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You should plan to participate in new student orientation. Your orientation group will likely include transfer students.

New Student Forms

After you make your matriculation deposit, we will e-mail you you information about how to set up your Swarthmore email account and complete the electronic New Student Forms. Please be sure to complete all of the required new student forms, including the advising questionnaire, voluntary disability disclosure form (if applicable), and the housing questionnaire. We use the advising questionnaire to match you with an academic advisor. Typically, new students first talk with their academic advisors in late August on campus.


Your new student forms include a housing form that invites you to tell us about your housing needs and preferences. We typically share information about new student room assignments by August 1.  Please contact the Office of Student Engagement at with any additional questions regarding housing.

Please visit the Transfer Student Advising website for academic guidance for transfer students. 

Other questions?

If you have questions and you are unsure who to ask, you can contact Associate Dean of Academic Success Liz Derickson. Dean Liz is the assigned dean for new transfer students. Your dean can help if you are experiencing difficulties and can connect you to resources that might be useful to you. Every student has an assigned dean.