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Program of Events

Members of the Class of 2020 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.

Events marked with (Ch 7) will be live broadcast, with recordings of those sessions available on MediaCentral approximately one week after the event.


Friday, Oct. 14

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.

10:00-10:50 a.m. Faculty Lecture. "Words and Music: Sense and Sensibility." McCosh Hall, Room 50.
Donnacha Dennehy, assistant professor of music

11-11:50 a.m. Faculty Lecture. "Machiavelli’s Prince on the Ethics of Power: Should Rulers Be Bound by Everyday Ethics?" McCosh Hall, Room 50.
Melissa Lane, Class of 1943 Professor of Politics and director of University Center for Human Values

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.*** (Ch 7)
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.

1:30-2:45 p.m. Academic Panel Discussions.
Panel 1: Making the Most of Your Education: Students in the A.B. Program Discuss Their Paths through Princeton. Richardson Auditorium in Alexander Hall. (Students welcome)
Claire Fowler, senior associate dean of the college, moderator
Panel 2: The Engineering Experience: Students in the B.S.E. Program Discuss Their Paths through Princeton. McCosh Hall, Room 10
Peter Bogucki, associate dean for undergraduate affairs, School of Engineering and Applied Science, moderator

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.) More tour information is available on the PPPL website.

2-4 p.m. Open House. Firestone Library.
Join us for cider and donuts, self-guided tours of the library, and a chance to chat with librarians. (The open house is also offered Saturday, 2-4 p.m.)

2-5 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.

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

3-4 p.m. Panel Discussion. "The First-Year Experience: Transitioning to College." McDonnell Hall, Room A02.*** (Ch 7)
W. Rochelle Calhoun, vice president for campus life, moderator
Vice President Calhoun and members of the Campus Life staff will discuss transitioning to college.

4-5 p.m. Panel Discussion. "Visualizing Meaningful Service: Student Stories of Transformation." McDonnell Hall, Room A01.
Charlotte Collins, assistant director, Pace Center for Civic Engagement, moderator
Using a variety of media, first-year students 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.

4:30-5:30 p.m. Presentation. "How Career Services Assists Students in Defining and Pursuing Their Career and Life Vision." Taylor Auditorium, Frick B02
Evangeline Kubu, director, Office of Career Services
The career development process begins in the first 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 multidimensional, personalized ways to the resources, people, organizations and opportunities that will enable them to make their visions a reality.

4:30-5:30 p.m. Presentation. "Considerations for Careers in the Health Professions." Jadwin Hall Room A10
Kate Fukawa-Connelly, director, Health Professions Advising

7-10 p.m. Women's Volleyball vs. Brown. Dillon Gym, Basketball Center Courts.

8 p.m. "Disgraced." McCarter Theatre. 
Ayad Akhtar’s fierce and provocative Pulitzer Prize-winning, Tony Award nominated drama. Directed by Marcela Lorca. Get tickets on the McCarter Theatre website.


Saturday, Oct. 15

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. (Ch 7)

Jill S. Dolan, dean of the college
W. Rochelle Calhoun, vice president for campus life
 
10:15-11:30 a.m. Residential College Panels and Receptions.
In each college, the head of the college will moderate a panel of students and staff members who will discuss residential life and answer questions. 

• Butler College, Nicole Shelton. 1967 Hall Gallery.
• Forbes College, Michael Hecht. Forbes Lounge.
• Mathey College, Harriet Flower. Mathey Common Room.
• Rockefeller College, Jeff Nunokawa. Rockefeller Common Room.
• Whitman College, Sandra Bermann. Class of 1970 Theater.
• Wilson College, Eduardo Cadava. Julian Street Library.
 
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.
 
Noon-3 p.m. Women's Field Hockey vs. Brown. 1952 Stadium
 
1 p.m. Orange Key Campus Tour. Departs from the Welcome Desk, Frist Campus Center.
 
1-2 p.m. Presentation. "Learning at Princeton." McDonnell Hall, Room A02.***
Amanda Irwin Wilkins, director, Princeton Writing Program
Rebecca Graves-Bayazitoglu, director, McGraw Center for Teaching and Learning
Pascale Poussart, director of undergraduate research, Office of the Dean of the College
 
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. 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.) More tour information is available on the PPPL website.
 
2-4 p.m. Open House. Firestone Library.
Join us for cider and donuts, self-guided tours of the library, and a chance to chat with librarians. (The open house is also offered Friday, 2-4 p.m.)
 
3 p.m. Princeton Football vs. Brown. Powers Field in Princeton Stadium.
 
3 p.m. "Disgraced." McCarter Theatre. 
Ayad Akhtar’s fierce and provocative Pulitzer Prize-winning, Tony Award nominated drama. Directed by Marcela Lorca. Get tickets on the McCarter Theatre website.
 
3:30 p.m. Orange Key Campus Tour. Departs from the Welcome Desk, Frist Campus Center.
 
5-7 p.m. Women's Volleyball vs. Yale. Dillon Gym, Basketball Center Courts.
 
8 p.m. "Disgraced." McCarter Theatre. Ayad Akhtar’s fierce and provocative Pulitzer Prize-winning, Tony Award nominated drama. Directed by Marcela Lorca. Get tickets on the McCarter Theatre website. 

Sunday, Oct. 16

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. Tickets may also be purchased at the door on the day of the performance. Same-day sale begins two hours before the performance and ends 45-minutes prior to the start of the performance.