Category Archives: Students

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.

Fifty percent of Haverford students received financial aid from the College in 2013–2014, thanks to a need-blind admission policy that meets the demonstrated need of all admitted applicants. Photo by Brad Larrison. Fifty percent of Haverford students received financial aid from the College in 2013–2014, thanks to a need-blind admission policy that meets the demonstrated need of all admitted applicants. Photo by Brad Larrison.

Scholarship Luncheon

More than 200 people attended the 11th Annual Celebration of Scholarships on April 26, 2014, which brought together students who receive financial aid from endowed scholarship funds with the donors who created and have supported those funds.

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

Camelback in a Saharan Storm Iceland to India, Harbin to Harajuku: Vote for the winners of the Study Abroad photo contest by 4/25 at 5pm. Photo: 2013 winner Andrew Bennett '14, "Camelback in a Saharan Storm," Faces category.

Study Abroad Photo Contest

“Studying abroad gave me the confidence to set out on my own and explore the world around me. It was also an amazing supplement to my French minor and an experience I would recommend to anyone studying a language as … Continue reading

haverford-health-studies-minor "Does violence spread like a disease?" The new Bi-College Multidisciplinary Health Studies Program will allow students to consider a wide variety of issues around health and healthcare in a focused way. Photo: Brad Larrison.

Health Studies

“There are health studies majors and minors developing at colleges across the country, but what makes us distinctive is that we are deliberately multidisciplinary across all three academic areas.”—Associate Professor of Independent College Programs Kaye Edwards

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

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 myriad traditional events such as the Collection speaker series; frequent a cappella concerts; pinwheel day; and, most importantly, Fall and Spring Plenary.