Programs & Events

Whether reaching out through various service opportunities or welcoming community members into special events and learning opportunities, the connection between the University and the local community is critical to the vibrancy of our campus. The activies include:

Service activities

  • Pace Center for Civic Engagement, whose mission includes supporting University members' service efforts around the world, with a number of those efforts based here in central New Jersey

Educational programs

Annual events

  • Community Works, an annual training and networking conference for nonprofit organizations that Princeton hosts each January on campus
  • Communiversity, an annual celebration, typically held in April, which includes performances, food, games and fun in downtown Princeton
  • Community & Staff Day, an annual celebration including a fall Princeton Tigers football game, youth sports clinic, entertainment, crafts, and an information fair featuring local community organizations
  • Veterans Day Observance, typically held in the University Chapel and featuring music, the presentation of colors and remarks by members of the community with ties to the U.S. military, followed by a ceremony at the town's All Wars Monument

Students tell Trenton stories in micro-documentary projects

Undergraduates present their URB202 projects in "Work Makes A City Work," micro-documentaries showing on Jan. 20 at Artworks in Trenton. 

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Eisgruber reflects on why service matters

President Christopher L. Eisgruber reflects on his service as an undergraduate and why he feels volunteerism is an important part of the Princeton student experience.

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"Ain't I a Woman: My Journey to Womanhood"

The Carl A. Fields Center, LGBT Center, and Women*s Center welcomed actress and activist Lavern Cox to campus for a talk on Tuesday, Nov. 17 in Richardson Auditorium.

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Princeton Hidden Minority Council receives award

The Princeton Hidden Minority Council received the Martin Luther King Journey Award for Special Achievement during the University's annual King Day Celebration on Jan. 18.  

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University Celebrates King Holiday

Town residents, students, and staff attened a community breakfast to celebrate the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. on Monday, Jan. 16. 

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January is Month of Service

A number of community service and outreach opportunites are available to students, staff and faculty throughout the month of January. 

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Competing is 'transformative' for athletes at 2014 Special Olympics USA Games at Princeton

In June, Princeton and several colleges, universities and private schools in Mercer County hosted events for the 2014 Special Olympics USA Games — the first national games to be held in New Jersey. The University hosted track and field events at Weaver Stadium and swimming at DeNunzio Pool. Close to 100 members of the University community served as volunteers on campus during the games.

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Carter calls for better treatment of girls and women around the world

Former President Jimmy Carter put a spotlight on the mistreatment of girls and women around the world during a speech Wednesday, Dec. 3, in the Princeton University Chapel that offered both distressing statistics and reasons for hope.

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STEM camp promotes love of science, technology

Thirty middle school students went back to school this fall enthused about science and technology after spending the summer at Princeton University's Community House STEM Summer Camp.

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