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Campus Life

A vast range of cultural, educational, athletic and social activities are available to Princeton students, faculty and staff. Campus life activities are built around the concepts of encouraging each community member to express his or her talents and to respect all members of our pluralistic community.

One of Princeton’s most distinctive characteristics is its closely knit and integrated residential community. On-campus housing is guaranteed for undergraduates and nearly all live on campus. The residential experience is central to Princeton’s educational program, and the residential colleges offer students a supportive environment full of opportunities for personal growth. The majority of graduate students live in campus dormitories or apartments.

Princeton has always believed that students learn as much from their residential experiences as from their formal academic work. Life outside the classroom provides many opportunities for students to apply their talents, broaden their perspectives, deepen their values, and reexamine their goals.