Customs: Welcome to Haverford

Customs: Welcome to Haverford

  Customs is, for all intents and purposes, the start of college for all Fords. It is Haverford College’s first-year orientation program that precedes the start of the fall semester. “Students are away from home for the first time,” says Customs...
An Insider’s Look At Customs Week

An Insider’s Look At Customs Week

What a week it has been! I am a Peer Awareness Facilitator (PAF) for the class of 2015, and last Saturday (the 20th), I joined with other members of the Customs Teams on campus in order to prepare for the influx of first-years. We had four days to decorate our...
The Newest Fords

The Newest Fords

First-years have moved in and Customs Week is underway. So it’s time to meet the newest Fords on campus!   The Class of 2015 by the numbers: Students come from 31 States, DC, Puerto Rico, and 21 Foreign Countries. The top metro areas represented are, in...
Welcome Class of 2015!

Welcome Class of 2015!

Today is one of our favorite days of the year: move-in day! (And we couldn’t have gotten better weather for it—blue skies, a cool breeze, not too humid.) All day long first-year students are being welcomed to campus to embark on their four-year Haverford...

What Should Customs Week Be?

A number of people on campus are asking how Customs Week might be enhanced. Hoping to establish something a ‘baseline in time’ that could inform my understanding of how Customs Week has evolved over the past 30 years, I queried my classmates via our Class...