Orientation Meal Hours
|Saturday brunch:||10:00 a.m.–1:30 p.m.|
|Sunday brunch:||11 a.m.–1:30 p.m.|
|Dinner:||Pre-rade Picnic, Alexander Beach|
Orientation meals in the residential colleges begin with brunch on Saturday, Sept. 8. Kosher meals will be served at the Center for Jewish Life (70 Washington Road) starting with dinner on Friday, Sept. 7. Meals in the residential colleges will begin for all undergraduate students with meal plans with breakfast on Monday, Sept. 10.
Saturday, September 8, from 12:30–3:00 p.m. in Dillon Gym. This is a mandatory event because all new students are required to complete an I-9 form for payroll purposes. During the summer you received an e-mail from Student Employment that included a link to the I-9 form and instructions. Remember that you must bring acceptable forms of identification that prove both your identity and your eligibility to work. (An unexpired U.S. passport satisfies both requirements.) If you do not have or do not plan to bring your passport, carefully review the acceptable documents list included with the instructions. In particular, note that you must bring original documents. If you have any questions about what forms of identification are acceptable, contact Student Employment at 609-258-3334 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
In addition to Financial Aid and Student Employment, other departments and organizations will have representatives available: Campus Recreation (Athletics), Career Services, Credit Union, University Health Services, Honor Committee, Library, Pace Center for Civic Engagement, Payroll, Public Safety, Religious Life, Student Computing Services (Office of Information Technology) and Voter Registration.
Online Academic Year Sign-In
Academic year sign-in confirms your attendance at Princeton for the academic year as well as verifying your address and personal information. You must log onto SCORE (www.princeton.edu/score) and sign-in for the academic year, from Wednesday, Sept. 5 to Wednesday, Sept. 12. (There is a $75 late charge for signing in late.)
Dillon Gym Schedule for Orientation Week
Dillon Gym will be open September 10–16 as follows:
|Monday–Friday||6:30 a.m.–11:45 p.m.|
|Saturday||8 a.m.–9:45 p.m.|
|Sunday||10 a.m.–11:45 p.m.|
University TigerCard (ID)
Students may pick up their TigerCard at Baker Rink on move-in day. In addition to serving as Princeton University’s official ID card, the TigerCard is the all-in-one campus card. With the TigerCard, students can enjoy their meal plan at dining halls around campus, have access to dorm buildings, open their dorm rooms, check out books at libraries, buy class books, use athletic facilities, make copies, attend athletic events, and much more. Students may also use the TigerCard to redeem Passport to the Arts vouchers, which provide free access to many performing arts events around campus.
The TigerCard can be used as a budget tool, too. Add cash to your card (Paw Points) to purchase tickets, apparel, supplies, and late night snacks! The TigerCard Office is located on the third floor in the New South building. For more information about the TigerCard, visit www.princeton.edu/tigercard.
The Princeton University Store (U-Store) is one of the oldest independent co-ops in the country. Members of the co-op receive a discount on most purchases in the campus store at 36 University Place, in the insignia store at 114 Nassau St., and online at www.pustore.com. Memberships may be opened at any U-Store register or online.
The U-Store on University Place offers everything a student needs to live and study on campus including school supplies, dorm-approved appliances and dorm furnishings, computer accessories and tech gear, as well as grocery and convenience items. There is also an ATM, a full-service pharmacy, and printing and copying shop. For additional information, including hours of operation, please visit the U-Store website at www.pustore.com or call 609-921-8500 ext. 100.
Labyrinth Books, located at 122 Nassau St., is an independent bookstore that serves both the University and the local Princeton communities. As part of a larger University effort to lower the cost of course books, this academic year, students will be offered a discount on course book purchases made through Labyrinth Books. The discount will be 30 percent below the retail price for new and used course books. Required and recommended course book information will be available through Blackboard, the University’s online course management system, beginning on Aug. 30. Students will be able to order their course books online via Blackboard and can pay by charging their student account, Paw Points, or by using a credit card, check or cash. In addition, all students will receive free membership which entitles them to a 15 percent discount on all non-course books. For other information, please visit the store’s website at www.labyrinthbooks.com or email email@example.com.
Transportation and Parking Services
Freshmen and sophomores are not permitted to have cars or other vehicles on campus. A new car share program is available to all students called “WeCar,” eliminating the need to have a vehicle on campus. For more information, please visit www.princeton.edu/parking/carsharing.
TigerTransit, the University’s transportation system, operates on a fixed route schedule during the academic year, providing safe, convenient and reliable transportation throughout the Princeton campus and surrounding community. For more information, including route maps, please visit www.princeton.edu/transportation.
Frist Campus Center
The Frist Campus Center is open daily during the academic year. The campus center operates approximately 20 hours a day, 7 days a week, with 24 hours of operation during mid-term, reading period and finals weeks. The center features meeting rooms, a large lecture hall, a film and performance theater, a variety of retail dining spaces, Café Vivian, Convenience Store, Witherspoon’s coffee and ice cream shop, lounges, common areas, a multipurpose room for large conferences and social gatherings, and an outdoor plaza.
Frist also houses the Center Stage Student Program Board, which offers exciting programming during the academic year, as well as the Women’s Center, the McGraw Center for Teaching and Learning, the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) Center, the University Scheduling office, the University Ticketing office, the Office of Disability Services, the Pace Center for Civic Engagement, Student Volunteers Council, classrooms, and the Departments of East Asian Studies and Near Eastern Studies. It also provides office space for graduate and undergraduate student governments, as well as student organizations. For more information, please visit www.princeton.edu/frist.
The McGraw Center for Teaching and Learning (Undergraduate Programs)
The transition to Princeton poses academic challenges to all students, no matter how well prepared. Not only is the amount of work greater than you are accustomed to, the standards and criteria of faculty are more exacting, and students are expected to learn and think in ways specific to the disciplines they are studying. You will face more challenging tasks, such as solving novel problems, analyzing and synthesizing scholarly texts, and doing original and independent work. To address these challenges, the McGraw Center for Teaching and Learning has designed an array of free academic support services that will enhance your existing strategies for learning and assist you in becoming purposeful, efficient and flexible lifelong learners and scholars. Located in the Frist Campus Center, McGraw offers tutoring in introductory courses that require quantitative problem solving (i.e., chemistry, economics, math, physics), as well as individual consultations for students taking any course. Additionally, McGraw collaborates with the residential colleges to offer advanced academic strategies workshops (i.e., efficient reading, time management) and with departments to sponsor weekly review sessions.
To learn more about Study Hall@Frist offerings and hours, the workshop series topics, review sessions or to make an appointment for an individual learning strategies consultation with a McGraw consultant, go to www.princeton.edu/mcgraw/us.
Open House: Wednesday, Sept. 12, 10 a.m.-noon. Workshop: “What to Do the First Week of Classes” (offered at 10 a.m. and 11 a.m.); get advice from Princeton juniors and seniors and learn more about McGraw.
University Library Open House
Explore, discover and begin to imagine the research possibilities that await. The Princeton University Library invites the Class of 2016 to informal open houses at both Firestone Library and Lewis Library. Grab a bite, take a tour, meet the librarians and staff, find out about jobs at the library and learn how to make the library work for you during the next four years.
Open house hours in both libraries are Tuesday and Wednesday, Sept. 11 and 12, from 1-5 p.m. Tours will leave continuously. Be sure to bring your Princeton TigerCard. For additional library information, check the library’s new student orientation page at http://library.princeton.edu/about/newstudents.php.
Historical Campus Tours
What every Tiger needs to know! The tour will take you around campus in the footsteps of generations of Princetonians and will give you the lowdown on Princeton history, lore and traditions — obscure facts, famous pranks and hoaxes, campus myths, secrets of campus architecture and especially the many time-honored traditions of Princeton University. These historical tours are sponsored by the Orange Key Guide Service and will take place on Tuesday, Sept. 11, at 11:15 a.m., 1 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. Tours meet on the top floor of Clio Hall.
Office of Information Technology (OIT)
Whether you are studying English literature or engineering, you will find yourself using the campus technology services of the Office of Information Technology (OIT). For information about the support and resources of specific interest to students, see www.princeton.edu/oit/students. For information about Princeton’s student computer initiative (SCI), see www.princeton.edu/sci.
Look to one of the OIT support resources for help if you are experiencing technology or computer troubles. The OIT Help Desk provides technology assistance 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Call 609-258-4357 (8-HELP), chat online from www.princeton.edu/oit or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
For help in your room, contact one of your residential computing consultants (RCCs). See www.princeton.edu/rcc for the RCCs who work in your residence. For IT self-help, see the OIT KnowledgeBase of Princeton-specific answers at www.princeton.edu/kb. For help diagnosing computer hardware and software problems, or installing software, head to the OIT Solutions Center in the Frist Campus Center. Technicians are on duty Monday–Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. (last check-in at 3 p.m.). The OIT Solutions Center is also where you can pick up a TigerTV cable, purchase student-priced software and get telephone support (also at www.princeton.edu/studentphone).
Auditions, Private Instrumental and Vocal Lessons, Metropolitan Opera Tickets
As early as possible during orientation, come to the music department, located at the Woolworth Center, and pick up information sheets concerning private instrumental and vocal lessons, and a schedule of drawings for free Metropolitan Opera tickets. Audition schedules for the Princeton University Glee Club, Jazz Ensemble and Orchestra are also available. The office is located on the third floor in Room 310, Woolworth Center. The website is www.music.princeton.edu.