Campus Life
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Dear Campus Life Colleagues,

Words cannot really express the gratitude that I have for all that you have done to get us to this point.  I’m impressed by the:
  • Support you have continued to give to our students and each other
  • Ability to show up for each other and our students—even in these difficult times
  • Inspiration that you are to our students and to us all
  • Way that we have collaborated to support our colleagues across campus
  • AND
  • Way that you have done all of this without hesitation or reservation!
You are all truly the best University Citizens! 

As we begin this new, strange semester, I know that we will all work together to make it the very best educational experience for our students. You are truly the very best of Princeton.

All the best,

In this issue, we bring you:

A few newsworthy items, upcoming events, professional development opportunities, and photos of Campus Life in action.

News & Announcements

Orientation Summer Engagement Cohorts
The Orientation program launched a summer 2020 engagement program to provide first-year students an additional space to meet members of their class and have their Princeton questions answered by upper class students. Seventeen Summer Engagement Coordinators were hired, trained, and supervised by the Orientation office and the Orientation Small-group Experience Programs (Community Action, Dialogue and Difference in Action, Outdoor Action, and the Fall-Athlete Orientation Experience).
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Expedition 2024: The Outdoor Action Small-Group Experience 

The small-group experience is a memorable fixture of the Princeton Orientation experience and provides incoming students an opportunity to build meaningful relationships with their classmates and to engage with upperclass leaders while participating in experiential activities. Outdoor Action (OA) in particular was faced with the need to dramatically alter its program in mid-June, when the decision was made to move all orientation programs to the virtual space. 

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PU '24 Virtual Clash of the Colleges

Campus Recreation created an entirely new *ahem, virtual* Clash of the Colleges experience via the app Goosechase that has been running since Friday, August 28th. Competition has been fierce with over 450 first-year students submitting over 7,000 mission entries and earning over 5 million points! The Campus Recreation Instagram @PUCampusRec provides the best Clash of ’24 picture and video highlights. Tune in on Friday, September 4th to see who will be crowned the PU ’24 Clash of the Colleges Champion!

See Highlights & Standings

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PICS Interns Engage in Meaningful Service 

The Pace Center for Civic Engagement is excited to announce that Princeton Internships in Civic Service (PICS) has joined the family of Pace’s service-focused internship offerings. Founded by the Class of 1969 at their 25th reunion, PICS provides 200 paid summer service internships in fields including medical, arts, environmental, government, and education. 

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Campus Recreation Fall 2020

From Virtual Group Fitness Classes to One-Day Special Events, Campus Rec has plenty to offer this Fall for students, faculty, and staff. Additionally, Campus Rec will be reopening Dillon Gym on Monday, September 14th for only undergraduate and graduate students approved to be on campus.

Click here to learn more.

Wintersession Proposals

The Fall semester has begun…and Wintersession is up next! If you and/or your office are interested in leading a Wintersession daily workshop or event, be sure to submit your Wintersession proposal form(s) by the upcoming final deadlines of September 6 and October 6, 2020.
The proposal form takes only 15-20 minutes to complete and you’ll hear back from our team about your proposal(s) within a few weeks!

Submit your Wintersession proposal(s) now!
Want to learn more about Wintersession?
Head to to learn more about daily session types and events and to find the detailed timeline for proposals and registration.
Contact Judy Jarvis and Leanna Jahnke at

Upcoming Events

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Lies We Tell
Wednesday, Sept. 9 at 10 am
Join the Diversity and Inclusion Subcommittee of the Campus Life Development Committee to discuss part of Dr. Glaude's new book, in which he highlights the lies we tell that uphold whiteness and systemic racism. We will explore this question and its implications for our communities and our campus.
Poster for "turning dialogue into action" event
Monday, September 21st • 4:00-5:30: pm EST • Register at:
Turning Dialogue into Action: How to make systemic change
Writing About Our Identities Event Poster
Thursday, September 24th • 4:30 pm ET
Writing About Our Identities
Poster of Virtual Group Fitness Classes for Fall 2020 August 31 - December 15. View the schedule and join us on Zoom at: All classes are Eastern Time. Not able to attend? Select classes will be recorded and available for anytime fitness!
Virtual Group Fitness Classes: 8/31-12/15
Check out Campus Rec's Fall 2020 Virtual Class Schedule and join them on zoom at:
Poster with teal background for Premium Classes: enroll into one of our 8-week instructional classes! Free trial runs from 8/31 - 9/6. Register by Monday, 9/7: Yoga 101, Yoga 201, Tai Chi. Students: FREE. Faculty/Staff: $50 per class
Premium Classes
$50 fee for Faculty/Staff. Register by Monday, 9/7 to participate:

Professional Development Opportunities

Campus Life Professional Development Committee Presents: Centering Student Voices in Higher Education: Best practices for Campus Life Professionals. Thursday, Sept. 17th at 1pm ET. Zoom Meeting ID: 471 269 1577. Featuring Nicollete D'Angelo '19, Kauribel Javier '19 and Dr. Darleny Cepin-Bailey.
Centering Student Voices in Higher Education presented by Campus Life Professional Development Committee
Thursday, Septemeber 17th @ 1pm ET.
Zoom Meeting ID: 471-269-1577
Poster for Restorative Justice Training Series
9/23/2020 - 11/20/2020 • Register by September 11, 2020
Restorative Practices Workshop with Jasmyn Story
The Office of Diversity and Inclusion-Campus Life, with support from the Office of Institutional Equity and Diversity and Office of the Vice President for Campus Life, is hosting a series of virtual trainings on restorative practices. If you have any questions regarding the workshop, schedule, and/or process, please contact
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Campus Life Training: Race and Racial Equity with Dr. Kira Banks

The deadline to register is Monday, September 21, 2020 

Register for Session I: 09/29/2020 & 10/15/2020 from 2:30-5 pm EST
Register for Session II: 11/12/2020 & 12/10/2020 from 2:30-5 pm EST
Employee Learning Center: The 24-Hour Leader Tuesday Sep 22, 2020 11am-12pm via Zoom
Employee Learning Center: Designing a Fitness Program for Long Term Adherence. Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2020 12pm-1pm via Zoom
Employee Learning Center: Living Pain-Free by Building Safe Movement Patterns. Tuesday Sept. 29, 2020 12pm-1pm via Zoom
Employee Learning Center: Getting Fit for the FAll. Wed September 30, 2020 12pm-12:30pm via Zoom
Employee Learning Center: Mindfulness Beyond Meditation: Starting the Semester the Right Way. Wed. Sept 30, 2020 4pm-4:45pm via Zoom
Employee Learning Center: Health & Wellness Educational Offerings
Please register online through the Employee Learning Center to reserve a "seat" (link:  After logging in, click on "Training by Topic" and then "Health & Wellness."

To see all offerings go to:

Campus Life has an extensive pool of talented individuals who have expertise in many different spokes of the Wellness Wheel.  If you're interested in sharing your professional knowledge/experience in health and wellness with the campus community through the Employee Learning Center, please contact Matt Brzycki at

Campus Life in Action

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Athletes gathered holding Black Lives Matters signs
Zoie Nieto '21, Peer Career Adviser
Poll Hero - sign u to be a poll worker on Nov. 3 at
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Nemo: Hold on. Until Feb.? You guys are going to Wintersession, right?
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