Preparing to Meet Your Advisor
Information for the Class of 2023 will be available in June 2019.
View Academic Life @ Haverford Modules (Required)
These short videos will introduce you to Haverford’s curriculum, how to approach building a first semester schedule, pre-major advising and student responsibilities, and resources for success.
Deadline: View all modules by August 1, 2018.
Note:The modules will be available for viewing by July 1, 2018.
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 Friday, August 31, 2018, during 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.
Deadline: August 1, 2018.
Note: You must view the Academic Life @ Haverford modules before completing this task.
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 and to prepare for your meeting with your pre-major advisor.
Timeline: During Customs Week.
Farid Azar León
Hi! My name is Farid Azar León, and I am a rising Junior (Class of 2020) from Campeche Mexico. I am a Mathematics major and a Philosophy minor. I work in the MQC (Math Question Center), and I am part of both SOA (Sons of Africa) and ALAS (Alliance of Latin American Students) here on campus. I plan to work in the Women Center next year again since my first year. During my free time, I like to nap in my hammock, make music either with my guitar or on my computer, play video games, knit and crochet (I'm still learning tho). What excites me the most about customs is meeting you all and being along with you in your journey of exploration and discovery of the fun and interesting quirks about Haverford, both in and outside academics. Five words that describe me would be Curious, Blissful, Chill, Colorful, and Insightful. If I was a fruit, I would be a mango, because they're sweet.
Hi everyone, I’m Simon, class of 2019, he/him/his pronouns. I’m a Growth and Structure of Cities major from Providence, Rhode Island, currently living in Washington, DC. While at Haverford, I have been very heavily involved in student music, as a current co-head of Sound Machine (the DJ collective), a fourth-year member of BLAST (the student sound tech crew), and a manager of the recording studio, and a former co-head of FUCS and two-year member of Music and Arts House. This is a big part of my academic life, too! My Cities thesis is on globalization, the internet, and dance music in Chicago nightclubs (my dream project honestly). I’m super excited to meet new people through Customs and help get first-years involved in what they love. Passionate, imaginative, driven, resourceful, and curious are 5 words that I think describe me well. If I were a fruit, I would definitely be a grape tomato.
Hello! My name is Fiona, she/her/hers, and I am in the class of 2019. I am a chemistry major with a biochemistry concentration and a health studies minor. I am from Saratoga Springs, New York, but hate the cold so am working actively to move to warmer places. At Haverford, I play cello, am a Co-President for Pre-Health Society, and am part of South Asian Society and Commencement Committee. Next year, I will be a UCA on Barclay 3S and I am excited for Customs to be able to meet a lot of new people! Five words that describe me are dedicated, organized, happy, passionate, and colorful. And if I was a fruit, I would be a raspberry because my last name is Berry!
Hi, my name is Rebecca Chang (she/her/hers) from the Class of 2019 and I will be a UCA for Apt 26! I am a Growth & Structure of Cities major and a Spanish minor. In my past years at Haverford, I have been a co-founder and former co-head of the Pan-Asian Resource Center (PARC); tour guide, host, multicultural recruitment intern, member of the Student Admissions Advisory Committee (SAAC), and senior interviewer of the Admissions Office; former High School Writing Tutor & HS Writing Coordinator for Mentoring & Student Teaching (MAST); former Customs Person (CP) and CP Committee Member; and will be a co-leader for the Hurford Center student seminar, Asian/America: A Search for Belonging. Five words to describe me are passionate, cheesy, curious, approachable and a-coffee-lover (tried to make it a word). And finally, if I were a flower, I'd be a sunflower!
Hello, friends! My name is Sophie Frank, I use she/her/hers pronouns, and I am the UCA in Apartment 22. I'm a rising senior (class of 2019) from Los Angeles, CA, and I study Comparative Literature and French. When I'm at Haverford I spend my time reading contemporary novels written by people who are not white men, picking up new French vocabulary words, working in the admissions office and the library's bindery, and popping into Poetry Reading Group. I'm excited for Customs because I can't wait to get friendly with a group of new students and to help them think critically about their journeys at Haverford. I would use the following five words to describe myself: curious, intellectual, responsible, kind, quirky. And if I were a mode of transportation, I would be a high-speed train because I love observing the world around me and I'm constantly moving.
My name is ShuMin He and I use she/her/hers pronouns. My major is anthropology. My favorite city is Cuenca, Ecuador. My campus jobs are at the library and CPGC, and occasionally I bounce at parties. In my free time I like to read books and organize my living space. Five words to describe myself would be: dog-lover, responsible, organized, serious, and determined. If I was a fruit, I would be a pear, because it is a resilient fruit that will ripen during winter when temperatures are below zero.
My name is Sarah Jesup ’20 (I use she/her/hers). I will be a UCA on Gummere 2/1, and I am a Psychology and Fine Arts double major. I’m from Alexandria, Virginia (although I usually just say D.C.) Customs and art takes up most of my time on campus. I’m on James House board (a 24/7 art space), co-head of intramural tennis, and do illustrations for the Clerk (campus news). This past year I’ve done a lot of art for Haverford, including the “welcome, friend” postcard for admitted students, and the designs for customs week 2018. I also do a freelancing art business on instagram @linesandlettersart and enjoy cooking vegetarian dinners in HCA. I was a CP last year, and I’m very excited to work with another first year hall this fall! Five words to describe me would be: sweet, secretively-sassy, smiley, supportive, sleepy (sarah).
Class of 2019, (they/them), UCA for Tritton Upper East, Major: History, Hometown: Altadean, California. I spend most of my time researching as a Mellon Mays fellow and doing theatre with Spotlight Theatre Co. I'm also on Pole Team, and like hanging with my friends, thinking about movies and yelling about James Baldwin and textiles. I'm looking forward to meeting frosh who are excited to be at Haverford and excited to help them find a path and a niche that works for them. I'm also passionate about supporting queer and trans first-years as the UCA on the Gender Sensitive Hall! Adjectives: Independent, Thoughtful, Down-to-earth, Caring, Perfectionist. Fruit: blood orange
Hey y'all, my name is Katie Leiferman (she/her) and I am a rising junior from Austin, Texas. I am a double major in Anthropology & Spanish, with a concentration in Peace, Justice, & Human Rights. At Haverford, I am a Witness Coach for the Mock Trial Team, Co-Secretary of Student Council, and I work in the Campus Center & at Phonathon! One of my favorite parts of the Customs program is the opportunity to help frosh find spaces on campus where they feel most comfortable. If I had to describe myself in five ways, I would say: oatmeal eater, snl watcher, meme consumer, autumn addict, & karaoke enthusiast. To top if off, if I was a condiment, I would be ketchup (bc who doesn't love ketchup).
My name is Jack Leighninger, and I'm a member of the class of 2020. I'm excited to be living on Gum 2/3 next year, and am a Poli Sci major, with a history minor over at BMC. I'm also from Hamilton, Ontario, Canada! I'm most excited to meet a bunch of interesting new people, from amazing places across the country and around the globe. I would describe myself as friendly, dorky, relaxed, happy, and hardworking (most of the time). If I was a fruit, I think I'd be a mango.
I’m Steve! I use he/him/his pronouns, and I’m a history major and Spanish minor from Blue Bell, Pennsylvania. This year I’m a UCA on Barclay 1st South. At Haverford, I’ve led the Graphic Novel Reading Group, occasionally play club ice hockey on Sunday nights, and work at Institutional Advancement. Last Fall I studied abroad in Mexico and Spain, and in the Spring I volunteered as an after-school tutor for Puentes de Salud in South Philly. I’m looking forward to building a community through shared space and experiences, and also helping first-years navigate a difficult but exciting time in their lives! 5 words to describe myself: Friendly, Organized, Introspective, Pragmatic, and Calm. If I was a fruit, I would be a cantaloupe because I like how it’s spelled.
My name is Graham (He/Him/His) and I’m a Junior Econ major from Eugene, Oregon. I’m the UCA for Gummere 3/3. I’ve loved technical theater (and sound engineering and all other tech) since I first starting building haunted houses with my dad. My favorite part of customs is helping everyone start to discover the part of our community that they will love. Five adjectives to describe me are: calm, determined, passionate, nerdy, and Oregonian. Finally, if I were a fruit I would be a kiwi!
My name is Ellis (he/him/his pronouns), and I’m an English major with Political Science minor at Bryn Mawr and prospective Creative Writing concentrator. I’m in the Class of 2020 and will be the UCA for Gummere 1/3. I study both humanities and social sciences at Haverford, and I like to connect political themes into my writing. I am a member of Rethink Incarceration, a group on campus that advocates for the abolition of prisons, and works in solidarity with all incarcerated people. I am also one of the CP Co-Heads, which involves training and mentoring the current cohort of CPs. I play vibraphone in the Bi-Co Jazz Band, and I am also very involved with Haverfarm, where I am working this summer! I am excited to build a hall community in which people respond to each other's needs and actively support one another. I love the opportunity to get to know a new group of people in a deep way, and to work through the balance of living together in a learning space. I am also excited to see my first-years getting involved both academically and socially at Haverford, and I'm looking forward to supporting their interests and mentoring them. Five characteristics: silly, loving, introspective, open, present. If I were two eggs, I would be scrambled!
Hi! I'm Anna Neuheardt (she/her) from Littleton, Colorado (a suburb of Denver!), and I'll be the Upperclass Adviser (UCA) on Gummere 1st/2nd this year! I'm a rising senior majoring in economics with a minor in statistics. Outside of my official academic pursuits, I'm also interested in philosophy, psychology, and really any subject I wasn't able to explore in high school. When I'm not in class, I can be found competing on the varsity fencing team, serving on the Res Life committee, and working in Haverford's Special Collections. This is also the third Customs position I've held, so making the best possible first year for each new incoming class is also something that plays a big role in my Haverford experience! What I'm looking forward to most about Customs this year is getting to meet all of you first-years and helping you find a home in this amazing community...and partaking in some random shenanigans along the way. Five words that describe me are are hype, squad, friendly, invested, and toast (will become clear later). If I were an impulsive meal, I would be midnight mac 'n cheese (Annie's shells and white cheddar, specifically).
I’m Jai Nimgaonkar (he/him/his), class of 2019, and the UCA for Barclay 2N. I am a computer science major and statistics minor from Princeton, New Jersey. I do Computer Science research, and I love to perform! In particular, I love to sing acapella with the Humtones and I perform sketch comedy with Off the Spot. The part of Customs I am most excited about is helping first years find their niche at Haverford. 5 words to describe myself: Energetic, goofy, friendly, nerdy, nurturing. If I was a dog, I'd be a husky.
My name is Tess Oberholtzer (she/her), and I'm very excited to be the UCA on Barclay 2nd South next year! I'm an English major in the class of 2019, and this summer I drove to Philly all the way from my home in Portland, Oregon. I spend a lot of my time at Haverford reading, writing, and sprinting for the track team (go Bees!). I'm really excited to meet a whole crew of new first years and to create our own little community on B2S. I'd describe myself as friendly, laid-back, easily entertained, a creative soul, and bad at coming up with words to describe myself. I think if I were an ice cream flavor I'd be that dairy-free Cherry Garcia from Ben & Jerry's because I'm 90% sweet and 100% lactose intolerant.
Hi everyone! My name is Jordanlee Parra (he/him/his), class of 2019. I'm a math major with an econ minor. I'm from Overtown, FL and eager to share a home with you in Barclay 1N ! You can find me most of the time working at the DC or the COOP. Outside of that, I'll probably be inside the KINSC ,writing zee thesis, or aimless biking around town. I would consider myself curious, silly, joyful, independent, and always sleepy . If I was a fruit, I would be maracuya (because it's one of my favorite Peruvian fruits).
Hi! My name is Scott (He/Him/His) from the class of 2019. I am the UCA on Gummere 3/2 (Fun Fact: I was on 3/2 for my first year at Haverford).I am a Biology major with a Biochemistry concentration and an East Asian Language and Culture (EALC) minor. I'm from Hingham, Massachusetts, which is about half an hour South of Boston. At Haverford, I am a sprinter on the Track and Field team and a member of the Committee for Environmental Responsibility (CER). I'm wicked excited to be a part of Customs this year because I want to get to know members of the Class of 2022 and I want to help to introduce you all to the campus and the community. If I were to describe myself in a few words, I'd probably go with: curious, caring, determined, easygoing, and loyal. If I were a fruit, I would probably be a cucumber because I love water and I wouldn't be totally surprised if my water content was as high as a cucumber's.
My name is Talia Scott (she/her/hers) and I am the UCA for HCA 34! I am a Senior from New York City majoring in Political Science Major with Concentrations in Peace, Justice & Human Rights and African & Africana Studies. I am an intern at the Office of Academic Resources, Event Coordination Intern at the Student Life Office and a Manager at Lunt Cafe. In my free time, I like to exercise, watch TV shows like Are You the One? and make tacos or pina coladas. I am most excited to get to know all of my first years! I am outgoing, passionate, hard-working, multi-faceted and confident. If I was a fruit, I would be a mango.
I’m Rebecca "Becky" Seeley (she/her/hers), class of 2019, and I’ll be the UCA on Tritton Upper West! I’m a Chem major with a concentration in BioChemistry, looking to go into medicine. I’m from Moraga, California, located in the East San Francisco Bay Area. I watch a lot of TV and read lots of awful novels in my free time, as well as volunteering as an EMT with the local ambulance company. I’m most excited as a UCA about adding to my vast collection of friends and of course making sure my frosh have the best year possible. Five words that describe me: Friendly, Dehydrated, Fun, Sharp, Cheesy. If I were a soup, I would be minestrone because I am also salty and full of pasta.
Hi everyone! My name is Achint Singh and I am a senior. I use she/her pronouns, am from Shrewsbury, Massachusetts, and am a Psychology major on the pre-med track. I will be a UCA on Tritton First East this coming year! In addition to being a UCA, I am Head of Fords Against Boredom (FAB). We plan fun, free events on and off campus including Ben and Jerry’s Bingo Night and Quizzo! During the summer, I will be a research assistant in the Psychology department here at Haverford. I am so excited to meet you and help support you in your transition to college life! I would describe myself as friendly, outgoing, goofy, motivated, and generous. If I were a Ben and Jerry’s ice cream flavor, I’d be coffee Buzz Buzz Buzz because I occasionally have an overwhelming amount of energy.
Yo yo yo my name is Loops ( she/hers) and I’m the Tritton LW UCA for this year! I’m a junior from Indio, California, majoring in psychology and hopefully will declare a minor in Africana studies! I can’t wait to meet and for you all to join in in all the festivities, traditions, and activities here at HC. If you’re interested in prehealth/premed, don’t hesitate to ask me questions since I’m a part of the Pre-Health Society, Student Health Advisory Committee,and AIDS Service Network. For other types of fun, I volunteer in clinics, hang out in the city with friends, and work on first gen issues. But you can always catch me hanging out in the Office of Academic Resources (OAR) or the Coop studying and chilling. Five words that describe me are spontaneous, hardworking, sarcastic, generous, and confident. Fun fact: If I was a festival, I’d totally be Coachella.