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Garnet Day

On a picturesque May afternoon, the College hosted the inaugural Garnet Day, a celebration of school spirit and community. Students, faculty and staff members filled Parrish Beach for lawn games, frozen treats, a free Swarthmore t-shirt, and an opportunity to enjoy each other’s company.

Below are photos from the inaugural Garnet Day. The plan is for future Garnet Days to be held on the first Thursday of each month.

People hold multicolor parachute outside

Students enjoyed a beautiful spring day out on Parrish Beach.

Person shows ID in exchange for garnet shirt

Campus community members received free t-shirts to show off their school spirit.

Person takes photo with popsicles outdoors

Frozen treats, including popsicles and ice cream sandwiches, Rose Garden Circle, helped usher in warmer weather.

Goldendoodle puppy outdoors

President Smith's new goldendoodle puppy, Maxey, was a hit with the campus community.

Students stand around Spikeball net

Lawn games, such as Spikeball and cornhole, provided a much-needed break from final exams.

Two students wearing garnet pose together outdoors

Garnet Day participants were also entered  into a raffle to win Swarthmore gear from the Campus & Community Store.

Two people sitting on ground, playing large size connect four game

Going forward, Garnet Day will be held on the first Thursday of each month.

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