Traditions

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

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.

The Library in 1865

Magill Library, 1865 Haverford faculty in the Philips Wing of Magill Library, 1865. Courtesy College Archives.

Haverford libraries own more than 625,000 titles, including not only printed books but thousands of items in other formats—microfilm, photographs, diaries, letters, sound and video recordings, electronic publications, and miscellaneous ephemera.

OAR

Office of Academic Resources Assistant Director Lionel Anderson meets with Grace Mangigian '16.

“What I appreciate so much about the OAR is that they recognize that academic performance is so closely tied to a variety of other factors in a student’s life. When I meet with the staff, I’m not simply talking about … Continue reading

Academics

A student studies in the Philips Wing of Magill LIbray. A student studies in the Philips Wing of Magill LIbray.

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.

Bret Mulligan – Office Hour

Mulligan has an office crammed with classical literature, books, and a sizable collection of reproductions of artifacts to help students understand the lives of those who lived in the ancient world. Photo: Thom Carroll Photography Mulligan has an office crammed with classical literature, books, and a sizable collection of reproductions of artifacts to help students understand the lives of those who lived in the ancient world. Photo: Thom Carroll Photography

“I really like, in all my classes, to bring in cultural elements to remind my students that these were real people.” —Bret Mulligan, Associate Professor of Classics. Read Office Hour in the Spring/Summer 2014 issue of Haverford Magazine.

The Spiritual Garden

Transformation 10, 2014, Lithographic, Acrylic, Oil, Rhinestone on Cavas, 40" x 40" Transformation 10, 2014, Lithographic, Acrylic, Oil, Rhinestone on Cavas, 40" x 40"

The Spiritual Garden Through October 10, 2014 Cantor Fitzgerald Gallery A solo exhibition featuring paintings, prints, video, and installations by Hee Sook Kim, Associate Professor of Fine Arts. Details »

The Ag Life for Them

Strongin (left) and Turkus were Haverford roommates. Now they are partners in an urban farm. Strongin (left) and Turkus were Haverford roommates. Now they are partners in an urban farm.

Fay Strongin ’10 and Sarah Turkus ’10 discovered a shared passion for food and farming as students. Now the two friends are running Sidewalk Ends Farm in Providence, R.I. Read the feature article in the Spring/Summer 2014 issue of Haverford … Continue reading

Tri-Co

Mensa Ansah Mensa Ansah of the Ghanaian duo FOKN Bois comes to Haverford to screen their films Coz ov Moni 1 and 2 at the Trico-sponsored 50th anniversary celebration of Chinua Achebe's novel, "Arrow of God".

Through the Tri-College Consortium, students can take classes, major, participate in student organizations, and attend cultural and academic symposia on Haverford, Bryn Mawr, and Swarthmore College campuses.

Community

Jake Raisel ’17 and Casey Falk ’16 in the Maker Space Robotics Club members Jake Raisel ’17 (left) and Casey Falk ’16 in the Maker Space. Photo: Thom Carroll Photography.

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.