Swarthmore College Department of Computer Science

cs ninjas

CS21, CS31 and CS35 are supported by a dynamic team of student mentors (aka ninjas!) who share their enthusiasm and expertise with students in class/lab and during evening study sessions. This semester's ninja study sessions are as follows:

  • CS21: Mondays 7-9pm, Thursdays 7-10pm in SCI 256
  • CS31: Tuesdays 7-11pm in SCI 256
  • CS35: Wednesdays 8-10pm, Saturdays 2-4pm in SCI 256

Students are invited to participate in the study sessions to prepare for quizzes, to discuss programming concepts, and to get upbeat assistance while working on weekly laboratory assignments. Our CS mentoring team is dedicated to helping students (especially those who have no prior knowledge of computer science) develop excellent problem-solving and programming skills in a friendly, confidence-building environment. In order to fuel this project, snacks are provided at ninja sessions.


Lauri Courtenay, our Academic Support Coordinator and ninja wrangler, also serves as a mentor. She welcomes the opportunity to discuss CS and life with students and future students! Please contact her at lauri at cs.swarthmore.edu or 957-6062.

This semester's ninjas include:

  • CS21: Izzi, Uriel, Dee, Alex, Allison, Daniel, Justin
  • CS31: Greg, Zoe, Brooke, Ryerson
  • CS35: Klarissa, Ravenna, Meiri, Shawn
When the ninjas are not in the lab you will find them across campus singing in choir and a capella groups, swimming or playing soccer on varsity teams, working on biology and engineering projects, playing in the orchestra, fencing, providing leadership for student organizations, being RA's, and challenging the chemistry students in competitions. Our motto: Everything's better with ninjas!