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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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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