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Orientation Calendar

This calendar lists the events that take place throughout the week. To make them easier to manage, filter events using the categories in the right-hand column. We recommend looking through the full calendar before filtering events to make sure you see all events.

You can also create a personal calendar using the “My Schedule” feature. Select events to appear on “My Schedule” by clicking an event’s title and then “Add Event.” You will have the option to download an iCal feed of this personalized schedule. Please note that downloading the feed multiple times after adding new events will lead to repeated entries. To avoid repeats, create a “New Calendar” in your calendar application whenever you sync this feed so that you can easily delete the old calendar entirely. Keep in mind that core events will always be part of your schedule because all new students are required to attend.

Saturday, September 6

[Core Event] Freshman sign-in for the Class of 2018
12:30 pm to 3:00 pm

Students should bring I-9 and identification. See general information:

Butler- 12:30

Forbes- 12:55

Mathey- 1:20

Rockefeller- 1:45

Whitman- 2:10 

Wilson- 2:35

Location: Dillon Gym [map link]
[Core Event] Residential College Check-in
1:00 pm to 3:00 pm

Freshmen should check-in at their residential colleges.

Location: Multiple Locations
[Core Event] Advisee Group Meetings
3:00 pm to 5:30 pm

Students meet with their residential college advisers (RCAs) for their first advisee group meeting. Topics to be discussed include advisee group expectations, college and academic information, community standards, alcohol, and other issues. These will be held in the residence halls. (This and all subsequent events are for students only.)

Location: Multiple Locations
[Core Event] Residential Colleges Dinner
5:30 pm to 7:00 pm

Dinner for new members of the colleges, RCAs and college staff with welcoming address from College Masters.

Butler College- Wu Dining Hall

Forbes College- Forbes Dining Hall

Mathey College- Mathey Dining Hall

Rockefeller College- Rockefeller Dining Hall

Whitman College- Community Hall

Wilson College- Wilcox Dining Hall

Location: Multiple Locations
[Core Event] Opening Meeting for All New Students
7:30 pm to 8:30 pm
Location: Matthews Theatre, McCarter Theatre Center [map link]
[Core Event] Class Meeting
8:30 pm to 10:30 pm

Reflections on Diversity. Followed by discussion groups in the residential colleges.

Location: Matthews Theatre, McCarter Theatre Center [map link]

Sunday, September 7

[Core Event] Opening Exercises: A University Convocation
2:30 pm

All freshmen assemble on Cannon Green with residential colleges to form procession for Opening Exercises. President Eisgruber addresses the University community. Undergraduate prizes for academic distinction are awarded during this interfaith service. 

Location: University Chapel [map link]
[Core Event] Class Meeting
7:30 pm to 10:30 pm

Public Safety for the Community followed by “The Way You Move”. This event is for all freshmen. Mathey students will go to McCosh 50.

Location: Matthews Theatre, McCarter Theatre Center [map link]

Monday, September 8

[Core Event] Residential College Class Meeting
3:00 pm to 4:30 pm

All new students meet with their residential college dean, director of studies, and director of student life in designated locations:

Butler- McDonnell A02

Forbes- Forbes Dining Hall

Mathey- Taylor Auditorium, Frick Chemistry Lab

Rockefeller- 50 McCosh Hall

Whitman- 185 Nassau Street, James M. Stewart Theater

Wilson- 10 McCosh Hall

Location: Multiple Locations
[Core Event] Meeting for B.S.E. Students
4:15 pm to 7:30 pm

Followed by meetings with academic advisers and dinner. (E-Quad and Friend Center Courtyard)

Location: Friend Center Courtyard Tent [map link]
[Core Event] A.B. Students College Advising Period
4:30 pm to 7:30 pm

Meet with academic advisers, peer advisers and RCAs with dinner in the residential colleges.

Location: Multiple Locations
[Core Event] Assembly for the Class of 2018
8:00 pm to 10:30 pm

A discussion of the Princeton pre-read book, Meaning in Life and Why It Matters, author Susan Wolf. Faculty panel moderated by President Eisgruber. The talk will be followed by discussion groups in the residential colleges.

Location: Matthews Theatre, McCarter Theatre Center [map link]

Tuesday, September 9

[Core Event] Freshman Course Selection
8:30 am to 5:00 pm

Individually scheduled academic advising appointments for fall-term course selection.

Location: Friend Center [map link]

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