autumn on Haverford's arboretum campus

Family & Friends Weekend

October 29—31, 2021

Can't wait to see you!

We are excited to welcome our families for Family and Friends Weekend 2021! The full schedule is below. Registration was requested by Friday, October 22.

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If you have questions, feel free to contact Alumni and Parent Relations at hc-parents [at] haverford.edu.

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Zoom Backgrounds

Many of our events are hosted via Zoom. Check out these fun Haverford College Zoom backgrounds.

Get in Touch

If you have questions, feel free to contact Alumni and Parent Relations at hc-parents [at] haverford.edu.

Barnes & Noble Haverford Bookstore

Come and virtually visit the Haverford College Bookstore. You can find all you need to stay warm and cuddly while enjoying virtual F&FW. Sale on Outerwear and cold weather gear, Oct.19-23, 25% off.

Saturday and Sunday Oct. 24-25. Families can use the code FAMILY20 to take advantage of a 20% off one single Haverford branded item discount from the bookstore. What a great time to stock up on your Haverswag.

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Offer valid online only, while supplies last. Offer not valid on textbooks, course materials, technology, Championship merchandise, diploma frames, regalia, and gift cards. Other exclusions may apply. Offer subject to change or end without notice. Offer cannot be combined with any other promotions or offers. See bookseller for details.

Schedule

Friday, October 29

Supporting Your Student's Mental Health

11:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.

Zoom

Interested in hearing some insider tips on how to best support your student’s mental health? Join staff from Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) to learn about the services they offer, and how families can best help their student thrive while on campus.

Registration

12:00–4:30 p.m.

Founders Porch

Check in for any schedule or location changes.

Best of the Main Line Lunch Spots

12:00–2:00 p.m.

Lunch on your own

Try the best local restaurants for a delicious lunch! Not sure where to go? We've compiled a list of some of our favorites.

Internships 101 for Families: Presented by the Center for Career and Professional Advising (CCPA)

2:00–3:00 p.m.

Stokes Auditorium

Join Dean of Career and Professional Advising Amy Feifer to learn about the internship process—both on and off campus. Amy will share insights about the internship search overall, what resources Haverford provides, and tips for families on how to best support their student in their process.

Arboretum Tour

3:00–4:00 p.m.

Departs from Lloyd Green

Meet by the large, fenced oak tree and walk the beautiful grounds of the Haverford Arboretum with staff members who will share insider knowledge on the creation, and maintenance, of the stunning grounds. Bring your questions, and walking shoes!

New: Center for Career and Professional Advising (CCPA) "Office Hours"

3:30-4:30 p.m.

Stokes Auditorium

Drop by to meet staff from the CCPA and learn how their Career Action Plan enables students to design their track and plan a course for the future. This office helps students explore options, prepare for opportunities, gain experience through summer and campus involvement, and launch their post-Haverford career paths.

Reception for the Families of the Class of 2024 with President Wendy Raymond

4:00–4:45 p.m.

Founders Great Hall

The Class of 2024 and their families are invited to meet with President Wendy Raymond at her home. Wendy is pleased to welcome the class and their families to their first in person Family & Friends Weekend. Meet, mingle and enjoy light bites with other families.

Reception for the Families of the Class of 2025 with President Wendy Raymond

5:00–5:45 p.m.

Founders Great Hall

The Class of 2025 and their families are invited to meet with President Wendy Raymond at her home. Wendy is pleased to welcome Haverford's first-years and families to their first in person Family & Friends Weekend. Meet, mingle and enjoy light bites with other families.

Grab and Go Dinner

5:00–7:30 p.m.

The Coop

Dinner items will be available for purchase by families. No charge for students on the meal plan.

Saturday, October 30

Registration

8:30 a.m.–2:00 p.m.

Founders Porch

Check in for any schedule or location changes.

Haverfarm/Arboretum Sale

8:30–10:30 a.m.

Founders Lobby

Stop by to see what homegrown items our Haverfarm and Arboretum have available for purchase.

Breakfast

9:00–11:00 a.m.

The Coop

Breakfast items will be available for purchase by families. No charge for students on the meal plan.

Coffee with Faculty and Staff

9:00–10:00 a.m.

VCAM

Join members of the College faculty, staff, and leadership over delicious Philly area favorite, Highland Orchards Apple Cider donuts, and coffee. This klatch is a great way for families to informally meet campus leaders and learn about many aspects of life at the College.

Student Resource Panel

10:00–11:00 a.m.

Stokes Auditorium

Come hear from Dean’s office staff representing Counseling; Athletics; Advising; and Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, about the array of College services available to students. Introductory remarks provided by Dean of the College John McKnight. After the presentation, there will be time for a Q&A session.

Faculty Spotlight with Professor Asali Solomon and President Wendy Raymond

11:15 a.m.-12:15 p.m.

Jaharis Recital Hall, Roberts Hall

This dynamic conversation between two teacher-scholars will showcase the immense strength of Haverford faculty, both in and out of the classroom. Associate Professor of English and Director of the Creative Writing Program Asali Solomon will discuss her new book The Days of Afrekete with President Wendy Raymond. Both will also explore their specific approaches to teaching and learning with Haverford students.

Club Activities Fall Festival

12:00–2:00 p.m.

Lloyd Green

A “fun for the whole family” way to interact with student groups and organizations on campus.

Fall Family Photos

12:00–2:00 p.m.

Founders Green

Time together on campus should be memorialized! Get in a great shot with your family in this fall themed photo area. Photos taken will be complementary for families and they will be taken by a campus photographer.

Fords, Food, and Fun

12:00–2:00 p.m.

Lloyd Green

Take a break! An outdoor picnic lunch is available for purchase by families at a cost of $11.95 per person. There will be no charge for students on the meal plan. Fees are payable at the door.

Slavs and Tartars Present: The Contest of the Fruits

12:00–2:00 p.m.

Cantor Fitzgerald Gallery, Whitehead Campus Center

The Contest of the Fruits takes a nineteenth-century Uyghur allegorical poem as the point of departure for investigations into language, politics, religion, humor, resilience, and resistance in a pluralistic world. It includes a virtual series, publication, new animation work, and exhibition at Haverford’s Cantor Fitzgerald Gallery by renowned artist collective Slavs and Tatars.

Haverfarm Tour (Session 1)

1:00–2:00 p.m.

Meet at the Haverfarm

Come down to the farm to learn about the educational programs provided, the ways the farm is sustainably managed, and the plethora of opportunities students have in making the farm thrive.

Library Interactive Experience: Bookbinding

1:00–2:00 p.m.

Lutnick 200, Lutnick Library

Join Library Conservator, Bruce Bumbarger, to create a simple pamphlet structure modeled on examples used in our conservation binding program.

Fords Fan Social

1:30–3:30 p.m.

Leeds Green

Sponsored by Haverford Athletics Leaders (HAL)

Stop by to cheer on the Fords as they take on the rival Garnet of Swarthmore College! All families and alumni athletes are welcome to enjoy treats from Philadelphia-area food trucks while Haverford's teams compete against Swarthmore in women's soccer, volleyball, field hockey, and men's soccer.

Library Interactive Experience: Printing

2:00–3:00 p.m.

Lutnick 107, Lutnick Library

Visit the Conservation Lab to experience using our tabletop press. Participants will be able to print a commemorative coaster with Library Conservator Bruce Bumbarger.

Haverfarm Tour (Session 2)

2:30–3:30 p.m.

Meet at the Haverfarm

Come down to the farm to learn about the educational programs provided, the ways the farm is sustainably managed, and the plethora of opportunities students have in making the farm thrive.

Tour of Roberts Hall

3:00–4:00 p.m.

Roberts Hall

Join music department faculty on a walking tour of the newly renovated Roberts Hall. The experience will include access to spaces such as the Michael Jaharis Recital Hall, Allen C. Fischer '59 Atrium, Nan and Bill Harris Music Library, Marshall Auditorium, practice spaces, and classrooms. This partially new and partially renovated space was recently completed and has been open for use as of the fall 2021 semester.

Rainbow Connections: LGBTQIA+ All Community Conversations

3:00–4:00 p.m.

VCAM 201

Join members of Rainbow Quorum, the College’s alumni affinity group that unites Haverford's LGBTQ+ community members and their allies through professional networking, social connection, and support opportunities, for an open conversation about LGBTQIA+ experiences. Alumni, students, staff, faculty, families, and allies are all welcome to gather in friendship and support while learning how campus experiences have changed for students.

Grab and Go Dinner

5:00–7:30 p.m.

The Coop

Dinner items will be available for purchase by families. No charge for students on the meal plan.

Quaker Affairs Lecture: Contemporary Issues in Prison Abolition

6:30–8:00 p.m.

Johnny Perez, Director of U.S. Prisons Program National Religious Campaign Against Torture

Sharpless Auditorium, Sharpless Hall

Drawing on the wisdom of thirteen years of direct involvement with the criminal justice system, Mr. Johnny Perez works as the Director of the U.S. Prisons Program for the National Religious Campaign Against Torture, an interfaith membership organization comprised of 325 religious organizations working to end U.S.-sponsored torture, and cruel, inhuman and degrading treatment. This lecture will explore the importance of looking at prison conditions within the context of prison abolition, with an emphasis on the most inhumane conditions and policies, including solitary confinement, and perpetual punishment. He will share lessons from his work across eighteen state campaigns seeking to end solitary, his direct experience with thirteen years of incarceration in New York, and the role of people with justice involvement in shaping a society reflective of our shared values. Photo: Allegra Abramo

Spine-tingling Stargazing

7:30–9:30 p.m.

Strawbridge Observatory

Join this "Spine-tingling Stargazing" event where students will have telescopes observing the visible planets of Jupiter and Saturn (weather permitting). See other interesting telescopic objects as well as constellation tours (weather permitting), astrophysics games and participate in other fun and educational activities. There will most likely be student talks, tours using Stellarium (virtual planetarium software), and an Ask an Astronomer Q&A session. This event will happen partly outside, so come dressed for the weather. (Photo: Thom Carroll)

Student Ensembles Concert

8:30-10:00 p.m.

Marshall Auditorium, Roberts Hall

The Department of Music presents the Annual Ensembles Concert on Family and Friends Weekend featuring chamber music and a cappella groups. This concert is free and open to the public.

Live with President Wendy Raymond:
A Q&A for Families

Available through January 15, 2021

As the weekend's highlight, join President Wendy Raymond for a webinar discussing updates from campus. There will be an opportunity for live Q&A at the end of the event. The event will be capped at 450 participants. After the event we will ensure a recording of the event is made available for those unable to attend.

Alumni Affinities 101

Available through January 15, 2021

Did you know that Haverford supports a collection of alumni affinities, and that many of them work with your students? View our video to learn more about how your students can network and learn more from alumni by interacting with these groups.

Sunday, October 31

Breakfast

9:00–11:00 a.m.

The Coop

Breakfast items will be available for purchase by families. No charge for students on the meal plan.

Quaker Meeting for Worship

10:30–11:30 a.m.

Woodside Cottage Rain Location: Zoom

Home Games for Athletics

Don't miss an opportunity to cheer on the Fords! You're also welcome to join us via the Haverford Athletics livestream.

  • Men's Squash vs. Swarthmore

    Friday, October 29
    5:30 p.m.

    GIAC

  • Women's Soccer vs. Swarthmore

    Saturday, October 30
    12:00 p.m.

    Walton Field

  • Field Hockey vs. Swarthmore

    Saturday, October 30
    1:00 p.m.

    Swan Field

  • Volleyball vs. Swarthmore

    Saturday, October 30
    1:00 p.m.

    Gooding Arena

  • Men’s Soccer vs. Swarthmore

    Saturday, October 30
    3:00 p.m.

    Walton Field

Hours

  • Haverford Bookstore

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

    Whitehead Campus Center

  • The Coop

    • Friday: 8:00 a.m.–7:30 p.m.
    • Saturday: 9:00 a.m.–7:30 p.m.
    • Sunday: 9:30 a.m.–2:00 p.m.

    Whitehead Campus Center

  • Cantor Fitzgerald Gallery

    • Friday: 11:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
    • Saturday: 12:00–5:00 p.m.
    • Sunday: 12:00–5:00 p.m.

    Whitehead Campus Center

  • Lutnick Library

    • Friday: 12:00–4:00 p.m.
    • Saturday: 12:00–3:00 p.m.

    Lutnick Library

  • The Library Cafe

    • Friday: 8:00 a.m.–2:00 p.m.
    • Saturday: 9:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m.
    • Sunday: 9:00 a.m.–2:00 p.m.

    Lutnick Library

Places to Stay

Fairfield Inn & Suites

  • Type: Bed and Breakfast
  • Address: 100 Lawrence Rd, Broomall, PA 19008
  • Phone: (610) 355-2335
  • Distance: 3 miles
  • Website

The Radnor Hotel

  • Type: Hotel
  • Address: 591 East Lancaster Avenue, St. Davids, PA 19087
  • Phone: (610) 688-5800 or (800) 537-3000
  • Distance: 4 miles
  • Website

The Wayne Hotel

  • Type: Hotel
  • Address: 139 East Lancaster Avenue, Wayne, PA 19087
  • Phone: (610) 687-5000 or (800) 962-5850
  • Distance: 5 miles
  • Website

Hilton Philadelphia City Avenue

  • Type: Hotel
  • Address: 4200 City Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 1913
  • Phone: (215) 879-4000 ext. 2016
  • Distance: 5 miles
  • Website

Courtyard by Marriott

  • Type: Hotel
  • Address: 4100 Presidential Blvd, Philadelphia, PA 19131
  • Phone: 1 866-877-1206
  • Distance: 5 miles
  • Website

Philadelphia Marriott West

  • Type: Hotel
  • Address: 111 Crawford Avenue, West Conshohocken, PA 19428
  • Phone: (610) 941-5600
    (800) 237-3639
  • Distance: 5.5 miles
  • Website

Residence Inn Philadelphia Conshohocken

  • Type: Hotel
  • Address: 191 Washington Street, Conshohocken, PA 19428
  • Phone: (610) 828-8800 or (800) 331-3131
  • Distance: 5.5 miles
  • Website

Wayne Bed and Breakfast Inn

  • Type: Bed and Breakfast
  • Address: 211 Strafford Ave., Wayne, PA 19087
  • Phone: (267) 221-2429
  • Distance: 6 miles
  • Website

Best Western Plus The Inn at King of Prussia

  • Type: Hotel
  • Address: 127 S Gulph Road, King of Prussia, PA 19406
  • Phone: (610) 265-4500
  • Distance: 8 miles
  • Website

Catch up with Haverford

Students

Faculty

Schedule

Schedule subject to change.

Friday, November 1

8:30 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
VCAM First Floor
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
$11.50 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
Dinner
$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
Registration

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
Dinner
$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
Brunch
$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)

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.



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

Questions?

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