have accomplished with your friends and family.

Congratulations again. Be well, and see you in August!


Stephanie Ives
Incoming Vice President for Student Affairs

Tomoko Sakomura
Interim Vice President for Student Affairs

on behalf of the Students Affairs Division