Category Archives: Students

At the recent "Love Shack" event sponsored by FAB, students decorated "gingerbread" houses and competed to win prizes, such as "Most Haverfordian." Photo: Thom Carroll Photography At the recent "Love Shack" event sponsored by FAB, students decorated "gingerbread" houses and competed to win prizes, such as "Most Haverfordian." Photo: Thom Carroll Photography

FAB

Haverford has more than 145 student groups who publish magazines, host symposia, sing a cappella, discuss religion and spirituality, stay politically active, maintain a system of student self-government, dance, demonstrate and create. All of these groups and activities have one … Continue reading

Rowing at Haverford College The late Greg Kannerstein '63 was honored when the Haverford crew team christened its newest boat "Mr. Haverford." Photo: Brad Larrison.

Club Sports

From Ultimate to ice hockey, badminton to crew, Haverford student-athletes find some serious fun playing all kinds of non-varsity sports. Read “All in the Game” in Haverford magazine »

Students at the Writing Center at Stokes. Photo: Brad Larrison Students at the Writing Center at Stokes. Photo: Brad Larrison

Writing Center

The Writing Center at Haverford College fosters a culture of writing that includes conversation with peers and faculty members at all stages of the writing process.

Founders Bell Seniors celebrate the last day of exams by ringing—and signing—the bell in the cupola on Founders Hall.

Traditions

Traditions Each year, Fords look forward to the myriad traditional events such as the Collection speaker series; frequent a cappella concerts; pinwheel day; and, most importantly, Fall and Spring Plenary.

Students sing along in the Skate House on November 13, 2013.  Photo: Brad Larrison Students sing along in the Skate House on November 13, 2013. Photo: Brad Larrison

Skate house sing along

The Skate House hasn’t seen any actual skaters for decades. But it’s still in use, booked for receptions and student events such as club meetings and even poetry readings.

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

Academics

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.

A total of 63 students, primarily computer science majors, participated in the Hack-a-Thon. Students and faculty filled Founders Great Hall for the presentation and judging. Photo: Thom Carroll Photography A total of 63 students, primarily computer science majors, participated in the Hack-a-Thon. Students and faculty filled Founders Great Hall for the presentation and judging. Photo: Thom Carroll Photography

Hackathon

Students from Haverford, Bryn Mawr, and Swarthmore colleges had just 48 hours to conceive, develop, and present their web and mobile technology ideas at the first Tri-Co Hack-a-Thon. The winning entry, called “TryLinGO,” is a language-learning app that uses a … Continue reading

Conor Bralla '14 decorates a skull for a Día de los Muertos event held last fall at La Casa. Photo: Brad Larrison Conor Bralla '14 decorates a skull for a Día de los Muertos event held last fall at La Casa. Photo: Brad Larrison

La Casa Hispanica

Residential life at Haverford can take on many different forms, from traditional dorms to apartment living to specialized houses dedicated to a cultural or academic focus. La Casa Hispánica is a special interest house that supports the endeavors of students … Continue reading