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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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LGBTQIA life at Princeton consists of many formal and informal communities, ranging from the LGBT Center and LGBT Center affiliated groups to friend groups. In general, the atmosphere on campus is very accepting of LGBTQIA students; the LGBT Center does fantastic work in supporting LGBTQIA students, particularly students of color, trans students, and low income and first-generation college students, through event programming and social groups. Affiliated with the LGBT Center, groups such as Queering the Color Line, Pride Alliance, Q’nnections, and Beyond the Binary offer great opportunities such as racial identity affinity spaces, general social events, mentorship networks among undergrads, graduate students, and faculty, and more....

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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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Dear Class of 2021,

Congratulations and welcome to the Princeton community!

My name is Myesha and I am a rising senior in the Department of Spanish and Portuguese with a concentration in Portuguese and Environmental Studies, and certificates in African Studies, African American Studies, and Spanish. In addition to my academics, I am also the president of Princeton’s Undergraduate Student Government, which has been an exciting and challenging role for me. Being president affords me the opportunity to get to know and work with incredible students on this campus as we work to ensure that you as students are able to thrive, learn about yourselves, try new things, ask important questions, and get the help and...

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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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