We recommend that all guests enter from the Lancaster Avenue entrance on Commencement Day, in order to most easily access parking. Our Campus Safety Officers will be stationed at all campus entrances to direct traffic. Parking passes are not required and there will be sufficient parking for all guests. If you have questions, please call the Office of Campus Safety at (610) 896-1111. To provide assistance for any guests who need it, golf carts will run between the Commencement site and various parking areas, all of which are within a five-minute walk from the ceremony.
Parents & Guests
Haverford's Commencement Ceremony will begin at 10:00 a.m. in the Alumni Field House. Tickets are not required.
The Commencement ceremony begins promptly at 10:00 a.m. We recommend you arrive early to avoid heavy local traffic. Two other local colleges hold their commencement ceremonies on the same day as we do.
A video recording of the Commencement Ceremony will be available on the College's website, shortly after graduation day.
Honorary Degree Recipients
Each year Haverford College awards up to four honorary degrees to individuals who have distinguished themselves in letters, the sciences, or the arts. Many recipients are noted for their contributions to the overall betterment of humankind and/or Haverford College.
The College has engaged the services of Legacy Photographics to photograph each graduating senior individually as each diploma is presented. We provide this service to ensure that this moment is captured, thus relieving parents and friends of any need for photographing. Legacy will email the graduates with information a few days after Commencement, and will also send information to the student’s home address.