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Orientation Home

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.

Getting Started

View the full list of events on the Orientation Calendar page. Please note that some student group events are not yet available. Please check back often as these events will continue to be updated through Tuesday, August 30.

Keep in mind that core events will always be part of your schedule because all new students are required to attend.

Upcoming Orientation Events

Saturday, September 3

[Core Event] Dormitory Check-In
8:00 am to 2:00 pm

Class of 2020 students will go to Baker Rink between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. for move-in. When you arrive on campus there will be staff to guide you on how best to park and get to Baker Rink. For more information, please visit: http://hres.princeton.edu/undergraduates/move-in

Location: Baker Rink [map link]
Lunch for the Class of 2020 and Families
11:00 am to 2:00 pm
Location: Residential College Dining Halls
Families Welcome
2:00 pm to 3:30 pm

A welcome to the families of the members of the Class of 2020.

Location: Richardson Auditorium, Alexander Hall [map link]
[Core Event] Students Meet Their Residential College Advisers (RCAs)
2:00 pm to 4:00 pm

An informal introduction to your residential college adviser (RCA).

Location: Residence Halls
Families Welcome Reception
3:30 pm to 4:30 pm

A welcome reception for families in the residential colleges with remarks from the Head of the College.

Location: Residential Colleges
Families Say Goodbye!
4:30 pm to 5:00 pm

Families may say goodbye in the residential colleges.

Location: Residential Colleges
Family Orientation to University Health Services
5:00 pm to 6:00 pm

A panel from University Health Services (UHS) at Princeton will provide information about medical and counseling services available to students. The University's Student Health Plan will also be described, as well as an explanation of the distinctions between what is provided free at UHS vs. via insurance. The majority of the session will be Q & A. 

Location: 50 McCosh Hall [map link]