Welcome to Swarthmore College Classifieds

Welcome to the Swarthmore College Classifieds, a campus-based source of information about jobs, housing, and miscellaneous items for sale. This site is routinely updated and new advertisements are posted on weekdays.

The Swarthmore College Classifieds are produced by the Swarthmore College Communications Office for the benefit of the community. We welcome posts from local community members, but do not post advertisements for external businesses or services. When posting to the Classifieds, please remember to include a complete description of the item, job, or living space you are advertising. Listings submitted without basic information may not be published.

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Swarthmore College Classifieds acts only as an intermediary internet service provider between community members seeking or offering goods and services, housing, or employment opportunities and is not responsible for the content of the materials posted here. The College does not verify or vouch for the authenticity of any posts. The responsibility for obtaining that verification belongs to those who respond to them. The College has no control over the quality, safety, or legality of what is described in the Classifieds, nor the truth or accuracy of the listings.

Swarthmore 1 BR Carriage House

Superb location on quiet block, yet close to town center, campus, arboretum and train. Amenities included: Personal HVAC, hardwood floors, updated kitchen with plenty of cabinets, gas range, new refrigerator, microwave and dishwasher, bright bathroom with tub and shower, storage, laundry in main building, Includes 1 car garage and use of yard.

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Swarthmore 2 Bedroom in Prime Location

This 1st floor unit is ideally located in a small residential building on a quiet block steps away from town center, train, arboretum and college. Spacious with hardwood floors, it features a living room adjacent to a private screened porch, large formal dining room, two bedrooms, one bathroom and kitchen. Kitchen has plenty of cabinets and counter space, two door refrigerator, dishwasher, and electric range with exit to landing. Bosch washer and dryer in unit. Garage parking included and storage available. You have your own heat and central air. Pets negotiable. $2600 per month. Available August 2024.

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Room available in quiet house near campus–for August

Perfect for recent grads, interns or staff at the college.

Charming house on a quiet, tree-lined street just 2 blocks north of campus. Easy access to transportation (bus, trolley, train, highway). Near Target/mall stores.

The rooms are furnished. Separate shared bathroom. Use of kitchen, dining room, living room and laundry. WiFi (fast 1GB speed). Easy parking. Big side porch. Wood floors.

The atmosphere here is relaxed, quiet and considerate. No pets, no smoking, no drugs/heavy drinking.

Email, text or give me a call for more info.

Brooklyn, NY Condo Summer Sublet

Visiting/working in New York City this summer? Relax in this luxury 3-bedroom, 2-bathroom condo apartment in beautiful, serene Bay Ridge, Brooklyn. Tree-tops, cruising ships, and spectacular sunset views over the NYC bay await you from this recently totally renovated condo.

Master suite with king-sized bed and private bathroom, two other bedrooms with full beds. Chef’s kitchen. Elevator opens to the apartment. Perfect location along Shore Road, across the street from the sweet Botancial Gardens to enjoy the blooms and watch the sunset with a glass of wine in the evening. Stroll, run, or bike and take in the fresh air and breeze, Verrazano Bridge and Manhattan views on the promenade along the bay (also across the street).

Getting to Manhattan is super convenient: the NYC Ferry puts you, during peak morning/evening hours, in Lower Manhattan (Wall Street, Pier 11) in 15 minutes, with the most spectacular views of Manhattan, the Statue of Liberty, and NYC unfolding before you. Such a wonderful way to travel, especially in the summertime. The express bus also stops in front of the condo, connecting to lower Manhattan and midtown in as little as 30 minutes. And of course, the subway is only a 12-minute walk away.

*Condo is available mid July – mid/end of August. Contact me for a link to photos and fees.

Light-filled home with large yard in Wallingford, PA

Newly renovated three bedroom furnished home with two home offices (one used as a guest bedroom). Upstairs has three bedrooms, a light-filled office among the trees, one full en suite bathroom, one shower room, and one toilet room; downstairs has a kitchen with all new appliances (fridge, induction stove, dishwasher), counter, and dining area, living room, enclosed sunroom (used as a second guest room with daybed), one office, and powder room. Washer (top loading HE) and dryer are in the basement. Situated on a half acre property with mature trees, a treehouse, sandbox, and shed.

Photos available on request. $4000/month including utilities. Available September through January.

PS4 and Controller for Sale – $75

I’m selling a PlayStation 4 and a controller for $75. It includes an HDMI cable and the power cable for the console.

Please email if you’re interested!

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Charming Fully-Furnished 5-Bedroom House in Swarthmore Available for Rent in 2025

Charming, fully-furnished carriage house with five bedrooms and two office spaces, secluded at the end of a long driveway amid a beautiful park-like garden.

The first floor has a large living/dining room, a laundry room, half bathroom, and a kitchen that opens onto a sunny family room with floor-to-ceiling windows and a working fireplace, as well as a furnished screened porch. The second floor has a master bedroom with a vaulted ceiling, skylights and an ensuite bathroom, as well as two smaller bedrooms that have their own bathroom, a bedroom that is currently used as a dressing room, and an office. On the third floor is another office as well as a small bedroom.

The location is unbeatable: only ten minutes’ walk from Swarthmore College, the ville, and the train station, and right around the corner from the elementary school, yet set back from the street so extremely private.

We are planning to be away from the end of January to the beginning of August, although we would be willing to rent from mid-December until mid-August if preferred. The rent is $4,500 per month, which includes fortnightly cleaning and gardening services but not utilities. Photos available upon request.

Kegerator $200.

Kenmore Kegerator
Fits half, quarter, and sixth barrel kegs of beer or soda.
Keg beer tastes better, has less preservatives/additives, and is more economical:
½ barrel translates to 124 pints or 165- 12 oz servings
¼ barrel translates to 62 pints or 82- 12 oz servings
Dimensions: 23 ¾” D x 23 ¾” W x 37” H
Accessories for cleaning, CO2 canister, add’l adaptor for Heineken kegs and a plastic pitcher included.
Come on, you know you want this!

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Summer Student Looking For Work in Care/Helping

Hi! I am a student at Swarthmore looking for work primarily in child or senior care but also cleaning and helping jobs on weekends over the summer. I am an Education and Psychology major with experience working with and caring for children ages newborn to 13 years old in a childcare/daycare context and ages 5-17 in an educational context. I’ve also worked as a counselor/mentor for high school students. I can provide background checks and child safety certifications.

I am flexible with rates but am hoping to make money for after my summer housing ends! Thank you for reading!

Looking for afternoon babysitter in Media for Fall 2024

Looking for an afternoon babysitter for an 8 year old girl and a 4 year old boy starting September 2024. Mom and Dad work a combination of remotely and in-office, and we need some help for after school pickup/early evening.

On Tues/Weds/Thurs we’d need a sitter to pick up the 4 yo at preschool at 3 pm, then bring him home and wait for the 8 yo to get off the bus in our driveway at 4:15 pm. Job would include playing, helping unpack from school, preparing kids an easy dinner a couple of times a week. Must have your own car. Pay is $23 per hour.

Yardwork/housework opportunity

Opportunity to do yardwork and/or housework in pleasant home very close to campus and the ville. Flexible hours. No experience necessary. Please e-mail to discuss.

Sewing Table

Olding Sewing Table Shelves Storage Cabinet Craft Cart with Wheels
like new, asking $75.00

Yardwork/housework opportunity

Opportunity to do yardwork and/or housework in pleasant home very close to campus and the ville. Flexible hours. No experience necessary. Please email to discuss.

furnished West Philadelphia home for rent 24-25

Beautiful, light-filled, furnished Victorian home facing Clark Park for rent. Available July/August 2024-early August 2025. 3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, powder room, two study/office spaces, central heating, AC. Recently renovated throughout. Across the street from the 34 trolley (ten minutes to center city), six blocks from 49th st regional rail station to Swarthmore. $3000/month includes utilities.

Virtual Assistant

I’m seeking a highly organized and proactive Virtual Assistant to join our team and help manage our online presence, administrative tasks, and client communications. I run a local piano studio and am looking for someone to manage our social media and some email and administrative tasks.

• Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
• Strong organizational and time management abilities.
• Proficiency in social media platforms, particularly Facebook.
• Experience with email marketing tools and scheduling software.
• Ability to work independently and manage multiple tasks simultaneously.
• A passion for music and understanding of the music industry is a plus.

Short term rental available – July 2024

Three bedroom, two bathroom, one office, fully equipped house in West Philadelphia available for the month of July. Walking distance to SEPTA, restaurants, coffee shops, etc. Sunny, air conditioned, laundry on site. Perfect for new faculty moving to town.

Flexible dates, flexible rent. Contact me!

3D Printer For Sale

Selling a gently used ELEGOO Neptune 2 FDM 3D Printer with two rolls of PLA filament (white and gray). Printer has been assembled and used, and recommended to someone familiar with 3D printing or wanting to get started in the hobby. Some tinkering and adjustments may be required. 
Selling for $200 all together.
Pickup would be at Swarthmore College Whittier parking lot. Contact jbawgus2@swarthmore.edu for details or interest.

Looking for mini-fridges

My name is Pete Clemmer, Swat ’09.  I’m looking for 1 to 2 mini fridges from which I want to build some things and I’m wondering if there are any students trying to get rid of mini-fridges?  I’d appreciate any info you have.


Elegant Bi-level Office/Residence in the Heart of Thoughtful College Town for Rent

Elegant Bi-level Office/Residence in College Town
4 Park Avenue Swarthmore, PA, 19081

? Elegant bi-level, 2-bedroom apartment with outdoor deck and parking spot in the heart of college town.

? Located in the middle of Swarthmore, one of the region’s most welcoming and appealing towns.The town has a regular farmer’s market in the spring, summer and fall, an excellent public library and the Septa Regional Rail stop is just adjacent to the town center — one half block from the unit.

? This apartment has been renovated very recently and it shows: wood floors, high-end kitchen and lovely lighting fixtures. The entry is on the ground level and opens into a flight of stairs directly up to the first level, which is the main floor of the unit: open-plan, huge room and more than enough space for a full dining area and a spacious, bright living room.

? This unique unit is a great place to locate a home-office or practice, or to escape the congestion of the city. It could be particularly well-suited to a counselor, coach, psychologist or psychiatrist seeking a home-office.

Summer by the Sea — Charming Cape May Cottage Available

It’s never too early to plan your next summer vacation in lovely, Victorian Cape May. Enjoy gentle breezes on the screened sunporch of this charming cottage while sipping your morning coffee.
Prepare your favorite BBQ dinners on the outdoor grille in the fenced yard (also perfect for vacationing pets). You’ll find plenty of room for couples and small families in this renovated single story home just seven blocks from the beach in a quiet residential neighborhood.

Amenities include w/d, dishwasher, room air conditioners, three tvs, WIFI, outdoor shower, and private parking space. Prices are well below market, $1200 weekly.

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Phone number – 610-299-0101