Upper Class Advisors (UCAs) support the academic advising of First-Year Faculty Advisors. UCAs are juniors or seniors who live on a first-year hall and are trained to support first-years as they navigate academic life at Haverford, including academic requirements, academic departments, and course selection. UCAs are an integral member of the entire peer support team for new students. UCAs are paired with Customs People, Peer Awareness Facilitators, Honor Code Orienteerers and Ambassadors for Multicultural Awareness to assist first-year students with their adjustment to all aspects of life at Haverford.
UCAs are chosen from a wide pool in the spring by a committee including faculty, current UCAs and Deans, and undergo training to serve as an adviser. UCAs normally attend training programs during the second half of the spring semester, immediately following Commencement, and again in late August before the arrival of the incoming class.
Please note that to be a viable UCA candidate, you must be able and willing to live in any of the first-year housing areas in Barclay, Gummere, Tritton and HCA. Check with Dean Martinez if you believe you have extenuating circumstances preventing you from living in a particular first-year residence. If you do not feel as though you could accept an assignment in all of these areas, please do not apply to be a UCA. Additionally, the Smoking Policy stipulates that all first-year residential buildings are smoke-free spaces. This policy applies to all residents and guests, regardless of class year, and includes spaces such as individual rooms, common rooms, hallways, stairways, bathrooms, etc. Smoking will still be allowed outside of first-year buildings, although the courtyard of Tritton shall be smoke-free.
Apply (for Class of 2018)
Deadline: Sunday, February 2nd, 2014 (midnight)
Selection criteria include knowledge of the curriculum, extra-curricular contributions, leadership, and ability in counseling and advising students.
- Write an application letter stating your qualifications (academic and otherwise) and reasons for your interest in a UCA position. Include the names of two Haverford or Bryn Mawr faculty members who may be called upon as references.
- Send application to Dean Michael Martinez at firstname.lastname@example.org.