Dear member of the Class of 2022:
Haverford College welcomes you!
We are busily preparing for your arrival, and in the coming weeks, we will have a great deal of important information to share with you. This letter is the first of several communications you will receive from the College this summer.
During the first week of June, you will receive access to The First Year website (haverford.edu/first-year-students), which is a vital resource for members of the Class of 2022. The website will detail critical deadlines, and provide links to important forms and assignments you need to complete this summer. Links on the website will activate at different points throughout the summer, so you should make a habit of checking it regularly. Please review the Arriving on Campus section where you’ll find procedures for Move-In Day – Wednesday, August 29 for most students.
Students participating in various Pre-Customs programs and international students will have arrival dates prior to August 29. You will learn more about the available Pre-Customs programs on the First Year website.
In the coming months, you should expect to receive the following:
- In early June, you will receive an email from ProDesk@haverford.edu prompting the activation of your new Haverford user account. The email will be sent to the email account currently on record with Haverford’s Office of Admission. You should ensure that the Office of Admission has an up-to-date email address for you. Once you have activated your Haverford user account, you will have access to your Haverford email address as well as password-protected forms and tasks due this summer, as outlined on the first year website. After the email from ProDesk goes out, the College will communicate with you exclusively through your new Haverford email address, so it is important that you activate the account as soon as you are prompted to do so. Contact ProDesk if any questions arise: ProDesk@haverford.edu or 610-896-1480.
- In late July, Haverford’s Business Office will mail fall semester tuition bills. For more information on billing, visit the Student Account page at www.haverford.edu/business-office/student-accounts.
You can subscribe to The First Year blog (blogs.haverford.edu/firstyear/), where you are currently reading this message, for a student-driven perspective on making the transition to Haverford and life here.
Proactive navigation of the college experience is an important part of a successful transition to college. While your parents will be able to gain an overview of summer tasks through the website, and are welcome to subscribe to The First Year blog, we expect you to take the initiative in completing various tasks, and communicating with relevant resources and people at Haverford.
Our staff, which includes Residential Life and our Dean’s Office Summer Interns, will be available this summer should you have any questions. In addition, staff at Haverford’s Health Center will check emails and phone messages on a weekly basis throughout the summer. We look forward to seeing you on campus in the fall and to working with you over the summer and in the years to come.
As Dean for First Year Students, my role over the summer is to serve as point person for questions or concerns as you prepare to arrive at Haverford, and to begin to get to know you. During the course of the next year, I look forward to serving as a resource for you as you encounter the exciting opportunities, challenges, and the range of experiences that accompany the transition to college.
Again, welcome to our community!
Dean Katrina Glanzer