Category Archives: Students

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.

For a special concert in Zubrow Commons, the Mainliners invited Bryn Mawr’s Night Owls and the Stanford Fleet Street Singers to perform alongside them. Photo: Brad Larrison For a special concert in Zubrow Commons, the Mainliners invited Bryn Mawr’s Night Owls and the Stanford Fleet Street Singers to perform alongside them. Photo: Brad Larrison

Student Activities

Haverford has more than 145 student groups that 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.

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.

Black Students League’s Fashion Show Students model local Philly artists’ fashions during Black Students League’s Fashion Show in Founders Great Hall. Photo: Brad Larrison.

Student Activities

Haverford has more than 145 student groups that 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.

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.

The Student Events Committee hosted a spring formal dance with the theme "Mad Science". Photo: Brad Larrison The Student Events Committee hosted a spring formal dance with the theme "Mad Science". Photo: Brad Larrison

Student Activities

Haverford has more than 145 student groups that 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.

Haverford's first-ever Public Policy Forum included two poster sessions. Students like Katie Tsai '16 presented their own research in between panels. Photo: Thom Carroll Photography Haverford's first-ever Public Policy Forum included two poster sessions. Students like Katie Tsai '16 presented their own research in between panels. Photo: Thom Carroll Photography

Academic Centers

Haverford’s academic Centers shape daily life at the College, by invigorating the arts on campus, supporting cutting-edge research and inspiring students on issues across the globe.

Join Professor Kerstin Perez for a screening of 'Particle Fever' and a virtual talk with scientists in the control room of an LHC experiment Saturday 3/28 at 4 p.m.. Photo courtesy of CERN. Join Professor Kerstin Perez for a screening of 'Particle Fever' and a virtual talk with scientists in the control room of an LHC experiment Saturday 3/28 at 4 p.m.. Photo courtesy of CERN.

Physics & Astronomy

Virtually all Haverford Physics and Astronomy majors engage in cutting-edge research, working closely with faculty in fields such as biophysics, quantum computers, cosmology, quantum gravity, fluid dynamics, nanoscience, and extra-galactic astronomy.

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.

Three new programs with Penn, Claremont McKenna College, and Zheijiang University in China will offer an accelerated path to a master’s degree. Three new programs with Penn, Claremont McKenna College, and Zheijiang University in China will offer an accelerated path to a master’s degree.

Degree Partnership Programs

Haverford College has forged innovative partnerships with some of the world’s top academic institutions to offer students additional opportunities for graduate study. Our degree partnership programs allow students to pursue an accelerated course of study toward a Master’s degree.