Photo by Paul Bartholomew.
Schedule & Location
Due to the pandemic and the schedule discrepancy between the Bi-Co and Swarthmore College for Spring 2021, the program will not offer courses in Philadelphia or recruit a student cohort. The program will offer co-curricular programming for students enrolled in Philly-focused courses.
The urban setting of Philadelphia provides a sense of place to enhance the classroom experience, helping students learn first hand how the material in the courses is informed by the environment around them.
- Race and Place: A Philadelphia Story (SOCI 048I)
Nina Johnson, SC
Wednesday 2:00–5:00 p.m.
- The Nature of Public Art and the Ethics of Commemoration (PHIL B234)
Macalester Bell, BMC
Wednesday 2:30–4:30 p.m.
- Grassroots Economies: Creating Livelihoods in an Age of Urban Inequality (POLS H262)
Craig Borowiak, HC
Monday, 10:15–12:45 p.m.
*Friday is an occasional meeting time for program students only.
- The Philadelphia Mosaic: Immigrant Communities in the City (CITY B214)
Wednesday/Friday, 12:15–3:00 p.m.
- Behavioral Public Policy in the City (ECON 003)
Tuesday/Friday, 12:15–3:00 p.m.
- Philadelphia’s Opioid Crisis: Causes, Consequences, and Interventions (HLTH 223)
Community Engagement and Social Responsibility
Thursday, 10:05-12:35 p.m. and Friday, 12:15–3:00 p.m.
Courses offered in the Tri-Co Philly Program will be held at the Friends Center in Center City. The Friends Center is located at 1501 Cherry Street, at the northwest corner of 15th and Cherry Streets, two blocks north of Suburban Station and City Hall.
Getting to the Friends Center:
Bryn Mawr students will take the Paoli/Thorndale Regional Rail to Suburban Station. Swarthmore students will take the Media/Elwyn Regional Rail to Suburban Station. Haverford students will take the Norristown High Speed Line, transfer at the 69th Street Transportation Center to the Market-Frankford Line and exit at the 15th Street/City Hall Station. Train schedules and maps are available on SEPTA’s website.
Travel Costs: Costs for travel to classes will be covered for all students. Travel costs for co- and extracurricular programming will also be covered for students accepted into the Philly Program.