Princeton, United States

Stories of Traditions at Princeton

Stories of Traditions at Princeton

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14 tour stops

1

FitzRandolph Gate

A superstition says that students who walk out of the gate will not graduate

2 min
2

Pre-rade

First-year students march in the Pre-rade during Opening Exercises

2 min
3

Reunions

Tens of thousands of alumni, families, and students participate in Reunions each year

2 min
4

Step Sings

First-year students and seniors gather at Blair Arch to sing a medley of songs

2 min
5

High Table

Graduate students and faculty come together at monthly High Table events

2 min
6

Class Jackets

Any person who graduates from Princeton receives a class jacket, worn at Reunions

2 min
7

The One and Only P-rade

Alumni march in a boisterous parade (called the P-rade) each year at Reunions

3 min
8

Department Tea Time

Many departments host regular social hours for graduate students and faculty

2 min
9

Arch Sings

A cappella groups take advantage of the acoustics in arches on campus to sing

2 min
10

Dean's Date

Students celebrate after the dean's date deadline each semester

3 min
11

Hooding

Hooding celebrates the transition from student to colleague for graduate students

2 min
12

Class Stones

Stones on and in front of Nassau Hall honor graduating classes

2 min
13

Thesis Photos

Seniors take photos with their completed theses in iconic locations on campus

2 min
14

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Overview

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.

Itinerary 3.4 km / 1:30

Offline map included

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