Customs is Haverford College's First-Year Experience program, which includes a five-day orientation immediately preceding the fall semester.

Customs is about community, not conformity. Customs Week provides everyone the space to settle in and begin the college-experience by engaging each other in fun and interactive ways that promote healthy community.

Customs also helps first-year students figure out what they want to do and how they can get there. What's more, Customs is a time to learn from and about each others differences, backgrounds, and experiences.

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Important Dates

August 17–27, 2014
Students who participate on select fall sports teams will need to arrive earlier than August 27. Exact move-in dates will be provided by your respective coaches.
Wednesday, August 20, 2014
Students who are participating in the Multicultural Leadership Institute will arrive.
Sunday, August 24, 2014
Students who are participating in International Student Orientation will arrive.
Wednesday, August 27, 2014
Move-in for first-year students.

Customs Week Schedule

You'll get to know your Customs group; meet with your academic advisor; attend talks that will orient you to the services and resources offered on-campus; become familiar with the system of student self-governance and the academic and social honor code, and more!

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