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A telescope in the observatory
Thursday, April 19, 2018

Public Observing

Friday, April 20, 2018, 8 p.m.—10 p.m.
Strawbridge Observatory

There will be a student talk, hands-on activities, and observing with our 12-inch and 16-inch telescopes. Student volunteers will be present to give tours and answer astronomy-related questions. This event takes place weather permitting. Details »

Photo: Sarah Jennings '21.

ORALiTea performance
Wednesday, April 18, 2018


Haverford's intentionally diverse curricular requirements ensure that our students are well-rounded, expansive thinkers. Students take courses in each of three major academic divisions for a variety of ideas, concepts, and intellectual approaches.

The classics department's 13th annual ORALiTea featured more than 40 students and faculty performing 17 selections from Latin and Greek literature that included poems, plays, and songs. Photo: Claire Blood-Cheney ’20.

A family of 7 seated together
Tuesday, April 17, 2018

A Survey of Color Photography from its Prehistory to the Present Day

A Survey of Color Photography from its Prehistory to the Present Day

Through April 29, 2018
Atrium Gallery, Marshall Fine Arts Center

A diverse group of photographers, photographs, and processes from the Daguerreian era (1839 to 1855) to today’s digital era take viewers on a tour of color photography’s history, demonstrating how color photography has grown to become the norm when it was once the exception. Details »

Jack Whinery, Homesteader and His Family, Pie Town, New Mexico, October 1940 [1940 (printed ca. 1985)], Russel Lee, dye transfer print on paper.

Students enjoying different meats and cheeses.
Monday, April 16, 2018

Student Engagement - Charcuterie Union

Haverford has more than 100 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.

Founded last fall, Charcuterie Union provides tasty sliced delicacies—as well as the history and knowledge that goes into preparing them—to anyone looking to refine their palette and culinary intellect. Photo: Justin Brendel ’18.

Cholera Map of the Metropolis from 1849
Wednesday, April 11, 2018

COOL CLASSES: “Health and the City”

“Health and the City”

Taught by Visiting Assistant Professor of Writing and Writing Fellow Eli Anders, this first-year writing seminar examines cities as sites of public health concern and intervention in modern history.

Our Cool Classes blog series highlights interesting, unusual, and unique courses that enrich the Haverford College experience.

See what other courses the Writing Program is offering this semester. Photo:  “Cholera Map of the Metropolis 1849” Credit: Wellcome CollectionCC BY

Mercedes Davis '20
Tuesday, April 10, 2018

Financial Aid

While the College’s commitment to low-income and first-generation students finds deepest expression in our financial aid policy, there are often needs that are felt in the regular flow of a student’s life which fall outside the parameters of overall financial aid packages. Our LIFTFAR program aims to help fill these gaps.

Mercedes Davis '20 has participated in the LIFTFAR program, which was recently featured in the New York Times.  Photo: Patrick Montero

Interior of rotunda with medieval based decorations.
Monday, April 9, 2018


Fords enjoy myriad traditional events such as the Collection speaker series; Pinwheel Day; the annual weekend throwdown at the end of the year called Haverfest; and, most importantly, Fall and Spring Plenary.

On April Fool’s Day, students from the science departments deck the KINSC with decorations, such as these with a Game of Thrones theme in the Rotunda. Photo: Patrick Montero.
A view looking up into the trees on the Nature Trail
Friday, April 6, 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.