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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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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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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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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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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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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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The Department of Public Safety (DPS). Usually the first thing new students and their parents ask me is if the campus is safe? However, you may also be curious about what we do, who we are and the reason we are important to you once you arrive on campus. Although I want to tell you all about our dedicated professional staff of University police officers, security officers, dispatchers and fire officials you can read about us on our website. You can also learn about our Community Caretaking mission and philosophy.

Even though we have a very safe campus, I think it’s important for me to take a few minutes of your time to share safety and security...

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On a very humid Sunday in the middle of a busy July, I moved into Princeton with a bubbly heart, a desire to learn, and excitement knowing that I was going to live in a new place. Okay, Princeton was new to me. I’ve always lived in New Jersey (in Newark), but at times, Princeton feels like a completely different country. The gothic architecture and Prospect Garden contrasted sharply with the concrete sidewalks and three-family houses I was used to seeing every day.

During my six weeks at the Freshman Scholars Institute, I didn’t feel this difference in culture. Many of the students who attended were, like me, from low income and first generation...

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