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Cakes and Barbecues

Cake Orders

Show someone you care with one of our delicious (and reasonably priced) cakes for birthdays and other occasions! Chose yellow or chocolate cake and vanilla or chocolate icing.  Cakes come in two sizes:

  • 9 inch round cake for $30 (serves 10)
  • 1/2  sheet cake for $40 (serves 25) 

THREE-day advance notice is required for orders, and payments are accepted in points, cash, credit cards, or a check payable to Swarthmore College, 500 College Avenue, Swarthmore Dining, Swarthmore, PA 19081. 

Contact Therese Hopson at or call 610-328-8181 to place your order and be sure to include the following information:

  • Message to be written on the cake
  • Students name, email address and cell phone number
  • Size of cake and flavors
  • Date cake is needed


We provide burgers, hot dogs, veggie burgers, 2 salads, water, condiments, brownies or cookies and paper products. You find the grill and a minimum of 25 ID numbers. Contact Therese Hopson at least 72 hours in advance. Names and ID numbers must be submitted by email in an Excel format, with last name, first name and ID number, when placing your order. Please be advised that we can only accommodate 3 barbecues per weekend, so reserve your date as soon as possible. The busy seasons are fall and spring.