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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
Students should bring I-9 and identification. See general information:
Freshmen should check-in at their residential colleges.
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.)
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
Reflections on Diversity. Followed by discussion groups in the residential colleges.
Sunday, September 7
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.
Public Safety for the Community followed by “The Way You Move”. This event is for all freshmen. Mathey students will go to McCosh 50.
Monday, September 8
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
Followed by meetings with academic advisers and dinner. (E-Quad and Friend Center Courtyard)
Meet with academic advisers, peer advisers and RCAs with dinner in the residential colleges.
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.