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A Return to Campus Rhythms

After an academic year fully interrupted by the pandemic, Swarthmore's students are resuming their normal campus routines, whether it’s leading discussion in an Honors seminar, playing in the Jazz Ensemble, or joining a new club (or three).

With the fall semester in full swing, here are some highlights from the week of Sept. 20-27, capturing just a small slice of life for the Swarthmore student body.

Students sit outside and eat lunch

The Black Cultural Center (BCC) hosted an open house last week to celebrate the beginning of the school year. 

Students examine plant life in classroom

Students in Visiting Assistant Professor of Biology Jake Grossman's Ecology course examine plant samples in a Singer Hall classroom.

Two students sit outside in white adirondack chairs

Students enjoy the onset of fall while lounging in Adirondack chairs on Parrish Beach.

Students sit in bleachers at night

Students filled the stands at Clothier Field to watch the men's soccer team take on Eastern University. 

Person wearing "14" kicks soccer ball

The Garnet won 3-1, handing Eastern its first loss of the season.

Professor wearing masks gestures at projector screen

Visiting Assistant Professor of Mathematics and Statistics Lucas Van Meter goes over a course syllabus.

Students wearing masks play instrument

Members of the Chinese Music Ensemble rehearse in the Presser Room in the Lang Music Center

Students sitting on lawn form giant peace sign

Students form a giant peace sign on International Day of Peace, observed annually on September 21.

Students on lawn framed by glass window pane

During the Peace Day events, students also gathered near Clothier Bell Tower as the bell rang 21 times to mark the occasion.

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