Health & Supports
Please Note: Updated information for the Class of 2025 will be available in early June 2021. Orientation activities for most first year students are scheduled to begin on campus on Wednesday, August 25th, 2021, with move-in on or before that date. Some pre-orientations or athletic pre-seasons may begin earlier. Given our continued responsiveness to the COVID-19 pandemic, we ask that students and their friends or family not make travel arrangements until the fall semester dates are confirmed and recommend flexible/refundable travel plans at that time.
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- Insurance: Enroll or Waive
- Health Records
- Sexual and Gender-based Misconduct Course
- Name Pronunciation
- Religious Affiliation Survey
All students must complete the Health Records, Proof of Insurance, and Consent Tutorial. Students who do not complete the Health Records and Proof of Insurance will be unable to register. We encourage you to complete the Religious Affiliation Survey.
Insurance: Enroll or Waive (Required)
All students are required to have personal medical insurance and must provide proof of insurance via the HaverHealth Portal.
Each year, all students are automatically billed the Student Health Insurance Plan (SHIP) premium charge by the Controller's Office. All registered International students are required to purchase SHIP. Students must complete a waiver on the First Student site by August 5, 2021 to have this charge removed. It takes 3-5 business days to see the charge removed from your tuition bill.
Enroll or Waive SHIP
SHIP is administered by First Risk Advisors. They will send information directly to students via postcards and email.
- After the portal opens visit the First Student site and create an account. Use your Haverford email address as the username.
- Enroll or Waive in the Student Health Insurance Plan (SHIP) by August 5, 2021.
- If you enroll in SHIP, download your Insurance ID Card from the First Student portal.
- International students are automatically enrolled in SHIP and may not waive their coverage.
Provide Proof of Insurance
- Visit the HaverHealth Portal and register for an account.
- When registering you must add two zeros (00) to the front of your student ID, which can be found in the SER.
- You will be able to access the HaverHealth Portal within 48 hours of the time you activate your Haverford account.
- Upload a copy of both sides of your Insurance ID Card to the HaverHealth Portal by August 5, 2021.
Please continue to check your emails to make sure that all Health Records requirements are met prior to arrival to campus.
To learn more about SHIP, please review the information provided on the SHIP details page of the Health Services site or contact Health Services at (610) 896-1089. All insurance calls will be answered within 48 hours.
Enroll or Waive Insurance Deadline: August 5, 2021
The website to enroll or waive will open June 14, 2021.
Note: Students who do not complete a waiver by August 5, 2021 cannot have the SHIP charge removed from their tuition bill and will be expected to pay the insurance premium.
The College suggests purchasing the Student Health Insurance Plan (SHIP) if you have a high deductible, HMO, or out of state insurance plan that does not work well in the Philadelphia area.
Health Records (Required)
You'll be able to access and submit the matriculation forms required by the College using the HaverHealth Portal. You will be able to access the HaverHealth Portal within 48 hours of the time you activate your Haverford account in early June.
If you have any questions, email hc-healthservices [at] haverford.edu, call (610) 896-1089, or send a fax to (833) 846-6925. Health Services is available daily throughout the summer from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. All calls and emails will be answered within 48 hours.
Note: To register for the Health Portal you must add two zeros (00) to the front of your Student ID, which can be found in the SER.
Health Records Deadline: August 1, 2021
A late fee of $75 will be charged for failure to submit your fully completed health forms by the deadline.
Note: The ID used for your Health Records is different than that used for your Insurance.
Sexual and Gender-based Misconduct Course (Required)
Haverford College is committed to ensuring that all members of the College community have a learning and working environment that is free from sexual misconduct. Take this self-paced course to learn more about campus policies, available resources, and ways to help prevent violence.
How to take the Course: You will see "Sexual and Gender-based Misconduct - Prevention & Resources" on your Moodle dashboard and listed in the "Placement Exams and other first-year activities" category.
Additional information is available on the College's Sexual Misconduct website.
Sexual and Gender-based Misconduct Course Deadline: August 20, 2021
Record Your Name Pronunciation (Optional)
On August 6, you'll receive an email with information about recording your name pronunciation from a system called Name Coach. It’s not phishing, or a scam (but it’s good to be vigilant!); it’s just an external platform Haverford uses. Name Coach is a project that allows you to record the pronunciation of your name for others to hear, and then, to pronounce correctly.
Name Coach is integrated into Moodle, the course platform we use, and you will see links on the class pages to access all recordings from students in that class. It's also integrated in the College's contacts search; when you select the name of any individual found in the search and access their /users/ page, selecting the icon (a gray triangle in a gray circle) next to their name will allow you to hear their pronunciation (as an example, see Franklyn Cantor's page). If the individual hasn't recorded a pronunciation, the icon won't be visible. If you explore the Name Coach site, and the "Name Badge" page in particular, you’ll see a number of other features, including the ability to insert the recording of your name into your email signature. It’s also helpful if you create a password for convenient access to your NameCoach account in the future.
Contact: Franklyn Cantor (fcantor [at] haverford.edu (subject: Name%20Coach%20Question) )
Opens: August 3, 2021
Record Your Name Deadline: August 15, 2021
Are you looking for personalized resources to help you be the best student that you can be and to stay grounded? Eager to help a friend, but not sure where to start? An amazing amount of personal and academic resources are available to you through YOU@Haverford. Content is individualized based on your stated preferences (whether you are searching for resources to maintain your grades, your mental health, or more) and it is a confidential space.
Note: Requires a Haverford College email account to access.
Religious Affiliation Survey (Optional)
Religious and Spiritual Life on campus at Haverford College is supported through the Quaker Affairs Office. As they work to support students of faith, it is helpful to know the numbers and the breadth of religious practice on campus. Response to this survey is strictly optional and your specific information will only be shared with your permission.
If you have any questions about the survey, about Quakerism, or religious life on campus, connect with Walter at wsulliva [at] haverford.edu.
Religious Affiliation Survey Deadline: August 1, 2021