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Alumni-Faculty Forums

A Reunions tradition for over 65 years, the Alumni-Faculty Forums (AFFs) bring together alumni panelists from the major reunion classes and the Association of Princeton Graduate Alumni (APGA) for discussions of a broad range of timely or timeless topics. Moderated by members of the faculty or administration, the forums attract thousands of alumni and guests each year.

View the 2022 AFFs

Faculty Books

From anthropology to physics, literature to politics, Princeton faculty and emeritus faculty have authored books of interest on their scholarly subjects.

Check out the faculty book lists maintained by department:

The Princeton Alumni Weekly features select works by Princeton alumni and faculty, as well as highlights other media.

To include a new faculty book to the list, please contact Ann Healy Guarnaccia, assistant director of academic programming and faculty liaison. 

View Faculty Book List

Community Auditing Program (CAP)

Princeton University's Community Auditing Program (CAP) enables members of the community, high school graduates ages 18 and above, to audit, University lectures as a "silent student" on a non-credit basis for $200 per course unless otherwise noted. Auditors must live in New Jersey or be within a 50-mile radius of Princeton University. On average, 125-150 classes are available each semester for auditing. No credit or certification is given for CAP classes. However, certified teachers currently working in New Jersey and Au Pairs may obtain written verification for classes they have audited.

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Game Day Lectures

Before you hit the stadium, hit the classroom! Prior to selected home football games, the Alumni Association provides alumni and friends with a chance to sample intellectual life on campus before catching up with classmates at tailgates and cheering on the Tigers on the gridiron. Registration is not required for the lecture.

Pre-read

The Pre-read program, initiated by President Eisgruber in 2013, introduces new students to Princeton’s vibrant intellectual life. Members of the incoming class join together to read and discuss a book that President Eisgruber selects and sends to new students prior to their arrival on campus. First year students then participate in Pre-read discussions with student leaders during Orientation Week and with President Eisgruber over the course of the academic year.

All alumni are invited to participate in the pre-read tradition by hosting regional, class, or affinity events to discuss the book selection with fellow tigers. You may order books for your alumni event by submitting a Pre-read book request form below

Pre-read Book Request Form

 

Every Day the River Changes book cover


2022 Pre-read

President Eisgruber's Princeton Pre-read selection for the Class of 2026 is “Every Day the River Changes: Four Weeks Down the Magdalena” by Jordan Salama, a graduate of Princeton’s Class of 2019. The book is based on Salama’s senior thesis, in which he recounts his experiences as he traveled along the Magdalena River in Colombia describing the people he met and the cultures he encountered during his travels with a distinctive warmth and empathy. President Eisgruber hopes that “Every Day the River Changes” will inspire students “to think imaginatively and creatively about what you might do with your time at Princeton.”

2021 Pre-read

2020 Pre-read

View previous Pre-read selections

Princeton Online

Living at a distance from campus shouldn’t preclude your participation in alumni education. As long as you have an internet connection, you have access to lifelong learning at Princeton.

Princeton Online MOOCs

Princeton University Library is pleased to provide the University’s alumni with access to a suite of library-licensed electronic resources for personal, non-commercial use. Access is available from anywhere via login with TigerNet NetID and password.

Princeton Library Resources

Find events and upcoming virtual lectures on the University events calendar.

University Events Calendar

Speakers Bureau

Alumni Engagement works with the regional associations, classes and affinity groups to help connect them with faculty, administrators and athletic coaches for speaking engagements that keep Princeton alumni connected to the intellectual life of the University. You may request a University speaker for your Princeton alumni event through the Alumni Engagement Speakers Bureau Program.

Recent Speakers Bureaus events include:

  • Gabe Vecchi, Professor of Geosciences and the High Meadows Environmental Institute, attended The Princeton Club of Northern California’s Princeton in the Sierras Camp and spoke about how climate change is affecting California. October 2021
  • John Mack, Ford Family Director of Athletics, spoke virtually in conversation with the Princeton Alumni Association of New Hampshire, the Princeton Association of Vermont and the Princeton Association of New England. November 2021
  • Sigrid Adriaenssens, Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering, visited the Princeton Club of South Florida where she spoke about building forms that adapt to the natural environment. April, 2022
  • Jeffrey Whetstone, Professor of Visual Arts in the Lewis Center for the Arts, visited the Princeton Club of Austin where he delivered “Rural America through the Lenses of Anthropology and Mythology: Exploring the complicated bond between people and the landscape.” May, 2022
  • Jacob Shapiro, Professor of Politics and International Affairs, Princeton School of Public and International Affairs, spoke in-person to the Princeton Club of San Diego about his book, Small Wars, Big Data: The Information Revolution in Modern Conflict. June, 2022
  • Cara Morey, Head Coach of Women's Ice Hockey, spoke in-person to the Princeton Club of Wisconsin about the changed culture of Princeton Women’s Hockey that resulted in the successful team we have today. June, 2022
Learn more about the Speakers Bureau

Regional association and affiliated group officers may request a speaker by submitting the Speakers Bureau Request Form.

Request a Speaker