Welcome from the President
Welcome to Princeton University. September marks the beginning of what I hope will be a rich intellectual adventure for your daughter or son. As a Princeton parent myself, I understand your pleasure and trepidation as you contemplate the day your child embarks on this four-year journey. Although it is your daughter or son who is enrolling at the University, I trust this will lead to a lifelong relationship between you and Princeton as well.
This handbook introduces you, as parents, to Princeton’s traditions, opportunities, rules and responsibilities. Please visit the campus often, drop in on classes, and share in the excitement that is generated by our faculty and students. Until then, the information in this handbook should answer some of your questions.
Although you are already broadly familiar with our educational mission, I hope you will become increasingly aware of the dedication of the University to teaching and the pursuit of knowledge, to developing leaders through participation in extracurricular activities and to serving the world beyond our gates. These activities are infused with the energy and warmth of a close-knit community united by high aspiration and a common purpose. We look forward to your becoming an important part of the Princeton family.
— Shirley M. Tilghman, president