Goodbyes are hard, especially when you’re saying goodbye to home full of laughter, joy, memories, and so much love. To speak on behalf of HH’15-’16, we’re incredibly grateful for a year of personal and professional growth, getting to know Philadelphia, quality communal meals, reality television, fun money, new experiences and adventures, and lasting friendships.
I feel so lucky that our group of former acquaintances and even strangers (sorry Dan) quickly grew into a strong support system of dear friends, and I can’t imagine a better year with a better group of people. Let’s walk down memory lane with a year in photos:
Our first day!
Quality Communal Dinners, always. Featuring home-made ravioli.
Boozy Brunch for our friends and neighbors on Pope Weekend ’15
Thanksgiving! Thankful for these kids & Romi’s perseverance cooking that turkey…
Chopping down our Christmas Tree at a tree farm in Upper Darby
Happy Holidays from Haverford House <3
And the winner is…… Kayla!
Snow Day Guac-Off turned Karaoke Dance Party!
Snow Much Fun in Clark Park!
Getting classy for Valentine’s Day at Haverford House <3
PAL-entine’s Day Friendship Letter Swap!
Our Hook-Up Chart
$ Fun Money well spent at Laser Tag $
Pinwheel Day Fairies (Chloe Tucker?!) strike Haverford House!
Beach Trip with the whole crew, including our faithful house pup Moanie <3
Dan and his Sisterwives at the Last Supper </3 Shout out to the CPGC for footing the bill!
Squeezing six friends into one tiny photobooth
<3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3
Last Night Roof Party
One final group pic on our last day together <3
Thank you Havhouse ’15-’16 for being my Dwyane, my Rock, and my Johnson, and for making this HaverfordHouse into a HaverfordHome™. I wouldn’t want to live in a decrepit mouse factory with anyone else. And thank you to the CPGC for making all this possible!
Now that our incredible year at Haverford House has come to an end… Romi is continuing her nonprofit work in Thailand with Princeton in Asia. Robin is having a totally turtles time molding young minds at a summer camp in Maine. Kayla is back in New York City and her snapchat game is on point, as always. I’m still working at the Center for Hunger-Free Communities, and just moved into a sweet apartment a mere 4 blocks away from 4915 Hazel Ave. Seema will soon be working at Project Hope in Camden and be my housemate yet again (though this time around I’ll have the giant bedroom)! And Dan has resigned to a life of sleeping on an air mattress on my floor.
Though our year at Haverford House is over, this isn’t the end for Havhouse ’15-’16. I’m so excited for all of our upcoming adventures, together and apart. Tune in again next year when HH ’15-’16 does Thailand!
Of course, all ends lead to new beginnings. And so, I hereby welcome Haverford House 2016-2017! May this year seriously bring you all the joy, laughter, growth, memories, and love it brought us.
Love always, HH’15-’16
WELCOME HAVHOUSE 2016-2017!