Welcome families of the Class of 2024! We’re sure you are both excited and nervous about what the next several months and beyond will be like for your student. In this section, we have put together some questions that we hear most often from the families of our incoming students. If you have questions that aren’t answered in this section, please take a look at the other FAQs under Learning, Living, and Logistics.

Frequently Asked Questions

As you may imagine, there are some questions that arise anew with each entering class. We’ve taken the opportunity of answering some of the more common questions on this page. We will add to the FAQ list over the summer as new issues of common concern come up in the Ask a Dean correspondence. If you want more information about any of these topics, use the Ask a Dean link on the upper right-hand side of this page.

President Eisgruber has now announced Princeton’s plans for the fall. Please visit the Fall Term 2020 website for answers to many questions related to the year ahead.

In light of the health and safety guidelines currently in place due to COVID-19, we have modified the Orientation program to an online format. In the coming weeks, members of the Class of 2024 will receive more information as it becomes available. We will reach out via messages sent to Princeton email accounts and on the Path to Princeton portal.

Many of our communications will be uploaded to the Incoming Student Documents portion of our website. In the meantime, please continue to check the University’s Coronavirus response site and the Fall Term 2020 website for the most up-to-date information.


Please visit the Davis International Center website for information and support for our international students. You may also find answers to some of your questions under the “International Students” section of our Fall Term 2020 FAQs.


Unfortunately, due to current public health guidelines, First-Year Families Weekend will not be held in person this year. However, we are considering some virtual programming options, so please stay tuned for more information.

To stay updated on the developing plans for the fall, please visit our Fall Term 2020 website.


Families of Princeton undergraduate students have a secure website where they can update contact information, Tiger Family Hub. As soon as your student fills out the Permanent Address Information in the Matriculation Online portal, you will receive an email with directions about how to set up your Tiger Family Hub account.