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Celebrating Reunion at Home

Whether you simply miss campus or are looking for something fun to do, these virtual resources and Reunion activities allow you to experience Swarthmore as it is today, feel a little nostalgic, and celebrate Swarthmore whenever and wherever you want!

Experience

Acts of Service

As part of the Swarthmore Reunion Celebration activities this year, we invite you to participate in ‘Acts of Service’ between Saturday, May 8 and Saturday, June 12. We encourage you to find a local, physically distanced or virtual service opportunity and share your experience with us. Tell us about your act of service by emailing events@swarthmore.edu or using #SwarthmoreReunion on social media.

To encourage your participation and celebrate the Swarthmore community giving back, we will give away a limited number of ‘Swarthmore Reunion Celebration' t-shirts. Sign up now and receive your t-shirt late May.

Reunion-in-a-Box

Unfortunately, we have sold out of boxes and are no longer able to add names to the waitlist. We were amazed by the positive response to Reunion-in-a-Box and we’re exploring possible future box offerings. If you signed up for a Reunion-in-a-Box, you can expect to receive your box in mid- to late-May (or a little later if we're shipping your box internationally). Once you receive your little piece of Swarthmore in your mailbox, share your unboxing photos and videos with us by using #SwarthmoreReunion! 

Watch

Introduction to Volvelles

Volvelles, rotating paper wheel charts, were medieval cutting-edge information technology, the ‘original computers’ that allowed users to calculate dates, and positions of constellations. Explore the Astronomicum Caesareum on display at McCabe Library and a beautiful digital exhibition to go along with it. And try your hand at making your own volvelles, using these materials and following this brief instruction video.

Virtual Campus Tour: Scott Arboretum

Join the staff of the Scott Arboretum for these virtual, prerecorded tours, and enjoy the beauty of campus from the comfort of your home.

Virtual Walking Tour: Swarthmore College, the Underground Railroad, and Beyond

Join Swarthmore College librarians on a virtual walking tour of campus to learn about the families behind some of Swarthmore's most familiar landmarks — such as Parrish, Magill, and Clothier. We'll explore their connections to abolitionism, African-American education, and the Underground Railroad, and discuss how these legacies relate to Swarthmore College's efforts across time to create a diverse and inclusive environment.

Meditation Workshop

Join Hojin Park, Buddhist spiritual advisor for the Swarthmore College Interfaith Center, for this mediation workshop. This workshop was recorded on Oct. 29, 2020.  

Read

Archived Issues of the Swarthmore Phoenix

The first issue of the Swarthmore Phoenix was published in December 1881. The Phoenix student newspaper is published weekly during the academic year and features news articles, sports highlights, and opinions, all submitted by the students of Swarthmore College. You can search by keyword or year in these archives. Who knows, you might even find a photo of yourself or an article you wrote or are quoted in! 

Swarthmore Halcyons

Step back in time and take a look through the pages of your yearbook. To find your yearbook, search by your class year in the search bar. 

Connect

The Swarthmore Alumni Online Community

A great way to connect with classmates between virtual reunion events is through a phone call or email. The Swarthmore Alumni Online Community is a great resource for finding and connecting with classmates. You can search by class year, activity, current location, and more. Learn more about the Swarthmore Alumni Online Community.