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Families Handbook 2017-18

Welcome, Princeton families! The Families Handbook provides an introduction to many aspects of the University, from academics and campus life to practical matters such as where to stay when visiting Princeton or how to send your student a package on campus. Please browse this website to learn about the University and the services and resources available to undergraduates and their families.

Pre-term Calendar

Sept. 2, 2017 (Saturday). Dormitory check-in for all incoming first-year students.

See Academic Calendars for a more detailed academic year schedule.

Save the date! Freshman Families Weekend for the Class of 2021: Friday-Sunday, Oct. 13-15, 2017. More information will be posted on the website in August.

Emergency Information

We understand that families want timely information in the event of a campus emergency. Princeton University posts news and other official information as promptly as possible on the main Princeton website. Families can also obtain information by calling the University’s recorded emergency hotline at 609-258-7700.

On campus, the University keeps in touch with students during emergencies using the website, the Princeton Telephone and E-Mail Notification System (PTENS), email, Tiger TV and WPRB radio.

To learn more about Princeton's emergency procedures, visit the emergency preparedness website.

Residential College Information

Every Princeton undergraduate is affiliated with a residential college, where all first-year students and sophomores and some juniors and seniors live. Residential colleges also may be a resource for families in a situation that involves a particular student. Families can contact the appropriate residential college office (see below) or the Office of the Dean of Undergraduate Students at 609-258-3055. After hours, the dean-on-call may be reached by calling Public Safety at 609-258-1000.

Residential College Office Main Numbers

Butler   609-258-3474
Forbes   609-258-6094
Mathey   609-258-5717
Rockefeller   609-258-3728
Whitman   609-258-8900
Wilson   609-258-3629

Keep in Mind

We welcome your comments. If you have a suggestion for making our Families Handbook more useful, please write to the editor at the Office of the Dean of the College, 409 West College, Princeton University, Princeton, NJ 08544. Thank you.

Produced by the Office of Communications and Office of the Dean of the College; Emily Aronson and Shakuntala Sanyal, editors.

Copyright © 2017 by The Trustees of Princeton University

Calendars, policies, programs, regulations, requirements and all other statements in this handbook apply to the academic year 2017-18 to the best of our knowledge as of June 30, 2017. The University reserves the right to change any of its calendars, programs, requirements and services without prior notice, in accordance with established procedures.

Nondiscrimination Statement

In compliance with Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and other federal, state, and local laws, Princeton University does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, national or ethnic origin, disability, or veteran status in any phase of its employment process, in any phase of its admission or financial aid programs, or other aspects of its educational programs or activities. The vice provost for institutional equity and diversity is the individual designated by the University to coordinate its efforts to comply with Title IX, Section 504 and other equal opportunity and affirmative action regulations and laws. Questions or concerns regarding Title IX, Section 504 or other aspects of Princeton’s equal opportunity or affirmative action programs should be directed to the Office of the Vice Provost for Institutional Equity and Diversity, Princeton University, 205 Nassau Hall, Princeton, NJ 08544 or 609-258-6110.

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