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

A Winning Combination

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

Nerd House, Haverford College Nerd House (residents pictured here) made its debut at the start of the 2013-2014 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

An intimate classroom setting. Advanced Latin Literature: Ovid's Love Poetry with Associate Professor of Classics Bret Mulligan. Photo: Jim Roese.

Academics at Haverford

Haverford’s rigorous academic program focuses on individual growth, intellectual exploration and pushing the boundaries of each discipline. Most classes are taught seminar style with an emphasis on discussion and debate.

mill-creek-service-day Students receive instruction from farm staff during a first-year service day at Mill Creek Farm.

First-Year Service Days

Traditions One of 8th Dimension‘s oldest traditions is hosting first-year service days, which all first-year students participate in. Community service is one of the most important aspects of the Haverford experience.

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

OAR

“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

Recently retired professor Stephen Boughn (right) on a 2012 field trip to Kitt Peak National Observatory in Arizona with Haverford astronomy students. Recently retired professor Stephen Boughn (right) on a 2012 field trip to Kitt Peak National Observatory in Arizona with Haverford astronomy students.

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.

Bunny sketches by Miriam Hwang-Carlos '17 for the Fringe Festival guide. Bunny sketches by Miriam Hwang-Carlos '17 for the Fringe Festival guide.

Summer Programs – HCAH

The John B. Hurford ’60 Center for the Arts and Humanities supports students across a range of internships, faculty assistantships, and research projects, including the new Interdisciplinary Documentary Media Fellowship Program in the Gulf of Mexico.

WHRC Broadcast Former WHRC General Manager Fairleigh Barnes '13 helps stream a broadcast live from the Sunken Lounge and online. Photo: Brad Larrison.

WHRC Returns

Haverford has more than 145 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.

Ying Li in a Fine Arts class Professor of Fine Arts Ying Li instructs a student during a painting class.

Fine Arts at Haverford

The Fine Arts at Haverford emphasize the individual. Studio classes are small and all students—from beginners to declared majors—receive individual, focused instruction, and are encouraged to develop the physical and critical skills necessary to create art.

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.