Traditions

Harry-Potter_KINSC Chemistry students went all out with a Harry Potter theme in the KINSC to celebrate April Fool’s Day. Photo: Patrick Montero.

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.

Academic Centers

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

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.

Physics & Astronomy

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.

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.

Writing Center

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

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.

Degree Partnership Programs

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.

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.

The Penn Treaty Elm

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.

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.

Traditions

In this Dig into the Archives session, College Archivist Krista Oldham shared photographs, documents, and other materials about some old Haverford traditions. Photo: Patrick Montero In this Dig into the Archives session, College Archivist Krista Oldham shared photographs, documents, and other materials about some old Haverford traditions. Photo: Patrick Montero

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.

Arqueologías de destrucción 1958-2014

Marcos-Kurtycz-Destruction-homepage Marcos Kurtycz, Artefacto Kurtycz, 1982. Photograph by Adolfo Patiño, Facultad de Artes Plásticas U.V., Xalapa, Veracruz. Courtesy of Private Collection.

Arqueologías de destrucción 1958-2014 Through May 1, 2015 Cantor Fitzgerald Gallery This exhibition traces the archaeological remnants of “destructivism” or “destruction Art” in Latin America as they continue to reverberate in our present. Details »

Arqueologías de destrucción 1958-2014

Marcos Kurtycz, Artefacto Kurtycz Marcos Kurtycz, Artefacto Kurtycz, 1982. Photograph by Adolfo Patiño, Facultad de Artes Plásticas U.V., Xalapa, Veracruz. Courtesy of Private Collection.

Arqueologías de destrucción 1958-2014 Opening Night: Friday, March 20, 2015 4:30 p.m.—7:30 p.m. Cantor Fitzgerald Gallery This exhibition traces the archaeological remnants of “destructivism” or “destruction Art” in Latin America as they continue to reverberate in our present. Details »

Public Observing

Strawbridge Observatory Students take a closer look at Jupiter and its moons through the observatory's 16" telescope. Photo: Thomas Carroll.

Public Observing Saturday, March 21, 6:30 p.m.—8 p.m. Strawbridge Observatory This community event will include a hands-on astronomy activity, student talk, and telescope observing. Details »

Being a Student-Athlete

An aerial view of a fencing tournament An aerial view of a fencing tournament held in Ryan gym, ca. early 1990s. Courtesy of College Archives.

“To be a student-athlete is to be someone who sees the critical importance of the lessons learned both in the classroom and on the field. I truly believe that life rewards individuals who are hard-working, flexible, and capable of relating … Continue reading