Parents & Guests

The Commencement Ceremony will be Sunday, May 18, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. on Roberts Hall Green. Tickets are not required.

The Commencement ceremony begins promptly at 10:00 a.m. We recommend you arrive early to avoid heavy local traffic. Two other local colleges hold their commencement ceremonies on the same day as we do. A video "Webcast" will be available shortly after graduation day.

In the event of inclement weather the ceremony and reception will be in the Alumni Field House. Campus Safety personnel will be on site to direct all our guests.

  • Parking

    Barclay Beach will be the primary area for parking on Commencement day. If you have questions, please call Campus Safety at (610) 896-1111. Safety officers will be stationed at campus entrances and on the roadways on Commencement Day to provide directions.

    Shuttles will run between the Commencement site and various parking areas. Parking locations are a short walk from this site. A shuttle stop will be on Founders green across from Barclay Hall to return guests to parking areas following the luncheon.

    You will receive a red parking tag, which should be displayed on your dashboard to assist our parking attendants in identifying parents. Parking tags are not required; there will be sufficient parking for all guests.

  • Honorary Degree Recipients

    Each year Haverford College awards up to four honorary degrees to men and women who have distinguished themselves in letters, the sciences, or the arts. Many recipients are noted for their contributions to the overall betterment of humankind and/or Haverford College.

    Past Degree Recipients (pdf)

  • Photography

    All graduates: The College will engage the services of a photographer, who will photograph each graduating senior individually as his or her diploma is presented. We provide this service to ensure that this moment is captured, thus relieving parents and friends of any need for photographing.

    Haverford's Legacy Photographs: Alumni Parents and alumni relatives are invited to a special photography session, with their graduating senior, for display on the Haverford College Website and in Haverford Magazine. The photographer will be stationed near the ramp to Magill Library during the reception following Commencement. In the event of rain, the photographer will be stationed in the Alumni Field House, in the northeast corner (closest to the Koshland Integrated Natural Sciences Center).