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 2014

New students are expected to arrive at Bryn Mawr on Wednesday, August 27, 2014. 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 Monday, September 1, which is Labor Day. Classes begin on Tuesday, September 2, 2014.



Late Arrivals

We understand that not everyone can arrive by noon on Wednesday, August 27. 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 27, 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 Sunday, August 17 for pre-season training and practice.

Special considerations for move-in with regard to exceptionally long distance travel can be coordinated through each head coach.

International students who play a Fall sport should plan to arrive on Sunday, August 17th and then participate in International Orientation when it begins Monday, August 25.

International Students Orientation (ISO)

All incoming international students (Non U.S citizens who are on U.S Non-immigrant visa) are required to attend the International Students Orientation (ISO). The ISO program is designed to provide students an overview on United States immigration regulations; time to recover from jet lag,to meet and socialize with other international students, to become familiar with the local community and to give the students insight into adjusting to life in the United States. ISO activities continue for several days and engage students through the day and evening. Many preparations for life at Bryn Mawr specific to international students, such as, information pertaining to the student visa, are included in ISO.

Participants arrive and move in on Monday, August 25. New students reside in their dorm rooms on campus. Upperclasswomen who are involved in pre-semester activities also live in the residence halls and join the professional staff in helping new students get started at the College.

A parent program will be offered Monday, August 25. Preliminary schedules for ISO and Customs Week will be posted in June.

Room assignments and roommates will be announced by the Office of Residential Life on or about August 1. We remind all students arriving early not to get too settled until conferring with their roommates about the shared use of the room, furniture rearrangement, etc.

Please do not hesitate to email if you have any questions about your arrival.

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 2014 will take place from August 20-25. 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 Wednesday morning, August 20th. Students in Tri-Co will be able to move into their academic year rooms at that time. Participants must be ready to begin the program with a lunch introduction at noon on August 20th.