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.

Nerd House, Haverford College Nerd House (residents pictured here) made its debut at the start of the academic year. Photo: Thom Carroll Photography.

Community Housing

For students looking to forge close connections around shared interests, Haverford offers special interest housing choices, such as La Casa Hispánica (for those attuned to the culture of the Spanish-speaking world); Cadbury House (quiet study, and alcohol and drug-free); and … Continue reading

Pinwheel Day, 2013 Pinwheel Day, 2013. Photo: Thom Carroll Photography.

Pinwheel Day

Pinwheel Day 2014 After an unusually long and snowy winter, the arrival of spring is especially welcome. Help us celebrate the season and spin the day away! Leave a comment on the Haverblog

Students gathered in Ryan Gym for an Honor Council Abstract Party to discuss recent cases. Council regularly sponsors such events. Photo: Brad Larrison. Students gathered in Ryan Gym for an Honor Council Abstract Party to discuss recent cases. Council regularly sponsors such events. Photo: Brad Larrison.

Honor Bound

It began in 1897 as a simple system for holding exams without proctors. Since then, the cherished Honor Code has become the purest expression of the College’s values and an intrinsic part of a Haverford education. Read “Honor Bound” in … Continue reading

The view of Founders Green from Hilles Hall. Photo by Howard Korn The view of Founders Green from Hilles Hall. Photo by Howard Korn

The Campus

The Haverford campus is the oldest planned college landscape in the country. Our meticulously maintained 200 acres contain a nature trail, a Pinetum and flower gardens.

Students Jeanna Kenney '16, Shakira King '17, Damon Motz-Storey '16, and Matt de Silva '14 enjoy the warm glow of the fire. Photo: Brad Larrison Students Jeanna Kenney '16, Shakira King '17, Damon Motz-Storey '16, and Matt de Silva '14 enjoy the warm glow of the fire. Photo: Brad Larrison

Then & Now – Sunken Lounge Now

Then & Now: The Sunken Lounge Part of the Dining Center since its 1969 opening, the fireplace in the Sunken Lounge has long served as a meeting place and study space for students looking to warm up. Missed yesterday’s photo? … Continue reading

KINSC April's Fools On April Fool’s Day, students from the science departments bedeck the KINSC with themed decorations. This life-size monster from the Super Mario Brothers video game was just part of last year's fun. Photo: Brad Larrison.

Traditions

Traditions Fords enjoy myriad traditional events such as the Collection speaker series; pinwheel day; the annual weekend throwdown at the end of the year called Haverfest; and, most importantly, Fall and Spring Plenary.

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