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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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Princeton students at Trenton Thrift Shop

“Princeton on a Dime – Tips for Thrifty Tigers”

Congrats class of 2021! Some of you may have imagined yourself at Princeton for much of your life, but now as you plan to make it a reality, some of you might wonder: what will it be like? Is it possible to live comfortably without breaking the bank? Absolutely!

Although Princeton’s no-loan financial aid policy has significantly lowered the cost of attaining a Princeton education—with about 60% of all undergraduate students receiving aid and an average grant of $48,000/year covering 100% of tuition – there are still a number of items you may wish to purchase to make your life here functional, fun, and personalized.

Princeton’s historic Nassau Street is...

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Even before Move-In Day, you will have someone in particular who is ready and excited to help you transition into life at Princeton: your residential college advisor, or RCA. You’ll first hear from your RCA over the summer, after you’re assigned to your residential college, which will be your first home at Princeton. They’ll introduce themselves and ask a little bit about you (favorite snacks, hobbies, interests, any questions or concerns you might have). A few weeks later, they’ll be one of the first faces to welcome you to campus and these next exciting four years!

Once on campus, you’ll meet with your RCA and the other students in your advisee group (or ‘zee group for short) to get to know each other! Right from the get go,...

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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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Hi Class of 2021!! Welcome to Princeton!

RGS is short for “Resident Graduate Student.” We are graduate students who live in the dorm alongside you and hopefully help make your experience at Princeton both more fun and more intellectually fulfilling. Most of us are PhD students from a diverse array of disciplines, from English to math to public policy to (in my case) atmospheric science. [FYI Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences is only a grad program here, but if you’re interested in this topic, Geosciences has a bunch of relevant classes and is a great department! Check it out.] In your first few weeks here you’ll have more resources thrown at you than you immediately know what to do with (a good problem, I assure you) but there are...

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Princeton Student Agenices

Welcome Class of 2021! Have you ever thought about starting or leading a business? Princeton Student Agencies (PSA) has been providing undergraduates with opportunities in entrepreneurship, business, and leadership development for more than a century. Originally founded in 1911 as the Bureau of Self-Help, PSA has offered financing and venture capital to over 150 student initiated businesses and developed more than 2,000 student leaders. Throughout our 100 year history, PSA has contributed to a vast and dynamic network of Princeton alumni, many willing to serve as mentors, advisers, speakers, and internship sponsors.

Perhaps you’re interested in an on-campus job? As the University’s second largest employer of undergraduate...

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By now, I am sure you’ve heard at least one round of the Nassoons' “Princeton is Free” and thought to yourself, really? Can Princeton be free? Well, Princeton’s ground-breaking no-loan financial aid policy has significantly lowered the cost of attaining a Princeton education—with Admission stating that about 60% of all undergraduate students receive aid; the average grant is more than $40,000/year. That said, there are still a number of items you may wish to purchase to make your life here functional, fun, comfortable, and dare I say, chic? Princeton’s historic Nassau Street is lined with pricey stores and restaurants, but with a little research and the help of this guide, you will find hidden gems in the surrounding community to help...

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Whitman Residential College

Congratulations on your acceptance to Princeton! There are so many thrilling experiences to look forward to as you begin your Princeton career, including the incredible academic, service, and social opportunities that are on their way. There is one topic you’ve surely been asking yourself since you officially became a Tiger: exactly where will I be living? Well, I wish I could tell you that bit of information – though you will find out soon enough (specifically, by mid-July). Once you know your college and room assignment, you can see information about furniture here. What I can do is introduce you to the incredible array of...

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