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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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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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Four years ago, I stepped onto Princeton’s campus as you all are about to do. I thought I knew exactly what I wanted to get involved in; I thought I knew exactly who I wanted to be. I was going to try out for the club soccer team; I was going to “concentrate” (get ready for the silly Princeton lingo) in Physics and I was going to do some community service. Those were the activities I had done in high school; those were the expectations I had set for myself. I’m finishing my senior year at Princeton as a history concentrator who loves running and is highly involved in the sustainability community on campus.

My life changed because of an email. A few months into my freshman year, a fateful email landed in my inbox saying “Apply for...

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Service is a critical aspect of my life. I was raised with the belief that community is vital, that being an active member of the community and giving back are values that I should always keep with me. As a student, I have always been heavily involved in service, volunteering at the local hospitals and the soup kitchen in my hometown of Hamilton, New Jersey and implementing service projects at my local high school.

At Princeton University, I continue to engage in service work, and service continues to play a major role in my life, allowing me to give back while also helping me find my own little community. With the Pace Center for Civic Engagement, I have learned about...

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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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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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My 'zees' and me at Fall Fest!

When you first get to Princeton, it’ll feel like everyone’s a stranger. Have no fear though, as your Residential College Adviser (RCA) will be a friendly face even before that first step onto campus. Keep an eye out a few weeks before move-in for an introductory email written by your friendly neighborhood RCA that will most likely tell you about them, ask for your snack preferences, and be filled with GIFs. (Please reply to it! It’s all we ask!)

During move-in, we’ll be friendly faces directing you to your room and helping carry all those overpacked suitcases you just managed to squeeze into the car. We will also be...

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