In lieu of an in-person Alumni Weekend, we are celebrating milestone reunions and the connections of Swarthmore alumni to one another and the College throughout the 2020–21 academic year. During Reunion 2021, classes celebrating milestone reunions will gather virtually — and safely — for lectures, workshops, cocktail hours, and more. View upcoming class activities and events. If you have a suggestion for a virtual program, or would like to volunteer to help plan a virtual event, contact your Class Reunion Committee.
This page will be updated throughout the year as additional activities and resources — including all-alumni reunion events — are finalized. Check back often!
- Will there be any in-person Alumni Weekend events?
No. This summer, Interim Vice President for College Advancement Liam McAlpine announced that in-person events for Swarthmore alumni and families, including Alumni Weekend, would be canceled or postponed until further notice. As we considered how best to serve our alumni and families while maintaining our commitments to the on-campus community, we recognized that the only way to protect the health and safety of all is to encourage physical distancing and reimagine our programs accordingly. While circumstances may change, an in-person Alumni Weekend requires months of planning and preparation. Therefore, the decision not to host an in-person Alumni Weekend in 2021 is final. While we are disappointed not to be able to welcome you back to campus this spring, we are excited to explore new ways of connecting alumni to one another and the College.
- Can I visit campus anyways?
Effective Aug. 31, the Swarthmore College campus is closed to visitors until further notice. This restriction includes College grounds, the Crum Woods, playing fields, and tennis courts. Read President Val Smith's message to the community about the new campus visitor policy.