Fun with Acronyms

Acronyms are a part of the soul of Haverford! Unfortunately acronyms are also confusing and most students who know the acronym don’t even know what it stands for. So I’ve made a little guide to the acronyms you are most likely to run into in your first weeks at Haverford along with their decoded names…

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Published:May 26, 2016 View Post

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Welcome & A Few Dates

Hey class of 2020! We’re so happy you’ve decided that Haverford is the place for you, and we can’t wait to see you in August! Until then, we wanted to make you aware of a few dates. You’ll be reminded of all of these dates and deadlines as the summer continues, but we thought knowing…

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Published:May 24, 2016 View Post

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Hello, class of 2020! We are the Student Interns this summer, and we will be helping the deans as well as Residential Life with housing assignments and other responsibilities for the upcoming school year. We are also here for any questions you might have about housing, freshmen year, or anything else. We can both be…

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Published:May 17, 2016 View Post

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Finals at the Ford

Hello incoming First Years! While many of you are starting to wind down your senior years in high school, we here at Haverford are in the middle of two weeks of finals! Finals at Haverford are all either self-scheduled or take home, meaning that you get to design your finals week schedule and study at…

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Published:May 9, 2016 View Post

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Fords and Philly

Of the many questions I get asked by incoming or prospective Haverford students, the most common one seems to be: “How often do you go into Philly?” And although I don’t usually go as often as I probably should (given the fact that it’s like 40 minutes away), I’m always curious about the relationship my…

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Published:April 30, 2016 View Post

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Welcome from Dean Martinez

Dear Class of 2020, As the end of high school approaches, I write to extend an early welcome to college. 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 turned in our housing preference forms (NOT a good idea!). I’m…

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Published:April 29, 2016 View Post

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Students’ Council at Haverford

As current Student’s Council First-Year Representative and future Co-VP, I want to share about Haverford’s Students’ Council! Like most high schools and colleges, Haverford has its very own student-run governing group on campus. Going along with ideas of the Honor Code and the value of student autonomy, this group was formed to promote student-involvement in…

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Published:April 24, 2016 View Post

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Take a Walk (Jog or Run) on the Nature Trail!

Haverford College’s Nature Trail is a 2.2 mile long trail surrounding Haverford College’s campus. It showcases the various trees and plant life Haverford has to offer. The trail is available for use to anyone (Haverford affiliated or not!) at anytime (although it’s not very well lit at night!). The trail is perfect for an evening…

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Published:April 22, 2016 View Post

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Pre-Customs Outdoors Program (PCOP)

Ever wanted to carry thirty pounds on your back while you hike six to ten miles a day? Ever want to sleep in a tent with people you just met? If that sounds awful, I promise it isn’t. PCOP, Haverford’s latest pre-orientation activity, is a five day, four night backpacking trip that will introduce you…

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Published:April 21, 2016 View Post

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Customs Week (and Beyond!)

While touring and learning about Haverford, you hopefully heard about the customs program. Though it is likened to the orientation programs at other colleges and universities, the customs program is so much more than that. Your customs team will consist of 8 upperclassmen who have various roles in helping you acclimate to Haverford. The roles…

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Published:April 15, 2016 View Post

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