23 May Your Reunions to-do list
Welcome to Reunions, the biggest weekend of the Tiger year. Hundreds of events have been planned by the major reunion and satellite classes, Alumni Engagement, University departments, Athletics Friends groups, and others, ensuring that there is something for all 25,000 alumni and guests expected on campus. Events — such as children’s activities, a cappella arch sings, class dinners, performances, lectures, panel discussions, the Alumni-Faculty Forums and a speech from President Christopher L. Eisgruber ’83 — begin Thursday morning and run until Sunday afternoon.
Here are 12 items you should include in your to-do list for Reunions weekend.
- Don’t forget to pre-register. All alumni and guests need to pre-register online before checking in at the campus welcome tents. You’ll need your TigerNet ID and password.
- Get the app. Download the Princeton Events app for a complete schedule of open events, the new P-rade route, the latest campus information, and much more. By May 22, major reunion alumni will have access to their class events under the My Agenda tab. For those who register after May 22, please allow 30-60 minutes following Reunions registration for data to sync before attempting to log in. And if you still have last year’s Reunions 2022 app on your phone, you will need to log out first before logging into Reunions 2023.
- Prepare for traffic delays. While there are several construction projects currently underway on campus and parking is limited, the new Stadium Drive Garage is open, as is the Theater Drive Garage (formerly known as West Garage). Carpooling, public transportation and shuttle buses from area hotels are still your best options for getting to campus. All hotel shuttle buses, as well as Uber and Lyft, will be picking up and dropping off at the Wawa Transit Hub, located by the Theater Drive Garage. Check out the campus map to learn more about road closures and parking availability.
- Look up events. Use the more than 250 events listed on the Reunions website to help you plan your trip back to campus.
- Check in and get your wristband. When you arrive on campus, don’t forget to pick up your wristbands. Visit the website for exact locations and hours.
- Get RAD help. If you have a question, stop by one of the two Welcome Tents located at Baker Rink and Morrison Hall — or look for someone wearing the Reunions Ambassador Division (RAD) logo. Throughout Reunions, Princeton staff volunteers —members of RAD — will be supporting events, driving golf carts, answering questions and helping to provide a safe and fun environment for alumni.
- Follow @PrincetonAlumni. Our Instagram, Facebook and Twitter accounts will keep you up to speed on everything happening during Reunions. Bonus: alumni and guests who follow us on Instagram can chill out, recharge their phones and take 360-degree videos of themselves at the Trending Tiger Tent Friday evening. The tent is located in the U-Store Courtyard near the 5th and 10th reunion sites.
- Check out the Alumni-Faculty Forums. A Reunions tradition for more than 65 years, the Alumni-Faculty Forums bring together alumni panelists from the major reunion classes and the Association of Princeton Graduate Alumni for discussions of timely or timeless topics.
- Hear from President Eisgruber. University President Christopher L. Eisgruber ’83 will be speaking to the entire alumni body in a live address at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, May 27, in Alexander Hall.
- P-rade! The one and only P-rade has a few new twists and turns but still kicks off at 2 p.m. on Saturday, May 27, with the ringing of the Nassau Hall bell. Check out the new route and class staging locations. Also, follow the signs for exiting the P-rade as you arrive on Poe Field.
- Stay for the music and fireworks. Although you can see the Saturday-night fireworks from almost anywhere on campus, they’re extra special over Princeton Stadium. And if you get there early enough, you can catch a concert under the skies by the University Orchestra. The orchestra starts at 8 p.m. and the fireworks begin at 9:15 p.m.
- Take a trip down memory lane. Reunions weekend is your chance to reconnect with old friends and commemorate a special time in your lives. It’s also a chance to share stories, meet new people and create memories, so have fun!