Welcome to the Bryn Mawr Community!
The Getting Started Guide was designed to help new faculty members navigate their first year of teaching at Bryn Mawr.
Bryn Mawr College is located just outside the City of Philadelphia, in Lower Merion Township which is in Montgomery County. The nearest railway station is a 5-minute walk from the main campus and links Bryn Mawr to robust transportation options through Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA), AMTRAK and the Philadelphia International Airport. TransitChek tax savings is available for employees who come to work on public transportation.
Bryn Mawr offers mortgage assistance to eligible faculty under the BMC Mortgage Plan. Local Realtor, Jennifer LeBow, is interested in working with Bryn Mawr faculty and has created a guide to local neighborhoods. The Online Housing Bulletin Board contains local housing listings for sale or rental by members of the Bryn Mawr Community. Other local housing options can be explored through local property management companies (Mark’s & Co., The Mermont , Property Management Associates, Main Line Apartments) local newspapers (The Main Line Times, The Philadelphia Inquirer, Daily News) and these web sites:
International Faculty Members
The Pensby Center is responsible for the general welfare of international visitors, researchers and faculty at Bryn Mawr College. The Pensby Center facilitates the application process for international faculty members sponsored on certain types of employment-based visas, assists with questions regarding government regulations, social and academic adjustment, personal matters and other concerns. The International Faculty Group (IFG) is an association of self-identified, permanent or temporary international faculty members and instructional and administrative staff, who have come to the Tri-Co (Bryn Mawr, Haverford, and Swarthmore Colleges) from all over the world.
Resources for Families
Bryn Mawr is a member of the Higher Education Recruitment Consortium (HERC) which provides resources for dual-career academics.
The College offers a program to faculty and staff that provides in-home backup childcare and adult care at a subsidized hourly rate through Care.com.
The Phebe Anna Thorne School is a Preschool and Kindergarten that is located within the campus of Bryn Mawr and Haverford Colleges. It was established in 1952 as a laboratory nursery school at Bryn Mawr College. The Thorne School offers a developmentally oriented, child-centered program in which children develop a sense of competence and well-being within the group through play, problem-solving and social interaction.
Resources for locating Child Care include: Child Care provider Search for the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and Metro Daycare.
Resources for locating Public and Private Schools include: Institute of Education Sciences, US Department of Education, greatschools: Pennsylvania and Directory of Education: Pennsylvania .
Resources for Your Furry Family (Pets)
- Bryn Mawr Veterinary Hospital: located close to campus, also offers boarding and doggie daycare available.
- Ardmore Animal Hospital: located 2 miles from the College, also provides cat boarding
- Haverford Animal Hospital: located just over a mile from the College
- Bow Wow Meow (701 Montgomery Ave, Narberth, PA)
- Spot's the Place for Paws (854 Montgomery Ave, Narbeth, PA)
- Petco (270 East Lancaster Avenue, Wynnewood, PA)
- Pet Valu (550 East Lancaster Avenue Suite #0303A, Radnor, PA)
- Harford Park is an open field off-leash dog park. [260 Gulph Creek Road, Wayne, PA]
- Haverford Reserve Dog Park is a fenced in off-leash dog park [Darby Creek Rd, Haverford, PA]