Admitted students, families to arrive for Princeton Preview

April 16, 2012 9:46 a.m.

More than 2,000 people are expected to visit campus this month for Princeton Preview, as newly admitted students and their families arrive to sample the University's academic, residential and social offerings. The annual hosting program will be held Thursday through Saturday, April 19-21 and 26-28.

Princeton has offered admission to 2,095 students, or 7.86 percent of the 26,664 applicants for the Class of 2016.

The event will allow prospective members of Princeton's Class of 2016 to sit in on classes, take campus tours and attend panel discussions with students, faculty and deans on topics such as academic and residential life, multiculturalism, and life after Princeton. Panel discussions also will be offered on opportunities available through the Study Abroad Program and the Bridge Year Program, which allows up to 28 entering freshmen to defer their enrollment and spend nine months abroad in service.

Princeton Preview participants can attend an activities fair hosted by student organizations and clubs as well as open houses at Career Services, the Center for Jewish Life, the Office of Religious Life, the Fields Center for Equality and Cultural Understanding, and the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender Center. Admitted students will spend the night with Princeton student hosts and attend social events in the residential colleges and elsewhere on campus.

Students and their family members will begin arriving as early as 8 a.m. each Thursday, and the program will run through 10:30 a.m. Saturday.