Path to Princeton

Countdown to Campus


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 blog posts from students and staff, and check back frequently for updates and announcements—it is one of our main ways of communicating with you all! Check the important dates... Read More

2016 Timeline

May 5

  • Bridge Year Program Webinar

May 16

  • Class of 2020 Academic Guide

May 17

  • Bridge Year Program Application Deadline

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Princeton netIDs for incoming students will be issued on or about May 23.

Learning at Princeton

Writing Seminar

Be the Tortoise! What does this mysterious motto of the Princeton Writing Program mean? Before you arrived at Princeton, you might have thought that writing was best accomplished in a single, intense bout of typing. But to continue growing as a writer and a thinker, you’ll need to develop your process, making more time for reflection and revision. Your writing seminar gives you the opportunity to slow down and learn to write like the tortoise: carefully, thoughtfully, and patiently. Every Princeton freshman takes a writing seminar, an important milestone on a college career marked by writing... Continue reading...

Living at Princeton

LEAP into Service

Welcome to Princeton! As you start your path to Princeton, we encourage you to make service a part of your Princeton experience! The Pace Center for Civic Engagement helps Princeton students learn how to do service well and have a positive impact in the community. Through sustained volunteering, community immersion, student advocacy and activism, summer internships and post-graduate fellowships,... Continue reading...

Class of 2020 on Facebook

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