New students are expected to arrive at Bryn Mawr on Wednesday, August 26. Students report to their residence halls (non-residents report to Erdman Hall), beginning at 9:00 a.m. Lunch is provided for students and their guests. The Customs Program starts with the College Welcome. Programs for families, parents and guardians of new students will be offered that afternoon. Guests depart campus before dinner, when students meet with their Customs groups. Customs Week continues throughout Sunday, August 30. Classes begin on Monday, August 31.
We understand that not everyone can arrive by noon on Wednesday, August 26. Arriving that afternoon or evening is perfectly all right, particularly if we know when to expect you. You will miss some welcoming and discussions in the mid-afternoon. If you are planning to arrive late on Wednesday, August 26, and certainly if you cannot arrive until a later date, please email us at email@example.com or call us at 610-526-5375. Customs will plan to welcome you when you come to campus.
Cross Country, Field Hockey, Soccer, Volleyball
All students planning to compete in a fall varsity sport should contact the appropriate head coach directly.
|Cross Country||Coach Jason Hewittfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Field Hockey||Coach Beth Rileyemail@example.com|
|Soccer||Coach Erin DeMarcofirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Volleyball||Coach Nicole Reileyemail@example.com|
Varsity athletes for fall sports should plan to arrive Tuesday, August 18 for pre-season training and practice. Students traveling more than 4 hours to campus can arrive on Monday, August 17. All practices for fall athletes will begin on Wednesday, August 19. Special considerations for move-in with regard to exceptionally long distance travel can be coordinated through each head coach.
All students must be receive compliance and medical clearances before practicing.
If you are attending Bryn Mawr on the (F-1) Student or the (J-1)Exchange
Visitor Visa you are required to participate in International Student
Orientation (ISO) beginning on Monday, August 24,2015. ISO is designed to help you become acquainted with life in the U.S. and here at the College.
Students participating in ISO will be housed in the dorm rooms on campus in which they are assigned for the year. Meal passes to eat in the dining facilities will be provided. Parents, family members and friends accompanying new students should arrange for their housing at local hotels. They will be invited to an information session during the early part of ISO.
ISO helps incoming international students get settled in Bryn Mawr. Participants will meet other new international students, become acquainted with the campus, begin to learn the greater Philadelphia area, and have the opportunity to take care of practical matters such as opening a bank account, shopping for essentials, and applying for a U.S. Social Security number. ISO activities keep participants busy from morning until night and offer many informal and fun chances to share experiences with your fellow classmates. Additional information about ISO will be sent with the I-20 or DS-2019 form by the Pensby Center Office of International Services and Advising.
New international students should review the information at the following web page often during the summer:
The Tri-College Identity, Equity and Social Justice Summer Institute (Tri-Co) is an orientation sponsored by Bryn Mawr, Haverford, and Swarthmore Colleges for first-year students who are interested in exploring issues of identity, power, privilege and social justice. The institute focuses on the ways in which such power dynamics relate to race, class, sexuality, gender, ability, and religion; participants will explore how these social identities relate to one another. The goal of the program is to enable first-year students to gain knowledge and skills needed to thrive in the curricular and co-curricular areas of campus life; and learn how to become effective social agents for change within their own institutions, in the United States and the world.
Tri-Co 2015 will take place from August 18-24. Participants should enter the program with the understanding that they will engage in a process of development and change as they learn about themselves, their identity groups, systems of power and their institutions. All entering first-year students who are not participating in ISO or early-returning athletes are invited to apply; however, spaces are limited to 20 participants. Those selected should plan to arrive on campus Tuesday morning, August 18. Students in Tri-Co will be able to move into their academic year rooms at that time.
More information can be found at http://www.brynmawr.edu/pensby/trico.html. Applications will be available beginning May 18.
Monday, June 1, 2015
Housing Form Due
Wednesday, July 1, 2015
Health Forms Due to ADMISSIONS
Saturday, August 1, 2015
Fall Semester Bill Payments Due
Monday, August 17, 2015
Arrival for Fall Athletes traveling >4 hours to campus
Tuesday, August 18, 2015
Arrival for all other Fall Athletes
Wednesday, August 19, 2015
Practice for Fall Athletes begins
Monday, August 24 - Wednesday, August 26, 2015
International Student Orientation (ISO)
Wednesday, August 26, 2015
Dorms open for new students at 9:00 am
Wednesday, August 26 - Sunday August 30, 2015
Customs Week Orientation - all new students required to participate
Monday, August 31, 2015
Classes Begin at Bryn Mawr and Haverford Colleges
Friday, September 4, 2015
Monday, September 7, 2015
Labor Day- NO CLASSES
Friday, October 9, 2015
Fall Break Begins after last class
Monday, October 19, 2015
Fall Break Ends - Classes resume 8:00 am
Friday October 23 -
Sunday, October 25, 2015
Lantern Night - TBA
Wednesday, November 25, 2015
Thanksgiving vacation begins after last class
Monday, November 30, 2015
Thanksgiving vacation ends at 8:00 am
Friday, December 18, 2015
Exams end 12:30pm at Bryn Mawr & Haverford
Winter Break Begins DORMS CLOSE AT 6:00 pm
Friday, January 1, 2016
Spring Semester Bill Payments Due
Friday, January 15, 2016
Winter Break Ends
Dorms re-open at NOON
Monday, January 18, 2016
Martin Luther King, Jr. Day - NO CLASSES
Tuesday, January 19, 2016
Spring semester classes begin
5-Year Academic Calendar (PDF)