Come Back to Campus for Alumni Day

Recent alumni at Alumni Day

Alumni Day 2023: February 25

Reconnect with friends, fellow alumni and Princeton families, honor alumni award winners, attend the Service of Remembrance, toast the 50th anniversary of the Association of Black Princeton Alumni with your fellow alumni at the all-alumni reception, listen to lectures, and so much more! 

Alumni in pew holding programs or prayer books.

Service of Remembrance

Held during Alumni Day on February 25, this year’s Service of Remembrance will honor the alumni, students and members of the Princeton University faculty and staff whose deaths were recorded by the University during 2022.

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Leave a Virtual Carnation

In memory and honor of beloved Princetonians, you can post a “virtual carnation” — a memorial message — honoring a departed loved one.

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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.

Alumni Day 2022

Relive Alumni Day Highlights from 2022

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.

Alumna shaking hands with Anthony Romero at Alumni Day 2020

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.