Category Archives: Campus

Penn Treaty Elm Haverford's elm is a direct descendant of the famous tree under which William Penn met with Lenape Chief Tamanend in 1682 and pledged a treaty of friendship.

The Penn Treaty Elm

Haverford’s serene campus is a nationally recognized arboretum with 400 species of trees and shrubs, a 3.5-acre duck pond, gardens and wooded areas.

GIAC at Night Outside the Douglas B. Gardner '83 Integrated Athletic Center.

A Winning Combination

Upgraded facilities, more full-time coaches, state-of-the-art strength training and other enhancements have helped Haverford’s teams post impressive results in recent years. But the true measure of success for athletics is reflected in how well the program allows students to excel … Continue reading

One of Haverford's black squirrels is also on Instagram. One of Haverford's black squirrels is also on Instagram.

Instagram

If Instagram is your preferred social media site, then you’re in luck! The College has an Instagram account at “haverfordedu,” so please follow us there. Don’t forget to tag all your Haverford-related Instagram pics with the hashtag #HaverfordCollege!

A large, colorful pinwheel on Founders Green, Founders Hall visible in the background Photo: Thom Carroll Photography.

Pinwheel Day

Spring Has Sprung: Pinwheel Day 2015 It’s quite a sight! Haverford’s arboretum campus is beautiful year round, but never more so than on Pinwheel Day.

Students work at Canaan-Quaker Intentional Village during spring break. Photo: Jens Braun Students work at Canaan-Quaker Intentional Village during spring break. Photo: Jens Braun

Alternative Spring Break

Deviating from the typical let’s-soak-up-the-sun-type college spring break, many Haverford students instead lobbied Congress, built houses, went dancing, and participated in conferences as part of several alternative activities organized by students and other groups on campus.

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

Then and Now: The Sunken Lounge Now It was a long 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 of its warming … Continue reading

Commencement Tickets are not required for Commencement, nor is there a limit to the number of guests graduates wish to invite. View the schedule.

Commencement 2015

Commencement 2015 Commencement will take place Sunday, May 17 at 10:00 a.m. Honorary degrees will be awarded to Thandeka Luthuli Gcabashe, Sister Mary Scullion, and Bryan A. Stevenson.

Participants in a minority student boycott in front of Founders in 1972 Participants in a minority student boycott in front of Founders in 1972. The protests spotlighted the need for an “institutionalization of diversity” at Haverford. Courtesy Special Collections.

Talking Race and Diversity

The work of the Black Students League, a newly formed Task Force on Diversity and Community, and an expanded Office of Multicultural Affairs are all helping to broaden the conversation on campus and create a more inclusive environment.