That’s right, FAB is going to see Kanye. This is not a joke. We’ve acquired 40 tickets for the Yeezus tour, and we’ll be bringing a busload of Haverfordians to the Wells Fargo Center on Saturday, November 16th for an EPIC concert.




More reasons this show will be even more incredible. First, he’s performing with Kendrick Lamar. Second, in case you haven’t heard all the hype, Kanye has cancelled many of the tour dates after his 60-foot LED screen (that was of course absolutely essential) broke. However, the tour is starting back up again with this show in Philly… meaning that this is going to be even more epic.

Now, I know you’re all asking, how can you get on this bus?? It’s quite easy in fact: sign up on Haverticket begins Monday, November 11th at 7am. And I guarantee that the tickets will go fast. After all, FAB events are always FREEEE. And when else is someone going to pay for your Kanye ticket???

For more information, and to sign up, visit the Haverticket website:

Greetings Haverford!

First Collection is coming! Hurrah! But what is it, exactly? Perhaps the day valiant librarians riding book cart chariots storm the campus to retrieve the first wave of overdue books from this semester? Or, perhaps, the first day students take to the nature trail to collect fallen timber to keep warm fires going through the cold autumn nights?

(DISCLAIMER: no bonfires in the dorms.) In fact, it is something more subtle but no less exciting, and it is quite deeply rooted in Haverford’s history.

First, some background on the Collection Committee, the organization that puts on the event. The Collection Committee began as a literal ”collection,” a campus-wide meeting which students were required to attend. It now serves to help bring new ideas and debate to campus, generally in the form of unique interactive experiences. Students and student clubs may work with Collection Committee when planning such events. The Committee can help guide the planning process, provide funding, and help raise awareness about such events.

Now, First Collection in particular has been an event at which the community–students, faculty, and staff–can come together to welcome the newest members of our community, and this year is no exception. The First Collection event now consists of a breakfast social. There will be a variety of breakfast goodies, as well as friendly faces new and old. While attendance may no longer be mandatory, it is an event you should definitely stop by for. First Collection is happening this Friday, November 1st, from 9:30 until 11 am, and will be held in the Sunken Lounge in the Dining Center Lobby. Be thyself collected therein!

If you’re interested in joining the committee, applications were just sent out by the SC VP’s! Make sure you send them in by Friday night at 11:59pm. For more information on what the committee does, check out the SC Appointments Descriptions Page:


Hello Fords!


Welcome back from break!  Hopefully everyone has rested up nicely during their time off and has hit the ground running!

We would like to announce a bit of change in the office.  The desk has moved…

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….and the interns are confused…


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VERY confused!


But have no fear, Fords.  We haven’t gone far.  We are simply at the end of the hallway near room 205.  Still in Chase!

If you need to get to the office to pick up Independence Passes or other needs, simply walk up the stairs, turn right, then turn right again, and embrace the warm smiles of our amazing interns.

The SAO Welcomes You!

new location

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  • Joins the SAO after coming up through the farm system, where he was a .305 emailer with 10 Events Planned and 65 SEPTA tokens distributed. He enjoys not being cold, stomping the yard, and playing outdoor sports and games, as well as reading any Wikipedia articles he can find.

  • 22 October 2013
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I'm serious, he will mess you up.

Cruz is pumped for some Nerf and he is looking fierce.

(11/8) Update: Signups now available on Haverticket!


Hey ‘Fords,
It’s time again for Battlefield Nerf! Darts will fly, chaos will ensue, and champions will be crowned.
The event will take place on Saturday, November 16th and sign-ups are live now!

Sign up here!

For those new to BFN, or in need of a refresher here is what it’s all about:

Sign-ups: Just pick a team name, team captain, and up to 5 other players for your team. After this, your Captain will get all the important info about match times.

Rules of the Game:
The objective is to capture the other team’s flag and return it safely to your flag area.
A maximum of 6 players per team may participate.
The game is played on the honor system; if you get tagged, you are done, and you call yourself out.
Each team’s flag will be positioned in front of their starting bunker area.
To capture the flag, an individual must successfully return the opposing team’s flag to their flag area. In order for a capture to count, the capturing team’s flag must be in it’s home flag area. That is, both flags must be together in a flag area.
If the flag carrier is tagged, they drop the flag immediately. There may be no exchanging of the flag between teammates at any time. If the flag is dropped, it can be picked up by either team.
No shooting while holding the flag. This means that in the event of a 1 on 1 situation, the last two players must duel.
A tagged player may rejoin the game by touching their own flag, so long as it is within the original flag area. In order for players to rejoin, the team must return their flag into the home area if it has been taken by the other team.
The round ends when all of the players on one team are eliminated, or when a flag is captured.
The matches will be best 2 of 3 rounds.

Prizes: 1st place – Six $10 Gift Cards to Chipotle and BFN Shirts; 2nd place – BFN Shirts; 3rd place – Six $5 Gift Cards to Kiwi

Once again, matches will be held Saturday, November 16, from 12:00 p.m. to 6 p.m in Ryan Gym.
Note: Please show up 10 min prior to your match, although you only need to be present for your team’s matches.

It should be pretty awesome, so sign up your team and come play some Nerf!

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  • Joins the SAO after coming up through the farm system, where he was a .305 emailer with 10 Events Planned and 65 SEPTA tokens distributed. He enjoys not being cold, stomping the yard, and playing outdoor sports and games, as well as reading any Wikipedia articles he can find.

  • 22 October 2013
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Hey FORDS! Welcome back from Fall Break!

Are you in the mood for something spooky? Well you are in luck because Student Activities Office is hosting a trip to the largest haunted house in America “Terror Behind the Walls” at Eastern State Penitentiary. Not only is it HUGE but also it has been ranked amongst the Top 10 Most Frightening Attractions in America. You’ll be able to experience one of the best, funnest, and scariest moments of your life FREE OF COST. It is a great way to take your mind off of academia, homework, and other stressors (they’ll literally be spooked out of you!). So grab a group of friends and Sign up in Haverticket on Thursday October 24th at 7:00am

It takes about an hour to walk through the six differently themed attractions. >>>>> Screen shot 2013-10-21 at 3.40.27 PM



SIGN UP: In order to go on the trip you and your friends have to sign up in Haverticket on Thursday October 24th at 7:00am. The trip will take place on Thursday October 31st (Halloween! MUAHAHA) and we will be departing from the Campus Center at 7:00pm. We should be back on campus by 10:00pm. ALSO, don’t be afraid to sign up on the waiting list, you’ll never know who’ll get too scared and drop out.


WARNING: The haunted house is extremely scary! if you get cold feet at the entrance you can always opt out to not go in or can exit the show at any time. While the actors are not allowed to touch you, this year you can choose to get marked and be touched, abducted from the group, and/or even incorporated into the show.

For more information on the event visit their FAQ site:

Check out the preview video here:



Hey Fords

If you have ever wanted to attend a presidential inauguration now is your chance. Not only is it Family and Friends Weekend but this Saturday, October 26, is also Dan Weiss’ inauguration as the 14th President of Haverford College. The day starts off at 9:30 am with a Meeting for Worship open to community members and guests at the Haverford Friends Meeting House. Following Meeting at 11:00 the Processional will be from Founders Hall to Roberts Hall where he will be officially installed as the President of Haverford College in Marshall Auditorium. After his installation everyone is invited to a community luncheon in the Alumni Field House and later that night at 8:30 pm there will be a Choral Ensemble Concert with by performances by the a cappella groups the Humtones, S’Chords, Oxford Blues, Outskirts, Mainliners, and Counterpoint, and the Chamber Singers and Chorale Orchestra directed by Associate Professor of Music Thomas Lloyd.


It will be an eventful day and everyone is encouraged to attend!



Among the many fun things to do this weekend with friends and family there is a gem of an event located on Leeds Green from 1:30-4. Oktoberfest is a collaborative event planned by the Student Activities Office and FAB to bring a number of groups together to provide one large, relaxing, fun evening of food, music and activities!

Student Bands include the Cellar Doors (1:45 pm) and the Blank Sextet (2:30 pm), both talented groups of students with the perfect soundtrack for the afternoon.

Food includes Sausages of all assortments (FAB), Baked Beans and Homemade Granola (Culinary House), Apple Bread (Quaker House) and more! (hint hint: I think someone mentioned a rootbeer keg!)c


Just on the other side of Leeds, the Women’s Soccer Team will be playing Swarthmore at Walton, and on the Swan field Lacrosse will be strutting their stuff as well at 1 pm! Come grab a bite to eat before or after the games, and support the Haverford Teams! Just after the event ends, mens Soccer will also be playing on Walton.

We can’t wait to see the 4th Oktoberfest through, and hope to see you all there!

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  • Brie Groh '15 is currently a Sophomore at Haverford College. She hopes to be an Econ major with a Math and German minor. Brie is a member of Fords Against Bordem as well as the Sneetch Ultimate Frisbee Team. Outside of the SAO office, Brie is normally found watching Modern Family or napping.

  • 21 October 2013
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Hopefully you are enjoying a relaxing Fall Break somewhere!

If you’re a Sophomore, make sure you check out the  “What Now?” Tab (and the rest) of the Sophomore Year Experience Blog, so you can be sure to keep up with all the exciting opportunities that come up for you each month!


***The Student Council Co-Vice Presidents sent out the applications for CP/AMA/PAF/HCO Committee (Co) Head(s) on October 11th, 2013. They are due back to the SC VP’s no later than 11:59pm on Wednesday, October 23rd! 

You may have missed this exciting appointments e-mail due to the inevitable shuffle and last minute craziness that happens during Mid-Terms and packing to catch a Fall Break flight…

Now that Fall Break is finally here, take a moment to search through your overflowing email inbox, and read through it if you are interested in getting involved in the  Customs Program!

The responsibilities for Committee Head(s) of one of the components of the Customs Program includes:

  • Soliciting for applications to build a team (of an additional 3-5 people) that will work together as the CP/AMA/PAF/HCO Committee for the rest of the year
  • Updating or redesigning the application for their program (along with the rest of the committee members)
  • As a team, evaluating applicants and choosing CP/AMA/PAF/HCOs for the Class of 2018!!!
  • Creating and co-leading 5-8 Spring Training Sessions for the CP/AMA/PAF/HCOs
  • Working with other (Co) Head(s) of the program committees to choose Customs Week Co-Heads for the Fall
  • Running all aspects of CUSTOMS WEEK, along with the CW Co-Heads and the rest of the various committees!

It sounds like a lot of work (and it is!), but don’t worry – you also get to have some fun with it, like the Customs Folk who put together this Flash Mob:

Plus you’ll have lots of help form the various advisors for each component of the Customs Program! Michael Martinez, Dean for First-Year Students, works with the CP Committee. Steve Watter, Dean of Student Life, works with the HCO Committee. Theresa Tensuan, Dean of Multicultural Affairs, works with the AMA Committee. And last – but not least – I get to work with the PAF Committee!

If you want to apply to be on a committee (to be one of the folks who helps choose & train students, and who runs Customs Week itself), the Head(s) of each program will send out their own request for applications once they are appointed.

If you want to apply to be a PAF/CP/AMA/HCO/UCA look for informational e-mails after Thanksgiving Break, and Save The Date: Sunday, December 8th there will be an Info Session for all aspiring future Customs Folks in Stokes Auditorium!

Applications for Committee Head(s) are due on October 23rd at 11:59pm to the SC Vice-Presidents.

Please E-mail them to scvp@hc.

If you have questions about any of the specific programs, feel free to contact the current Co-Heads, or the advisors associated with each program component!

Contact info is listed on the Customs Website, or on the SC VP Appointments Page. 

May the odds be ever in your favor!


welcome back The class of 2017 participates in the Trust Walk around campus.