Please refer to the Academic Calendar.
“Shopping” Week - The First Week of the Semester
Prior to Covid, it was normal for students to explore course opportunities by attending any classes they wished during the first week of the semester. In order to better manage the number of students in a classroom at any given point, please limit this “shopping” behavior as much as you can. Prioritize attendance to classes for which you're enrolled and/or waitlisted.
While you adjust your schedule during registration at the start of the semester, you can also browse courses in Moodle to find more information about courses you would normally discover while shopping. This information could take several shapes and forms. Some examples include:
- a scheduled and recorded Zoom session held during what would be normal class time to introduce the class and review the syllabus,
- a link to an already-recorded Zoom session or video,
- other course materials or documents.
The goal is to provide you with as much information as possible in order to assist you and your advisor with course selection.
As of August 10, 2021, Haverford students may take courses at Swarthmore in person. The University of Pennsylvania has temporarily suspended the Quaker Consortium until further notice.
Havertime - Start time for classes
Classes begin five minutes past the nominal, listed starting time and end promptly at the designated ending time.
Using Classrooms for Courses
No Food and Drink
To Faculty and Students: please refrain from eating and drinking in the classroom. Water breaks can be taken outside the classroom, in a hallway, significantly separated from others.
Bring Your Own Supplies
To Faculty: Bring your own chalk, markers, erasers, etc. to the classroom, and remember to take them with you when leaving the classroom.
Clean Furniture Upon Entry
To Faculty and Students: Upon entering a classroom, it’s good practice for students and faculty to clean furniture (seats, desks, and tables). Consider leaving on the lights in the classroom. If lights need to be dimmed or turned off for projection, then wipe the switches. Wipes will be available in every classroom. Classrooms will also be cleaned daily by Facilities.
Clean Technology Touch Points
To Faculty: At the end of each class, faculty are responsible for cleaning any touch points on the lectern that they contacted. These touch points could include the following:
- A/V Touch Panel
- HDMI Cable
- Wireless Microphone Pack
- Interactive Display Pen
- Remote Controls
There will be sanitation wipes next to each lectern. Please do your best to ring the wipe out prior to applying it to the touch points. It is very important that the items above aren’t oversaturated.
Don’t Crowd the Entrances
To Students: In order to limit congregating in the hallway outside a classroom, students should consider waiting outside the building during “Havertime.” If inclement weather conditions exist, then students may wait in the hallway outside the classroom, along the wall opposite the door.
Using Classrooms Unrelated to Primary Course Instruction
To Faculty and Students: All available classrooms may be reserved in EMS. Regardless of the reason for the reservation, anyone using a classroom should follow the guidelines noted above.