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Your Next Steps as a Swattie

This message was sent on behalf of Student Affairs Division on May 16, 2023

Welcome to Swarthmore College! Now that you’re an official Swattie, you’re probably wondering what your next steps are. When should you be registering for classes? When are housing assignments made? What’s your Swarthmore email address? What’s the best route from building to building with enough time to stop and smell the actual roses before a lecture? These are all important questions, and we’re glad you’re thinking about them.

Here are some important timelines to keep in mind as a newly-minted Swattie:

  • 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 (such as the Advising questionnaire) are due in mySwarthmore.
  • Mid-July: We plan to email you with info on how to complete academic placement exams online.
  • Late July: Your final high school transcripts (and official standardized testing, if applicable*) are due to the Admissions Office.
  • Early-mid August: Your academic placement exams are due; housing assignments will be made and shared with you via our Housing Portal in mySwarthmore.
  • August 25-28: International Student Orientation.
  • August 29: New Student Move-In Day.  
  • Late August: New Student Orientation. Academic advising and course registration.

You will get email updates from the Student Affairs Division as we approach these dates and deadlines, but we wanted to just give you a little heads up and reassurance that you’re right on track. The Student Affairs Division staff facilitate your transition to the Swarthmore College community and your successful journey to graduation. They want to help you take full advantage of the opportunities that you will find here. Be sure to check the New Student website for the latest information and updates. 

The whole Student Affairs Division is here for you and is excited to have you as a part of our community. Interim Vice President for Student Affairs Tomoko Sakomura plans to reach out to you next week.

Student Affairs Division

*The Admissions Office will reach out to you with further instructions about your final high school transcripts and/or official standardized testing. No action is needed at this time.