A superstition says that students who walk out of the gate will not graduate2 min
First-year students march in the Pre-rade during Opening Exercises2 min
Tens of thousands of alumni, families, and students participate in Reunions each year2 min
First-year students and seniors gather at Blair Arch to sing a medley of songs2 min
Graduate students and faculty come together at monthly High Table events2 min
Any person who graduates from Princeton receives a class jacket, worn at Reunions2 min
Alumni march in a boisterous parade (called the P-rade) each year at Reunions3 min
Many departments host regular social hours for graduate students and faculty2 min
A cappella groups take advantage of the acoustics in arches on campus to sing2 min
Students celebrate after the dean's date deadline each semester3 min
Hooding celebrates the transition from student to colleague for graduate students2 min
Stones on and in front of Nassau Hall honor graduating classes2 min
Seniors take photos with their completed theses in iconic locations on campus2 min
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Stories of Traditions at Princeton explains the origins behind some of the traditions most important to current Princeton students, both undergraduate and graduate. It also delves into the ways that these traditions have changed over time, particularly as Princetonians have pushed for them to be more accessible, inclusive, and meaningful to a great number of students.