Customs is Haverford College's First-Year Experience program, which includes a five-day orientation immediately preceding the fall semester.

Customs is about community, not conformity. Customs Week provides everyone the space to settle in and begin the college-experience by engaging each other in fun and interactive ways that promote healthy community.

Customs also helps first-year students figure out what they want to do and how they can get there. What's more, Customs is a time to learn from and about each others differences, backgrounds, and experiences.

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Important Dates

August 17–23, 2015
Students who participate on select fall sports teams will need to arrive earlier than August 26. Exact move-in dates will be provided by your respective coaches.
Sunday, August 23, 2015
Students who are participating in International Student Orientation will arrive.
Wednesday, August 26, 2015
Move-in for first-year students.

Customs Week Schedule

You'll get to know your Customs group; meet with your academic advisor; attend talks that will orient you to the services and resources offered on-campus; become familiar with the system of student self-governance and the academic and social honor code, and more!

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Download Parent Program Schedule