Welcome to Swarthmore College!


Below are some items of important information that may be of interest to you as you begin to navigate your way around the college. Please do not hesitate to call us if you have any questions.

We look forward to seeing you on campus!

New Faculty Orientation

The orientation for new faculty will take place on Thursday, August 30, 2018.  See schedule of events.

You and your spouse/partner and family are cordially invited to a reception following the orientation.  Join us for cocktails and hors d'ouveres at 5:30 p.m. in the Scheuer room and garden, Kohlberg Hall. Please RSVP to Joanne Kimpel and be sure to let her know if you will be bringing a guest. Contact Joanne at jkimpel1@swarthmore.edu.

Guide For Instructional Staff New to Swarthmore College

Download the guide [pdf]

Benefits Orientation

For those who are benefits eligible and have not yet elected benefits, please plan to attend the benefits orientation. John Cline and Diane Echternach of Human Resources will be hosting a session and can answer questions regarding health insurance packages, spending accounts, etc.

The orientation will be held on Friday, August 25, 2017 from 10:00am to noon in the Science Center 199.


Faculty and Instructional Staff members will be paid via direct deposit on the 15th of each month. You will receive a confirming e-mail a few days prior to payday notifying you of your pending deposit.

If you haven't already filled out a direct deposit form [pdf], please do so as soon as possible. When submitting your direct deposit form to the Provost's office, you must also provide a voided check.

Franklin Mint Federal Credit Union

The Franklin Mint Federal Credit Union has a branch office in Parrish Hall, 1st Floor West. They provide good service and are open to faculty, staff and students. In addition to the branch office, they also have an ATM in place in Kohlberg Hall (close to the coffee shop).


Within mySwarthmore you can enter your emergency contact information and directory information (i.e. office location and phone extension). mySwarthmore also provides access to paystubs, direct deposit information, W-2 forms, and benefit information.


Visit the Swarthmore Bookstore's Website to see what they have to offer. To place a textbook order, click on the "faculty" link OR contact Steve Levin directly at slevin1@swarthmore.edu, or at 610-328-8018.

Faculty/Staff Dash

The Faculty/Staff Dash contains lots of useful information, including a link to the SEPTA train schedule, and many on campus services that might interest you. At the top of the page you will see tabs for access to: mySwarthmore, Moodle, Google, tripod, and Faculty Services. Your network user ID and password is to be used for all of these applications.

Parking Permit and Photo ID

If you will be parking your car on campus you will need a parking permit. Visit Public Safety's Website for an electronic application. Once the application has been submitted, your permit will be sent via campus mail to your department. Otherwise, you are welcome to stop by Public Safety (Benjamin West House) and fill out a form there where you will be issued a permit. Benjamin West House is located on Chester Road (Rt. 320).

Your Swarthmore College photo ID will be necessary for library borrowing privileges as well as for access to the College's athletic facilities.  Visit our "One Card office" located in Parrish 131A to get your photo ID.