Navigating the apparently boundless number of resources and opportunities at Princeton can be daunting for new students. FSI provides many occasions for students to explore these pathways and to develop strong academic and social support networks before the fall semester begins.
- Directors of Studies and Deans from Princeton's six residential colleges (Butler, Forbes, Mathey, Rockefeller, Whitman, and Wilson) are available throughout the summer to provide advice on academic planning and course selection in the freshman year and beyond.
- Students who intend to pursue the B.S.E. program or who are interested in learning more about degree requirements and certificate programs in the School of Engineering and Applied Science may consult with Peter Bogucki, Associate Dean for Undergraduate Affairs.
- The Directors of the Office of Health Professions Advising are available to meet with Scholars who are interested in pursuing a career in medicine or health care. These advisers will ensure that students are aware of pre-health requirements as well as opportunities for involvement in the local health care community.
Adapting to Princeton Courses
- The Writing Center offers free, one-on-one conferences with experienced Fellows who work closely with faculty in the Ways of Knowing course; Fellows help Scholars with any aspect of the writing process, from getting started to strengthening arguments to using sources clearly and effectively.
- Facilitated problem-solving sessions for "Visualizing Data" and "Problem Solving in Mathematics," which are staffed by undergraduate tutors in partnership with course faculty members, are held several evenings a week in Butler College.
- Throughout the academic year, the McGraw Center for Teaching and Learning offers workshops and individual consultations to support Princeton undergraduates as they take on new academic challenges and develop as learners. During the summer, the Center coordinates a special series of workshops for Scholars on subjects from time management to course "blueprinting" to long-term academic goal setting.
Learning about Campus Opportunities
Students and administrators from many different campus offices and organizations are keen to welcome Scholars into the Princeton community. Previous and future guests include the Office of Religious Life, the Office of International Programs, the Department of Athletics, The Carl A. Fields Center for Equality and Cultural Understanding, the Princeton University Mentoring Program (PUMP), the Black Student Union's Leadership and Mentoring Program (LAMP), Fellowship and Scholarship Advising, The Pace Center, and Outdoor Action.