As an aspiring wizard, wand in hand, steps before a huge screen projecting an image of the Hogwarts School Great Hall of Harry Potter fame, José Rico ’18 waits. At the moment the youngster flicks his wand while pronouncing magic words, Rico does his magic—making the spell come to life with the click of his computer’s buttons.
Princeton’s commitment to reducing greenhouse gas emissions and conserving resources is more than academic; over the last year the University has continued to create a campus climate that promotes sustainable practices—striving to make green initiatives as natural as wearing orange and black.
China—home to the largest population and second largest economy in the world—is the only superpower that is still in the process of being defined both domestically and internationally. The scope and speed of its transformation from an isolated, largely agrarian nation to one of great economic and political power is unprecedented in human history.
For over 75 years, Annual Giving support has touched every part of campus life. From exams in McCosh 50, to football practice, to dinner in Procter Hall, see how the Princeton experience has evolved and endured.
Since it opened in 1948, Firestone Library has played a central role in the lives of undergraduates, graduate students, faculty members, and visiting scholars. Now, a major renovation is infusing Firestone Library with new life. With the support of alumni and friends, the University is creating a more open and welcoming building that supports contemporary approaches to scholarship while honoring Firestone’s historic character.
Since the 1980s, residential colleges have been the first place Princeton undergraduates call home. Today, the University's two-year and four-year colleges are at the heart of student life, where freshmen through seniors and resident graduate students live, eat, learn, create, and grow together. We hope you enjoy seeing "A Day in the Life" within Princeton's six residential colleges.
Spring weather brings a buzz of outdoor activity to campus to relieve the rigors and routines of academic pursuits. From club sports competitions to dances on Scudder Plaza and other informal activities, new energy emerges as the end of the school year approaches. The Princeton community comes alive with biking, rugby, outdoor yoga, beach volleyball, and cricket.
In events surrounding the September 27 Princeton-Yale field hockey game, the University celebrated the nearly completed two-year project to renovate the lacrosse and field hockey facilities.