Group photo in front of Nassau Hall during Orange & Black Day

Princetonians worldwide celebrate Orange & Black Day

by University Advancement
October 22, 2021

In every time zone in the world and with every shade of orange and black, Princetonians pulled out all the stops for the inaugural celebration of Orange & Black Day on Charter Day, Oct. 22. This year marked the University’s 275th birthday.

Conceived by the Alumni Council, Orange & Black Day was held primarily online with Princeton alumni, students, faculty and staff posting images of themselves to and on social media using #Princeton275 and #TigersRising. Photos were uploaded from across the U.S., and as far away as India, Taiwan, Japan, Germany and England, among other countries, as well as from Princeton, where an on-campus celebration invited Princetonians to visit four festively decorated “selfie stations” — Nassau Hall Tigers, Frist Campus Center, Dillon Gym and Firestone Library — to snap a photo and receive a birthday treat. The Princeton University Band also stopped by Nassau Hall where the group performed happy birthday in honor of the University's birthday.

Everyone is encouraged to continue posting their orange and black photos. Here's what you can do:

Dress in your best orange and black, take a photo or video and upload it to:

Read more about Orange & Black Day.