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Prof. Anita Isaacs writes about Latin American politics, pictured here teaching in her home on the Haverford campus. Prof. Anita Isaacs writes about Latin American politics, pictured here teaching in her home on the Haverford campus.

Student-Faculty Ratio

Haverford’s student-faculty ratio is 8:1 and 97% of our full time faculty hold the highest degree in their field. With half the faculty living on campus, mentoring and commitment to excellence in teaching are cornerstones of the Haverford experience.

Honor council abstract discussion Students gathered in Ryan Gym for an open discussion of an Honor Council trial abstract given the pseudonym “Toy Story.” 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

Christine Sun Kim, Mellon Artist-in-residence Previous Mellon Artist-in-residence Christine Sun Kim performs during the gallery opening for What Can a Body Do? Photo: Noelia Hobeika '13

Mellon Creative Residencies

The Mellon Creative Residencies Program ignites vibrant engagements between students, faculty, and visiting artists through sustained, dynamic residencies, inside the classroom and out. This fall Haverford hosts a group of renowned artists who will explore topics ranging from memory and … Continue reading

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

customs-shirt The back of a Customs Person's tshirt. Follow along with the excitement of their 1st day & share your own experiences using #FordsMoveIn on Twitter.

Customs at Haverford

Welcome Class of 2017 Customs Week is Haverford College’s orientation program designed to introduce all first-year students to college life at Haverford.

Laura Newman Eckstein Laura Newman Eckstein '16 at the Minidoka Relocation Center, Jerome, Idaho.

Laura Newman Eckstein

This summer Laura Newman Eckstein ’16 conducted an independent anthropology study looking at the ways diets, commensality, and family structures changed due to the Japanese Relocation Centers.

Kelsey Bilek Kelsey (pictured) is no stranger to living abroad—she interned in Nicaragua and Kenya and studied abroad in Denmark. “Where They’re Headed” is a series of occasional blog posts reporting on the post-Haverford plans of members of the Class of 2013.

Where They’re Headed: Kelsey Bilek ’13

Since mid-June, anthropology major Kelsey Bilek ’13 has been working as an education advisor with Taurus Education in Shanghai, China. “My work mostly includes helping students with their college applications, preparing them for the admissions process, and advising them on … Continue reading

Elizabeth Douglas ’13 (front row - left) at graduation.  “Where They’re Headed” is a series of occasional blog posts reporting on the post-Haverford plans of members of the Class of 2013. Elizabeth Douglas ’13 (front row - left) at graduation.
Where They’re Headed” is a series of occasional blog posts reporting on the post-Haverford plans of members of the Class of 2013.

Where They’re Headed: Elizabeth Douglas ’13

Starting in August, history major Elizabeth Douglas ’13 will work for Match Corps, which runs Boston-area charter schools that prepare low-income students to attend four-year colleges. “I decided to apply for the fellowship because it seemed like it offered exactly … Continue reading

Katie Ulrich '14 spent her summer working at the Laboratory of Plant Physiological Ecology (LAFIECO) at the University of Sao Paulo in Sao Paulo, Brazil. Katie Ulrich '14 spent her summer working at the Laboratory of Plant Physiological Ecology (LAFIECO) at the University of Sao Paulo in Sao Paulo, Brazil.

Biofuels in Brazil

“As a biology and anthropology double major, I’m looking at the social aspects of biofuels. I plan, in fact, to draw upon my experiences at LAFIECO … in my senior anthropology thesis.” — Katie Ulrich ’14