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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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Rockefeller-Mathey dining hall servery

One of the most amazing elements of community here at Princeton is the dining experience in the Residential College. Before you arrive on campus, each of you will sign-up for a meal plan. The number of meals you receive each week is dependent on the plan you purchased; over 90% of first-year students choose the unlimited plan. There are many locations on campus that will accept your meal plan, including the residential college dining halls, the Graduate College, the Center for Jewish Life, and at Frist Campus Center for late meal.

The residential dining halls are a great resource for students with all types of interests and dietary restrictions...

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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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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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Holder Tower

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 staff and peer advisors that are connected with various offices on campus and that are also available to support you. In the college office you will find academic resources (the dean, director of studies, faculty advisers, and peer academic advisers), and a staff member dedicated to support your health and well being (director of student life). Your Director of Student Life (DSL) is responsible for supporting and enhancing the undergraduate...

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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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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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