Welcome Class of 2023!

Your Path to Princeton is your connection to a wealth of resources concerned with learning and living at Princeton. Explore at your leisure, read the frequently asked questions with blog posts from students and staff, 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 interactive elements of this site, including access to Matriculation Online forms, require a Princeton NetID; this will be sent to your personal email account on or about May 20. Once you activate your NetID you will be able to log in. Welcome to Princeton!

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.



In the next several weeks you need to be sure to complete any outstanding Matriculation Online forms and training modules, take a foreign language placement test before the system closes on Wednesday, August 14, and finish reading Stand Out of Our Light by James Williams. And, if you haven’t already, be sure to check out the Orientation Calendar. All of the core events you are expected to attend are listed; many more optional social and student-sponsored events will be added throughout the month of August. Remember, you can build your own personalized schedule using the “My Schedule” feature. Select events to appear on your schedule by clicking an event’s title and then the “Add Event” button at the bottom of the event listing. Logging in with a Princeton netID is required. Please note: all core events are automatically added to your schedule.

2019 Timeline

This timeline was designed to help you keep track of the many processes that occur over the summer as we prepare for your arrival. Many of the items require action on your part, so please take care to review it—and use the iCal feed to add the dates to your own calendar. Be sure to check back regularly as hyperlinks will be added to many Timeline entries as web materials become available.


  • Deadline for payment of fall semester bill


  • Small-group experience trip location notifications sent


  • International Orientation program begins



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.

Orientation for the Class of 2023 will begin with move-in on Saturday, August 31 and continue through Tuesday, September 10.

Getting Started

You will be able to begin viewing the list of events on the Orientation Calendar page starting in June. Please check back often as events will continue to be added to the calendar through Thursday, August 15.

See the Calendar