You are invited to a series of discussions devoted to re-engaging life at Princeton after time away from campus.
In response to a need identified by both students and staff, McGraw is developing and offering services specifically for students who have taken time away from the university. Initially, our aim is largely to make known to returning (or recently returned) students that there are resources for them at McGraw including a newly-created informal discussion forum where they might share their experiences and learn from others. Ultimately, we would like to establish a regular time and place for returning students to discuss informally their experiences as well as a space in which students can turn to McGraw's resources and each other to enhance their return to Princeton.
Whatever the motivation for taking time away, students frequently find that the re-introduction to Princeton presents some of the biggest challenges of their Princeton careers, surpassing even freshman fall. Unexpected demands and unfamiliar academic challenges can be compounded by navigating a new kind of belonging on campus. Whether you are returning for the first time this spring or have taken time away a while ago, we welcome all who are interested. Co-facilitated by two Princeton seniors who took time away, discussions over refreshments will take place periodically over the semester in Frist 303. Come with any questions about jumping back into the swing of Princeton, independent work, upper level classes, or anything else that's on your mind.
We would like to establish a regular time and place for students who are re-entering Princeton to discuss informally their experiences as well as a space in which students can turn to McGraw's resources and each other to enhance their return to Princeton. For instance, depending on the input of the group, we may incorporate workshops or other more “structured” activities.
If you cannot attend and would like to learn about future events, please provide us with a little information —we’ll send you the announcement directly next time. If you’d like to learn more, contact Nic Voge, Associate Director of the McGraw Center (nvoge@Princeton.edu).