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Schedule of Events

Friday, April 20 | Saturday, April 21

Events are subject to change. A program will be provided to attendees upon their arrival on campus. 

Friday, April 20
Time Event Description Location
11:30 a.m.–4 p.m. Registration The Inn at Swarthmore, Lobby
Noon–1:15 p.m. Lunch
Join fellow attendees, members of the Student Philanthropy Council, and College Advancement staff for an informal lunch.
Inn at Swarthmore, Gathering Room
1:30–2:30 p.m. Green Roof Tour
Learn about the inner workings, benefits, and beauty of Swarthmore College's green roofs. Please note that although the first roof is easily accessible, access to the second (optional) roof requires the ability to climb a ladder. In the event of rain or severe weather, we will view the small display roof from indoors.
David Kemp Hall Entrance
2:30–2:45 p.m. Coffee Break Inn at Swarthmore, Lobby
3–4:30 p.m. Peace & Conflict Studies Class: Friends, Peace, and Sanctuary
​Sit in on this seminar, co-taught by College Librarian Peggy Seiden and Katie Price, assistant director for co-curricular programming and outreach at the Lang Center, in which students conduct research related to resettled individuals (refugees) living in Philadelphia and explore questions of displacement, empathy, and belonging. This course is part of Swarthmore's Friends, Peace, and Sanctuary project, supported by The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage.
McCabe Library, Room 311
4:30–6 p.m. Senior Showcase and Reception
The Senior Showcase provides a space for the Swarthmore community to come together and learn from senior projects across all three divisions. Participating students each have three minutes and one slide to distill a year's worth of work into a compelling presentation. A reception will follow in Eldridge Commons. 
Science Center, Chang Hou Hall (Room 101)
6–7:30 p.m.

Dinner and Discussion: Vital Spaces    
Enjoy dinner with current students and hear from Dean of Students Liz Braun and Vice President for Finance and Administration Greg Brown about projects underway to foster community, inclusivity, and sustainability in communal spaces on campus.

Kohlberg Hall, Scheuer Room
7:30 p.m. Gathering
Join fellow Parrish Salon attendees for conversation and happy hour.
Broad Table Tavern at The Inn at Swarthmore
8 p.m. Fetter Chamber Music Concert #1
Student musicians from the Elizabeth Pollard Fetter Chamber Music Program will perform the first of four springtime chamber music concerts. The program was established in 1975 by Elizabeth Pollard Fetter '25 as the "Pollard Scholarship Funds" and continues to be enhanced and supported by generations of the Fetter family.
Lang Music Building, Concert Hall

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Saturday, April 21
Time Event Description Location
7:30–11:30 a.m. Registration Science Center, Lobby
8–9:45 a.m. Keynote Breakfast: "Swarthmore Summer Scholars Program (S3P): A Quick Look Back and a Long Look Forward"
Isaac H. Clothier Jr. Professor of Biology and S3P Director Amy Vollmer will speak about this five-week immersion experience that supports qualified students who have successfully navigated high school, are interested in STEM, and who are less familiar with higher education, academia, and the culture of Swarthmore. 
Science Center, Chang Hou Hall (Room 101)
10–11:30 a.m. Afro-Cuban Experiential Learning Course
Hear from Assistant Professor of Spanish Désirée Díaz, Assistant Professor of Sociology Nina Johnson, and students who participated in this immersive research course in Cuba.
Science Center, Room 102
Noon–2:15 p.m. Donor-Scholar Celebration
Scholarship supporters, scholarship recipients, and friends celebrate the named scholarship program during this annual luncheon. 
Matchbox, Tarble Commons (third floor)
2:30–3:30 p.m. Tour of New Spaces for Learning and Living
Director of Capital Planning and Project Management Jan Semler and ADA Program Manager Susan Smythe will lead participants on a tour of construction projects on campus, including the new academic building Whittier Hall, the renovated Cornell Library, and ongoing construction of the Biology-Engineering-Psychology (BEP) building. The tour will end in Science Center 104 with a photo tour of PPR Apartments. In the event of rain or severe weather, meet under the Science Center overhang.
Meet in front of the Science Center
3:30–4:30 p.m. Summer Opportunities Student Panel Discussion
Student recipients of Summer Opportunity funding—Katherine Ham ’18, Robin M. Shapiro ’78 Endowed Fund for Summer Research; Maria Ingersoll ’20, Robert Enders Field Biology Award; Coleman Powell ’20, Cilento Family Community Service Fellowship; and Eriko Shrestha ’19, James H. Scheuer Summer Internship in Environmental and Population Studies—will speak about their experiences.
Science Center, Chang Hou Hall (Room 101)
4:30–5:30 p.m. List Gallery Reception
Join fellow Parrish Salon attendees at a closing reception to recognize the impact generous philanthropy has had on Swarthmore College. On display will be artwork from senior thesis shows by Elizabeth Whipple ’18 and Henry Ortmeyer ’18. 
List Gallery (LPAC)

If you will be staying in Swarthmore on Saturday evening, we encourage you to visit for a full list of campus events and performances.

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