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Program of Events

Members of the Class of 2017 are cordially invited to accompany their families throughout the weekend's events.

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


Friday, Oct. 11

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. Hamilton Murray Theater, Charrier Room

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.

10-10:50 a.m. Faculty Lecture. McCosh Hall, Room 50.
Gender Gaps and Conceptions of Ability
Sarah-Jane Leslie, Professor of Philosophy

10 a.m.-noon. Army ROTC Open House. 294 Alexander St.
Interested Princeton freshman and their parents and families are cordially invited to attend the Princeton Army Officer Education Program (Army ROTC) Open House at the Princeton Armory on 294 Alexander Road to learn all about the nation’s premiere leadership development program. In addition, interested students, parents and families are invited to visit the Princeton Army ROTC training area (shuttle transportation provided) to see the cadets of the Princeton University Army Officer Education Program in action during one of their leadership labs. Come and join us! See what we are all about! We educate, train, and inspire leaders of character who will render honorable service to the nation and the world throughout their lives! We look forward to hosting you!

11-11:50 a.m. Faculty Lecture. McCosh Hall, Room 50.
Social Media and Intellectual Connectivity: Facebook as Literary Form
Jeff Nunokawa, Professor of English. Master, Rockefeller College.

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.

1:30-2:20 p.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
 

2-3 p.m. Guided Tour. Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory (PPPL). Forrestal Campus.
Tour lasts approximately one hour and is limited to 100 people. No children under the age of 12 permitted on tour. No high-heeled shoes, open-toe shoes or sandals are allowed. Please note: Upon arrival, all adult visitors must show a government-issued photo I.D. such as a passport or a driver's license. Special transportation to the Forrestal Campus is NOT provided; however, driving maps to PPPL provided with admission passes.

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 Supports Students’ Career Development Throughout Their Time at Princeton and Beyond." McDonnell Hall, Room A02.**
Beverly Hamilton-Chandler, director, Office of Career Services

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. "Civic Engagement and Service at Princeton." McDonnell Hall, Room A02.
Students representing various class years and academic and co-curricular interests will speak about their personal experiences with civic engagement and public service both on and off campus.
Keira Wilson, student program coordinator, Pace Center for Civic Engagement, moderator.

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 the athletics, career services, 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, dining services, undergraduate housing, public safety, and University Health Services.

4:30 p.m. Fund for Irish Studies presents - A reading by Kevin Barry from his books "Dark Lies the Island" and "City of Bohane." 185 Nassau St., James M. Stewart ’32 Theater

8 p.m. Takács String Quartet: Bartók String Quartets Nos. 2, 4, & 6, Presented by Princeton University Concerts. Alexander Hall, Richardson Auditorium.

To purchase tickets, see University Ticketing information below.


Saturday, Oct. 12

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. Alexander Hall, Richardson Auditorium.
Christopher L. Eisgruber, president
Valerie Smith, dean of the college

10:15-11:30 a.m. Academic Panel Discussions.
Panel 1: Engineering at Princeton. Friend Center for Engineering Education, Auditorium.
Peter Bogucki, associate dean for undergraduate affairs, School of Engineering and Applied Science, moderator
Panel 2: Liberal Arts at Princeton: Making the Most of Your Education. Alexander Hall, Richardson Auditorium. (students welcome)
Claire Fowler, senior associate dean of the college, moderator

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

11:45 a.m.-1:30 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. Football vs. Lafayette. Princeton Stadium.
Tickets for the Princeton-Lafayette football game may be ordered by calling the Athletic Ticket Office at 609-258-4TIX (4849). To be seated with your undergraduate son/daughter/student, please use the code: "Freshman Parents/Families." Tickets are $10 each (undergraduates do not need tickets). You may also order football tickets online at www.goprincetontigers.com/tickets. However, please note that tickets purchased online will not be assigned in the undergraduate section of the stadium.

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

1-5 p.m. Docent conducted 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 p.m. Men's Water Polo vs. Johns Hopkins. Dillon Gym, DeNunzio Pool.

2-3 p.m. and 3-4 p.m. Guided Tours. Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory (PPPL). Forrestal Campus.
Tours last approximately one hour and are limited to 100 people. No children under the age of 12 permitted on tour. No high-heeled shoes, open-toe shoes or sandals are allowed. Please note: Upon arrival, all adult visitors must show a government-issued photo I.D. such as a passport or a driver's license. Special transportation to the Forrestal Campus is NOT provided; however, driving maps to PPPL provided with admission passes.

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.

7:30 p.m. Men's Water Polo vs. Navy. Dillon Gym, DeNunzio Pool.


Sunday, Oct. 13

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.