Alumni Day 2022

Relive Alumni Day 2022 and mark your calendar for next year’s mid-winter celebration: Feb. 25, 2023.

Alumni Day 2022

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Maria Ressa and Julia Wolfe at Alumni Day 2022
Nobel laureate Maria Ressa ’86, composer Julia Wolfe *12 and student award winners honored at Princeton Alumni Day

Nobel Peace Prize laureate Maria Ressa and Pulitzer Prize-winning composer Julia Wolfe received top honors at Princeton’s Alumni Day on Saturday, Feb. 19. The event was the first in-person alumni celebration on campus in two years.

“You don’t really know who you are until you’re forced to fight for it.”

— Maria A. Ressa ’86
Maria Ressa '86 at Alumni Day 2022

Woodrow Wilson Award Lecture

Nobel laureate Maria A. Ressa ’86, president and CEO of Rappler, Inc., discussed “The Honor Code and the Battle for Facts” during Alumni Day when she was honored with the University’s top undergraduate alumni award.

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“When I got the call about the Princeton award I was stunned. As an artist you aren’t generally celebrated in the company of scientists, economists and historians. But it’s really fun.”

— Julia Wolfe *12
Julia Wolfe at Alumni Day

James Madison Medal Lecture

Pulitzer Prize-winning music composer Julia Wolfe *12 presented “Unsung Histories” upon accepting the James Madison Medal, an honor bestowed on a graduate alumnus with a distinguished career.

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Claire Wayner '22 at left with Christian Potter '22 on video screen at right

Moses Taylor Pyne Honor Prize

Christian Potter ’22 and Claire Wayner ’22 won this year’s Pyne Prize, the highest general distinction the University confers upon an undergraduate.

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Jacobus Award winners, 2022

Porter Ogden Jacobus Fellowship

Spencer Weinreich, Erin Kado-Fong and Zachary Teed were recognized as winners of the 2021-22 Porter Ogden Jacobus Fellowship, Princeton University’s top honor for graduate students.

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2022 Service of Remembrance

Service of Remembrance 2022

This year’s Service of Remembrance honored the alumni, students and members of the Princeton University faculty and staff whose deaths were recorded by the University during 2020 and 2021.

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Alumni during Alumni Day in Jadwin Gym sitting at tables

The Woodrow Wilson Award and James Madison Medal

Take a look back at the past recipients of the most prestigious awards presented at Alumni Day. 

Other Alumni Day Awards

Moses Taylor Pyne Honor Prize

The Pyne Honor Prize, established in 1921, is awarded to the senior who has most clearly manifested excellent scholarship, strength of character and effective leadership.

Porter Ogden Jacobus Fellowship

The Porter Ogden Jacobus Fellowship, Princeton's top honor for graduate students, supports the final year of study and is awarded to students whose work has exhibited the highest scholarly excellence.

2022 Pyne Prize winners

2022 Pyne Prize Recipients

Jacobus Fellows 2022

2022 Jacobus Fellows

Alumni Day Jadwin

History of Alumni Day

First observed on Lincoln’s birthday in 1915, the day drew 100 alumni to what the PAW called “an intellectual pilgrimage” to Princeton. From 1916 to 1955, it was on Washington’s birthday; thereafter, it has been on the Saturday nearest February 22.