We are so excited to welcome you, the newest additions to the Haverford community, when you arrive on campus for Customs in two weeks. But in the hopes that you feel like a Ford before you ever even move into your dorm room, we wanted to invite you to join our virtual communities, if you haven’t already.
While you are probably already a member of the Class of 2017 Facebook group, don’t forget to visit the College’s own official page at www.facebook.com/haverfordcollege, and “like” us to receive our updates right in your feed. Our Facebook page is full of campus news, information, and photo galleries that can help you learn the lay of the land before your arrival. It’s also a great place to ask questions that can be answered in a timely manner by members of the College’s administration.
You can also follow Haverford on Twitter (@haverfordedu) for information about on-campus events and news, and to get practical alerts about life on campus (such as wireless service outages or campus construction warnings) sent right to your mobile device. Twitter is also a great way to connect with other incoming first-years and current students. Want to be on our ever-expanding list of current and former Ford followers? Tweet at us with the hashtag #haverfordfirstyear, and we’ll add you.
And speaking of mobile devices: bookmark the TODAY section of our homepage for easy access to information you will need on the go. Our TODAY page offers important information like what’s for lunch (or any other meal) at the Dining Center, local weather, and Bi-Co and Tri-Co transportation schedules that will help those of you who will take classes at Bryn Mawr or Swarthmore.
If Instagram is your preferred social media site, then you’re in luck! The College just launched its Instagram this summer and we are hoping you’ll help us fill it with pictures of your life here, including shots of College traditions and your favorite spots on campus. Just follow “haverfordedu” and be sure to tag your Haverford-related shots with the hashtag #HaverfordCollege.
We’re always looking for tips on what you’d like to see on social media (or what you’d like to see less of), so please don’t hesitate to be in touch with Rebecca Raber (firstname.lastname@example.org) in our Communications Office. If you’d like to take a more active role in helping to drive or create this content, Rebecca is looking for volunteers for a Social Media Student Advisory Group. More details will follow in the fall, but please reach out to her if you’re interested in being a part of this new venture.
In the meantime, good luck with packing and safe travels! We’re looking forward to seeing you here on campus soon and online even sooner!