Important Upcoming Dates

Here are some important upcoming dates for the first half of the Spring semester:

January 24: Last day to uncover Pass/Fail from previous semester

January 29: Final Academic Enrollment, Semester II, 2014

February 7: Last day to drop a credit at HC and BMC

February 7: Last day to request Pass/Fail, First Quarter courses only

February 28: Last day to request Pass/Fail, Full Semester courses only

March 7: End of ½ semester courses

Optional religious affiliation survey

Walter Hjelt Sullivan is the Director of Quaker Affairs and provides support for student religious life here at Haverford College.

To that end, he as developed this optional survey of religious affiliation for all in-coming first year students. You may easily elect to keep your responses confidential.

The short Google form should take no more than one minute of your time. Your support in filling it out would be greatly appreciated; however, it is not required.

If you have any questions about the survey, about Quakerism, or religious life on campus, Walter can be reached at

Account Message Mistakenly Sent

Please find below a message from IITS regarding a message that many of you received last night. The issue appears to be resolved. Some of you did not receive the message IITS refers to here, so please disregard this post.


Dear Student,

We’re writing to let you know that the message you received about 9 hours ago indicating that your Haverford account was to be deleted was sent in error. We are very sorry for this mistake.

We found a glitch that caused our student record-keeping system to have two records for you. We erased the duplicate record, which caused the system to send you that notice. The notice went out before we could catch it.

Again, we are very sorry for the inconvenience and confusion this caused you. Your account is, and will stay, fully intact.

Should you have questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us on 610.896.1480 or via email at


The IITS ProDesk Team

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


A Welcome from Dean Martinez

imageDear Class of 2017,

As the summer whisks by and your arrival to campus fast approaches, I write to extend my own welcome to you. Today marks the beginning of my second week on the job as Dean of First-Year Students. My predecessor, Raisa Williams, who will be retiring in August, is working hard to ensure that I am ready for you when Customs begins on August 28th.

Here’s a quick story: My first-year college roommate is named Andres. We were both from Texas; we were both Latino, and neither of us had turned in our housing preference forms (NOT a good idea). I’m not sure who decided to place us in the same room together, but it turned out to be a very lucky break both for Andres and for me. We were instant friends, and he became one of my best friends in life. In fact, three years ago I served as the best man at his wedding. I learned a lot from Andres, and I’m a better person today for having known him. To be clear, I am not promising that your roommate next year will be your best friend in life. What I am promising is that awaiting you at Haverford are some of the most profound and transformative friendships, relationships, and experiences in your life.

Between now and the time you arrive on campus, make the most of your summer and stay present with your friends and family at home. As amazing as your college experience will surely be, it is important to remember that your story has many chapters, all of which have enormous value, and Haverford will be but one of them. So enjoy your summer, and don’t stress. Everything you have to do is listed on the First Year Blog. If it’s not there, you don’t have to do it, and you should NOT be worrying about it.

We are all very excited to welcome you to campus in the fall. In the meantime, if you have any questions or if you just want to introduce yourself, don’t hesitate to reach out. If you happen to live nearby, feel free to stop by and say hello.

See you soon,
Dean Martinez

Office: 610.896.1293
Cell/Text: 207.333.1141