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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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The Department of Public Safety (DPS). Usually the first thing new students and their parents ask me is if the campus is safe? However, you may also be curious about what we do, who we are and the reason we are important to you once you arrive on campus. Although I want to tell you all about our dedicated professional staff of University police officers, security officers, dispatchers and fire officials you can read about us on our website. You can also learn about our Community Caretaking mission and philosophy.

Even though we have a very safe campus, I think it’s important for me to take a few minutes of your time to share safety and security...

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Since coming to Princeton, I have been growing more and more into my queerness and figuring out what this aspect of my being means to me. Growing up on Guam - where many LGBTQA (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer or Questioning, Asexual) individuals are forced to suppress their identities due to conservative societal views of the community - I did not have the chance to explore my queerness.Through the various resources and organizations on campus, I have been able to learn about my own queerness and the LGBTQA community at large. I am an intern at the LGBT Center, a LGBT Peer Educator, Vice President of the Princeton Equality Project, and have attended the...

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The transition to college can be challenging for both you and your student. Here are a few ideas that might help:

If you’re looking for clues about how your student will manage the transition to college, look at how they managed transitions before. What happened when you first dropped them off at kindergarten? Did your student have a tough time saying goodbye or did they dive headfirst into new experiences? Sit down with your student and talk through their expectations.

Your support and guidance are important. Follow the lead of your student and allow them to tell you how you can be most helpful. Some students will want a lot of contact. They may have questions or may want to share with you all of the exciting experiences...

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The Department of Public Safety (DPS) wants to welcome you and your family to Princeton University. DPS is comprised of a group of well-trained, dedicated professionals - campus police officers, security officers, dispatchers, administrative support staff and the Fire Marshal office. The department’s philosophy centers on “community caretaking.” Our role as the campus safety net is to be available to support the community 24/7.

The support we provide varies – lockouts, jump starts, medical transports, emergency response, incident response, etc. Our officers are focused on helping and...

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Welcome to Princeton, Class of 2021!

Your time here will be exciting and challenging. You’ll be stretching your mind, setting your own schedule, and making lifelong friends. To make the most of it, take care of your own health and wellbeing now and at Princeton. Plenty of research shows that if you do the following, you’ll be more likely to be successful in college:

  • Get enough sleep at consistent times most nights. Good sleep is an essential part of learning, which is what you will be here to do. Maintaining a positive mood and lowering the risk of illness are other great benefits.
  • Make choices with your health in mind. Eat some fruits and vegetables and be physically active...
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