Kids’ Activities

Kids’ Activities

Keep your Tiger cubs — big and small — safe and happy throughout Reunions weekend!


Register your child for Tiger Camp during Reunions

Tiger Camp is still accepting applications for childcare during Friday and Saturday of Reunions. The camp is designed to offer your child — ages 8 weeks to 12 years old — a safe, fun and caring environment while you enjoy your reunion. Managed by the YWCA Princeton, the camp is located near campus at 59 Paul Robeson Place.

‘Babysitting’ not available on campus

The University does not provide childcare arrangements other than Tiger Camp. Student crews are not permitted to care for children as they are busy managing reunion events, and the major reunions classes are instructed not to provide those services as they present serious responsibility and liability issues. Alumni are permitted to bring a babysitter or hire one locally. All arrangements should be made privately by the parents and sitter.

Wristbands needed after 5 p.m.

All registered alumni and their guests, including minors (under 21 years old), will be given a wristband at check-in, and it must be worn throughout Reunions weekend. If you or your minor child loses a wristband, please report it at the closest check-in location so it can be deactivated. Replacements are available for $100.

Reunions app

Stay safe and know your way around

As Princeton grows, there are a lot of construction sites on campus, and it will be important to ensure that your kids stay safe and for you to know where you are going. TigerSafe and the University’s new Wayfinding apps are great resources for navigating campus. The Princeton Events app includes important resources and the Reunions schedule of events. All apps available for download via the iOS Apple Store and Google Play.


Cotsen Children’s Library

With fairytale-inspired décor and a treehouse for climbing, the Cotsen Children’s Library is a great place for your little ones to play and cool off during Reunions. The library, located on the main floor of Princeton University’s Firestone Library, will be open from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Thursday and Saturday, and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Friday. The library will be closed on Sunday. For safety purposes, while visiting Cotsen, children must remain in the care and custody of their parent/legal guardian at all times.

Cheer on your favorite teams!

From basketball to baseball and softball, not to mention Ultimate and rugby, there are many athletic events happening all over campus. Check out the Reunions website or peruse the Princeton Events app and filter for Athletics to review times and locations. Also, bring your kids down to the front lawn at Jadwin Gym and cheer on your favorite teams at the Tigers Fan Fest Athletics Celebration on Friday from noon to 2 p.m. Come celebrate another successful athletic year with giveaways, music, fun and snacks!

Battle of the Alumni Bands

Head over to the U-Store Courtyard with your kids and check out the Battle of the Alumni Bands, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Friday. Free kettle korn is available nearby.

Fred E. Fox ’39 Memorial Concert

A perennial favorite, the Fred E. Fox Memorial Concert will have your kids dancing along with the Princeton University Band as they perform on Cannon Green at 11 a.m. Saturday.


Tiger Tales Story Time

Children are invited for a very special story time in the Cotsen Children’s Library in Firestone, 11 a.m. to noon Friday, May 24. Author and illustrator Laura Ann Trimble Elbogen ’07 will be reading her book, “Latte’s Broadway Boogie Woogie,” followed by a creative hands-on craft! Intended for children ages 3-5, the program is first-come, first-served as space allows.

A parade before the P-rade?

The Town of Princeton will host a Memorial Day Parade that starts at 10 a.m. on Saturday on the corner of Princeton Avenue and Nassau Street and travels to Princeton Monument Hall where there will be a short ceremony at 11 a.m. Veterans are invited to march in the parade, and kids can enjoy one parade after another.

Not just for the birds
Head to the Charles H. Rogers Wildlife Refuge located on West Drive off Alexander Street from 8-10 a.m. Friday for some fun bird watching and exploring with expert birder and guide Winnie Spar, sponsored by the Class of 1970.

Pop by the Art Museum Pop-up Shop

Visit the Art Museum Store’s Pop-Up Shop tent on Murray-Dodge Hall’s lawn on Thursday (2-7 p.m.) and Friday (10 a.m-6 p.m.) to find kids’ books, notecards, art supplies, puzzles, tiger totes and more.


Take a guided campus tour

Meet and hear from Orange Key Tour guides for a fun and informative campus tour. Meet at 36 University Place/Blair Arch Courtyard at 11:15 a.m. Friday and 10 a.m. Saturday.

Navigating the college admission process

Is your teen ready to start looking at colleges? Dean of Admission Karen Richardson ’93 will share tips for and information about applying to Princeton and other higher ed institutions. The session will be held 2:30 to 4 p.m. Friday in Room 104 of the Computer Science Building.

Puzzles and Pastries

Explore games, digital fabrication technology and immersive media in a place that’s part lab, part makerspace and part artist’s studio. Go home with a cool tiger puzzle made on a laser at the StudioLab of the Council on Science and Technology between 3 and 4:30 p.m. on Thursday. Fun for the whole family!

Art for Families

Families are invited to Art on Hulfish (11 Hulfish St.) for an engaging art project related to the exhibition “Don’t we touch each other just to prove we’re still here?: Photography and Touch.” Drop in any time on Saturday between 10 a.m. and 1 p.m., for 15 minutes or two hours — whatever your schedule allows! All ages are welcome. No tickets or reservations are needed.

The One-and-Only P-rade

Make sure you pack your walking shoes for the one and only P-rade, which starts at 2 p.m. sharp on Saturday. Check out the P-rade map to know where your cohort will assemble.

Concert and fireworks display

The Princeton University Orchestra will perform under the night skies at 8 p.m. Saturday at Powers Field in Princeton Stadium, followed by a spectacular fireworks display at 9:15. What a way to end Saturday at Reunions!