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Since 2011 College Communications has produced a unique homepage each weekday to spotlight the rich diversity of Haverford's academic programming, extracurricular offerings, campus culture, and community members' accomplishments.

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Patrick Montero
Master class with David Kim
Friday, February 16, 2018

Music at Haverford

The Department of Music at Haverford offers a creative approach to music theory, a curriculum in music history that deals with music in the social context and embraces world music and jazz, while our applied music program and ensembles provide students with opportunities for performances and tours.

Georgia Meyer '19 receives instruction from David Kim, concertmaster of the Philadelphia Orchestra, during a masterclass for violin students. Photo: Dex Coen Gilbert '21. 

FAB's Love Shack
Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Student Activities - Fords Against Boredom

Haverford has more than 125 student groups that publish magazines, host symposia, sing a cappella, discuss religion and spirituality, stay politically active, maintain a system of student self-government, dance, demonstrate and create.

Caroline Steliotes '18, Kelly Waychoff '18, Benjamin Yellin '18, and Emily Chazen '18 won Fords Against Boredom’s annual Valentine’s themed gingerbread house competition for "Most Structurally Sound" with their entry, "Tritton". Photo: Alexandra Iglesia '21.

VCAM exhibit
Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Visual Culture, Arts, and Media

A new VCAM multimedia exhibition by Dita Cavdarbasha ’19, letter to my serbian neighbor, presents a personal engagement the effects of the Kosovo War. Photo: Dex Coen Gilbert ’21.

A view looking up into the trees on the Nature Trail
Monday, February 12, 2018

The Campus

Our campus has 200 acres of award-winning architecture and landscaping; more than 50 academic, athletic, and residential buildings; and a nationally recognized arboretum with 400 species of trees and shrubs, a 3.5-acre duck pond, gardens, and wooded areas.

Following the College's first-ever comprehensive tree assessment, a massive renewal project aimed at preserving Haverford's beloved natural resources for generations to come—while keeping the community safe—is taking shape. Photo: Rae Yuan '19.

Photo of a letter written by Edmond Halley
Thursday, February 8, 2018

In the Collection: Edmond Halley

Best known for his predictions regarding a certain comet, Edmond Halley was an all-around genius who built the first diving bell, devised a working model of a magnetic compass, and pioneered actuarial science.

"In the Collection" highlights some of the rare and marvelous items that are part of Magill Library's Special Collections.

Halley was just 21 years old when he penned this plaintive letter to a friend from the South Atlantic island of St. Helena in 1677. Photo: Patrick Montero.
Solar powered lights next to a dormitory
Wednesday, February 7, 2018


As a core institutional principle, sustainability animates ​Haverford's broad mission of stewarding ​its​ financial, ethical, and curricular endowments in the interest of educating principled global citizens while safeguarding intergenerational equity as a perpetual institution.

EnGoPlanet solar pole lights, which use photovoltaic solar power and are nearly maintenance-free, were installed at the Tritton & Kim dorm plateau. The lights save about 1,100 kWh per year. Photo: Patrick Montero.

A group of students pose behind a sculpture in Philadelphia
Tuesday, February 6, 2018

International Students

An increasing number of international students are being drawn to Haverford by the promise of intellectual exploration, academic rigor, and close-knit community. Once here, they must also contend with unfamiliar food and strange American social customs, and a climate that may be outside their comfort zone. A robust support program for students from abroad eases intercultural adjustment.

Part of the International Student Orientation includes student visits to Philadelphia to explore the city. Photo: Victoria Merino '20