Campus & Swarthmore Information

The Eighth International Conference on Teaching Chinese as a Second Language will be held at Swarthmore College from June 9th – June 10th, 2023. We are honored to have you participate in this conference. Below you will find some useful information about Swarthmore’s campus and the borough of Swarthmore.


Teachers will be accommodated in two student dormitories, David Kemp and Danawell. Information about these dormitories can be found on the College’s Residential Communities website. Please also refer to the Travel & Lodging page for more information.


Breakfast, lunch, and dinner will be provided on June 9th, and breakfast and lunch will be provided on June 10th. There will also be two tea breaks.

The borough of Swarthmore has several options for purchasing food and dining.

Hobbs Coffee Shop
1 Park Ave, Swarthmore, PA 19081
Coffee, breakfast

Dunkin Donuts
1 S Chester Rd, Swarthmore, PA 19081
Coffee, breakfast, some sandwiches

Vicky’s Place
417 Dartmouth Ave, Swarthmore, PA 19081
Breakfast & lunch

Occasionally Yours
10 Park Ave, Swarthmore, PA 19081
Breakfast & lunch

Bamboo Bistro
333 Dartmouth Ave, Swarthmore, PA 19081
Lunch & dinner

Village Vine
6 Park Ave, Swarthmore, PA 19081
Lunch & dinner

Swarthmore CO-OP
1 S Chester Rd, Swarthmore, PA 19081
Local grocery store and coffee vendor

Swarthmore Campus and Community Store
4 S. Chester Rd, Swarthmore, PA 19081
Snacks & beverages and personal care (e.g. toothpaste, soap)

Springfield Mall
1250 Baltimore Pike, Springfield, PA 19064
Indoor shopping mall with retail and dining


For attendees planning to drive to campus, there are several lots available to park. Parking lots are indicated on the campus map. Accessible parking spaces are available throughout campus. You will be given a parking pass to display on the dash of your car when you check-in. All parking lots permit overnight parking.

Internet Access

Wifi users should find SwatGuest on the network. After you complete the registration process of SwatGuest, your username and password will be sent to you via text message and email. Additional information about connecting to SwatGuest is available at


The College’s COVID-19 Information site has the most up-to-date information regarding masking, vaccination, and other policies for visitors to campus.

Campus Construction

Swarthmore is in the midst of a transformative period and there are a number of ongoing construction projects. As a result, you will see construction fencing, some paths may be diverted, and there may be some construction noise between the hours of 8:00 am and 5:00 pm. Visit Campus Construction Highlights to learn more about these exciting projects, intended to increase sustainability and interdisciplinarity.