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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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Dear Class of 2021,

Congratulations and welcome to the Princeton community!

My name is Myesha and I am a rising senior in the Department of Spanish and Portuguese with a concentration in Portuguese and Environmental Studies, and certificates in African Studies, African American Studies, and Spanish. In addition to my academics, I am also the president of Princeton’s Undergraduate Student Government, which has been an exciting and challenging role for me. Being president affords me the opportunity to get to know and work with incredible students on this campus as we work to ensure that you as students are able to thrive, learn about yourselves, try new things, ask important questions, and get the help and...

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Orientation Leaders holding a Class of 2020 banner

We are very excited to welcome you to Princeton! “We” is the proper pronoun here as almost all people and groups on campus contribute to making your first days (and of course the rest of your four years) on campus a truly wonderful experience.

Orientation is your introduction to life as a student and member of the Princeton community. It all begins with move-in on Saturday, September 3. If you thought Princeton Preview was a whirlwind, wait until you first step on campus. On the first day, you’ll not only meet your roommates, but also your RCA, ‘zee group, DoS, and DSL (Don’t worry, fun acronyms will soon be an integral part of your lexicon.). These folks will form part of your advising team and will serve as a resource to you...

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Many students at Princeton will say that you have to go through one full academic year on campus before you really understand how the University works. There is some truth to this adage, but arming yourself with some advanced, specialized knowledge about the rhythm of the Princeton semester and academic year can be enormously helpful.

Following your initial course selection, the first two weeks of the term are known as the free drop/add, or “shopping period,” during which students can freely drop and add courses on TigerHub, with the advice and approval of their faculty adviser. Don’t be afraid to explore!  The main goal,...

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