Swarthmore College Computer Society

Digital services by and for Swarthmore students

Welcome! We're a collective of student volunteers who maintain digital services for the students, staff, and alumni of Swarthmore College. We offer club mailing lists, a campus directory, a daily digest, and much more. Most services require an SCCS account, available to anyone with an @swarthmore.edu email address.

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Looking for GUTS? Here lies its replacement, SAUCE (SCCS Account and User Control Engine). SAUCE continues our tradition of replacing our dashboard system every decade.

News and Updates

Linuxbrew Fixed on Robin

robin and its predecssors have had Linuxbrew, the Linux version of the popular Mac package manager brew, set up for manu years. This is a powerful tool because it allows non-admin users to install packages themselves. Recently we discovered an issue where packages could not be updated or installed in some contexts but we are happy to report it should be fixed now. For documentation, see the Homebrew site.

Server Access from Web

SCCS hosts a public, high-resource, student-administrated server VM for the Swarthmore community to use. The current VM, robin, runs Fedora Server and can be accessed via SSH at robin.sccs.swarthmore.edu. However, we have also recently opened Web access via Cockpit, allowing users to use a terminal and view stats without needing an SSH client. Head to the site to try it out!

Course Planner Updated for Fall '24

The SCCS Course Planner has been updated for Fall 2024 courses! Get started planning your next Swat semester with a modern tool that's mobile friendly and doesn't require a VPN. Remember to Ctrl+Shift+R to make sure you're on the latest version.

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