Admitted students, families to arrive on campus for Princeton Preview
Princeton NJ — An expanded program for newly admitted students to sample Princeton’s academic, residential and social life is expected to bring more than 2,000 people to campus Thursdays through Saturdays, April 10-12 and 17-19.
Now known as Princeton Preview, the annual hosting program for admitted students has been extended from one to two three-day sessions to accommodate greater numbers of students and family members after the University ended its binding early decision admission process. Princeton accepted 1,976 of a record 21,369 applicants for admission to the class of 2012 (see related story in this issue of the PWB).
“Our goal is to have as many of these admitted students as possible come to campus because we want them to get a sense of the academic and residential life and the wealth of opportunities available to them at Princeton.”
“We are delighted to have the opportunity to have these students visit the campus,” said Dean of Admission Janet Lavin Rapelye, whose office oversees the Princeton Preview program. “Our goal is to have as many of these admitted students as possible come to campus because we want them to get a sense of the academic and residential life and the wealth of opportunities available to them at Princeton.”
Admitted students will be able to sit in on classes, take campus tours and attend panel discussions with students, faculty and alumni on topics such as academic and residential life, multiculturalism, civic engagement, study abroad and life after Princeton. They also can attend an activities fair hosted by student organizations and clubs as well as open houses at the Fields Center, the Center for Jewish Life, the Office of Religious Life, the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender Center and the Women’s Center. They will spend the night with Prince-ton student hosts and attend social events in the residential colleges and elsewhere on campus.
“We always benefit from the good participation of those on campus, and we have asked for even more involvement this year,” Rapelye said. “The students want to know as much as they can about what we have to offer, and our experts are in the academic departments, the residential colleges, and our programs and centers.”
Students and their family members will begin arriving as early as 8 a.m. each Thursday, and the program will run through 10:30 a.m. Saturday.