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.

CCPA Summer Series 2015

James Campbell ’16 is interning at GreenLight Fund Philadelphia, the local subset of a national venture philanthropy organization that seeks to bring empirically-successful nonprofits into the city to address unmet critical needs. James Campbell ’16 is interning at GreenLight Fund Philadelphia, the local subset of a national venture philanthropy organization that seeks to bring empirically-successful nonprofits into the city to address unmet critical needs.

The Whitehead Internship Program encourages Haverford students who have completed their sophomore or junior year to engage in an 8 – 10 week summer work experience related to entrepreneurial endeavors, small business enterprise, venture capital or investment finance activities.

Study Abroad Photo Contest

2015 Study Abroad photo contest 2nd place winner Deborah Leter '15, "Encounter with Lakshmi the Elephant", Ford Faces category. 2015 Study Abroad photo contest 2nd place winner Deborah Leter '15, "Encounter with Lakshmi the Elephant", Ford Faces category.

“Studying abroad was educational in more ways than I ever thought it could be. I experienced a new culture and a new language, and gained valuable new perspectives.” – Rachel Grunden ’16 Each year more than 130 Haverford students take … Continue reading

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.

Health Studies

Kaye Edwards (front) and Chris Roebuck taught the inaugural "Introduction to Health Studies" course. Photo: Brad Larrison Kaye Edwards (front) and Chris Roebuck taught the inaugural "Introduction to Health Studies" course. Photo: Brad Larrison

Students interested in health professions can now participate in the Bi-College multi-disciplinary health studies program, which gives students in any major the opportunity to minor in health studies.

Writing Program

Postdoctoral Writing Fellow Paul Farber helped create the public art and urban research project Monument Lab at Philadelphia's City Hall. Photo: Brad Larrison Postdoctoral Writing Fellow Paul Farber helped create the public art and urban research project Monument Lab at Philadelphia's City Hall. Photo: Brad Larrison

The Writing Program administers the first-year writing seminars which encourage students to become rigorous thinkers and writers who can construct arguments that matter, and supports a Writing Center where specially-trained peer tutors work with fellow students.

Where They’re Headed: Henri Drake ’15

While at Haverford Drake learned about the enhanced effects of CO2 on salt marshes, and studied the relationship of Zen Buddhist poets with the environmental activism of the Beat generation. While at Haverford Drake learned about the enhanced effects of CO2 on salt marshes, and studied the relationship of Zen Buddhist poets with the environmental activism of the Beat generation.

Where They’re Headed Henri Drake ’15, who graduated with honors in mathematics, is working as a research specialist at Jorge Sarmiento’s oceanography laboratory at Princeton University for a year. Part of the Where They’re Headed series in the Haverblog.

Study Abroad Photo Contest

2015 Study Abroad photo contest 1st place winner Elizabeth Fishman '16, "Making Friends with Wallabies", Ford Faces category. 2015 Study Abroad photo contest 1st place winner Elizabeth Fishman '16, "Making Friends with Wallabies", Ford Faces category.

“Studying abroad was educational in more ways than I ever thought it could be. I experienced a new culture and a new language, and gained valuable new perspectives.” – Rachel Grunden ’16 Each year more than 130 Haverford students take … Continue reading

Student Arts Fund – HCAH

Inventions en Pointe Aurora Jensen '15 (blue), and Emma Cohen '17 (red) demonstrate dance positions from the HCAH funded Inventions en Pointe, choreographed by Antonia Z. Brown '13. Photo: Patrick Montero

The John B. Hurford ’60 Center for the Arts and Humanities’ Student Arts Fund helps students pursue creative interests that build upon and go beyond the offerings of our formal curriculum.

A Winning Combination

GIAC at Night Outside the Douglas B. Gardner '83 Integrated Athletic Center.

Upgraded facilities, more full-time coaches, state-of-the-art strength training and other enhancements have helped Haverford’s teams post impressive results in recent years. But the true measure of success for athletics is reflected in how well the program allows students to excel … Continue reading

Archetypes of Change: The Evolving Comic Book and Its Heroes

Curator Charlie Espinosa '15 discusses the exhibit during the opening reception. Curator Charlie Espinosa '15 discusses the exhibit during the opening reception.

Archetypes of Change: The Evolving Comic Book and Its Heroes Through September 7, 2015 Magill Library This student-curated exhibit, sponsored by the Haverford College Libraries, explores stylistic and narrative changes in comic books from the 1930s to today. Details »