Timeline

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.

Events taking place during Orientation will be posted on the Orientation website over the summer.

May

Novogratz Bridge Year Program application deadline

The Novogratz Bridge Year is a tuition-free program that allows incoming undergraduate students to begin their time at Princeton with nine months of community-engaged learning in one of six locations around the world: Tiquipaya, Bolivia; Battambang, Cambodia; San Isidoro de El General, Costa Rica; Udaipur, India; Yogyakarta, Indonesia; and…

Class of 2028 Academic Guide is emailed to new students

A link to the electronic version of the Academic Guide will be emailed to you, followed by a mailed hard copy version in June.

NetIDs issued

Your Princeton netID will be sent to your personal email address. If you have not received your netID by then, please contact the OIT Service Desk at  [email protected], 609-258-4357 (8-HELP), or…

Orientation Registration opens

Orientation Registration (required for all first-year students) is now open and can be accessed via Matriculation Online starting at 9 a.m. ET. The deadline is June 1.

Matriculation Online opens

The Matriculation Online website is available starting at 9 a.m. ET.

June

Deadline for various matriculation forms

Please go to Matriculation Online to submit these forms:

Permanent Address Information

Contact and Address Details

Housing and Residential College Interest &…

Orientation Registration deadline

Orientation Registration (required for all new students) is due today. The form can be accessed via Matriculation Online.

Drop-In Academic Advising Session

Get your questions answered about any aspect of your academic transition to Princeton (placement tests, AP test credit, language requirement fulfillment, etc.). Join here: https://princeton.zoom.us/j/2582121586).

Deadline for Various Matriculation Forms

Please go to Matriculation Online to submit these forms:

Degree Program Confirmation

New Student Academic Integrity Canvas Course

Affirmation of the Honor Code

Drop-In Academic Advising Session

Get your questions answered about any aspect of your academic transition to Princeton (placement tests, AP test credit, language requirement fulfillment, etc.). Join here: https://princeton.zoom.us/j/2582121586).

Notification of Summer Engagement Cohort Virtual Meeting Day and Time

Based on the days and times you selected on your Orientation registration form, you will be placed in a small group cohort to connect virtually with classmates for four weeks, beginning June 17. You will receive this information the week of June 12 to your Princeton email!

Online Language Placement Tests open at 8:00 a.m. ET

The online language placement tests will be available in Canvas from June 15, 8:00 a.m. ET until July 31, 5:00 p.m. ET. All A.B. students must fulfill the foreign language requirement. For more information on fulfillment of the language requirement,…

A.B./B.S.E. Program forms are available

The A.B. and B.S.E. program forms, available on the Matriculation Online website, allow you to introduce yourself to your academic advisers and provide them with information concerning your academic preparation, goals, and interests. You will make your final course selection during…

Computer Science Placement Test opens

The Computer Science placement test will be available June 15-July 31 at this link: http://placement.cs.princeton.edu/

For more information on whether you should take this test, please read STEM Placement Testing Details

Summer Engagement Cohorts begin

Over the next four weeks, you will connect virtually with classmates through discussions facilitated by your Summer Engagement Coordinator at your assigned day and time.

Drop-In Academic Advising Session

Get your questions answered about any aspect of your academic transition to Princeton (placement tests, AP test credit, language requirement fulfillment, etc.). Join here: https://princeton.zoom.us/j/2582121586).

Housing assignments sent

You will receive an email from the housing office with your residential college, room, and roommate assignment.

Drop-In Academic Advising Session

Get your questions answered about any aspect of your academic transition to Princeton (placement tests, AP test credit, language requirement fulfillment, etc.). Join here: https://princeton.zoom.us/j/2582121586).

A.B./B.S.E. Program forms submission deadline

The A.B. and B.S.E. program forms, available on the Matriculation Online website, allow you to introduce yourself to your academic advisers and provide them with information concerning your academic preparation, goals, and interests. You will make your final course selection during…

Deadline for various matriculation forms

Please go to Matriculation Online to submit these forms:

Photograph Submission

Final School Report

Health Insurance Decision

Immunization…

July

Notification of Program Placement in Small-group Experience

You will be notified via your Princeton email address whether you've been placed in Outdoor Action, Community Action, or Dialogue and Difference in Action. In-season fall sport athletes are automatically placed in the Student-Athlete Experience.

Writing Seminars (WRI) term assignments sent

You will be notified by email of your term assignment (Fall or Spring).

Drop-In Academic Advising Session

Get your questions answered about any aspect of your academic transition to Princeton (placement tests, AP test credit, language requirement fulfillment, etc.). Join here: https://princeton.zoom.us/j/2582121586)

ClassPath: Your Academic Advising Course opens

ClassPath will help you prepare for your academic transition to Princeton. After completing this course, you will have the opportunity to discuss your academic goals with a Peer Academic Adviser (PAA) from your residential college. The ClassPath course will be available in Canvas from…

Drop-In Academic Advising Session

Get your questions answered about any aspect of your academic transition to Princeton (placement tests, AP test credit, language requirement fulfillment, etc.). Join here: https://princeton.zoom.us/j/2582121586)

Freshman Seminars (FRS) online fall application opens at 10:00 a.m. ET

The online application for fall Freshman Seminars opens at 10:00 a.m. ET. Please visit AY 24-25 course offerings for more information.

Writing Seminar (WRI) site opens for fall term choices

Fall term WRI students rank their top 8 seminar choices. If you fail to rank your top 8 choices online during the enrollment period, you will be placed in a Writing Seminar with open spaces, regardless of topic. To encourage you to enroll on time, the Princeton Writing Program will send you reminder emails during the enrollment period.

Freshman Seminars (FRS) online fall application closes at 10:00 a.m. ET

The online application for the fall Freshman Seminars closes today at 10:00 a.m. ET.

Deadline for fall term students to rank Writing Seminar (WRI) choices

If you fail to rank your top 8 choices online during the enrollment period, you will be placed in a Writing Seminar with open spaces, regardless of topic.

Drop-In Academic Advising Session

Get your questions answered about any aspect of your academic transition to Princeton (placement tests, AP test credit, language requirement fulfillment, etc.). Join here: https://princeton.zoom.us/j/2582121586)

Math Info Session

Do you have questions about what math course to put down on your Academic Planning Form and what to expect from the Math Orientation Workshops on August 26? 

Attend this info session on Zoom (Meeting ID: 927 9389 3096, Passcode: 202202). …

Online language placement tests close at 5:00 p.m. ET

The online language placement tests will be available in Canvas from June 15, 8:00 a.m. ET until July 31, 5:00 p.m. ET. All A.B. students must fulfill the foreign language requirement. For more information on fulfillment of the language requirement,…

Computer Science Placement Test closes

The Computer Science placement test is available June 15-July 31 at this link: http://placement.cs.princeton.edu/

For more information on whether you should take this test, please read STEM Placement Testing Details.

August

AlcoholEdu for College Part 1 opens [FYRE]

As an entering student and community member of Princeton University, you are expected to complete the AlcoholEdu for College online training program. You will receive an email on or around August 1, 2024 indicating that the training program is open. You will need to complete Part 1 of the training by August 22, 2024.

Sexual Violence Prevention for Students training opens [FYRE]

As an entering student and community member of Princeton University, you are expected to complete the "Sexual Violence Prevention for Students" online training program, geared toward the prevention of interpersonal violence. You can access the course online through TigerHub any time…

Freshman Seminars (FRS) placement notifications sent

First-year students are notified of their fall term FRS placement status.

Writing Seminar (WRI) placements sent to students with fall term assignments

You will receive notification of your Writing Seminar assignment by email. If you don't receive notification, contact the Writing Program at [email protected]. Your Writing Seminar will be automatically added to your schedule in TigerHub.

Physics Placement Test

The Physics Placement Test will be available on August 1 from 12 a.m.-11:59 p.m. ET at this link:…

Drop-In Academic Advising Session

Get your questions answered about any aspect of your academic transition to Princeton (placement tests, AP test credit, language requirement fulfillment, etc.). Join here: https://princeton.zoom.us/j/2582121586)

ClassPath: Your Academic Advising Course closes

ClassPath will help you prepare for your academic transition to Princeton. After completing the course, you will have the opportunity to discuss your academic goals with a Peer Academic Adviser (PAA) from your residential college. The ClassPath course will be available in Canvas from…

Chemistry Placement Test

The Chemistry Placement Test will be available on August 9 from 12 a.m.-11:59 p.m. ET at this link:…

Small-group Experience Trip Location Notifications Sent

You will be notified of the specific location of your off-campus small-group experience via your Princeton email address.

International Orientation (IO) program

International students, who are registered for this program, are eligible to arrive on campus early for International Orientation. Please contact the Davis International Center for more details.

AlcoholEdu for College Part 1 closes [FYRE]

As an entering student and community member of Princeton University, you are expected to complete the AlcoholEdu for College online training program. You will receive an email on or around July 19, 2024 indicating that the training program is open. You will need to complete Part 1 of the training by August 22, 2024.

Orientation Program for the Class of 2028 begins

Please visit the Orientation website for a full calendar of events.

Sexual Violence Prevention for Students training program closes [FYRE]

As an entering student and community member of Princeton University, you are expected to complete the “Sexual Violence Prevention for Students” online training program, geared toward the prevention of interpersonal violence. You can access the course online through TigerHub any time…

First-Year Course Selection

Online course enrollment for first-year students will take place during Orientation.

September

First-Year Families Weekend

First-Year Families Weekend for the Class of 2028 will be held Saturday, September 28 to Sunday, September 29, 2024. Please visit our First-Year Families Weekend website for the most up-to-date program information.