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Grounds Reopen June 7

Swarthmore College intends to reopen the campus grounds, including the Crum Woods, playing fields, and tennis courts, on June 7.

Please note that, though the grounds will be open, access to indoor facilities will remain restricted to authorized students, faculty, and staff members only. As with all of our decisions related to COVID-19, we will need to be flexible and responsive to changing circumstances; if the virus surges once again, or if new variants emerge that prove to be resistant to available vaccines, we may have to reconsider this decision. Learn more. 

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Scott Arboretum at Home

Experience a moment of serenity at home through Scott Arboretum’s digital learning. Check-in every Friday to see what we are discovering this week!

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Virtual Tour

Explore the gardens before you arrive. Explore by:

  • season
  • collections
  • gardens

From Our Blog: Garden Seeds

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Locate woody plants (shrubs & trees), dedicated benches, and create personalized tours using our searchable database.

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