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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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Learning to Thrive and FLI

By: Zoie Nieto

It was May of my senior year of high school when I heard the news that I would be joining a cohort of around 70 other students from first generation, low income (FLI) students like myself to partake in classes and learn how to navigate Princeton a little earlier than the rest of the freshman class. I was nervous of course but the day I had been waiting for was now just around the corner. Coming from Ohio to Princeton, New Jersey was a transition. One I was prepared for but also not at the same time. The...

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Smiling, happy, SIFP students during Wintersession trip to NYC to 305 Fitness, January 2019.

Welcome to Princeton University, Tigers!

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 and/or low-income Princeton students. SIFP provides scholars with individualized mentorship and guidance from upperclass students, graduate students, faculty, and staff. SIFP Fellows also receive guided exposure to enrichment opportunities both on and off campus— think internships, fellowships, scholarships, and...

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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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At Princeton, we are presented with an abundance of opportunities and experiences. During my first month on campus, it felt like these opportunities were bombarding me all at once. Between getting settled and making friends, there seemed to be no time to reflect upon my long-term aspirations. I remember walking past the Career Services door and straight into the U-store with barely a second thought. Why would I need “Career Services”? I’d barely even thought about the classes I was going to take, let alone my future job!

Little did I know, Career Services provides much more than the job application services I envisioned. In the midst of our busy Princeton lives, they offer individualized guidance in the form of conversations,...

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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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The Department of Public Safety (DPS)

“Is the campus safe?”

That’s usually the first thing new students and their parents ask me. And, yes, we have a safe campus.

But it takes a strong partnership between the University community and the Department of Public Safety to keep it that way. Please take a moment to read about who we are, what we do and the reason DPS (also referred to as P-Safe) is important once you arrive on campus.

We have a dedicated, professional staff of University police officers, security officers, dispatchers and fire officials. You can read more about us on our website...

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