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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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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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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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Now that you’ve spent some time browsing the fall semester “Course Offerings” or the “Undergraduate Announcement,” you’re probably wondering: what are these courses really like? The answer, of course, is—they can all be somewhat different. The university only sets a basic standard for “teaching hours,” but leaves it up to each course instructor (and academic department) to decide the structure of the course, the homework or reading assignments, and which components make up the final grade you’ll earn in the course. (Note:...

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Thinking about your first courses at Princeton? Don’t worry, you have time before you decide what classes to take! First-year students enroll in courses on September 10 (Tu) and classes begin on September 11 (Wed). We will provide you with plenty of information and advice to help you make informed decisions before then. Meanwhile, have fun browsing through Princeton’s online catalogue of Course Offerings to get a sense of the incredible range of courses and fields of academic...

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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. All students should be aware that the academic calendar will be changing starting in 2020-21, but the moving of fall term final exams from January to December will not affect the description of “how the semester works” provided below.

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...

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