Haverford & Our Neighbors

The College welcomes neighbors and other visitors to explore our campus, arboretum, trails, and events. The resources included here are not encyclopedic, but provide an overview of the opportunities, resources, and mailing lists available to those interested.

Haverford is pleased to welcome visitors to the Nature Trail and its outdoor spaces.

Visitors are welcome on campus and in the Whitehead Campus Center and Lutnick Library.

Visitors on the Haverford College Nature Trail

General Information

Haverford College is an open campus, and visitors are welcome. With the exception of scheduled events, though, the campus closes to visitors at dusk.

We also ask the following:

  • Please leash and clean up after your dog
  • Thank you for not smoking or bringing alcohol on campus

Public bathrooms are available on the ground floor of the Whitehead Campus Center during normal business hours. Whitehead Campus Center is also home to the Coop Café, and our College Bookstore.

The Libraries welcome visitors from opening to 6 p.m. and are welcome to use our materials within the Library.

Rae Yuan '19
A map showing the visitor parking locations on Haverford's campus


Between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. visitors must park in designated Visitor Parking in the Visitors Lot. Before 8:00 a.m., or after 5:00 p.m. visitors are also permitted to park in the South Lot, Lloyd Lot or along Walton Road.

 Visitor Parking Map


The College regularly hosts events, lectures, and screenings that are open to the public. Our featured events can always be accessed on the Events website, and the listing will always articulate the location, details, and cost (if any).

The women's basketball team in action


Haverford Athletics competes at the NCAA Division III level and is a member of the Centennial Conference. Neighbors are welcome to attend competitions at our athletic facilities, a full schedule of which can be found on the Haverford Athletics website.

 The Haverford College women’s basketball team.

David Sinclair
Detail shot of the branch of the first tree on the Haverford College Arboretum Tree Tour.

 Arboretum Association

Haverford College's campus is a nationally recognized arboretum with 400 species of trees and shrubs, a 3.5-acre duck pond, gardens, and wooded areas. The 2.2-mile Nature Trail winds along much of the College’s outer perimeter, and can be most easily joined from visitor parking near the Haverford College Apartments.

Arboretum Association Members receive invitations to lectures and special events, as well as a quarterly newsletter. Support helps the Arboretum’s efforts to plant and maintain the trees on our historic and beautiful campus. Visit the Arboretum Association website for more information or to become a member.

Detail shot of the China-Fir, the first tree on the Haverford College Arboretum Tree Tour.

Holden Blanco '17


For over three decades, Serendipity Day Camp has brought campers ages 5–14 to campus for seven weeks each summer. Serendipity honors the community-centered spirit of former camp director Marilou Allen, a lifelong resident of Ardmore and director of Haverford's community service office for over 30 years. Visit the Serendipity Day Camp website for more information.

Serendipity Campers

 Stay Connected

Haverford offers a wide variety of newsletters and social media accounts to keep you up to date with what's happening on campus and throughout our broader community. Each can be individually subscribed to or followed, according to your interests and preferences.


Published tri-annually, Haverford is a magazine for alumni, parents, and friends of Haverford College.

Haverford Magazine

Connections features news, updates, and general information about the Library, and is posted biannually.


 Social Media

College Communications maintains accounts on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, and Snapchat. In addition to highlighting news and events, these accounts often feature student photos and perspectives.

 Email Newsletters

Haverford Headlines & On-Campus Events

Haverford Headlines features student, faculty, and alumni news and is sent periodically throughout the year. On-Campus Events showcases events that are open to the public and is sent occasionally during the academic year.


  • Arboretum E-news

    Information, events, and activities from the College Arboretum, sent occasionally.


  • Cantor Fitzgerald Gallery

    Information about upcoming exhibitions showing in the Cantor Fitzgerald Gallery.


  • Global Citizen Weekly

    News, updates, and general information about the Center for Peace and Global Citizenship sent weekly.


  • Hurford Center

    Updates and program announcements from the John B. Hurford '60 Center for the Arts and Humanities.


  • IDEA Office

    Join our newsletter list to receive periodic updates from the Office of Institutional Diversity, Equity, and Access.


  • Library Events

    Join the Haverford College Libraries email list to receive periodic communications about Events in the Libraries. .


  • Music Department Newsletter

    Announcements of upcoming College Musical performances and events sent monthly.


  • Yiddish Culture Festival

    Announcements of upcoming Yiddish Culture Festival performances and events sent approximately monthly.


If you have any questions, or suggestions for this page, please contact hc-neighbors [at] haverford.edu.