Arts, Events & Exhibitions
The University and local area offer students, faculty, staff and neighbors an extraordinary array of artistic and cultural opportunities.
Student organizations are created and run by students with support from the University through the Office of the Dean of Undergraduate Students, the Pace Center for Civic Engagement and the Office of Religious Life. Some 300 organizations make it easy for students to engage their interests outside the classroom, in areas such as politics, civic engagement, publications, performing arts, multiculturalism and religion.
Princeton sponsors 38 varsity intercollegiate teams (20 for men, 18 for women), with slightly more than 1,000 participants — about 20 percent of the undergraduate population. In addition, an estimated 1,000 students participate in the University’s 35 club teams.
For many juniors and seniors, Princeton’s 11 historic coed eating clubs offer a hub for dining and social life. Financial aid awards for upperclassmen increase to assist in covering eating club meal costs. The clubs, governed by student officers under the auspices of independent alumni boards, offer daily meals and a variety of social, athletic and other events. Seven clubs have a selective membership selection process and four operate on a sign-in basis. The smaller numbers of students per club create a family-like atmosphere.
From wireless Internet access to the study of computer engineering, Princeton University offers an advanced campus network with the best technology capabilities available to support the needs of our community. The Office of Information Technology offers services ranging from full color printing to new media and database technology.
Princeton University Library, one of the world’s most distinguished research libraries, consists of the Harvey S. Firestone Memorial Library and nine buildings across campus.
The library's collections include more than 8 million books, 6 million microforms, 49,000 linear feet of manuscripts, and impressive holdings of rare books, prints, archives and other material that require special handling. The library's extensive electronic resources include databases and journals, statistical packages, images and digital maps.
Exhibitions from the library's rich collections are free and open to the general public.
Health & Wellness Services
Princeton strives to create an environment that enhances the health and well-being of all who study and work at the University and one where appropriate standards of excellence can be achieved. Health and wellness services include comprehensive counseling, fitness and medical services.
A variety of resources are available to help staff and faculty in their event planning, including University Scheduling, which offers centralized support for space scheduling for on-campus events.Conference and Event Services plans and supports non-University as well as University events.
Recognized student groups planning to sponsor events are assisted by the Office of the Dean of Undergraduate Students or the Graduate Student Life Office. If the media are invited to your event, you must involve the Office of Communications, which also has required broadcast release forms for speakers.