The Academic Expo: Your Time to Explore

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Want to know more about Princeton programs and departments? Unsure exactly of the first year requirements for your prospective major? Interested in finding out more about a certificate program? Come to the Academic Expo to have those questions answered!

The Expo
The Academic Expo is a once-a-year, can’t-miss event sponsored by the Undergraduate Student Government (USG) in collaboration with the Office of the Dean of the College. The event will be held on Monday, September 11 from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. in Frick Chemistry Laboratory and will have tables representing all departments and certificate programs. Each table will have representatives from these departments and programs who can answer your questions about courses, requirements, and more! An important thing to remember is that at this point, you have yet to choose courses. You should keep an open mind to the vast array of courses, certificates, and departments Princeton has to offer.

What Should I Expect?
Upon arrival, you will find a USG-hosted table where you can get a map of the tables. Inside, each table will be demarcated with large signs listing the corresponding department or certificate program. There, you will find faculty and student representatives who can answer any of your questions.

There will also be tables for the McGraw Center for Teaching and Learning and the Writing Center, two extremely helpful and accessible academic resources for students. Be sure to grab pamphlets and handouts for these resources while stopping by!

What Should I Ask?
Faculty representatives will be available to answer any questions you have about requirements, course offerings, the feasibility of particular certificates, and what your independent work would require and might look like. Students at the table can answer questions about finding an advisor, when you can start independent work, and what other activities or curriculars work well with the departmental requirements. You can also ask about students’ favorite professors or courses, which can make a huge difference during course selection!

When Should I Arrive?
The Expo runs from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. There are info sessions for departments throughout the day, so check with your PAA when you come to campus.

Additional Questions
If you have any questions that were not answered above (or just want to chat about life at Princeton), feel free to email me (USG’s Academics Chair) at Excited to see you on campus!

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