It’s the Friday before Customs Week begins, which means it’s time for our last blog post of the summer. We had a fantastic summer in the Dean’s Office and a true highlight for us was corresponding with many of you as well as writing these posts. We wholeheartedly hope that you found them (and us in general) helpful and insightful and that they helped to generate excitement for your time at Haverford.
We wanted to take this time to remind you of a couple details that may make your arrival at Haverford smoother. First of all, when you are packing, make sure to check out the list of Haverford-specific items we put out last week. If you still have language placement exams to complete, while you will have time during Customs Week to do those, we recommend you try to get them done prior to arrival so that you’ll have a little bit more downtime during the busy schedule ahead of you.
Most importantly, make sure you know where you are living! There will be plenty of upperclassmen and administrators around to help you out on move-in day, but remembering what hall you are in will make arriving a lot easier. Feel free to check out this map of campus to get a sense of where geographically your dorm is: http://www.haverford.edu/visiting/campusmap.pdf. Yes, there is an empty lot on the map where Tritton is, but we promise that is no longer the case. If you are in HCA, you’ll notice upon arriving on campus that the buildings are numbered in fours. When looking for your building, keep in mind that the freshmen apartments are closest to the drive leading up-campus, so you shouldn’t have to search too far. For those of you in Tritton, the west side is the part facing the Campus Center, and the east side faces the nature trail. If you are on the second floor, you need to enter the building using the ramp; there are no stairs inside between the first and second floors. For those of you in Barclay, the south side is the part closer to the KINSC (the science center), and the north side is closer to Roberts Hall and Marshall Auditorium. For the Gummere kids out there, your new home has the reputation of being the most confusing of the freshmen halls, but we promise it isn’t actually that challenging! Your hall’s name is given in form #/#. The first number indicates the section of the building you are in. The first section is closest to the field house and the GIAC (athletics center), the second section is in the middle, and the third section is closest to Drinker House and the outdoor track. Then, the second number indicates which floor you are on within that section. There will be plenty of support on move-in day to help you find your room no matter where you live.
If you have any additional questions, you are encouraged to email firstname.lastname@example.org or contact your Customs Teams. Good luck packing and making the trip to Haverford! We think we can speak for everyone on campus when we say we’re anxiously awaiting your arrival and can’t wait to meet you. See you soon!
Josh and Tamar