First In is a series of five 90-minute remote (via Zoom) once-per-week workshops which take place starting in early July.
These sessions are designed to provide practical guidance to students who are new to the social and academic culture of Haverford, and to introduce the College’s ample resources. Students who attend the First In sessions will also get to meet in small groups with other Chesick Scholars and Chesick Student Leaders, to start to build friendships and community.
Summer 2021 Schedule
All sessions begin promptly at 3 p.m. (Eastern time) and end at 4:30 p.m.
Week 1 (July 8): Welcome to Students and Families
Join this session with your family/friends to meet the Chesick Scholars staff and Student Leaders, and learn more about Haverford and the Chesick programs.
Week 2 (July 15): College 101: What You Need to Know to Get Started
Learn about academic advisors and deans, how to choose and register for courses, essential things to bring for your dorm room, and other practical matters useful in getting set for the fall semester.
Week 3 (July 22): Preparing for Your First Year Financially
Learn the real costs of attending Haverford, the nuts and bolts of financial aid, work-study, textbook purchases and other expenses.
Week 4 (July 29): What to Expect at Haverford — Academics
This session focuses on expectations in and out of the classroom, College requirements and how to get the most out of courses, professors and research opportunities.
Week 5 (August 5): What to Expect at Haverford – Campus Life
Chesick Student Leaders will answer your questions about clubs, affinity groups, campus jobs, and the huge array of social activities that supplement coursework in your Haverford experience.