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Program of Events

Public Events Calendar

October 10-12, 2014
Friday
Saturday
Sunday

Members of the Class of 2018 are cordially invited to accompany their families throughout the weekend's events.

Note: Highlighted events are featured events for parents and families.
Events marked with *** are simulcast in McDonnell Hall, Room A01.


Friday, Oct. 10

9 a.m.-5 p.m. Freshman Families Weekend Information Table. Frist Campus Center, 100 level.

General information is available, including "What’s New for Freshman Families Weekend," updated schedules and Saturday brunch tickets.

9 a.m.-5 p.m. Princeton Parents Committee Open House. Prospect House.

Current parent volunteers are eager to welcome you to the Princeton family. Please come by to meet with members of the Parents Committee and learn about opportunities available to you. Being a parent volunteer is one more way to stay connected and involved in your child’s Princeton experience.

9:30-10:30 a.m. Presentation. "Learning at Princeton." McDonnell Hall, Room A02.***

Amanda Irwin Wilkins, director, Princeton Writing Program
Lisa Herschbach, director, McGraw Center for Teaching and Learning
Pascale Poussart, director of undergraduate research, Office of the Dean of the College

10-10:50 a.m. Faculty Lecture. "Creativity, Engineering and a Glimpse of the Unknown in the World Around Us." McCosh Hall, Room 50.

Howard Stone, Donald R. Dixon '69 and Elizabeth W. Dixon Professor of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering. Chair, Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

11-11:50 a.m. Faculty Lecture. "Introduction to the American Musical." McCosh Hall, Room 50.

Stacy Wolf, Professor of Theater in the Lewis Center for the Arts. Director, Princeton Arts Fellowship

11:15 a.m. Orange Key Campus Tour. Departs from the Undergraduate Admission Office in Clio Hall.

12:30-1:20 p.m. Panel Discussion. "Study Abroad at Princeton." McDonnell Hall, Room A02.***

Nancy Kanach, senior associate dean of the college and director of the Office of International Programs, moderator

12:30-3:30 p.m. Study Abroad Fair. Frist Campus Center, Multipurpose Room.

Meet representatives from approved programs and learn more about the variety of international options available to undergraduates.

1 p.m. Orange Key Campus Tour. Departs from the Undergraduate Admission Office in Clio Hall.

1-4 p.m. Visit the Centers.

• Davis International Center (for international students and scholars), 87 Prospect, 1st Floor (behind 91 Prospect).
• Carl A. Fields Center for Equality and Cultural Understanding, 58 Prospect Ave.
• Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender (LGBT) Center, Frist Campus Center, Room 246.
• Women’s Center, Frist Campus Center, Room 243.

2-3:30 p.m. Guided Tour. Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory (PPPL). Forrestal Campus.

Come see the U.S. Department of Energy’s Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory in a one-and-a-half hour tour by PPPL physicists and engineers. PPPL is a national laboratory dedicated to developing magnetic fusion as a clean, plentiful and abundant source of electric energy. No open-toed or high-heeled shoes for the tour. Children ages 12 and over please. A government ID is required. The TigerTransit shuttle is available to PPPL from campus on Friday. Driving directions available on the PPPL website. (Tours also available on Saturday.)

2-4 p.m. Open House. Firestone Library.

The open house features guided tours and demonstrations of the library's electronic resources. Come for cider and donuts and a chance to chat with librarians about how they assist students to identify, retrieve and evaluate information. (The open house also is offered Saturday, 2-4 p.m.)

2:30-3:20 p.m. Presentation. "How Career Services Assists Students in Defining and Pursuing their Career and Life Vision." McDonnell Hall, Room A02.***

Evangeline Kubu, associate director, Office of Career Services

The career development process begins in freshman year with self-discovery and exploration and continues during all four years in school. Learn about the ways that Career Services helps students define a unique career and life vision, and then connects them in multi-dimensional, personalized ways to the resources, people, organizations and opportunities that will enable them to make their visions a reality.

3:30 p.m. Orange Key Campus Tour. Departs from the Undergraduate Admission Office in Clio Hall.

3:30-4:20 p.m. Presentation. "Considerations for Careers in the Health Professions." McDonnell Hall, Room A01.

Kate Fukawa-Connelly, director, Health Professions Advising

3:30-4:20 p.m. Panel Discussion. "Visualizing Meaningful Service: Student Stories of Transformation." McDonnell Hall, Room A02.

Charlotte Collins, assistant director, Pace Center for Civic Engagement, moderator

Using a variety of media, freshmen and other undergraduates will bring to life their experiences in service with an emphasis on how this learning beyond the classroom results in personal development and positive community impact.

3:30-6:30 p.m. Symposium. "Unpacking Derrida's Library" McCormick Hall, Room 101

Feel free to stop by the academic symposium in honor of French-Algerian philosopher, Jacques Derrida. The symposium will bring together philosophers, literary critics and theorists from around the world.

4:30-6 p.m. Panel Discussion. "The First-Year Experience." McDonnell Hall, Room A02.***

Part A: Student Life: Leadership and Learning Opportunities
Cynthia Cherrey, vice president for campus life, moderator, with representatives from Athletics and Campus Recreation, the Office of Career Services, the Office of Religious Life, the Office of the Dean of Undergraduate Students and the Pace Center for Civic Engagement.
Part B: Student Services
Cynthia Cherrey, vice president for campus life, moderator, with representatives from Counseling and Psychological Services, Campus Dining, Undergraduate Student Housing, Public Safety and University Health Services.

6-9 p.m. Princeton Women's Field Hockey vs. University of Delaware. 1952 Stadium.

7-10 p.m. Princeton Men's Sprint Football vs. Cornell University. Powers Field in Princeton Stadium.

8-10 p.m. Princeton South Asian Theatrics' Fall Show. Frist Campus Center's Film & Performance Theater.

To purchase tickets, see University Ticketing information below.

8-10 p.m. Princeton Sound Kitchen: Prism Saxophone Quartet. Fine Hall, Taplin Auditorium.

To purchase tickets, see University Ticketing information below.


Saturday, Oct. 11

8:30 a.m.-noon. Freshman Families Weekend Information Table. Frist Campus Center, 100 level.

General information is available, including "What's New for Freshman Families Weekend," updated schedules and Saturday brunch tickets.

9-10 a.m. Assembly. Richardson Auditorium in Alexander Hall.

Christopher L. Eisgruber, president
Valerie Smith, dean of the college

10 a.m.-6:30 p.m. Symposium. "Unpacking Derrida's Library" McCormick Hall, Room 101.

Feel free to stop by the academic symposium in honor of French-Algerian philosopher, Jacques Derrida. The symposium will bring together philosophers, literary critics and theorists from around the world.

10:15-11:30 a.m. Academic Panel Discussions.

Panel 1: Liberal Arts at Princeton: Making the Most of Your Education. Richardson Auditorium in Alexander Hall. (Students welcome)
Claire Fowler, senior associate dean of the college, moderator
Panel 2: Engineering at Princeton. Friend Center for Engineering Education, Auditorium 101.
Peter Bogucki, associate dean for undergraduate affairs, School of Engineering and Applied Science, moderator

11:15 a.m. Orange Key Campus Tour. Departs from the Welcome Desk, Frist Campus Center.

11 a.m.-2 p.m. Brunch.

Parents and families are invited to have brunch with their students in their dining facilities (Butler, Forbes, Mathey, Rockefeller, Whitman and Wilson colleges, and the Center for Jewish Life). Note: The dining halls begin serving brunch at 10 a.m.

1 p.m. Orange Key Campus Tour. Departs from the Welcome Desk, Frist Campus Center.

1-5 p.m. Guided tours of the Princeton University Art Museum. McCormick Hall.

Tours begin on the hour, beginning at 1 p.m. Last tour will begin at 4 p.m.

2-3:30 p.m. and 3-4:30 p.m. Guided Tours. Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory (PPPL). Forrestal Campus.

Come see the U.S. Department of Energy’s Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory in a one-and-a-half hour tour by PPPL physicists and engineers. PPPL is a national laboratory dedicated to developing magnetic fusion as a clean, plentiful and abundant source of electric energy. No open-toed or high-heeled shoes for the tour. Children ages 12 and over please. A government ID is required. Driving directions available on the PPPL website. (A tour also is offered on Friday.)

2-4 p.m. Open House. Firestone Library.

The open house features guided tours and demonstrations of the library's electronic resources. Come for cider and donuts and a chance to chat with librarians about how they assist students to identify, retrieve and evaluate information. (The open house also is offered Friday, 2-4 p.m.)

3:15-4:45 p.m. Residential Life Panels and Receptions.

In each college, the master will moderate a panel of students and staff members who will discuss residential life and answer questions. Each college will host an informal reception for parents and families to meet and talk with each other and the college staff.
• Butler College, Nicole Shelton, master. Wu Dining Hall.
• Forbes College, Michael Hecht, master. Forbes Lounge.
• Mathey College, Harriet Flower, master. Mathey Common Room.
• Rockefeller College, Jeff Nunokawa, master. Rockefeller Common Room.
• Whitman College, Sandra Bermann, master. Class of 1970 Theater.
• Wilson College, Eduardo Cadava, master. Julian Street Library.

3:30 p.m. Orange Key Campus Tour. Departs from the Welcome Desk, Frist Campus Center.

4-7 p.m. Princeton Men's Soccer vs. Brown University. Roberts Stadium.

7-9:30 p.m. Princeton Women's Soccer vs. Brown University. Roberts Stadium.

8-10 p.m. Princeton South Asian Theatrics' Fall Show. Frist Campus Center's Film & Performance Theater.

To purchase tickets, see University Ticketing information below.

8-10 p.m. Princeton University Concerts: Jazz Ensemble Fall 2014 Concert. Richardson Auditorium in Alexander Hall.

To purchase tickets, see University Ticketing information below.


Sunday, Oct. 12

1 p.m. Orange Key Campus Tour. Departs from the Welcome Desk, Frist Campus Center.

3:30 p.m. Orange Key Campus Tour. Departs from the Welcome Desk, Frist Campus Center.


Tickets for Performance Events

University Ticketing
To purchase tickets in advance for various University events, contact University Ticketing by phone at 609-258-9220, in person at the Frist Campus Center ticket office, or visit the University Ticketing website. On the day of the performance, tickets also may be purchased from two hours to 45 minutes before the show at the door.