Welcome Class of 2026!

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!

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 Monday, May 16. Once you activate your NetID you will be able to log in.

Connect with your Tigers

Connect with your Tigers

Meet your future classmates, learn more about them, and let them know who you are on Facebook.



STEM placement test details are now available. If you aren’t sure whether you need to take one, please read this!

2022 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
  • Orientation Registration Deadline


  • Foreign Language Placement Practice Tests Available


Orientation for the Class of 2026

Friday, August 26 - Monday, September 5

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 a 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