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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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Welcome to Princeton, Class of 2021! My name is Felix and I’m a rising senior who can help with tech-related questions and issues. In this post, I will present resources that should be the first place you turn to when you need help with any tech-related issues. Except for some hardware support, all services are free to students, so make sure you take advantage of them to enhance your technology experience at Princeton. Please keep them in mind on your move-in day!

GETTING HELP

I work for Princeton’s Office of Information Technology (OIT) as a Student Technology Consultant (STC). Each residential college has a team of STCs living in the dorms available to assist with technology questions or issues. You can...

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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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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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International students, regardless of where they are from, will go through some period of cultural adjustment when they land in the US. This is due to cultural differences – those deep values and beliefs that impact what we view as normal, right or wrong, good or bad – that can cause havoc with our sense of well-being when we are plunged into a new culture. Students who adjust more quickly are the ones who can tolerate discomfort for a time. Here are some strategies for understanding the adjustment process and finding support to help you get through it:

  1. Expect that you will go through some sort of cultural adjustment process - sometimes called culture shock.
  2. Be curious and open-minded...
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