Preparing to Meet Your Advisor
Please Note: Updated information for the Class of 2024 will be available in early June. Customs Week begins Wednesday, August 26, 2020. However, we encourage students and families to wait to make travel arrangements until mid-June as some students will have earlier move-in dates due to participation in Pre-Customs programs or pre-season athletics.
View Academic Life @ Haverford Modules (Required)
All first-year students are asked to view the following modules as a basic introduction to the curriculum, advising, and registration.
Academic Life Modules Deadline: View all modules by August 1, 2020.
The 2020-21 First-Year Advising Guide serves as a resources for new students and their advisors as they explore Haverford's departments and programs, and plan their initial steps through the curriculum.
Please note: Requires a valid haverford.edu log-in to access. Viewing the PDF in the Google Drive preview window or choosing to Open with Google Docs will impact the functionality and formatting of this document. For the best experience, download the PDF and view it using your preferred software.
Fill Your Cart (Required)
Please select 6 credits you would be interested in including in your fall schedule; you will ultimately enroll in 4 credits. Note that you are not registering for courses during this exercise, but rather beginning the process of thinking about your academic goals for your first semester, one that will continue when you meet with your pre-major advisor on the Friday of Customs week. We will share the six courses you place in your cart with your pre-major advisor in advance of that conversation. To start this exercise, view the Bionic shopping cart tutorial, a short video designed to introduce you to course search and the beginning of the registration process.
Fill Your Cart Deadline: August 1, 2020.
Note: You must view the Academic Life @ Haverford modules before completing this task.
For this exercise, you will not be able to proceed to step 2 of 3 until registration opens August 6–16, 2020 and you've had a chance to discuss your interests and potential courses with your pre-major advisor.
Meet with your Upper Class Advisor (UCA) (Required)
When you arrive for Customs, you will meet with your UCA to further discuss your plans for the fall. Your UCA will serve as a support for your academic transition across the course of your first year.
Timeline: During Customs Week.