A family during Garnet Homecoming and Family Weekend

Parents and families are invited to campus events and regional events hosted by the College.

Garnet Homecoming and Family Weekend

Join your student on campus for lectures, sporting events, artistic performances, and more. Join us on October 26–28 for Garnet Homecoming and Family Weekend 2018. 


Celebrate the graduating class with a full weekend of activities—including Baccalaureate, fireworks, and the Commencement Exercises in the Scott Amphitheater on Sunday.

Presidential Events

Join President Valerie Smith at informal receptions across the country to meet and mingle with fellow community members and learn about the College's comprehensive campaign, Changing Lives, Changing the World.

Send-Offs to Swarthmore

Send-offs are hosted by alumni, current parents, and parents of alumni in cities across the country and around the world to welcome incoming students and their families to the Swarthmore community.