This timeline was designed to help you keep track of the many processes that occur over the spring and summer before your enrollment in fall classes. Many of the items require action on your part, so please take care to review it. But be sure to check back as hyperlinks will be added to many Timeline entries as web materials become available. As always, more information on many of these topics can be found in the Frequently Asked Questions, as well as accessed through the Ask a Dean link in the upper right-hand side of this page. For a full list of events taking place during Orientation, please visit our Orientation website.

Please note: The dates and deadlines listed are subject to change.

The University continues to monitor the COVID-19 situation closely. At this time, we expect the fall term to be fully residential, but should current plans require modification, we will provide updates to students and families. The latest University communications around COVID-19 are available on Princeton’s COVID Resources site.

Deadlines & Notification Dates


Jul 6

  • FYRE event
    First-Year Writing Seminars term assignments sent
  • FYRE event
    Writing Seminar course descriptions available online

Jul 7

Jul 29

Jul 30


Aug 3

  • FYRE event
    Deadline for fall term students to rank Writing Seminar choices

Aug 9

  • FYRE event
    Writing Seminar placements sent to students with fall term assignments
  • FYRE event
    Advising period for first-year students begins

Aug 20

Aug 27

Aug 30


Sep 1


Oct 2