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Welcome to the Class of 2022!

Aug. 31, 2018 9:30 a.m.

First-year students begin checking in for move-in at 8 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 1, at the Forum of the Lewis Arts complex, launching Orientation at Princeton University for the Class of 2022.

Orientation will be filled with social and bonding activities in the residential colleges and on and off campus. New students will learn more about life at Princeton through information assemblies and open houses for academic and co-curricular activities.

“It’s always exciting when you get to welcome new members of the community,” said W. Rochelle Calhoun, vice president for campus life. “We’re thrilled to greet one of the most diverse classes in Princeton’s history.”

Below, we’ve listed some of the websites that should be helpful for members of the Class of 2022 and their families during the first few days of the 2018-19 academic year.

  • Your Path to Princeton: Since the spring, the Your Path to Princeton website has been providing information about key dates and resources that will help students prepare for their first semester on campus. It includes a detailed calendar of events for the first few weeks of school.  
  • Orientation: The Orientation website gives an overview of the activities that introduce students to their peers, their college community, campus traditions and values, and the support available for their success. 
  • Princeton Pathways: The official Princeton Orientation app, Princeton Pathways, is available for iOS via iTunes or for Android via Google Play. After checking the appropriate residential college affiliation, students can view their residential college’s calendar, which lists all core events; the Optional Events calendar, which lists any additional events you may like to attend in your free time; and links to several other campus resources.
  • Residential college websites: Get detailed information about the colleges at their individual websites: ButlerForbesMatheyRockefellerWhitman and Wilson.
  • Getting to and around campus: The Visit Us page of this website includes directions, parking information, campus maps and information about the surrounding town of Princeton.

For live updates and sharing on move-in weekend, check the Facebook, Instagram and Twitter accounts of the Office of the Dean of Undergraduate Students, or look for the hashtag #Princeton2022 across social media.

Opening Exercises, an annual interfaith service that includes an address by President Christopher L. Eisgruber and the recognition of academic achievements of undergraduate students, will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 9, in the Princeton University Chapel. Classes begin at 8 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 12.