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Please note that some publications and departmental websites have not yet been updated for the current incoming class. Publications will continue to be updated throughout the summer.

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“Think left and think right and think low and think high. Oh, the THINKS you can think up if only you try!” -Dr. Seuss

Congratulations on your acceptance to Princeton! You’ve been admitted to the best school in the country! Considering your choice to apply to and ultimately attend Princeton, you’ve likely given some thought to the many benefits of a liberal arts education. Instead of offering reassurance that you’ve landed in a good place (you have) and that your degree will serve you well (it will), it’s time to consider what it really means to pursue a liberal arts education and how one might do it well.

The liberal in liberal arts is rooted in the Latin word liber, meaning “free,” and this etymology provides some...

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Learning to Thrive and FLI

By: Zoie Nieto

It was May of my senior year of high school when I heard the news that I would be joining a cohort of around 70 other students from first generation, low income (FLI) students like myself to partake in classes and learn how to navigate Princeton a little earlier than the rest of the freshman class. I was nervous of course but the day I had been waiting for was now just around the corner. Coming from Ohio to Princeton, New Jersey was a transition. One I was prepared for but also not at the same time. The...

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Smiling, happy, SIFP students during Wintersession trip to NYC to 305 Fitness, January 2019.

Welcome to Princeton University, Tigers!

We are thrilled that you are thinking of joining our community. We’d like to take this opportunity to tell you more about amazing resources available just for FLi (first-generation and/or low-income) students at the University!

The Scholars Institute Fellows Program (SIFP) is a four-year scholars program dedicated to first-generation and/or low-income Princeton students. SIFP provides scholars with individualized mentorship and guidance from upperclass students, graduate students, faculty, and staff. SIFP Fellows also receive guided exposure to enrichment opportunities both on and off campus— think internships, fellowships, scholarships, and...

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On behalf of the Peer Academic Advisers (PAAs) at Princeton, congratulations on your acceptance to Princeton! PAAs are juniors and seniors in your residential college and collectively cover a wide range of academic experiences, concentrations, and certificates. Although you will have one PAA working closely with your RCA and zee group, you have access to any of the PAAs at Princeton. We are one of your many resources for all things academic at Princeton, and we can’t wait to help you make the most of your time as a Princeton...

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Group of students stand outside listening to community leader at site of a farmer's market

Do you want your academic work to make a real-world difference? Integrate service in your courses, your independent work, and your summer internships through the Program for Community-Engaged Scholarship (ProCES)

Here’s how service-minded students describe the influence of ProCES programs on their academic and intellectual development.

Courtney Tseng (class of 2021) connected service and her Medical Humanities course...

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Students perform a healthy home assessment with staff from Isles, Inc. in Trenton, NJ as part of a course with the Community-Based Learning Initiative.

The biggest gift I’ve received from Service Focus is the ability to rethink the way I “do Princeton” and the way I do what I love. Alongside more than 70 of my classmates, I have been able to chart my own path to connect service and learning here at the University.

For me, Service Focus began over the summer working with The New Food Economy—a non-profit publication based in New York City that explores “the forces shaping how and what we eat.” This was an eye-opening experience for me. Not only was it my first internship, but it also helped me witness how journalism could be a form of social justice. As a budding journalist myself with a dream of one day pursuing writing...

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One of the most amazing things about college is that you’ll have the opportunity to join a community of scholars where you will get to contribute your voice to the conversation. That privilege, though, comes with a responsibility to uphold our policies around academic integrity. This feels like a tall order. How can you contribute in a place where some of the brightest minds are up at the front of the classroom?

The important thing to remember is that you are a unique individual who brings a one-of-a-kind perspective to everything you do, so by definition, your own work is your contribution. You don’t have to solve the world’s biggest problems on your own; you just need to offer your own thoughts about ideas you...

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