autumn on Haverford's arboretum campus

Family & Friends Weekend

October 22—25, 2020

Virtual Family & Friends Weekend

In compliance with our Campus Access & Guest Policy, Haverford College is pleased to announce that Family & Friends Weekend will be held virtually! Virtual Family & Friends Weekend allows the campus to minimize the potential for vectoring while supporting the health of the Haverford community and those with whom our community members interact.

Save the Date

From October 22-25, we will host synchronous and on-demand online engagement with opportunities for you to enjoy Haverford College from the comfort of home.

How it Works

A full list of programs will be added in early October. Registration will close on Monday October 19, 2020. To receive the links to attend any of the LIVE events, you must register.

Get in Touch

If you have questions, feel free to contact Alumni and Parent Relations at

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

View the Schedule

Exterior of the new Lutnick Library

Lutnick Library

General Collections
8:00 a.m.–2:00 a.m.
(One-Card required after 11:00 p.m.)

Library Cafe
8:00 a.m.–10:00 p.m.

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

View all Library Hours

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 Café Hours
Friday: Full Service8:00 a.m.–2:30 p.m. || Grab & Go2:30–7:00 p.m.
Saturday: Grab & Go11:00 a.m.–7:00 p.m.
Sunday: Grab & Go2:00–7:00 p.m.

Coop @ Night
Sunday–Thursday: Full Service 7:00 p.m.–12:00 a.m.

Grab & Go | Full Service

Students harvesting vegetables at the Haverfarm

Haverford College Farm

Located on the southwest corner of campus. Follow the gravel road behind the Maintenance and Facilities building.

$5.00 per person. Advanced registration required.

Tincture Workshop
Saturday: 1:00–2:00 p.m.

Lip Balm Workshop
Saturday: 3:00–4:00 p.m.


Schedule subject to change.

Friday, November 1

8:30 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
VCAM First Floor
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
$11.50 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
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.
Integrated Natural Sciences Center (KINSC), 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)
  • Kenneth Koltun-Fromm, MacCrate Professor of Social Responsibility and Professor of Religion; Director of the John B. Hurford '60 Center for the Arts and Humanities (HCAH)
  • Marielle Latrick, Associate Director of the Marian E. Koshland Integrated Natural Sciences Center (KINSC)

3:30–4:00 p.m.
Marian E. Koshland Integrated Natural Sciences Center (KINSC), Zubrow Rotunda
Haverford Speaks
Members of the Haverford community—from students and alumni to faculty, staff, and beyond—live out the College's values of "trust, concern, and respect" in many different ways every day. Learn about the exemplary research, projects, and passions of a few of them in these five-minute TED-style talks, in which they'll share stories of how their conscience guides their conduct.

4:00–5:00 p.m.
Marian E. Koshland Integrated Natural Sciences Center (KINSC), Zubrow Commons
Reception With President Wendy Raymond
Meet, mingle, and enjoy wine and cheese.

5:00–7:30 p.m.
Dining Center
$14.00 per person, payable at the door. No charge for students on the meal plan.

5:00–8:30 p.m.
Meet at Founders Front Porch
Ford Explorers Trip to Center City
Travel with members of the Ford Explorers on an exciting trip into the heart of Center City Philadelphia. You will learn about the rich culture of the city and discover secrets that only the locals know about. Registration is required and spots are limited to 15 participants.

5:45–8:15 p.m.
Meet in the South Parking Lot
HavOC Trip to Gravity Vault
Join Haverford's Outdoors Club on an exciting trip to indoor rock climb in Radnor! This trip is free of charge and open to climbers of all experience levels. Staff will teach participants the basics of top-rope climbing and climbing safety. Registration is required and spots are limited to 20 participants.

7:00–8:15 p.m.
Sharpless Auditorium
The Land Remembers: Connecting with Native Peoples Through the Land
Hosted by the Quaker Affairs Office, listen to a talk by Paula Palmer, Fall 2019 Friend in Residence. In this talk, a Quaker takes a personal look at genocide, colonization, and the possibility of “right relationship.”

8:30–10:30 p.m.
Roberts Hall, Marshall Auditorium
Student Ensembles Concert
This annual performance features Chamber Music and favorite student a cappella groups.

Saturday, November 2

7:30–10:00 a.m.
Dining Center
Continental Breakfast
$8.95 per person, payable at the door. No charge for students on the meal plan.

8:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m.
VCAM First Floor

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

9:30–10:30 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), Women*s Center, and the Office of Multicultural Affairs (OMA) about the array of services available to students.

11:00 a.m.–1:00 p.m.
Dining Center, Sunken Lounge
Haverford and Beyond Alumni and Parent Connections Fair
Stop by to meet with affinity groups such as the Fords in Finance, Rainbow Quorum, Multicultural Alumni Action Group, Young Alumni Affinity Group, HC Lawyers Network and Media, Entertainment and Sports. Learn how our affinity groups support current students in their career and personal goals, and explore how you can become involved. This event is ideal for families and students to attend together.

11:30 a.m.–2:00 p.m.
Dining Center
Campus Picnic
Come join the campus community for a Fall Feast in the Dining Center! $11.50 per person, payable at the door. No charge for students on the meal plan.

11:30 a.m.–3:00 p.m.
Dining Center Green
Be Seen at DC Green
A “fun for the whole family” Oktoberfest where you can learn about student groups and organizations, while having a blast participating in fun activities.

12:00–5:00 p.m.
Cantor Fitzgerald Gallery/Lutnick Library
Kameelah Janan Rasheed: Scoring the Stacks (Experiment II)
Using a set of scores or performance instructions that riff on the traditions of musical notation, conceptual art, constrained writing techniques, and recreational mathematics, Kameelah Janan Rasheed’s Scoring the Stacks (Experiment II) encourages participants to explore Haverford’s newly renovated library, the arboretum, and other forms of institutional spaces and collections in unconventional ways. Seeking opportunities to map generative relationships between wide-ranging ideas, words, objects, and experiences, this participatory intervention suggests the precarity of fixed knowledge and considers the process of learning to be a leaky endeavor. More information »

1:00–2:00 p.m.
Meet at VCAM Patio
Campus Uncovered Walking Architectural Tour
Members of the Bi-College Architecture Club will take you on a walking tour of Haverford’s historic campus. The tour will highlight the College’s architecturally significant structures and the stories they tell, from its centuries-old Quaker heritage to its innovative present.

1:00–4:00 p.m.
Marian E. Koshland Integrated Natural Sciences Center (KINSC), Zubrow Commons
Study Abroad Fair
Meet representatives of partner institutions abroad. We encourage parents to attend with their student.

1:00–2:00 p.m.
Haverfarm Greenhouse
Haverfarm Tincture Workshop
Make your own tincture, and explore herbal medicine at the Haverfarm! Registration is required and spots are limited to 10 participants. $5.00 per person.

3:00–4:00 p.m.
Haverfarm Greenhouse
Lip Balm Workshop
Learn how to make all-natural beeswax lip balm from herbs grown at the Haverfarm! Registration is required and spots are limited to 15 participants. $5.00 per person.

2:00–4:30 p.m.
Lutnick Library
Library Interactive Experience
Visit the newly renovated library to learn about the services offered, take a self-guided tour of the new space, meet alumni authors from 2:00-3:00 p.m., stop by the screening room to see a film and enjoy snacks, explore at the open house in Quaker & Special Collection of new rare acquisitions, and visit the conservation lab to learn about pulling prints from 3:00- 4:00 p.m.

5:00–6:00 p.m.
VCAM 106 Presentation Lounge
Lives Derailed: Stories of Returning Mexican Migrants
Students Claudia Ojeda-Rexach ’21 and Tim Riskin ’20, together with Professors Anita Isaacs and Anne Preston, will speak about their field work with Mexican migrants in Mexico City, many of whom are the inspiration for the portrait exhibit on view at the VCAM, and their aspirations for the overarching project, Migration Encounters.

5:00–7:30 p.m.
Dining Center
$14.00 per person, payable at the door. No charge for students on the meal plan.

Sunday, November 3

10:00 a.m.–2:00 p.m.
Dining Center
$11.50 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)

Cheering Fans

Home Games for Athletics

Friday, November 1

  • 5:30 p.m. — Women's squash

Saturday, November 2

  • 12:00 p.m. — Women's soccer
  • 12:30 p.m. — Volleyball
  • 1:00 p.m. — Field hockey
  • 2:30 p.m. — Men's soccer
Founders surrounded by beautiful fallen leaves


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