Welcome Class of 2021!

Your Path to Princeton is your connection to a wealth of resources concerned with learning and living at Princeton. Explore at your leisure, read the frequently asked questions with blog posts from students and staff, and check back often for updates and announcements—it is one of our main ways of communicating with you! You will notice that some of the interactive elements of this site, including access to Matriculation Online forms, require a Princeton NetID; this will be sent to your personal email account on or about May 22. Once you activate your NetID you will be able to log in. Welcome to Princeton!

Connect with your Tigers

Connect with your Tigers

Meet your future classmates, learn more about them, and let them know who you are on Facebook.



Please remember, the online language placement test deadline is Wednesday, August 23 at 2:00 p.m. ET. Not sure if you need to take one? Click here. Also, if have advanced skills in Computer Science you might be able to place out of COS 126. Click here for more info!

2017 Timeline

This timeline was designed to help you keep track of the many processes that occur over the summer as we prepare for your arrival. Many of the items require action on your part, so please take care to review it—and use the iCal feed to add the dates to your own calendar. Be sure to check back regularly as hyperlinks will be added to many Timeline entries as web materials become available.

Aug 21

  • Freshman Seminars (FRS) placement notifications sent

Aug 23

  • Online language placement tests close at 2:00 PM ET

Aug 26

  • Deadline for payment of fall semester bill



Explore. Engage. Enjoy!

Orientation is designed to give you the tools to explore your options, engage in campus life, and enjoy yourself along the way.

Orientation for the Class of 2021 will begin with move-in on Saturday, September 2 and continue through Tuesday, September 12.

Getting Started

You will be able to begin viewing the list of events on the Orientation Calendar page starting in June. Please check back often as events will continue to be added to the calendar through Tuesday, August 15.

See the Calendar