Family & Friends Weekend

October 26-28, 2018

Visit your Ford, meet members of the College community, and engage in the unique Haverford experience.

  Getting Here   Campus Map   Visiting

Keynote Event: Interview with Fred Krupp, President of the Environmental Defense Fund (EDF)

Steven Smith, visiting assistant professor of economics and post doctorate fellow, interviewed Fred Krupp, president of the Environmental Defense Fund (EDF). Through his pioneering work in using market forces to advance environmental goals, Krupp has become a leading advocate for environmental protection.br />


Thank you for another wonderful Family and Friends Weekend!

Parents, alumni, friends, and other family members enjoyed a weekend of activity including class visits, panels, and performances.

  2015 Schedule

Wondering what you missed?

Last year's programming featured Haverford leaders in business, beginning with a special keynote event featuring Howard W. Lutnick ’83. Panel discussions followed with alumni who have participated in the Whitehead Internship Program, named for the late John C. Whitehead '43.

2015 Schedule

Saturday, October 28
VCAM Dedication

Roundtable: Creative and Critical Practice for a Complex World
1:15–2:30 p.m. | Roberts Hall, Marshall Auditorium

Ribbon Cutting, Dedication, and Open House
2:30–4:00 p.m. | VCAM

Student Film Showcase; Maker Arts Demos
4:00–5:00 p.m. | VCAM

Saturday, October 28
Homecoming

4th Annual Homecoming
12:00–5:00 p.m. | The Bettye Bohanon Marshall Fine Arts Center Patio

Come home to campus to celebrate Haverford. All you need is your Haverford pride and an appetite to attend! No shortage of free food and drinks, lawn games, athletic competitions, and connecting with fellow alumni. All are welcome!

 Rain location: Douglas B. Gardner '83 Integrated Athletic Center (GIAC), Dana W. Swan Multipurpose Room

Homecoming

Schedule

Schedule subject to change.

Friday, October 26

8:30 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
Founders Hall Lobby
Registration
Check in for any schedule or location changes.

8:30 a.m.–4:00 p.m.
Attend class with your student
Students should obtain permission from professors in advance.

11:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m.
Dining Center
Lunch

11:30 a.m.–1:30 p.m.
Dining Center, Sunken Lounge
CCPA Internship Fair
Learn about College funding sources that support summer internships. Connect with students who received College funding and hear about their experiences. We encourage parents to attend with their student.

2:00–3:30 p.m.
Sharpless Hall Auditorium
Academic Centers Panel

3:30–4:30 p.m.
Marian E. Koshland Integrated Natural Sciences Center (KINSC), Zubrow Commons
Reception with President Kim Benston and Faculty
Meet, mingle, and enjoy refreshments.

5:00–7:30 p.m.
Dining Center
Dinner

8:30–10:00 p.m.
Roberts Hall, Marshall Auditorium
Student Ensembles Concert
This annual performance features the Bi-College Orchestra, the Chamber Singers, and favorite student a cappella groups.


Saturday, October 27

7:30–10:00 a.m.
Dining Center
Continental Breakfast

8:15–9:00 a.m.
Arboretum Tour
Join the Arboretum staff on a walking tour of the oldest college arboretum in the country.

8:30 a.m.–3:00 p.m.
Founders Hall Lobby
Registration
Check in for any schedule or location changes.

9:15–11:00 a.m.
Stokes Hall Auditorium
Student Resource Panel
Hear from representatives of the Center for Career and Professional Advising (CCPA), First Year Dean, Office of Academic Resources (OAR), and Office of Multicultural Affairs (OMA) about the array of services available to students.

10:00 a.m.–2:00 p.m.
Dining Center
Brunch

12:00-1:00 p.m.
Alumni Career Chats

Time TBA
Founders Green
Oktoberfest
Fall-themed food and fun for the whole family, sponsored by Fords Against Boredom (FAB).

12:00–5:00 p.m.
Stokes Lobby
Study Abroad Fair
Meet representatives of partner institutions abroad. We encourage parents to attend with their student.

5:00–7:30 p.m.
Dining Center
Dinner


Sunday, October 28

10:00 a.m.–2:00 p.m.
Dining Center
Brunch

10:30–11:30 a.m.
Haverford Friends Meeting House
Quaker Meeting for Worship
855 Buck Lane, Haverford
(walking distance from campus)


Students harvesting vegetables at the Haverfarm

 Haverford College Farm

Saturday, 1:00–4:00 p.m.
Check out the Farm and Greenhouse located on the southwest corner of campus. Follow the gravel road behind the Maintenance and Facilities building.

Founders surrounded by beautiful fallen leaves

 Questions?

If you have any questions, please contact Parent Programs: (610) 896-1004 | hc-parents@haverford.edu

Whitehead Campus Center Exterior

  Whitehead Campus Center

Bookstore Hours
Friday 9:30 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
Saturday 10:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
Sunday 9:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.

Coop Hours
Friday, 8:00 a.m.–2:30 p.m. (full services; 2:30–7:00 p.m. (grab and go)
Saturday, 8:00 a.m.–7:00 p.m. (grab and go)
Sunday, 2:00 p.m.–7:00 p.m. (grab and go), 7:00 p.m.–12:00 a.m. (full service)

Schedule

Schedule subject to change.

Friday, October 27

8:30 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
Founders Hall Lobby
Registration
Check in for any schedule or location changes.

8:30 a.m.–4:00 p.m.
Attend class with your student
Students should obtain permission from professors in advance.

11:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m.
Dining Center
Lunch
$11.25 per person, payable at the door. No charge for students on the meal plan.

11:30 a.m.–1:30 p.m.
Dining Center, Sunken Lounge
Internship Fair
Learn about College funding sources that support summer internships. Connect with students who received College funding and hear about their experiences. We encourage parents to attend with their student.

12:00 p.m.–2:30 p.m.
Marian E. Koshland Integrated Natural Sciences Center (KINSC), Zubrow Commons
Poster Session: Center for Peace and Global Citizenship (CPGC)
Connect a funded summer internship with your own research and action relating to peace, social justice, and global citizenship. Come learn about last summer’s more than fifty CPGC internships, how they connected to students across disciplines, and how to apply for a successful internship next summer.

2:00–3:30 p.m.
Sharpless Hall Auditorium
Academic Centers Panel
Hear from the directors of the three academic centers as they present and discuss the centers’ missions, research, and internship opportunities for students. A question and answer period will follow.

  • Eric Hartman, executive director, Center for Peace and Global Citizenship (CPGC)
  • Judith Owen, Elizabeth Ufford Green Professor of Biology; director, Marian E. Koshland Integrated Natural Sciences Center (KINSC)
  • Deborah Roberts, chair and William R. Kenan, Jr. Professor of Classics and Comparative Literature; director, John B. Hurford '60 Center for the Arts and Humanities (HCAH)

3:30–5:00 p.m.
Marian E. Koshland Integrated Natural Sciences Center (KINSC), Zubrow Commons
Reception with President Kim Benston and Faculty
Meet, mingle, and enjoy refreshments.

4:30–5:30 p.m.
Cantor Fitzgerald Gallery Lobby
Conversation with the Curator
Ingrid Burrington on Futureproof.

5:00–7:30 p.m.
Dining Center
Dinner
$13.90 per person, payable at the door. No charge for students on the meal plan.

A digitized representation of a sphere in solid and dissolving states

5:30–7:30 p.m.
Whitehead Campus Center, 2nd Floor, Cantor Fitzgerald Gallery
Opening Reception for Futureproof
In engineering, industrial design, and architecture, "futureproofing” typically refers to creating something in a way that minimizes or slows down technological obsolescence. Futureproofing methods are often reflective of people’s anxieties, aspirations, and assumptions about the present, sometimes acting as self-fulfilling prophecies. In this sense, they recall another form of proof—proof as mathematical argument, defined by a series of accepted axioms and truths. The artists in Futureproof engage with the many malleable interpretations of futureproofing, drawing from both the legacy of military and corporate scenario planning and the use of semi-fictionalized artifacts or archives as "proof," or evidence, of alternate timelines or futures yet to come. In a time when each day seems to bring a new cascade of political uncertainties, when every 'now' is assumed to be 'more than ever' and every crisis feels more untenable than the last, Futureproof encourages viewers to interrogate the fraught systems of the present moment and imagine how they might be otherwise.

8:30–10:00 p.m.
Roberts Hall, Marshall Auditorium
Student Ensembles Concert
This annual performance features the Bi-College Orchestra, the Chamber Singers, and favorite student a cappella groups.


Saturday, October 28

7:30–10:00 a.m.
Dining Center
Continental Breakfast
$8.75 per person, payable at the door. No charge for students on the meal plan.

8:15–9:00 a.m.
Meet at the Magill Library ramp
Arboretum Tour: Celebrating Haverford's Landscape
Join the Arboretum staff on a walking tour of the oldest college arboretum in the country.

8:30 a.m.–3:00 p.m.
Founders Hall Lobby
Registration
Check in for any schedule or location changes.

8:30 a.m.–3:00 p.m.
Founders Great Hall
Lives That Speak Film Screening
Film repeats every 25 minutes.

9:15–11:00 a.m.
Stokes Hall Auditorium
Student Resource Panel
Hear from representatives of the Center for Career and Professional Advising (CCPA), First Year Dean, Office of Academic Resources (OAR), and Office of Multicultural Affairs (OMA) about the array of services available to students.

10:00 a.m.–2:00 p.m.
Dining Center
Brunch
$11.25 per person, payable at the door. No charge for students on the meal plan.

11:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.
Sharpless Hall Room 416
Giving Advocate Open House
When you become a Giving Advocate, you join a committed network of alumni, parents, and friends who help spread the word about why supporting Haverford is so important. All are welcome.

11:15 a.m.–12:00 p.m.
Stokes Hall Auditorium
Office of International Academic Programs Panel
Bring your questions about studying abroad and hear from those who make international study possible for students.

12:00–5:00 p.m.
The Bettye Bohanon Marshall Fine Arts Center Patio
4th Annual Homecoming
Come home to campus to celebrate Haverford. All you need is your Haverford pride and an appetite to attend! No shortage of free food and drinks, lawn games, athletic competitions, and connecting with fellow alumni. All are welcome!
 Douglas B. Gardner '83 Integrated Athletic Center (GIAC), Dana W. Swan Multipurpose Room

12:00–2:00 p.m.
Founders Green
Oktoberfest
Fall-themed food and fun for the whole family, sponsored by Fords Against Boredom (FAB).

12:00–4:00 p.m.
Stokes Lobby
Study Abroad Fair
Meet representatives of partner institutions abroad. We encourage parents to attend with their student.

1:15–2:30 p.m.
Roberts Hall, Marshall Auditorium
Roundtable VCAM: Creative and Critical Practice for a Complex World

  • Vicky Funari, visual media scholar
  • Francie Hester P'16, visual artist
  • Christina Knight, director and assistant professor of visual studies
  • Andrew Millstein '84, president, Walt Disney Animation Studios
  • Brendan Wattenberg '06, managing editor, Aperture Magazine
  • Facilitator: Laura McGrane, director, VCAM; chair and associate professor of English

2:30–4:00 p.m.
VCAM
VCAM Ribbon Cutting, Dedication, and Open House

4:00–5:00 p.m.
VCAM
VCAM Student Film Showcase; Maker Arts Demos

5:00–7:30 p.m.
Dining Center
Dinner
$13.90 per person, payable at the door. No charge for students on the meal plan.

Lives That Speak logo

6:00–7:00 p.m.
Alumni Field House
Celebrating Haverford Lives That Speak: Reception *
Enjoy hors d'oeuvres and toast to the success of the Campaign.

7:00–8:00 p.m.
Alumni Field House
Lives That Speak: A Tapestry in Sound and Vision *

8:00–11:00 p.m.
Alumni Field House
Celebrating Haverford Lives That Speak: Party *
Dance the night away to a live band and enjoy delicious dinner selections and beverages.

* Casual attire. Registration is required for each of the three events.


Students harvesting vegetables at the Haverfarm

 Haverford College Farm

Saturday, 1:00–4:00 p.m.
Check out the Farm and Greenhouse located on the southwest corner of campus. Follow the gravel road behind the Maintenance and Facilities building.

Founders surrounded by beautiful fallen leaves

 Questions?

If you have any questions, please contact Parent Programs: (610) 896-1004 | hc-parents@haverford.edu

Sign reading Go Fords!

 Varsity Athletics

Saturday
(All home games are vs. Swarthmore)
  • 8:00 a.m.
    Women's Fencing
    at Temple Open

    1:00 p.m.
    Women's Soccer
    Walton Field

    1:00 p.m.
    Women's Volleyball
    Calvin J. Gooding '84 Arena

  • 3:00 p.m.
    Field Hockey
    Swan Field

    3:30 p.m.
    Men's Soccer
    Walton Field

Sunday
  • 8:00 a.m.
    Men's Fencing
    at Temple Open

  • 11:00 a.m.  Men
    12:00 p.m.  Women
    Cross Country Centennial Conference Championships
    at Gettysburg College

Whitehead Campus Center Exterior

  Whitehead Campus Center

Bookstore Hours
Friday 9:30 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
Saturday 10:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
Sunday 9:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.

Coop Hours
Friday, 8:00 a.m.–2:30 p.m. (full services; 2:30–7:00 p.m. (grab and go)
Saturday, 8:00 a.m.–7:00 p.m. (grab and go)
Sunday, 2:00 p.m.–7:00 p.m. (grab and go), 7:00 p.m.–12:00 a.m. (full service)

Magill Library

 Magill Library

General Collections
Friday 8:00 a.m.–9:00 p.m.
Saturday 10:00 a.m.–9:00 p.m.
Sunday 10:00 a.m.–Monday, 4:00 a.m.
(OneCard required after 11:00 p.m.)

Quaker & Special Collections
Friday 9:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
Saturday 10:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.


Sunday, October 29

10:00 a.m.–2:00 p.m.
Dining Center
Brunch
$11.25 per person, payable at the door. No charge for students on the meal plan.

10:30–11:30 a.m.
Haverford Friends Meeting House
Quaker Meeting for Worship
855 Buck Lane, Haverford
(walking distance from campus)