- Center for Peace and Global Citizenship General Info Session - Thursday, September 9th at 6pm, CPGC Cafe
- Mentor for Philly Information Session – Thursday, September 19th at 8:00pm, Chase Auditorium.
The Multicultural Scholars Program (MSP) will host its first meeting tomorrow:
Friday, September 6th
5:30 -7pm in the DC – Bryn Mawr Room.
PIZZA WILL BE PROVIDED
Come to meet new people and to learn about workshops, mentoring and additional resources available through MSP.
MSP is open to all students.
WOMEN’S CENTER (610) 896-1292
You’ve got a friend in Philadelphia! Six, actually! Haverford House, a program of the Center for Peace Global Citizenship, sponsors six recent Haverford grads to serve as ambassadors to Philadelphia for the Haverford community. Learn more about what Learn more about what they’re up to and see how you can get involved at…blogs.haverford.edu/haverfordhouse/
Office of Academic Resources
Stokes Hall 118
Individualized Academic Coaching Sessions
Academic Enrichment Workshops, Seminars, and Group Discussions
Academic Review Centers Peer Tutoring Educational Technology Tools
The Office of Academic Resources (OAR) works with students in a variety of settings to propel them towards excellence in their academic pursuits through targeted goal-setting, skills identification and development, individualized coaching, and partnership with other resources on campus. The staff is committed to enhancing the academic experience of all students so that they are in a position to take full advantage of the many amazing opportunities available at Haverford and are poised to grow as confident and competent communicators, scholars, and community members.
Students can expect a highly individualized and comprehensive approach to their academic success when visiting the OAR. The staff meets students where they are and recognize that every Haverford student defines success and personal growth differently.
Students are encouraged to take an active role in the ongoing development of the office by offering suggestions for workshops, discussion topics and speakers.
The Class of 2017 will also be the first class to take full advantage of the suite of technology tools being infused into the OAR. Students will be able to collaborate, learn, create and teach each other in creative new ways with the support of interactive touchscreen monitors, audio and web conferencing tools, collaborative working spaces, new software, and other tools.
Here’s what Haverford students are saying about the OAR:
“The OAR has definitely helped me understand the components that go into being prepared for a reading-writing class other than the officially stated assignments. I am now able to take better notes on readings…and feel much more prepared for class and for writing assignments now.”
“I think the personalized attention is the most important aspect, one of the best parts about going to Haverford is that the workshop was not one-size fits all, but focused on personal attention.”
“The OAR is staffed by very nice people who clearly understand what they are talking about, and are very helpful in providing specific and general study advice.”
“What I appreciate so much about the OAR is that they recognize that academic performance is so closely tied to a variety of other factors in a student’s life. When I meet with the OAR, I’m not simply talking about my classes or my schedule, but also discussing life and the factors of being a student that can impede my ability to be academically efficient in the way that I want to be.”
We are eager to enrich your transition to college.
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Exhaustive packing lists are easily accessible online or at Bed, Bath & Beyond, but instead of giving you one of those, we thought it would be more helpful to highlight a few items that are more unique to Haverford.
Things to bring:
1) Fan – With the exception of medically cleared students, air conditioning is not provided in the dorms, and the rooms can get slightly uncomfortable during the first few weeks of school. A simple fan goes a long way toward keeping the rooms cool. If applicable, coordinate with roommates on this one!
2) Dorm Olympics colors – Dorm Olympics is one of the highlights of customs week as Barclay, Gummere and South campus (HCA and Tritton) battle it out for dorm pride. Be sure to have at the very least a shirt (that can get wet/dirty) in the color of your dorm. Barclay is blue, Gummere is green, and HCA and Tritton are red. Other articles of clothing, face paint and other props are also encouraged (although your customs teams will have plenty of paint for you regardless).
3) Quarters – While it is possible to put money on your Onecard to operate laundry machines, most students prefer to use quarters. There is a machine to get the quarters in the campus center, but it can be nice to arrive with a stash to get you through the first few loads.
4) Snow gear – Haverford is in the northeast, and it gets cold/snowy at points in first semester. This should not be much of an issue before fall break, but if you are not heading home for fall break, you may want to bring winter clothes, boots etc. to ensure you’re well-prepared if bad weather occurs.
Further questions about what to bring should be directed toward your customs team. As you have already seen, they are incredibly eager to help and they have all lived through freshman year so take advantage of their knowledge!
We’ll see all of you in less than two weeks!
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!
EMPLOYMENT FOR NEW STUDENTS
In order to comply with the Immigration Reform Act we need to obtain certain information when hiring all employees, including students. In order for Haverford to assure that it complies with the regulations your help will be needed if you have a work grant or other job at Haverford.
In addition to providing a Social Security number and filling out the W-4 form, all newly hired employees will need to complete an I-9 form and present documentation as to your citizenship or eligibility to work in the United States. If you are a resident of Pennsylvania, you will have to fill out a Local Earned Income Tax Residency form. To facilitate this process we will have someone at non-academic registration to review the documentation and fill in the required forms. The required documentation consists of proof of identity and proof of employment eligibility. The following single documents are among those that satisfy both requirements:
Certificate of United States Citizenship
Certificate of Naturalization
Unexpired foreign passport with attached employment authorization
Alien Registration Card
The requirements can also be met with a combination of one identification and one employment eligibility as follows:
Identity Employment Eligibility
Drivers license with picture Original Social Security Card
or other state issued ID card
School ID with photograph Birth Certificate
US Military Card Unexpired INS Employment Authorization
For most of you, the easiest combination will be driver’s license and Social Security Card but you may use any approved documentation.
It is recommended that students sign up for Direct Deposit. To do this all we would need is a voided blank check and proper paperwork filled out.
If you need assistance contact Nancy Sunderland (email@example.com) in Student Payroll.
You can find job listings in the Career Development Office Board. Below are some current openings:
Are you interested in building your resume? Want to work in an exciting environment where you can see your fellow Haverfordians? Need Cash???
Haverford Dining Services is here to help! Offering jobs in the following locations fall 2012:
The Dining Center
Open 7-days a week for breakfast, lunch and dinner, the Dining Center offers food services to the whole campus—students, faculty members and college guests in an open and flexible work-environment. Offering a wide variety of jobs and hours, the Dining Center is a great option for those interested in advancement opportunities in an environment that fosters teamwork and professionalism. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information or stop by our table at Non-Academic Registration when you arrive on campus!
The COOP is Hiring
Located on the second floor of the Whitehead Campus Center, the COOP is a café-restaurant, open 6-days a week for breakfast, lunch and dinner. The COOP is an exciting work place in a predominantly student-run operation, with opportunities for advancement in a fun, learning environment. Email email@example.com for more information or stop by our table at Non-Academic Registration when you arrive on campus!
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Students use the libraries’ services and resources for many different purposes. For a brief introduction, see photos and details on this website: library.haverford.edu/first-years/. Bonus: If you answer the 9 questions at the end before August 28, you will be entered into a drawing for gift cards from the Wawa, the store where everyone gets their snacks
Check out the links for student theses, research guides, rare books, DVDs, the Global Terrorism Research Project, and more. Watch for an email this month from your personal librarian who will be your first point of contact for all library and research needs.
Students, faculty, and librarians giving lightning talks about their digital projects