Alumni Day 2023

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Alumni Day 2023

Know Before You Go

There is no charge to attend Alumni Day, but registration is required. If you were not able to pre-register, you may do so during check-in on Friday, February 24 or Saturday, February 25.

Alumni Day Check-in and Nametag Pick-up

Friday, February 24
1:00-4:00 p.m.
Nassau Presbyterian Church, 61 Nassau Street (located next to Maclean House)

Saturday, February 25
8:00-10:15 a.m.
Nassau Presbyterian Church, 61 Nassau Street (located next to Maclean House)

11:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.
Jadwin Gymnasium Lobby


View parking and transportation map


Free on-campus parking will be available in the Theater Drive Garage (formerly the West Garage), located adjacent to Princeton station/Wawa, or the new Stadium Drive Garage, located adjacent to Jadwin Gym in the former location of Lot 21. Free pre-registration is required for on-campus parking before 4:00 p.m. on Friday, February 24.

There are also several pay parking garages in town located on Chambers Street, Hulfish Street and Spring Street.

Arriving by Train

A shuttle will depart from Princeton Junction Station at 7:30 a.m. and 8:30 a.m. with transportation to the Check-in and Nametag Pick-up location, which is Nassau Presbyterian Church at 61 Nassau Street. If you dont arrive in time for that shuttle, please take The Dinky to Princeton Station and utilize shuttles departing from the adjacent Wawa.

Getting Around Campus

Friday, February 24
If you are coming to campus on Friday, February 24, please plan to use the TigerTransit shuttle service. There will not be any dedicated Alumni Day shuttles on Friday.

Saturday, February 25
Shuttles will available from the Theater Drive Garage (formerly the West Garage)/Princeton Station, picking up in front of Wawa, and from the Stadium Drive Garage (in the location of the former Lot 21, near Jadwin Gymnasium) throughout the day.

From 8:00-11:00 a.m., shuttles will loop between parking areas and the Check-in and Nametag Pick-up location, Nassau Presbyterian Church, at 61 Nassau Street.

Following the morning program in Richardson Auditorium, shuttles will be available on Elm Drive adjacent to Alexander Hall with dedicated transportation to Jadwin Gymnasium (DeNunzio Circle). If weather permits, we encourage those who are able to walk.

Following the Alumni Day Luncheon in Jadwin Gymnasium, shuttles will be available at DeNunzio Circle with transportation up campus, dropping on Nassau Street at Rivers Way, located between Chancellor Green and Firestone Library. Shuttles will also drop at parking areas if requested, and will continue to loop until 6:00 p.m. between the Rivers Way stop and both the Theater Drive Garage/Princeton Station and the Stadium Drive Garage.

Additional Transit Services
Information about accessible transit services aboard TigerTransit shuttles and our reservable, curb-to-curb, accessible transit system TigerAccess is available here. Please contact us if any additional assistance or accommodations are needed.

Alumni Day Program

9:15 a.m.      Alumni Day Program & Awards Presentation
Celebrate General Christopher Cavoli ’87, the Supreme Allied Commander Europe and Commander, U.S. European Command with this year’s Woodrow Wilson Award; and this year’s James Madison Medal winner, Robert Kahn *64, the internet pioneer and current chairman, CEO and president of the Corporation for National Research Initiatives; as well as the honorees of the undergraduate Pyne Prize and the graduate Jacobus Fellowship.            
Alexander Hall, Richardson Auditorium

11:30 a.m.     Alumni Day Reception
All alumni are invited to enjoy refreshments prior to the Alumni Day Luncheon.
Jadwin Gymnasium

12:00 p.m.     Alumni Day Luncheon
Jadwin Gymnasium

Welcome and Announcement of Alumni Trustee Candidates by Mary Newburn ’97

Invocation by Alison L. Boden
Dean of Religious Life and of the Chapel

Trenton Arts at Princeton: A vibrant artistic partnership
Lou Chen ’19, Program Manager for Trenton Arts at Princeton
Performance by the Trenton Youth Singers

Remarks by President Christopher L. Eisgruber ’83

The Campus Experience: Stewardship and Growth
Ronald J. McCoy Jr. *80, University Architect

Creating, Inspiring, Transforming: A Vision for Princeton Engineering
Andrea Goldsmith, Dean of the School of Engineering and Applied Science

Closing Remarks
Mary Newburn ’97

Adjournment and Singing of “Old Nassau”
The Princeton Tigerlilies

3:00 p.m.       Service of Remembrance
The University’s annual memorial service invites family and friends to remember with honor and affection those Princetonians – alumni, students, faculty and staff – whose deaths were recorded during the prior calendar year. Rabbi Eric S. Yanoff ’98 will deliver the memorial address
, and President Christopher L. Eisgruber ’83 will offer special remarks.
University Chapel

4:00 p.m.       Service of Remembrance Reception
Family and friends are invited to a reception after the service to share personal remembrances.
Murray-Dodge Hall

All-Alumni Closing Reception
Before departing campus, join your fellow alumni for a toast honoring the 50th anniversary of the Association of Black Princeton Alumni at the all-alumni closing reception.
Chancellor Green Rotunda

Other Campus Events


Friday, February 24

4:00 p.m.       FOCUS Speaker Series: Ruha Benjamin in Conversation with Chris Gilliard Learn More
Join us for the next installation of the FOCUS Speaker Series in the iconic Chancellor Green Rotunda at 4:00 pm on Friday, Feb 24, 2023. The first FOCUS speaker event of this year will feature writer, professor and speaker Dr. Chris Gilliard in conversation with Professor Ruha Benjamin of the African American Studies Department. Register here
Chancellor Green Rotunda

4:00 p.m.       Talk & reception with President of the Association of Princeton Graduate Alumni, Karthick Ramakrishnan *02
Karthick has published many articles and 7 books, including most recently, Citizenship Reimagined (Cambridge, 2020) and Framing Immigrants (Russell Sage, 2016), and has written dozens of opeds and has appeared in nearly 3,000 news stories. Ramakrishnan was named to the Frederick Douglass 200 and is currently working on projects related to racial equity in philanthropy and regional development. He is also the President of the Association of Princeton Graduate Alumni (APGA). He'll share candidly about his leadership journey within academia and public policy, and the many skills and lessons learned along the way. A networking reception in the Louis A. Simpson Atrium with heavy appetizers and wine will follow the talk. Register here
Julis Romo Rabinowitz Building, Room 101

6:00 p.m.       Spiritual Warrior: Celebrating the Life and Legacy of Bhakti Tirtha Swami (John E. Favors ‘72) Learn More
As one of the first Black student leaders on campus, John Favors '72 (also known on campus as Tshombe Abdul) served as president of the Association of Black Collegians (ABC) and was one of the co-founders of the Third Word Center (later renamed the Carl A. Fields Center). He went on to become one of the world’s first African American Hindu gurus, ordained as His Holiness Bhakti Tirtha Swami. An acclaimed spiritual teacher, author, and community organizer, he passed away from cancer in 2005. Please join us for a dinner celebrating Swami, featuring a panel discussion, with alum Eric Vinson '73, Melvin McCray '74, and Ganga Bey '09, along with Yasoda Mensah (a senior student of Swami), and scholar Krishni Metvier.  Register here
Carl A. Fields Center, Multipurpose Room 104

Saturday, February 25

2:00 p.m.       General Chemistry in an Hour – or Less
A perennial Alumni Day family favorite, this presentation includes demonstrations made famous to students and alumni by the late Professor Hubert Alyea ’1924.
Frick Chemistry Laboratory, Taylor Auditorium

2:00 p.m.       Outdoor Action: Rock Climbing and Bouldering for Beginners and Intermediates
Join OA leaders, students, fellow alumni and their families at the University’s climbing wall in one of two one-hour sessions. Offered 2-3 p.m. and 3-4 p.m. Register here. All climbing equipment and instruction provided by Outdoor Action.
Princeton Stadium, University Climbing Wall

2:00 p.m.       50 Years of the Third World Center: A Reflection
In honor of the founding of the Third World Center in 1971, now known as the Carl A. Fields Center for Equality & Cultural Understanding, join in celebrating its legacy through the years. Hear from panelists Michael Barney ’83, Vickie Gonzales ’88, Kevin Gover ’78, Lawrence Hamm ’78, Charlie Lai ’78, Yina Moore ’79, and Vicki Takeuchi Wynne ’74. Myesha Jemison ’18 will moderate this conversation, which is co-sponsored by the Office of Alumni Engagement. The panel will be livestreamed on Media Central:  Register here
McCosh Hall, Room 10

2:00 p.m.      Wise Children’s Wuthering Heights Learn more
Shot through with music, dance, passion and hope, Emma Rice (Brief Encounter, Tristan & Yseult) transforms Emily Brontë’s masterpiece into an intoxicating revenge tragedy for our time. Tickets: $35-65
McCarter Theatre Center, 91 University Place

4:30 p.m.       50 Years of the Third World Center: Cocktail Hour & Dinner
Celebrate 50 years of Third World Center by attending a cocktail hour on the 1st and 2nd floors of the Carl A. Fields Center, followed by dinner at 5:30 p.m in Multipurpose Room 104. This event is co-sponsored by the Office of Alumni Engagement. Registration closes when capacity is reached. Otherwise, registration closes at 11:59pm ET on Friday, February 17. Learn more and register
Carl A. Fields Center

5:00 p.m.       Inaugural Prince’ Alumni Day Mixer
The Daily Princetonian welcomes you to join us at the 1st-ever ‘Prince’ Alumni Day Mixer event to celebrate Alumni Day with current ‘Prince’ student staffers. Along with some snacks and refreshments, we will have small games and activities as well as collections of past newspapers and special issues on display. We would love to see you there! If you are interested in joining us, please RSVP! We can’t wait to celebrate with you. Register here
The Daily Princetonian Newsroom, 48 University Place

7:30 p.m.       Princeton University Glee Club: Bach & Shaw Learn more
The Princeton University Glee Club, directed by Gabriel Crouch h14, performs works by Caroline Shaw and J.S. Bach. Tickets: $15 General | $5 Student
Alexander Hall, Richardson Auditorium

8:00 p.m.       Disorder — An immersive theatrical installation by Reed Leventis ’23 Learn more
Disorder is an immersive theatrical installation conceptualized, designed and led by Reed Leventis ’23, with sound design by Emily Murray ’23. Highlighting stories and writing sourced from the Princeton University community, the installation illuminates and investigates the frays and strains of the American medical industry. The installation further utilizes audience participation and reflection as a mechanism to reimagine spaces of health care as communal sites of radical listening and vulnerability. Open to public; registration required.
Lewis Arts Complex, Wallace Theater

8:00 p.m.       Theater Intime: Autumn Rewind by Le’Naya Wilkerson ’25 Learn more
To save the kingdom, Saige travels back in time to stop the assassination of her childhood friend and first love, Prince Rowan. But for Rowan to live, someone has to die. Tickets: $12 General | $10 Staff & Seniors | $8 Students or FREE with Student Events
Murray-Dodge Hall, Hamilton Murray Theater


Toni Morrison: Sites of Memory Learn more
A new Princeton University Library exhibition brings together select objects from the Toni Morrison Papers. The exhibition’s materials illuminate how her creative process was a deeply archival one, and spotlights this archive as a site which records unknown aspects of her writing life and practice. Open from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Milberg Gallery, Firestone Library

You Belong Here: Place, People, and Purpose in Latinx Photography Learn more
You Belong Here celebrates the dynamic expressions of Latinx photography across the United States. The exhibition brings together both established artists and a new generation of image-makers, who address themes of family and community, fashion and culture, and the complexity of identity in American life. Open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Art on Hulfish, 11 Hulfish St

Cycle of Creativity: Alison Saar and the Toni Morrison Papers Learn more
Cycle of Creativity: Alison Saar and the Toni Morrison Papers bring sculpture, prints and textiles by the mixed-media artist Alison Saar into conversation with the work of Toni Morrison, whose vast trove of papers from her career as a novelist, essayist, playwright, professor, and editor are held in the Princeton University Library. The exhibition explores themes that resonate in the works of both Saar and Morrison—musicality, labor, and ancestors—through various facets of each artist’s practice. Open from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Art@Bainbridge, 158 Nassau St

Washitales: An Exhibition by Visual Artist Kyoko Ibe Learn more
Washitales presents the work of renowned visual artist Kyoko Ibe in conjunction with the Lewis Center’s theatrical presentation of “Felon: An American Washi Tale” by Reginald Dwayne Betts. The set for Felon has been designed and created by Ibe and includes kites constructed of paper (washi) made from the clothes of men who Betts met in prison. “Washi” is traditional Japanese handmade paper. Open from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Lewis Arts Complex, Hurley Gallery

Athletic Events

10:00 a.m.     Women’s Water Polo vs. Harvard
DeNunzio Pool

10:30 a.m.     Men’s Tennis vs. Navy
Jadwin Gymnasium

1:00 p.m.       Men’s Lacrosse vs. Maryland
Sherrerd Field at Class of 1952 Stadium

Women’s Water Polo vs. St. Francis College Brooklyn
DeNunzio Pool

3:00 p.m.       Men’s Tennis vs. Monmouth
Jadwin Gymnasium


For tickets call 609.258.9220 or visit

Class Events

1955    Cocktails, 5:00 p.m., and Dinner, 6:00 p.m., at Tiger Inn

1959    Cocktails, 5:30 p.m.,and Dinner, 6:00 p.m., at the Nassau Club

1962    *Friday, 2/24 Dinner in Jadwin Gym before the Women’s Basketball game vs. Harvard, 5:00 p.m., Tipoff at 6:00 p.m.

1966    Reception and Dinner at the Present Day Club, 5:00 – 10:00 p.m.

1969    Cocktails, 5:00 p.m., and Dinner, 6:00 p.m., at the Nassau Club

1970    *Friday, 2/24 Reception and Dinner at the Nassau Club, with Professor Maitland Jones and son Maitland Jones III ’87, 6:30 p.m.

1972    Class Meeting in Madison Hall, Room 202, 4:15 p.m. Reception and Dinner at the Nassau Club, with Professor Eric Gregory, 5:30 p.m.

1974    Dinner at Metro North, on Alexander Road, 6:00 p.m.

1976    Dinner at the home of Morris Smith ’76 and Nancy Lin ’77 h76, 6:00-9:30 p.m.

1977    Dinner at the home of Morris Smith ’76 and Nancy Lin ’77 h76, 6:00-9:30 p.m.

1978    Cocktail party at the home of Diane Varrin Eshleman, 5:30-7:00 p.m.

1979    Gather together at the Lacrosse Tigers vs. Maryland, 1952 Stadium, 1:00 p.m. (After Lunch and before the Service of Remembrance.)

1986    Gathering after the Service of Remembrance at the home of Els and Peter Paine's in Princeton.  

2021    A class-wide Day of Service in New York City, DC, LA, San Francisco, New Haven, Princeton, and Seattle.

Hotel Accommodations

Attendees are responsible for arranging personal accommodations while attending Alumni Day at Princeton University. Limited blocks of rooms are available Friday, February 24, to Sunday, February 26, at discounted rates. Any unused rooms in the blocks will be released after the cut-off dates.

Nassau Inn
Rate: $164.00/night (single and double occupancy)

To receive the discounted rate, you may call the Nassau Inn Reservations Department at (800) 862-7728 and mention booking code 27855. Alternately, you may book online at

Cut-off date: Please book your reservation by January 24, 2023, in order to get this rate. If all rooms in the block are reserved before that date, the rate may no longer be available.

Location: 10 Palmer Square - walking distance to campus.

Hyatt Regency Princeton
Rate: $179.00/night (single and double occupancy, king room)

To receive the discounted rate, copy and paste the below booking link into your browser. You may also call the hotel at (877) 803-7534 and mention the Princeton University Alumni Day room block or group code G-PALU.

Booking Link:

Cut-off date: Please book your reservation by January 25, 2023 in order to get this rate. If all rooms in the block are reserved before that date, the rate may no longer be available.

Location: 102 Carnegie Center, Princeton – short drive to campus.

DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Princeton
Rate: $149.00/night (single and double occupancy); includes breakfast

To receive the discounted rate, copy and paste the below booking link into your browser. You may also call the hotel at (609) 452-2400 and mention the Princeton University corporate account (2633113) when making your reservation.

Booking Link:

Location: 4355 US Route 1, Princeton - short drive to campus.

Other lodging options in the Princeton area can be found on the accommodations page of the Princeton Regional Chamber of Commerce and Visitors Bureau’s website.