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Your Swarthmore email account and new student forms

Dear student,

Welcome to Swarthmore! We coordinate Orientation and we look forward to meeting you in August. We hope that you and yours are safe and healthy amidst these uncertain times. 

We write to share instructions on how to access your new Swarthmore email account and complete the new student forms in mySwarthmore.

Please follow the instructions (below this message) under the “TO DO” sections to complete the new student forms by June 1. Your Swarthmore username is listed at the bottom of this message. Your Student ID number will be provided to you in a separate email today. 

Email is our main way of communicating with you. Please regularly check your new Swarthmore email account. If you have any questions about setting up your Swarthmore network or email account, email the College’s Helpdesk at If you have general questions and are not sure who to ask, please email

In July, we will share information about academic placement exams. In August, we will share information about housing assignments. We look forward to welcoming you to campus for new student orientation, which begins on August 24.

Please explore the website for new students

We look forward to getting to know you. 

Andrew Barclay, Director of Student Activities
Liz Derickson, Associate Dean of Academic Success
Karen Henry, Dean of First-Year Students and Director of First-Gen and Low-Income Student Initiatives