Welcome from the First Year Dean’s Council

Congratulations Class of 2023! On behalf of the First-Year Dean’s Council, I am so excited to welcome you to Haverford. Now that the long and grueling college process is over (you made it!), enjoy the remainder of your senior years, gap years, and the many other fun experiences you may be having before college!

As the First-Year Dean’s Council, we are here as a support system for you as you transition to Haverford. Just a few months ago, we all went through the very same transition, and so we are excited to help you navigate it even before you arrive here at Haverford next August. As I found when I was preparing to arrive, talking to current students was a great way to learn more about Haverford. The eight of us are engaged in a wide variety of academic programs, activities, teams, and organizations here at Haverford, so we are more than ready to take on your questions, concerns, or just talk about what life here at Haverford is like! We’ve prepared a series of blog posts for you that will be posted here on a weekly basis.

The First-Year Blog will consist of a range of posts from the members of the First-Year Dean’s Council. The posts focus on many different aspects of life at Haverford, and I highly encourage you to read them in order to get a sense of what the Haverford community is like. Don’t hesitate to reach out to us if you have questions about anything from the posts–they’re here for you all to learn about Haverford and to prepare for life here. Again, congratulations, and welcome to Haverford!

Jacob Gaba, Class of 2022



Class of 2022 First Year Dean’s Council with Dean Katrina Glanzer. Photo credit: Dex Coen Gilbert ’21