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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Eating on Campus: The DC, The Coop, and Lunt Cafe

  This is the Dining Center, or more commonly known as the DC. As a first-year, you will eat most, if not all, of your meals in this building. If you live in the apartments, you may be more inclined to cook, saving you a relatively lengthy walk, but even first-years living in the apartments…

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Published:April 8, 2016 View Post

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April 1st KINSC decoration

One of my favorite traditions at Haverford is the decoration of the Marian E. Koshland Integrated Natural Sciences Center (KINSC) on April 1st. Students from the science and math department stay up late the day before and do themed decorations. See If you can guess the themes. This year’s decorations:          …

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Published:April 3, 2016 View Post

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Club Sports

Spring Break was the most intense week of relaxation I’ve ever had. As a member of the Haverford women’s ultimate team, the Sneetches, I traveled to Nag’s Head, North Carolina for a week of training, bonding, and fun. We practiced four to six hours each day (which I always followed with a one to two…

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Published:March 30, 2016 View Post

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A Haverford Alternative Spring Break Trip

Hey everyone! This blog post will talk about one of the programs that Haverford students had the option of participating in over Spring Break. Two of us (Carol Lee and Sophie) went to New York with the AIDS Service Network to volunteer with the Gay Men’s Health Crisis. GMHC is a non-profit organization that works…

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Published:March 19, 2016 View Post

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Tri-College Summer Institute

      What is the Tri-Co Summer Institute? The Tri-College Summer Institute is a week-long orientation program hosted by the Haverford, Bryn Mawr and Swarthmore Consortium that discusses identity, equity, social justice, power and privilege. This  program, which is open to all first-year students, provides 60 participants with the opportunity to learn about, and…

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Published:March 4, 2016 View Post

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The Top 10 HC Buildings You’ll Need to Know As a First-Year (other than where your classes are)

Most of you have been on Haverford’s campus, either for a tour or simply to walk around on your own. Some of you live further away and have not been able to visit in person. Even for those of you who visited, you’re probably wondering what Haverford is like, what the important buildings are, and…

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Published:February 27, 2016 View Post

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Academic Life at Haverford

Even though you may have other things on your mind as you start the transition into college, it’s important to keep in mind that you’re going to college to learn and Haverford is a world-class academic institution. This post will fill you in on academic life at Haverford from my perspective as a first-year student!…

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Published:February 19, 2016 View Post

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Welcome Class of 2020!!

Hello Class of 2020! First of all, the entire First Year Dean’s Council would love to congratulate you all on your acceptance to Haverford! Since so far all of you admitted are E.D. applicants, we know you’ll be here in the fall, and we can’t wait! The First Year Dean’s Council is a group of…

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Published:February 4, 2016 View Post

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