Video feature: 'Residential Colleges 2012-13'

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Princeton University's six residential colleges are the center of residential life and offer an array of academic and social programs, including trips to see Broadway shows. Above, students pose in New York City's Times Square during a visit to see "The Lion King."

The six residential colleges at Princeton University provide many opportunities for students to get involved with campus life. In addition to serving as the living, dining and advising clusters for undergraduates, the colleges offer social programs that help foster close-knit communities.

This video slideshow is a collection of photographs from the past academic year that displays some of the activities the residential colleges organized for students in 2012-13. Some of the highlighted events include Clash of the Colleges, Broadway trips to "The Lion King" and "Phantom of the Opera," fall festivals, themed dinners, film screenings and end-of-semester celebrations.

Other activities in the colleges — which house all freshmen and sophomores, and some juniors, seniors and graduate students — include intramural sports, Friday night parties with a live deejay, yoga and dance lessons, and game nights.