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Ben West

Benjamin West House is the College’s Visitor Information Center

Visitor Information Center

The Benjamin West House is the College’s Visitor Information Center; it is staffed 24 hours a day, and it is a good place to pick up maps and request directions.

Stay in the right lane on Baltimore Pike, and in less than 1/4 mile, turn right onto PA Route 320 South. At the next traffic light, turn right to stay on Route 320/Chester Road. Proceed through the traffic light at College Avenue to the first driveway on your right, Benjamin West parking.

 

Parking for Admission Office Visitors
(Benjamin West)

There are two parking lots for Admissions Office visitors. They are the Benjamin West Visitor Parking and Dupont Parking. 

For the Benjamin West Visitor Parking:
Stay in the right lane on Baltimore Pike, and in less than 1/4 mile, turn right onto PA Route 320 South. At the next traffic light, turn right to stay on Route 320/Chester Road. Proceed through the traffic light at College Avenue to the first driveway on your right, Benjamin West parking. The Benjamin West House is the College’s Visitor Information Center; it is staffed 24 hours a day, and it is a good place to pick up maps and request directions.

Walking to the Admissions Office from the Benjamin West parking lot:
After parking in the Benjamin West parking lot, follow the path to the left of the Benjamin West House. When the path splits, bear to the left and proceed up a slight grade between McCabe Library, on your right, and Old Tarble, on your left. You will be able to see the bell tower of Clothier Hall across the quad. Parrish Hall, a domed, four-story fieldstone building with a flag on top, is to your right at the crest of the hill. Continue into the center entrance of Parrish Hall. The Admissions Office is on the second floor.

 

Parking for Admission Office Visitors
(Dupont Parking)

In addition to the Benjamin West parking lot, visitors also may park in the DuPont parking lot on north campus.  Admissions visitors who need accessible parking are encouraged to use this lot, which offers the most direct accessible path and entrance to Admissions.

For Dupont Parking:
Stay in the right lane on Baltimore Pike, and in less than 1/4 mile, turn right onto PA Route 320 South. At the next traffic light, turn right to stay on Route 320/Chester Road. At the next traffic light, turn right onto College Avenue. From College Avenue, turn right onto Cedar Lane at the stone “Swarthmore College” sign. At the next stop sign, turn left onto Elm Avenue. Go one block and turn left at the North Entrance to the campus, Whittier Place. The DuPont parking lot will be on your right, past some small houses. Across the Whittier circle at the corner of the parking lot is a map of the campus, in front of the Science Center. Walk past the Science Center and Martin Biological Laboratory to reach the Lang Music Building down steps to your right, and then the Lang Performing Arts Center on your right.

Walking to the Admissions Office from the Benjamin West parking lot:
Follow the directions above to the Admissions Office. Instead of going to the second floor of Parrish Hall, walk through Parrish Hall and exit at the porte-cochère on the north side of the building. Follow the path to the left, around Kohlberg Hall. Lang Performing Arts Center (LPAC) and Lang Music Building will be on your left. The Science Center will be straight ahead, at the end of the path. The Admissions Office is on the second floor of Parrish Hall. There is an elevator in the central part of the building. Group information sessions take place in the Admissions Commons and campus tours depart from this location. Scheduled interviews take place in the Admissions Office.

 

Dupont Parking (for Evening or Weekend Events)

The Dupont Parking is the best option if you are visiting Lang Performing Arts Center, List Gallery, and Science Center

Weekdays until 3:30 p.m.: 

Weekends and after 3:30 p.m. Monday through Friday:
In addition to the Benjamin West parking lot, visitors also may park in the DuPont parking lot on north campus. Stay in the right lane on Baltimore Pike, and in less than 1/4 mile, turn right onto PA Route 320 South. At the next traffic light, turn right to stay on Route 320/Chester Road. At the next traffic light, turn right onto College Avenue. From College Avenue, turn right onto Cedar Lane at the stone “Swarthmore College” sign. At the next stop sign, turn left onto Elm Avenue. Go one block and turn left at the North Entrance to the campus, Whittier Place. The DuPont parking lot will be on your right, past some small houses. Across the Whittier circle at the corner of the parking lot is a map of the campus, in front of the Science Center. Walk past the Science Center and Martin Biological Laboratory to reach the Lang Music Building down steps to your right, and then the Lang Performing Arts Center on your right.

 

Athletic Facilities

For Cunningham Fields and Cunningham Tennis Courts:
Stay in the right lane on Baltimore Pike, and in less than 1/4 mile, turn right onto PA Route 320 South. At the next traffic light, turn right to stay on Route 320/Chester Road. Follow Route 320/Chester Road to the next traffic light at College Avenue. Turn left onto College Avenue. The Cunningham Fields parking lot, athletic fields, and tennis courts are on the right. Obey posted parking signs.

For Clothier Fields, Tarble Pavilion, Matchbox, Lamb-Miller Field House, Sports Medicine, and athletic administration and coaches offices:
Stay in the right lane on Baltimore Pike, and in less than 1/4 mile, turn right onto PA Route 320 South. At the next traffic light, turn right to stay on Route 320/Chester Road. Pass the Main Entrance to the College at College Avenue and continue to follow Chester Road/Route 320 as it dips under the SEPTA train tracks. Follow Chester Road down and through the SEPTA underpass. As you approach the roundabout at the top of the rise, bear to your right and turn right into the campus at the South Entrance (Field House Lane). Park in the Field House parking lot. Access to the fields, Ware Pool, Mullan Tennis Center, and Matchbox fitness center are within walking distance of the main building. Obey posted parking signs. Please note the accessible entrance to the Matchbox is on the lower level and there is accessible parking between the Field House and Matchbox fitness center.

For the Faulkner Tennis Courts:
Follow the directions above to Clothier Fields, etc. Instead of parking in the Field House parking lot, continue on Field House Lane to the bridge over the SEPTA train tracks. Turn right at the stop sign. The tennis courts will be on your immediate left. There are a few parking spaces in this area. If no parking is available, return to the Field House parking lot.

 

Scott Arboretum

Information about directions and parking is available on the Scott Arboretum's website.

 

Human Resources

Human Resources is located on the first floor of 101 S. Chester Road in Swarthmore, Pa. Parking is located in a lot adjacent to the building and on Fieldhouse Lane.