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:
- 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
- Community Auditing Program, which allows members of the community, ages 18 and up, to sit in on University lectures on a noncredit basis, for a fee
- Program in Continuing Education, which admits qualified area residents to University courses for credit
- Programs for children, including those offered by the Cotsen Children's Library, Princeton University Art Museum and McCarter Theatre Center
- Summer programs, such as arts camps and college preparation
- 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.Read more
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.Read more.
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.Read more.