Frequent Questions about Move-In and Orientation
What is a residential college?
What does my student need to prepare for the fall at Forbes?
Complete Alcohol.edu (will be available online August 16).
It is recommended that s/he:
- Submit applications for FCC freshman positions
- Sign up for U-Bikes
- Contact his/her roommate
- Explore the Forbes webite (not just now, but during the year too)
What should my student bring? What should s/he leave at home?
Planning & Packing
How does move-in work at Forbes?
All students must check in at Baker Rink before moving into their Residential College. When you get to Forbes you'll want to come to the lobby (center of the building) to check in with the Forbes College Council.
How will my student decide how to share space with his/her roommate(s)?
They need to sit down and talk about how they want to set up the space and set ground rules, they may also want to complete a roommate contract.
Can my student have a car?
No, neither freshmen nor sophomores can have a car on campus.
My student is an international student. Who do we contact about visas, etc.?
My student has a medical condition/disability which will require special needs housing. Who should he/she contact?
My student has an ongoing medical/psychological condition that will need to be monitored once he/she gets to campus. What do I do?
You should encourage your student to make an appointment at McCosh as soon as possible in the fall (maybe even call before coming to campus), and to bring his/her medical information along to that meeting. The physicians and/or clinicians there can help to locate an appropriate local treatment provider, or to manage the ongoing care on-campus, if appropriate. http://www.princeton.edu/uhs/about/