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Welcome to Freshman Families Weekend

Dear Parents and Families,

August 2016

On behalf of Princeton University, we're delighted to invite you to attend Freshman Families Weekend for the Class of 2020, which will take place Friday-Sunday, Oct. 14-16, 2016.

Freshman Families Weekend offers us an opportunity to welcome you to campus, where we will introduce you to some of the most important aspects of undergraduate life at Princeton. As your new Princetonian gets acclimated to campus, this weekend lets you immerse yourself in a parallel experience of University life, as well as providing opportunities for asking questions about procedures and policies. The weekend is also organized for your own learning pleasure. For instance, we suggest that you make time to include the faculty lectures in your Friday morning plans. These lectures have always been well received.

We program a full weekend of panel discussions, lectures and presentations that invite you to hear from and ask questions of administrators, faculty and undergraduate students who are well acquainted with the academic, social and recreational, and residential experiences of our students. Open houses, tours, and cultural and athletic events will allow you to experience many of the activities Princeton students value and enjoy.

Just as important as our formal program, the weekend also gives you an opportunity to spend time with your student as they share their college experience with you, introduce you to their friends and show you around our beautiful campus.

Please use the online registration form to let us know whether you'll be able to join us for Freshman Families Weekend. If you prefer to print the form and fill it out, please submit the completed form no later than Thursday, Oct. 6.

Should you have questions or require further information, please contact Michelle Horgan at the Office of Conference and Event Services at 609-258-6116 or email

We hope you'll be able to join us. If you’re unable to attend, we live-stream some of the panels and archive video clips of others online. If you are able to attend, we look forward to meeting you.

Our best,
Jill Dolan, Dean of the College
W. Rochelle Calhoun, Vice President for Campus Life

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