Throughout the year, alumni are honored for their exemplary work and service, both to the University and to the world. 

Service to Princeton award winners take part in the singing on Old Nassau

2022 Honorees for Service to Princeton

2020 Service Award winners
Alumni Council names Service to Princeton award winners

The Award for Service to Princeton was presented to four Princetonians during the annual meeting of the Alumni Council that was held on campus on Friday, May 20.

Alumni Council meeting in Rocky Dining Room during Reunions

Award for Service to Princeton

The Alumni Council Award for Service to Princeton recognizes outstanding service contributions to Princeton by any member of the Princeton family, with special emphasis on those who serve significantly, but inconspicuously. Award recipients are recognized at events during Reunions.

Alumna shaking hands with Anthony Romero at Alumni Day 2020

Alumni Day Awards

Considered the most prestigious awards given to alumni, the Woodrow Wilson Award and James Madison Medal are conferred on Alumni Day to an undergraduate alumnus/a and an alumnus/a of the Graduate School.

Maria Ressa '86 at Alumni Day 2022

Watch: Woodrow Wilson Award Recipient Maria Ressa ’86

Julia Wolfe at Alumni Day
James Madison Medal Award Recipient Julia Wolfe *12

Pulitzer Prize-winning composer Julia Wolfe *12 received the top graduate alumni award, the James Madison Medal, at Princeton’s Alumni Day on Saturday, Feb. 19. 

Annual Giving Achievement Awards

2021 Annual Giving Distinguished Achievement Awards

Annual Giving volunteer awards
Annual Giving applauds volunteer achievements

Annual Giving honored volunteer leaders for their achievements in the 2020-21 campaign during a series of online celebrations in February.

Outdoor tent for PANE event.

Make a Nomination

The Committee on Regional Associations encourages and awards innovation among its 160 regional associations found throughout the world. The committee invites all alumni to nominate deserving alumni for this prestigious award.


APGA Regional Association Award

First awarded in 2007, the APGA Regional Association Award is given annually by the Association of Princeton Graduate Alumni (APGA) to a Princeton regional association that deserves special recognition for increasing participation of Princeton graduate alumni in its regional activities and/or fostering the cause of graduate education and the Graduate School at Princeton University.