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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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When I first came to Princeton 3 years ago, I had no idea what to expect. When I arrived, I felt lost and confused. Everyone around me seemed to know what they were doing while I was struggling to figure out the basics of college. As a first-generation/low-income (FLI) student, I didn’t have anyone I knew at Princeton or back at home to ask questions, I felt that I had to figure it all out myself. By the time freshmen year ended, I realized that there was so much information that I wish I would have known about if only I had a community to reach out to for help. This pushed me to seek out a group called Princeton’s Hidden Minority Council (PHMC), which is a student organization for FLI students formed during my freshmen year. PHMC...

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LGBTQIA life at Princeton consists of many formal and informal communities, ranging from the LGBT Center and LGBT Center affiliated groups to friend groups. In general, the atmosphere on campus is very accepting of LGBTQIA students; the LGBT Center does fantastic work in supporting LGBTQIA students, particularly students of color, trans students, and low income and first-generation college students, through event programming and social groups. Affiliated with the LGBT Center, groups such as Queering the Color Line, Pride Alliance, Q’nnections, and Beyond the Binary offer great opportunities such as racial identity affinity spaces, general social events, mentorship networks among undergrads, graduate students, and faculty, and more....

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Holder Tower

As you journey through your first year here at Princeton you will have questions and will need help. Not to fear! You can always turn to your Residential College support system to assist you through any concerns, answer your questions, or provide you with any other assistance you may need. You will staff and peer advisors that are connected with various offices on campus and that are also available to support you. In the college office you will find academic resources (the dean, director of studies, faculty advisers, and peer academic advisers), and a staff member dedicated to support your health and well being (director of student life). Your Director of Student Life (DSL) is responsible for supporting and enhancing the undergraduate...

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On a very humid Sunday in the middle of a busy July, I moved into Princeton with a bubbly heart, a desire to learn, and excitement knowing that I was going to live in a new place. Okay, Princeton was new to me. I’ve always lived in New Jersey (in Newark), but at times, Princeton feels like a completely different country. The gothic architecture and Prospect Garden contrasted sharply with the concrete sidewalks and three-family houses I was used to seeing every day.

During my six weeks at the Freshman Scholars Institute, I didn’t feel this difference in culture. Many of the students who attended were, like me, from low income and first generation...

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SIFP Fellows jump for joy in the City of Brotherly Love (Philadelphia)

Welcome to Princeton University, Tigercubs!

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, low-income Princeton students. SIFP provides scholars with individualized mentorship and guidance from upperclass students, faculty and staff. SIFP Fellows also receive guided exposure to enrichment opportunities both on and off campus: think internships, fellowships, scholarships, and campus...

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As you journey through your first year here at Princeton you will have questions and will need help. Not to fear! You can always turn to your Residential College support system to assist you through any concerns, answer your questions, or provide you with any other assistance you may need. You will be happy to know that you will have administrators and peer advisors that are connected with various offices on campus and that are also available to support you. The College Office staff works together to make sure that your time at Princeton is a rewarding one. Here is a brief breakdown of the advising staff and their role in the College Office.

College Head:

The college head oversees the life of the college....

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Growing up in Queens, New York I was lucky to live in a predominantly South Asian neighborhood with a mosque down the block. Community and faith were intertwined and I never questioned why I was Muslim or why I should continue being Muslim. Instead I embraced my Muslim identity openly and threw myself into all the things I could find that had “Islam” or “Muslim” attached to its name. As a result I found wonderful friends and mentors and discovered many things that I’m passionate about, but each experience sparked more complicated questions about why and what I believe that I felt severely ill-equipped to answer. It was harder to find a spiritual connection to God than it was to continue going through the motions and keeping up...

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