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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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Whitman Residential College

Princeton’s residential college system provides students not simply with housing and dining options, but advising and other resources to assist them in taking advantage of all that Princeton has to offer. There are currently six residential colleges whose goal is to “create a strong sense of community, collaboration and mutual respect, and to support individual initiative and personal growth;” and “to help students develop such core values as honesty, integrity and fairness, and to encourage creativity, curiosity, collegiality, resourcefulness, a capacity for leadership and a sense of responsibility for their own well-being and the well-being of others...

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Rockefeller-Mathey dining hall servery

We know that the dining experience plays a key role in building community for students, faculty, and staff. This approach is outlined in depth in our Campus Vision for the Future of Dining.

A culinary team at each of our campus locations delivers unique menus that change daily and incorporate seasonal ingredients. Menus and nutritional information are available online. We strive to reflect the diverse backgrounds of our campus population, and we partner with student groups and faculty to honor various cultures through food.

First year students are enrolled in the...

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The Eating Clubs neighboring Princeton’s campus occupy a unique niche among the University’s many traditions. As private, off campus institutions, they were formed in the late 1800s in direct response to a lack of dining options available to juniors and seniors. Employing ingenuity typical of Princetonians, students pooled their resources and established relationships with local boarding houses to provide their meals. As the numbers of students collectively eating in these houses increased, undergraduates collaborated to buy or rent houses of their own, establishing the Eating Clubs we know today. Over time, these became not only the primary dining option for juniors and seniors, but assumed a key role in the social aspect of...

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