Message From Customs Co-Heads Regarding Seminars with Faculty

Members of the Class of 2017 and incoming guest, exchange, and transfer students:

We would first like to welcome you to Haverford, and we are honored to have the opportunity to help you transition into becoming a Haverford student. As Customs Week Co-Heads it is our job to welcome you to Haverford, and to help transition you into the broader Haverford community by equipping you with the necessary information as well as showing you how our campus operates.

As part of Customs Week, all first-year students participate in small, seminar style discussions with members of the faculty. These seminars are intended to help introduce first-year students to ‘the academic discussion’, and provide an opportunity to engage in earnest and intellectual discourse before the start of classes.

Topics for the discussion range from perspectives on climate change to musings on Nelson Mandela. There are 17 seminars from which you may choose, and space will be limited to 25 students in each seminar. By following the link below, you will find a list of the members of the faculty who will lead these discussions along with their
respective topics and a brief description. Take a few moments to look over the offerings; choose one that is of interest to you. Once you arrive on campus for Customs Week, you will receive the exact details about your seminar in your Customs Week schedule.

Enrollment in these seminars is on a first-come, first-served basis. If you find that the seminar for which you want to register is already full, simply sign up for another seminar that piques your interest.

To sign up, go to the following website, log in with your Haverford username and password, and please select a seminar by August 19, 2013.

Seminars with the Faculty:

We very much looking forward to meeting all of you in a few short weeks. Until then, enjoy what remains of your respective summers.


Alex Lee and Vin Dioguardi
Customs Week Co-Heads 2013


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