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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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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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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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Princeton students at Trenton Thrift Shop

“Princeton on a Dime – Tips for Thrifty Tigers”

Congrats class of 2024! 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!

Getting Started – The Dorm Room

Whether you are a minimalist or are more HGTV extreme makeover style, moving into a dorm room for the first time can mean that you’ll need to acquire at least a few items. On the hunt, consider these tips:

  • If you have roommates, be sure to talk with them before making purchases or packing, since the costs of shared...
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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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