Campus Services and Facilities

Academic Computing Center:  The Academic Computing Center offices and HelpDesk are located on the second floor of Stokes Hall (Suite 204). There is a computer classroom in Hall 9, and public clusters are maintained in Magill Library, Roberts Hall 9-11 and Haverford College Apartments (HCA30).  The Academic Computing Center along with the Networking and Systems group support desktop computers (Apple Macintoshes, Windows PCs); central UNIX, NT, and Mac servers; and a campus-wide network connecting the campus to the Internet.

Administrative Computing Center:  The Administrative Computing Center is located in Stokes Hall, Suite 204.  Applications for administrative offices such as Admission, Business, Registrar, Dean of the College, Health Services, Housing, Institutional Advancement, and Physical Plant are developed by and/or supported by this department.  The Administrative Computer Center supports desktop PC’s and a centralized database for administrative applications. Administrative Computing applications are hosted on a Sun Enterprise server running the Solaris operating system and the RealityX database. Questions concerning computer training programs should be addressed to the Center.

Arboretum Association:  The Arboretum Office is located in the Physical Plant Building.  Brochures, horticultural books, and Campus Arboretum Association membership information are available in this office.  Central campus trees are labeled for educational purposes.  Other areas of interest include the Nature Trail, Japanese Garden, and the Duck Pond.

Athletic Facilities:  In addition to outdoor facilities, indoor athletic facilities, which consist of a 200-meter track, basketball courts, tennis courts, volleyball courts, squash courts, and a weight room are available for use upon presentation of a College ID card.  A usage schedule, which lists facility availability, is posted at the entrance to the Field House.  Information on faculty/staff intramural, clinics, aerobics and other activities, and family passes may be obtained by calling (610)896-1117.  Bryn Mawr College facilities are also avail­able for use by Haverford College employees.

Bookstore:  The Haverford College Bookstore, located in the Whitehead Campus Center, carries a wide variety of general books for pleasure reading, office supplies, snacks, greeting cards, CDs, videos & DVDs, and Haverford clothing and gifts.  If you are a full-time employee, you may charge items to your employee account.  The Bookstore has an annual Calendar Sale, a Holiday Party and Sale, and a Spring Sale.

Business Office:  The Business Office is located in Stokes Hall 118.  All new employees should visit the Business Office to complete required payroll and benefit forms.  These and other forms are available in the reception area.  You may contact the Business Office for additional information about payroll, telephone services, purchasing cards, College travel, personnel policies and benefits and various accounting matters.

Campus Center:  The Whitehead Campus Center offers a wide variety of services to employees for College-related programs and functions and for some personal requests.  Three conference rooms are available for College-related functions at no charge.  There is also an Alumni Meeting room for receptions and other small gatherings.  If you or your department has a guest speaker or lecturer visiting the campus, five guestrooms are available for reservation at no charge.  Guestrooms can also be reserved for non-College-related visitors at the regular fee. Reservations for personal use should be made no earlier than ten days prior to expected use. Other services offered by the Campus Center are a MAC (money access center) machine, the Bookstore, the mailroom, an art gallery, the COOP (the on-campus snack bar/cafe), the Women’s Center and the Multicultural Center.  If you have any questions about Campus Center facilities or to reserve a room, call the information desk at (610)896-4923, or email <  Information desk hours are Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 1 a.m..

Career Development:  As an employee of the College you are invited to use most of the services offered by this bi-college office.  We invite you to browse our services in our office as well as at  Career Development is located in Founders 009 at Haverford and Thomas 116 at Bryn Mawr.  Contact Amy Feifer, Associate Director at Haverford, (610)896-1181; and/or Geoffrey Falen, Associate Director at Bryn Mawr, (610)526-5174.

College Events and Activities:  As a member of the College community, you are welcome to attend events sponsored by the College.  Calendars of events are distributed weekly (Founders Bell) to all offices and departments.

College Identification Cards:  All new employees can obtain College identification cards from the Security Office.  ID cards can be used to check out library materials, access athletic department facilities and to attend certain special events on campus.

Dining Services:  You are welcome to purchase meals at any of the Dining Services following facilities: The Dining Center is located at the north end of campus and serves meals daily Monday - Friday 7:00am to 7:30 pm. The Faculty Dining Room is located in the Dining Center and available to all employees Monday - Friday from 11:30 to 1:30pm. The Coop (snack bar/cafe) is located at the Whithead Campus Center and serves breakfast and lunch Monday - Friday from 8:00am to 3:00 pm.

Library:  Employees and their spouses or domestic partners are welcome to use the services and facilities of the Haverford libraries, including:  access to TRIPOD, the on-line catalog of the Haverford, Bryn Mawr, and Swarthmore College libraries, together with its associated databases and other electronic resources; borrowing privileges for materials from the Haverford, Bryn Mawr, and Swarthmore libraries; van delivery to Haverford of items requested from Bryn Mawr or Swarthmore; interlibrary loan of materials not available from the three colleges.  Employees are also invited to attend library-sponsored cultural programs, such as Faculty Book Talks and the Summer Performance Series.

Morris Infirmary Health Services:  Employees are welcome to use the self-care Cold Center when Health Services is open, and to have blood pressure screenings on Wednes­days from 8 a.m. to 12 noon. Employees are also able to get their annual flu vaccine (for a modest fee) and some employees who are high risk for hepatitis can get their hepatitis B vaccine (contact the College Safety Officer for more details).  Other services are for students only.  The Infirmary is open during the academic year from 8:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Notary Public:  The College has two notaries public available on campus during business hours.  Nancy Grundhofer is located in the Human Resources Office in Stokes Hall 118, and Lucy Stewart is in the Office of the Vice President for Finance and Administration in Founders 114.

Parking:  If you drive to work you must register your car with the Safety and Security Department.  Parking facilities for staff members are available on Walton Road and Carter Road, and in Lloyd Lot and South Lot.  Cars parked in prohibited areas will be towed away at the owner’s expense.  Short-term parking privileges at Bryn Mawr and Swarth­more are available to those with a Haverford College permit as long as other parking regulations are met. . All employees operating a vehicle are responsible for reviewing the motor vehicle regulations and parking information booklet provided by the Safety and Security Department. Employees needing special parking considerations should discuss their needs with their supervisor and special requests for such accommodations should be made by the supervisor to the Director of Security

Psychological Counseling Center:  This office is located in Founders 319.  Counselors are available for consultation on matters related to students or for referral or brief consultation on personal matters.  Confidentiality is maintained in all contacts with the Center.

Safety and Security: It is the goal of the College to maintain a safe and healthy environment for students, employees, and visitors to the campus.  Any unsafe condition should be reported immediately to the Security Office, so that corrective measures can be taken.  Any accidents on the campus should be reported immediately to the Security Office for investigation.  In addition, employee injuries should be reported to your supervisor and the Human Resources Office so that appropriate Workers' Compensation claims can be made.

In accordance with Pennsylvania’s College and University Security Information Act 73 of 1988 and with the Federal Crime Awareness and Campus Security Act of 1990, Haverford College provides information relating to crime statistics and security measures to prospective students, matriculated students, and employees.  The College’s Safety and Security Department submits an annual Uniform Crime Report to the Pennsylvania State Police.  Crime statistics for the most recent three-year period, which reflect incidents reported to the state police, are available upon request.

The offices of the Safety and Security Department are located at 5 Featherbed Lane in the Safety and Security Building, adjacent to the Alumni Field House.  The department provides 24-hour, 7 days a week service and protection for the College community.

The department is comprised of 21.6 full-time equivalent staff members, including 19 full-time officers and 5 part-time officers, as follows:

           1 Director
           1 Captain (Associate Director)
           1 Safety Coordinator (Assistant Director)
           3 Sergeants (full-time)
           3 Corporals (full-time)
           9 Security Officers (full-time)
           3 Security Officers (part-time)
           1 Secretary / Dispatcher
           1 Security Officer / Dispatcher
as well as approximately 15 student employees.

The Safety and Security Department reports directly to the Vice President for Finance and Administration, and works closely with the Dean’s Office and Student’s Council, and maintains liaison with the police departments of Haverford and Lower Merion townships, to create a safe and secure campus environment.

All Department personnel regularly attend mandatory in-service training programs aimed at keeping their skills and knowledge of new laws and regulations current.  Members of the department receive training in emergency medical procedures, first aid, and cardio­pulmonary resuscitation.  Additionally, security staff provide transportation to Bryn Mawr Hospital when appropriate.

Crimes involving violence, major property loss, or felony charges are reported immediately by the department to the appropriate township or state agencies.  Crime statistics are compiled according to Pennsylvania State Police requirements, using the FBI’s Uniform Crime Reporting methods.  In the event of an emergency, or when a serious criminal incident has occurred, the department will use appropriate channels to notify the Haverford community.

Swim Club:  Haverford and Bryn Mawr College employees are welcome to become members of the Haverford Faculty Swim Club, a self-supporting facility located on the Haverford campus.  Run by faculty/staff volunteers, this pool offers afternoon swim hours supervised by a professional lifeguard during the summer season.  Membership information (applications and fee information) is circulated prior to the start of each swimming season.

Telephone Services:  Telephone service at Haverford includes Voice Mail capabilities.  Directions for using the Voice Mail system, as well as other telephone features, are available on the College web site at  If you have questions about telephone services contact Dorothy Penrose at (610)896-1243 (, located in the Business Office in Stokes Hall 118.

Use of Campus Mail:  You are invited to use the service which gathers and distributes mail among the various offices and departments on campus.  Any item you distribute via campus mail must bear your name and the name and dept of the addressee on it. You may not use the campus mail to advertise non-Haverford commercial or political ventures.  If in doubt, check beforehand with the Business Office.

Use of College Facilities – Non academic or personal:  If you are interested in using College facilities for an event, please call Dorothy Labe, Director of Non-Academic Scheduling and Summer Programs, (610)896-4923, or e-mail her at  A policy statement entitled “Policy on Personal Use of College Facilities by Faculty and Staff” is available for your review.


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