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Sages: Explore Hudson Valley

Garnet Sage \`gär-net `saj\ n [fr. Tom Hallowell ’29, upon celebrating his 50th class reunion] (1980): a graduate of Swarthmore College who has celebrated his or her 50th class reunion.
Join the Garnet Sages Nov. 12 through 14 to tour some of the Hudson River Valley’s most beautiful and interesting sights, including a visit to the [...]

Upcoming Events

7–9, on campus
Fall Alumni Council Meeting

12, Washington, D.C.
Faculty Talk: “Nonviolent Responses to Terrorism” with Eugene M. Lang
Visiting Professor for Issues of Social Change and Peace and Conflict Studies George Lakey

13, Berkeley, Calif.
Faculty Talk: “‘Leaky’ Rationality and the Paradox of Choice” with
Dorwin P. Cartwright Professor of Social Theory and Social Action Barry Schwartz

Class of 2008: Welcome to the City!

On June 1, the 364 members of Swarthmore’s senior class officially became alumni. On Sept. 6, the second annual worldwide Welcome to the City! event was held to help these graduates acclimate to their post-Swarthmore homes.
Alumni and friends in 18 different cities across the United States and around the globe gathered at locations including local [...]

Top 5 Ways to Volunteer for Swarthmore

5. Admissions
Alumni volunteers are a vital part of the Admissions Office’s outreach, recruitment, and yield efforts. They interview prospective students, represent Swarthmore at college fairs, and serve as resources for both prospective and admitted students and their families. Contact Christine Costello ’07 at or (610) 328-8307.
4. Extern Program
The Swarthmore Extern Program is a five-day [...]

Where Have You Been in Your Swarthmore Gear?

We want to know! As you travel the world for business or pleasure, snap a photo of yourself in your stylish Swarthmore duds and it may land here in a future issue of the Bulletin. Send digital photos to Please note who is in the picture and when and where it was taken. [...]

Class of 2012: Welcome to the College!

During orientation for the Class of 2012, Alumni Office staff welcomed the incoming class with its annual “mugging” event. First-year students stopped by the event in front of Parrish Hall to collect mugs, enjoy a variety of cooling ice cream, and sign up to work in the Alumni Office.