Class of 2026 Move-in/Check-in Day
hc-families [at] haverford.edu (Contact the Office of Alumni and Family Engagement)
We look forward to welcoming you on Wednesday, August 24, 2022.
As you look forward to this momentous day, we want to share the full schedule of events, as well as instructions for the day, detailed below.* Please feel free to hc-parents [at] haverford.edu (contact the Office of Alumni and Family Engagement) if you have any questions, we are here to help. Have a safe trip to campus!
Pre-departure and arrival instructions
Before You Depart
Please self-test for COVID within five days of your arrival to campus. You do not need to send your results to Haverford. If you test positive and your travel plans will be disrupted, please email hc-reslife [at] haverford.edu and hc-healthservices [at] haverford.edu to let us know so we can plan for your delayed arrival.
OneCard Photo & Health Records
If you haven’t already attempted to upload your OneCard photo and sent in your health forms, please do so immediately. This will expedite your check-in. Students with incomplete immunization records will not be permitted to move in. If you have any questions about your health forms, please email hc-healthservices [at] haverford.edu.
Move-in Day - Wednesday, August 24
Check-In and Move-In Process
Step 1: Upon arriving to campus, park in the South Lot (blue circle on map below and attached) and proceed to Founders Hall (blue star on map). Check-In is from 9am-4pm. At Check-In you will receive your room key, OneCard, schedule for Customs Week, and some Haverford swag. You will also meet with Student Health Services and they will review your required paperwork and update your health insurance. Please have your health insurance information readily available.
Tip: As an important first step in your Haverford journey, we ask that students navigate Check-In independently. Families are encouraged to visit the Alumni and Family Engagement reception in VCAM (orange star on map) while students complete Check-In.
Step 2: Return to your vehicle and proceed to one of the Unload Zones (green circles on map). Customs Crews will welcome you to your new home and point you in the right direction! We ask that a driver stay with the vehicle during the unloading process.
Tip: Label all your belongings with your name and room number to help ensure that they get to the right place!
Step 3: After your car is unloaded, please return your vehicle to the South Lot (blue circle) to make way for your classmates moving in.
Step 4: Settle into your space and consider attending the optional Move-in Day events (see below). The first mandatory event is the Welcome Ceremony at 3pm in the Gooding Arena in the Gardner Integrated Athletic Center (GIAC).
Note: If your travel plans cause you to arrive after 4pm, please respond to this email and our office will make alternative arrangements for your key and OneCard pick up.
Central Services and Packages
Central Services (located in the Whitehead Campus Center) will be open on Move-in Day from 9am-4pm. You will be notified via email when your package has arrived at Central Services. Use the link included in your notification to schedule a reservation or pick up from a package locker. Regular academic year hours (Monday-Friday 9am-5pm) will resume on Monday, August 29.
Please reach out to hc-reslife [at] haverford.edu if you still have questions. We're happy to help!
Full Move-in Day schedule
Family Welcome & New Student Check-In
9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
FAMILIES: Visual Culture, Arts, and Media (VCAM)
STUDENTS ONLY: Founders Great Hall
Calling all families! Join Alumni and Family Engagement in our Families reception area, while students (only) proceed to Founders Hall to pick up their OneCard, room key, and other materials.
Shuttle Bus to Local Stores
11:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.
Blue Bus Stop (behind Stokes Hall/Dining Center)
All students and families are welcome to take this free shuttle to pick up last minute items! Bus will run on a continuous loop between campus, Target, and Wynnewood Shopping Center (Giant Supermarket and Bed, Bath and Beyond).
New Student & Family Lunch
11:30 a.m.-2:00 p.m.
Lunch is provided by the College. Stop by Founders Green for a Haverford photo with your student!
Athletics Families Drop-In
12:00 p.m.-1:00 p.m.
Families of athletes are welcome to drop in and say hello to Director of Athletics Danielle Lynch and Head Athletic Trainer Curt Mauger.
Front Patio, Whitehead Campus Center
Join our horticulturists for a tour of Haverford's historic tree collection. The collection dates back to 1834, making Haverford College the oldest planned collegiate landscape in the nation. Please wear good walking shoes and dress for the weather as this event will take place rain or shine. Tours will last 30 minutes, and depart every 30 minutes.
Parenting Through the College Years
This presentation will explore how families can tune-in to the “psychology” of their adult student. Topics discussed will include saying “goodbye," the first visit home, sophomore angst, and romantic turmoil. The panel will include members of the Office of Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS).
Student Q&A (Students only!)
Current students share insights about what first-years can expect from their first year.
Calvin Gooding '84 Arena, Douglas B. Gardner '83 Integrated Athletic Center (GIAC)
President Wendy Raymond and Dean of the College John McKnight will welcome new students and families to Haverford College, before new students join their Customs groups to begin Customs Week.
Customs Activities Begin!
Families share their final goodbyes at the GIAC. New students please find your Customs team!
Wine and Tissues Families and Friends Reception
Zubrow Commons, Marian E. Koshland Integrated Natural Sciences Center (KINSC)
As you begin to adjust to your new reality as the family member or friend of a Haverford student, enjoy desserts with College faculty and staff in celebration of your student’s new adventure!
*Please note that times/locations may be subject to change. In case of any changes, the live schedule is available in this Google document.