Welcome Class of 2025!

Your Path to Princeton is your connection to a wealth of resources concerned with learning and living at Princeton. Explore at your leisure, and check back often for updates and announcements—it is one of our main ways of communicating with you! Information on this website is subject to change as plans for the fall semester continue to evolve.

You will notice that some of the links on this site, including access to Matriculation Online and Canvas, require a Princeton NetID; this will be sent to your personal email account on or about May 17. Once you activate your NetID you will be able to log in.

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Use the following links to enroll in the online language placement tests, which open June 15 at 8am ET and close July 30 at 2pm. Arabichttps://princeton.instructure.com/enroll/YFBX8W Chinesehttps://princeton.instructure.com/enroll/FR3NNB  Frenchhttps://princeton.instructure.com/enroll/7MN4LK  Germanhttps://princeton.instructure.com/enroll/4DDBN7  Hebrewhttps://princeton.instructure.com/enroll/73HXBN  Hindihttps://princeton.instructure.com/enroll/XG8XRN  Italian https://princeton.instructure.com/enroll/7Y6KMF  Japanesehttps://princeton.instructure.com/enroll/BG7JGH  Koreanhttps://princeton.instructure.com/enroll/THXLAR Latinhttps://princeton.instructure.com/enroll/MRPCE8  Russianhttps://princeton.instructure.com/enroll/9PM8TY  Spanishhttps://princeton.instructure.com/enroll/F3YY4H  Students with valid netIDs can access the online placement tests following the instructions below: From the list of Language Placement Test Self-Enrollment Links above, click on the link to self-enroll into the Language Placement Test course site of your choosing in Canvas.(Note: You may be prompted to log in to Canvas. If so, click the Princeton netID, button and enter your credentials in the space provided.) When the Canvas site loads, click the Enroll in Course button. At that point, you’ll be added to the course roster. You are not required to take the test immediately; you can return to the test site at any time during the testing period by following the link that will appear in your Canvas dashboard. (Allow enough time to complete the test by the deadline.) If the course site is available, you will be given the choice to visit the Language Placement Test site or return to your Canvas Dashboard. If you do not access the Placement Test site immediately, you can always access it from your Canvas Dashboard. If the course site is not available, you will receive an email from Canvas once the site is made available.   Details about the language requirement and who should take language placement tests are available here.

2021 Timeline

This timeline was designed to help you keep track of the many processes that occur over the summer before your enrollment in fall classes. Many of the items require action on your part, so please take care to review it. Be sure to check back regularly as hyperlinks will be added to many Timeline entries as web materials become available.


  • Deadline for various matriculation forms


  • First-Year Writing Seminars term assignments sent
  • Writing Seminar course descriptions available online


Orientation for the Class of 2025

Saturday, August 21 - Tuesday, August 31*

Orientation introduces you to the Princeton community and to the extensive support available for your success. During the program, you will find your home in the residential colleges, bond with students in the small-group experience, meet other members of your class through community-building events, attend programs that will prepare you for academic life at Princeton, and participate in Princeton traditions.

For more information about the Orientation program, please visit:

Orientation Website

*Dates are subject to change in response to the ongoing pandemic. Please visit our COVID Resources site for regular updates.