Campus Life: Overview

Boris Godunov dancers

A vast range of cultural, educational, athletic and social activities are available to Princeton students, faculty and staff. Getting involved in campus life is the quickest way to become a part of the University community, and to create one's own Princeton experience. Campus life activities are built around the concepts of encouraging each community member to express his or her talents and to respect all members of our pluralistic community.

One of the University's most distinctive characteristics is its closely knit and integrated residential community. Housing is guaranteed for undergraduates, and nearly all students live on campus. The residential experience is central to Princeton's educational program, and the residential colleges offer students a supportive and enriching environment full of opportunities for personal growth.


Office of the Vice President for Campus Life
Office of the Dean of Undergraduate Students
Graduate Student Life Office

Study session in Butler College

The residential colleges provide students with a variety of services, from extracurricular activities to academic advising. Above, students in Butler College's Wu dining hall discuss an organic chemistry course.


At left: Princeton scholars, artists and students from a range of departments staged a world premiere production of the classic Russian play "Boris Godunov."