In Da Clubs
When it’s time to put your studies on hold, there’s so much fun to be had at Haverford. Here, you have just as much freedom to fill your recreational calendar as you do to forge your own academic path. Living so close to so many peers makes it easy to build on shared interests, take impromptu trips to Philadelphia, join one of more than 145 clubs, and meet tons of new people.
CLUB LIFE: Shotokan Karate Brings the Dojo to the GIAC
Started in 2017, the Shotokan Karate club allows beginner and advanced martial artists to test and improve their strength.
CLUB LIFE: New Dance Group Tackles the Contemporary
The Shift Dance Company holds open classes and performs both contemporary and ballet.
Neuroscience Club Brainstorms New Ideas
The club, which started in the fall, has create new, extracurricular neuroscience-focused opportunities for students across disciplines.
Residential life at Haverford can take on many different forms, from traditional dorms to apartment living to specialized houses dedicated to a cultural or academic focus.
98% of our students live on campus
What's for lunch?
Whether you want a long sit-down meal or a quick snack on the go, Haverford has something for everyone.
#1 highlight of finals week? Late-night warm cookies & milk, and midnight breakfast!
Haverford fields 23 Varsity teams and club and intramural options include badminton, crew, golf, soccer, ultimate frisbee, volleyball, and rugby.
Members of the Varsity Men’s Cross Country and Track & Field teams are referred to as Goats (Haverford means “goat crossing” in Welsh). Here they are, in their natural environment.
53% of our students are on varsity or club teams
Who Run the World?
Squirrels! Our mascot is a Black Squirrel, and you'll see them all over Haverford's campus. They seldom stay still long enough for a photo op.
* not a real statistic
13:1 squirrel to student ratio *
Opportunities in the arts are available to every member of the Haverford student body – from the most experienced and talented to the student exploring the arts for the first time.
Street artist LNY painted the mural "Apex Predator" on an outside wall of James House, thanks to the work of Michael Rushmore '14.
5 campus galleries & exhibition spaces
45+ arts related clubs
Haverford College Football: Undefeated Since 1971
Haverford College phased out football in 1972. Who needs football when you field the only varsity cricket team in America?
Football Team, 1897-98.