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Sophomores can attend a winter retreat to reflect on their Princeton experiences and to explore new ways to think about their upcoming academic and career choices. Read more.


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[music]

Jonathan:
The Halftime Retreat is an opportunity to step back

Jonathan:
in your Princeton experience, look at it, evaluate it,

Jonathan:
appreciate it, most importantly, and then to go

Jonathan:
back into it as kind of a changed person and more

Jonathan:
confident in what you want to do with the rest

Jonathan:
of your time there.

[music]

Gracie:
Sophomore year just kind of jumps on you.

Gracie:
You don't really expect all these decisions to bombard you

Gracie:
all at the same time, but they really do all bombard you

Gracie:
within a few weeks from each other.

Gracie:
And after Halftime, I definitely realized that there

Gracie:
were certain things that I wanted to do

Gracie:
while here at Princeton.

Gracie:
And Halftime helps clarify that.

[music]

Jilly:
So, at Halftime, I made a ton of new friends.

Jilly:
I must have made at least 30 new friends.

Jilly:
And we still keep in touch by having lunch.

Student:
The best part was the sledding.

Student:
There was so much snow.

[music]

Russell:
There was an exercise that we did, and we had to

Russell:
rate our satisfaction in certain portions of our lives.

Russell:
Having that moment to really think about what I wanted to

Russell:
do, and what made me personally satisfied --

Russell:
in the end, it was a rewarding exercise.

Leana:
The exercises were really wonderful in terms of

Leana:
going over what we wanted to do in our future.

Leana:
But the real fun happened after hours, I'm not going to

Leana:
lie, when all the board games that were stacked in the

Leana:
corner were ravaged, and taken across the floor.

Leana:
There were games of--

Leana:
I'm trying to remember what there was--

Leana:
there was Scattergories, there was Taboo, there were

Leana:
different games of cards going on.

Leana:
But the most intense of them all was definitely Mafia.

[crowd laughing, cheering]

Jessica:
It's just an incredible thing to do.

Jessica:
It's so much fun.

Jessica:
You meet so many people.

Jessica:
And it's very relaxed.

[music]

Jilly:
If you're thinking about going on Halftime,

Jilly:
definitely do it.

Jilly:
Because you'll learn more about who you are and how

Jilly:
other people are making some of the same

Jilly:
decisions that you are.

Russell:
It was like a summer camp in the middle of the

Russell:
winter with college kids.

Russell:
And it was a great experience.

Gracie:
Halftime was a lot of fun.

[laughter]

Leana:
Halftime is a totally wonderful experience.

Leana:
There are no downsides.

Leana:
I can't really think of a single reason

Leana:
you shouldn't go.

Leana:
It was the time of my life.

[music]

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