Campus Building Tour II

Aaand… we’re back with part two of our virtual campus building tour! We’ve included a list of other buildings you may (and will likely) visit at some point in your first year at Haverford, including your dorms!

Dining Center (DC):


You’ll all get very familiar with the DC over the course of your first-year. It includes one large dining hall divided into two sections. Downstairs is the DC basement, which has a bunch of study rooms, a small movie theater, the Blackbox Theater (used for theater productions), and the bandroom (which is in the process of being fully revitalized!).

Whitehead Campus Center:


You’ll probably stop by the Campus Center pretty frequently while your at Haverford. It contains the Admissions and Financial Aids offices, the Coop (a campus café), the Haverford Bookstore, the Women*s Center, Central Services (for your mail and packages), and the Cantor Fitzgerald Gallery.


Barclay Hall houses first-years, plus some members of their Customs group. It’s right by “Barclay Beach”, the field between Barclay Hall and the Duck Pond.

Haverford College Apartments (HCA):


HCA is an apartment complex built in 1949 that now houses both first-year and upper-class students. Each apartment includes a living room, kitchen, and bathroom.

Tritton Hall:


Tritton was constructed in 2012 alongside its twin Kim Hall. Tritton offers first-years single rooms and a large common space, including two common areas and one study lounge per floor.

Gummere Hall (GUM-er-ee):


“Gum” is primarily a first-year dorm, providing singles and a common room for first-years and some of their Customs Team.



Haverfarm is a year-round farming and education space that grows sustainable food and agriculture.  Produce is distributed to students, community members, the DC, and local food banks.

Douglas B. Gardner ’83 Integrated Athletic Center (GIAC):

The GIAC provides your usual fitness, exercise, and training facilities, including a gym, the Gooding Arena, and squash courts.

Marshall Fine Arts Center:

The Marshall Fine Arts building houses studio spaces and equipment for painting, drawing, sculpture, and photography classes.

Strawbridge Observatory:

The Strawbridge Observatory houses the astronomy department, and includes 12-inch and 16-inch Schmidt-Cassegrain telescopes and an astronomy library.

And there you have it: your first look at the buildings on campus! There’s so much to explore at Haverford; hopefully this brief introduction will help you navigate it. As per usual, let us know if you have any questions at