First-Year Service Days

mill-creek-service-day Students receive instruction from farm staff during a first-year service day at Mill Creek Farm.

Traditions One of 8th Dimension‘s oldest traditions is hosting first-year service days, which all first-year students participate in. Community service is one of the most important aspects of the Haverford experience.

2014 Study Abroad Photo Contest – Places

2014 Study Abroad photo contest 1st place winner Sophie Eiger '14, "Great Ocean Road at Sunset", Places category. 2014 Study Abroad photo contest 1st place winner Sophie Eiger '14, "Great Ocean Road at Sunset", Places category.

“Studying abroad enriched my academic experience by exposing me to new perspectives and encouraging me to critically reevaluate my existing intellectual assumptions.” – Ben Wohl ’14 Each year more than 130 Haverford students take advantage of the opportunity to study … Continue reading

Being a Student-Athlete

An aerial view of a fencing tournament An aerial view of a fencing tournament held in Ryan gym, ca. early 1990s. Courtesy of College Archives.

“To be a student-athlete is to be someone who sees the critical importance of the lessons learned both in the classroom and on the field. I truly believe that life rewards individuals who are hard-working, flexible, and capable of relating … Continue reading

Customs

Customs Trust Walk The class of 2017 participates in the Trust Walk—part of Customs Week—around campus. Photo: Brad Larrison.

Welcome Class of 2018 Customs is Haverford College’s First-Year Experience program, which includes a five-day orientation immediately preceding the fall semester. Follow along with the excitement of their 1st day & share your own experiences using #FordsMoveIn on Twitter and … Continue reading

Academics

Students discuss and study in the Astronomy Library in Strawbridge Observatory Students discuss and study in the Astronomy Library in Strawbridge Observatory

Haverford’s small size makes possible a highly personalized, hands-on educational experience. Professors work side-by-side with students to do high-level research while also developing analytical thinking and pushing the boundaries of each discipline.

Bret Mulligan – Office Hour

Mulligan has an office crammed with classical literature, books, and a sizable collection of reproductions of artifacts to help students understand the lives of those who lived in the ancient world. Photo: Thom Carroll Photography Mulligan has an office crammed with classical literature, books, and a sizable collection of reproductions of artifacts to help students understand the lives of those who lived in the ancient world. Photo: Thom Carroll Photography

“I really like, in all my classes, to bring in cultural elements to remind my students that these were real people,” says Associate Professor of Classics Bret Mulligan, who teaches ancient Greek and Latin language classes as well as courses … Continue reading

Then and Now: The Sunken Lounge Now

DC Sunken Lounge Now Pictured (from left) Jeanna Kenney '16, Shakira King '17, Damon Motz-Storey '16, and Matt da Silva '14. Photo: Brad Larrison.

Then and Now: The Sunken Lounge Now It was a long and remarkably snowy winter, and the fireplace in the DC served as a welcome respite from the cold. Students often study, eat dinner, or enjoy special events in front … Continue reading

OAR

Office of Academic Resources Assistant Director Lionel Anderson meets with Grace Mangigian '16.

“What I appreciate so much about the OAR is that they recognize that academic performance is so closely tied to a variety of other factors in a student’s life. When I meet with the staff, I’m not simply talking about … Continue reading

Student Filmmakers Document Oil Spill Researchers on the Gulf Coast

Hilary Brashear '13 and Gebhard Keny '14 take video footage of Assistant Professor White(center) and her students (from left) Alana Thurston '17 and Chloe Wang '17 during a research trip to the Gulf Coast Hilary Brashear '13 and Gebhard Keny '14 take video footage of Assistant Professor White(center) and her students (from left) Alana Thurston '17 and Chloe Wang '17 during a research trip to the Gulf Coast

Four students are participating in Haverford College’s newly launched Interdisciplinary Documentary Media Fellowship focusing on the enduring consequences of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. “It became apparent that there were numerous stories to be told, and the visually stimulating environment … Continue reading

What They Learned: Abigail Flynn ’14

Josh Begley, Prison Map Photo: Josh Begley, Prison Map. Featured in the Cantor Fitzgerald Gallery exhibition Prison Obscura, which used rarely seen prisoner-made photographs to shed light on the prison industrial complex.

What They Learned Political science major Abigail Flynn’s senior thesis examined the Supreme Court’s influence on state legislative action on the death penalty. Part of the What They Learned Haverblog series that explores the thesis work of members of the … Continue reading

What They Learned: Robert Brooks ’14

Blistered bli-5 worms under the microscope. Blistered bli-5 worms under the microscope.

What They Learned Biology major Robert Brooks is working toward a career in healthcare and will be attending medical school under the auspices of the U.S. Air Force. His desire to help people through science was partially inspired by his … Continue reading