Alumni Weekend 2023

Nearly 700 alumni came home to Haverford for dinners, panel discussions, readings, parties, and reunions with old friends.

Over the Memorial Day holiday weekend, May 26-28, Haverford  welcomed back nearly 700 alumni including Fords from classes ending in 3 and 8, who celebrated reunions—for a packed schedule of events fostering discussion, celebration, and plenty of fun! 

The Alumni Weekend programming began with “Real Hope in the Time of Challenging Change,” a Zoom conversation with 2023 Friend in Residence Carl Magruder, palliative Care chaplain, Radical Transition activist, and member of the group EarthQuakers. Throughout the weekend, Fords enjoyed panels, meetings, talks, and tours exploring a wide range of topics including BIPOC narratives in technology and data, community partnerships, and the modern student-athlete experience. Also on the schedule were photography exhibits, documentary screenings, book signings by alumni authors, and plenty of celebratory meals on Founders Green under the tent. 

Alumni Awards recipients received their honors Saturday morning in the Michael Jaharis Recital Hall. Natalie Wossene ’08 received the Kannerstein Award, Kiame Mahaniah ’93 the Haverford Award, Akira Iriye ’57 P’86 and Kari Nadeau ’88 the Distinguished Achievement Award, and Rebecca Fisher ’18 the Young Alumni Award. The video of the Alumni Awards is available here.

For this year’s Faculty Spotlight, President Wendy Raymond and Maud McInerney, the Laurie Ann Levin Professor of Comparative Literature, Professor of English, and Chair of Comparative Literature, discussed the similarities and differences in their disciplines and approaches to teaching Haverford students. You can watch the full conversation here

Next year’s gathering will be here before we know it! Mark your calendars for Alumni Weekend 2024, May 31–June 2. We look forward to seeing all our friends together again and to celebrating classes ending in 4s and 9s. 

To view all photos from Alumni Weekend, click here.