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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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Being a member of the Princeton Athletics community has influenced the entirety of my Princeton experience in an extremely positive manner. As a member of the varsity softball team, I have had the opportunity to compete at the highest level while pursuing a world-class education. This combination allows student-athletes to balance athletic passions with academic goals while developing as leaders in the community.

Princeton’s 37 varsity teams operate under the motto “Achieve, Serve, Lead.” These three pillars are central to life as a Princeton student-athlete. Princeton Athletics has an incredible tradition of excellence and success. Since 1956, Princeton has won 452 Ivy League Championships, far more than any other Ivy League...

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By Claire Ashmead ‘17

Claire Ashmead is a senior at Princeton University studying history and pursuing certificates in East Asian Studies, Humanistic Studies, and Creative Writing. Prior to her freshman year, Claire participated in Princeton University’s Bridge Year Program in China, volunteering with Yunnan Environmental Development Institute (YEDI), an organization that monitors and researches water management in Yunnan. Bridge Year is a tuition-free program open to incoming Princeton students, with placement opportunities in Bolivia, Brazil, China, India, and Senegal. While abroad, participants study the local language, live with carefully...

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Want to know more about Princeton programs and departments? Unsure exactly of the first year requirements for your prospective major? Interested in finding out more about a certificate program? Come to the Academic Expo to have those questions answered!

The Expo
The Academic Expo is a once-a-year, can't-miss event sponsored by the Undergraduate Student Government (USG) in collaboration with the Office of the Dean of the College. The event will be held on Monday, September 12 from 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM in Frick Chemistry Laboratory and will have tables representing all departments and certificate programs. Each table will have representatives from these departments and programs who can answer...

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For my wife and I, having our first daughter attend college was very exciting. We felt happy and were not too concerned about what college or university she would end up going to. We knew that our daughter was very ambitious and hard working. Then our excitement was magnified when we learned that she had been accepted to Princeton University.
 
We did not know what to expect nor did we know what was expected from us, if anything. Since our daughter is a first-generation student, this was all new to us, and there was a lot of anxiety. However, we soon learned about meetings of alumni and parents organized by Princeton, and one was scheduled to take place near our hometown. We attended and were somewhat apprehensive at first....

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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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Orientation Leaders holding a Class of 2020 banner

We are very excited to welcome you to Princeton! “We” is the proper pronoun here as almost all people and groups on campus contribute to making your first days (and of course the rest of your four years) on campus a truly wonderful experience.

Orientation is your introduction to life as a student and member of the Princeton community. It all begins with move-in on Saturday, September 3. If you thought Princeton Preview was a whirlwind, wait until you first step on campus. On the first day, you’ll not only meet your roommates, but also your RCA, ‘zee group, DoS, and DSL (Don’t worry, fun acronyms will soon be an integral part of your lexicon.). These folks will form part of your advising team and will serve as a resource to you...

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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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