Bryn Mawr

Overview

Established in 1976, to improve the opportunities and status of academic women, and to assist institutions in compliance with the requirements of Title IX, the HERS Institute at Bryn Mawr College has prepared over 2,500 women faculty and administrators for leadership roles in higher education.

Located just outside of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania – on the historic Bryn Mawr College campus – the HERS Institute at Bryn Mawr is an intensive, two-week residential program at which participants gain the knowledge, skills, and perspectives needed for advancing as leaders across all institutional types.

Please note, the 2017 HERS Institute at Bryn Mawr College is now full.

 

2018 HERS Institute at Bryn Mawr College

Institute Dates:

July 9 – 21, 2018 *Applications available September 1, 2017

Early Application Deadlines & Tuition:

Application Deadline:
November 17, 2017
Notifications Sent:
December 15, 2017
Registration Deadline:
January 8, 2018
Payment Deadline:
January 31, 2018 *Nonrefundable after February 13, 2018
Late Payment Notification:
February 1, 2018 *Late fee will be assessed
Tuition & Most Meals:
$7,299 *after $500 early payment discount
Accommodation Package:
$1,000

Regular Application Deadlines & Tuition:

Application Deadline:
February 15, 2018
Notifications Sent:
March 2, 2018
Registration Deadline:
March 16, 2018
Payment Deadline:
April 2, 2018 *Nonrefundable after payment
Late Payment Notification:
April 3, 2018 *Late fee will be assessed
Tuition & Most Meals:
$7,799
Accommodation Package:
$1,000

Waitlist Applications:

Application Review:
April 6, 2018
Notifications Sent:
Immediately
Registration Deadline:
April 20, 2018
Payment Deadline:
May 11, 2018 *Nonrefundable after payment
Tuition & Most Meals:
$7,799
Accommodation Package:
$1,000

Accommodations & Meals

HERS Institute at Bryn Mawr College participants reside in the New Dorm (formerly Haffner Hall), Bryn Mawr College’s most recent residence hall renovation in Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania. Participants have single occupancy rooms and amenities are typical of a college residence hall. The air-conditioned rooms are furnished with a twin-size bed, desk, chair and lamp. We hope you take advantage of the learning-living environment by utilizing the lounge and courtyard type spaces. Bed linens, towels, one pillow, and one blanket will be supplied. Bed linens are refreshed once a week and fresh towels will be provided daily. Private bathrooms are not available so we suggest bedroom slippers and perhaps, shower shoes. Please see the suggested packing list with additional recommendations from HERS Bryn Mawr Alumnae.

Most meals are served in the nearby, historical Wyndham Alumnae House. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are served during the week; we offer a few free nights for participants to eat dinner on their own or with new friends and colleagues.  We recess Friday afternoon and reconvene on Sunday.  This allows you to explore the lovely and historic Philadelphia area, which is only a 20 – 30 minute train ride away. Food allergies and other meal accommodations are available and addressed prior to participants’ arrival at the Institute.

Laundry facilities are located on every floor of the New Dorm (formerly Haffner Hall).

Residence Hall Policies:

  • HERS does not pay for meals or accommodations for early arrivals or late departures.
  • There are no facilities for spouses or partners, families, guests, or pets.
  • Smoking is prohibited in all residence halls and at the main entrances to all campus buildings.

Logistics

Transportation & Parking

Whether participants are commuting to the Bryn Mawr, PA area via car, train, bus or plane, please CLICK HERE for detailed information.

If participants commute via car, free parking is available on the Bryn Mawr College campus. Many participants who fly into Philadelphia International Airport share transportation into Bryn Mawr. Further instructions are provided to participants prior to the start of the Institute on organizing ride sharing.

Technology

Most participants bring laptops and/or tablets to the Institute. Wireless Internet access is available on the Bryn Mawr College campus as well as in the residence hall. Login instructions will be distributed upon arrival at the Institute. Prior to arrival on campus, please make sure that your device is configured for wireless access.

HERS respectfully requests that all cell phones be silenced during Institute sessions and activities.

Schedule

The HERS Institute at Bryn Mawr College is a two-week, concentrated immersion curriculum presented during June or July. Once accepted, the preliminary schedules are distributed to the respective cohort that details the days’ classes, assigned readings, faculty, and activities.

Packing Checklist

Generally, dress is informal during the Institute; however, please bring business or business casual attire for the opening/closing events and the group photo. We encourage participants to be comfortable and mindful of weather variations and classroom temperatures regarding dress.

PDF of Packing Checklist

Local Information and Recreation

Bryn Mawr is at the center of several historical townships developed in the 19th century along the Pennsylvania railroad, known as the Main Line. The community of Bryn Mawr, a five-minute walk from campus, is a dynamic area with restaurants, coffee shops, boutique shopping, and a movie theatre. Additionally, Philadelphia, New York City, and Washington, D.C., are all easily accessed by rail.

For more information on Philadelphia and the surrounding areas, please use the following link: http://www.phillyfunguide.com/.

During their stay on the Bryn Mawr campus, participants have complimentary access to the Bern Schwartz Fitness and Athletic Center http://athletics.brynmawr.edu/information/facilities/index. Many participants also take advantage of the numerous walking paths on campus and in the surrounding neighborhoods.

Testimonials

  • “It's hard to know until one actually goes through this experience how truly wonderful it is. The learning experiences were superb and the friendships and networking were profoundly satisfying.”

  • “HERS was an absolutely fabulous experience. I feel much more confident in my skills and abilities - in fact, I see my skills and abilities differently because so many participants have reacted to me in ways that surprise me and have let me see a side of myself I had not truly recognized before. ”