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Self-Guided Tour

Department Overview

Choose your own adventure as you explore the iconic Scott Outdoor Amphitheater and Parrish Hall, as well as the dining hall, libraries, residence halls, Honors Program, and Black Cultural Center, among many other campus highlights. 

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Parrish Hall

Located at the center of campus, Parrish Hall is Swarthmore’s original building.

Honors Program

This distinctive program embodies intellectual self-direction and features deep student-faculty collaboration.

Scott Outdoor Amphitheater

When you see it for the first time, it will take your breath away.

Life in the Residence Halls

Living on campus, students learn how to come together and form the bonds of community they will carry with them beyond their time at Swarthmore.

Sharples Dining Hall

Sharples is the central place where students gather to share meals and good conversation with one another.

Hormel-Nguyen Intercultural Center

From the hot beverages that greet visitors to the community-building kitchen, lounge, and fireplace, the IC is one of the most welcoming and soothing places on campus.

Libraries

The libraries foster critical inquiry, scholarly discovery and engagement, innovation, and creativity — a dynamic forum for people and ideas.

Dean Bond Rose Garden

This organically maintained garden is one of 16 on campus that, together with several featured collections, serve as a living museum for campus residents and visitors alike.

Black Cultural Center

After celebrating its golden anniversary on campus, the House is still a cornerstone of Swarthmore’s Black community.

Engineering

We believe the best engineers are the ones who understand not only the widgets they design but also the people whose needs are to be met.

Lang Center for Civic & Social Responsibility

Connecting curriculum, campus, and community through engaged scholarship and collaborative action with multiple research options.

Research

Swarthmore offers many research opportunities in classes and seminars, as independent projects for academic credit, in paid positions during the academic year, and in funded summer projects.

Performing Arts

Our vibrant community of performers, creators, and critical thinkers share a passion for expression and exploration.

Crum Woods

A creek runs through it.

Traditions

An array of eclectic campus traditions help students mark their time here by providing moments of whimsy and “Wow.”

Kitao Art Gallery

Students manage this jewelbox of a gallery space.

Athletics & Wellness

Whether you aspire to be an All-American or a weekend warrior, Swarthmore can help you reach your personal fitness and wellness goals.

Inn at Swarthmore

Home of the campus store and located next to the Swarthmore Train Station adjacent to campus.

Train Station

Located at the foot of Magill Walk, the station provides convenient access to Philadelphia and beyond.