Thank you for coming back to campus for Alumni Day!

Alumni Day booklet

More than 1,100 alumni came back to campus to 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, listen to lectures, and so much more! 

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“We cannot take [our future] for granted. It won’t be easy. It will require strength, it will require focus, it will require thoughtful, creative people who do not tire, who do not despair and who do not falter.”

Gen. Christopher Cavoli ’87
Christopher Cavoli at podium during Alumni Day.

Woodrow Wilson Award Lecture

Gen. Christopher Cavoli ’87 delivered “In the Nation’s Service in Today’s World” before accepting the Woodrow Wilson Award. 




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“You have to assume that every technology has its good side and bad side.”

Robert Kahn *64
Robert Kahn at podium during Alumni Day.

James Madison Medal Lecture

Robert Kahn *64, CEO and president of the Corporation for National Research Initiatiaves, spoke on “Challenges in Creating Innovative Infrastructure.” 

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Austin Davis and Ella Gantman flank President Eisgruber.

Pyne Prize Remarks


Austin Davis ’22  and Ella Gantman ’22 accepted the Moses Taylor Pyne Honor Prize during Alumni Day.

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President Eisgruber at Service of Remembrance

Service of Remembrance

Held during Alumni Day on February 25, 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 2022. The entire Princeton community was invited to attend. President Christopher L. Eisgruber ’83 offered special remarks.


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At the Alumni Day Luncheon

Luncheon Program

For the first time in three years, the Luncheon Progam returned to Jadwin Gym for the Alumni Council Annual Meeting. In addition to updates from Alumni Association President Mary Newburn ’97, Andrea Goldsmith, dean of the School of Engineeting and Applied Science, provided updates about Engineering; University Architect Ron McCoy *80 discussed campus growth and expansion; and Lou Chen ’19, shared the community impact of Trenton Arts at Princeton. 

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Jacobus Fellows with Dean Rod Priestley

Jacobus Fellowship Recipients

Jacobus Fellows Mira Nencheva, Lila Rodgers, Jason Molesky and Benjamin Kleinman Orleansky discuss their research.

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Honoring Princetonians

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

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.

Austin Davis ’23 and Ella Gantman ’23

2023 Pyne Prize Recipients

2023 Jacobus Fellows

2023 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.

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.