Contact Us
Undergraduate Dean's Office
Eugenia Chase Guild Hall
Lower Level
101 N. Merion Ave.
Bryn Mawr, PA 19010
Phone: (610)526-5375
Fax: (610)526-7560
Office Hours
9am - 5pm
Monday - Friday

Arrival and Move-in Information

photo of students moving into dorm
Arrival - Entering Students Summer 2015

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.



Late Arrivals

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 or call us at 610-526-5375.  Customs will plan to welcome you when you come to campus.

Athletics - Fall Pre-Season

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 Hewitt
Field Hockey Coach Beth Riley
Soccer Coach Erin DeMarco
Volleyball Coach Nicole Reiley

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.

International Students Orientation (ISO)

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 should plan to arrive on campus on Monday, August 24.

ISO participants 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:

Tri-College Identity, Equity and Social Justice Summer Institute (Tri-Co)

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 19-24. 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.

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.

More information can be found at