Class of 2016

Welcome Class of 2016 and hello again to all returning ‘Fords, faculty and staff.

For the Sixteen, this is an exciting time on campus, you are joining the Community as the doors of Tritton and Kim residence halls open.  These are the first new dorms on campus since the mid ’60s!  You will also be living in an Arboretum.  The Haverford College Arboretum is the oldest in the United States and to prove it there is a landscape design from 1834 in the college archives.

You’ll see the Arboretum and grounds staff out weeding, planting trees, watering, raking leaves and shoveling snow.  Be sure to say, “hello”.

Join the Arboretum staff thursday, August 30 at 10am in the old orchard behind Tritton Hall.  We will assist you as you plant your freshman tree.  Then next week, Sept, 2-4, in the Dining Center all freshman can pickup a free plant for their room and have the opportunity to become a student member of the Arboretum and a proud owner of the ever popular Arboretum t-shirt.

Enjoy a few of my favorite images from this year and you’ll see what a wonderful place Haverford is.