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Author: Jordan K. Brown ’19

Decatur, Georgia • Economics View Profile

Tales from Tiger Tuesday

A day for the early action admitted students

Tuesday, February 21 was a rather special day on campus, not for us current students in particular but rather for those who aren't. It is called Tiger Tuesday, and it is hosted by the University every year with the purpose of allowing those students who applied and were accepted to Princeton under early action to acquire a small taste of what it's like to be a student here.

The day roughly started at 8 a.m. with the check-in session, lasting until 11 a.m. and during this time prospective students were given various packets of information about the University, as well as small bits of Princeton paraphenalia (which doesn't stop when you become a student by the way, I'm still getting free stuff). Afterwards, the prospective students had the opportunity to walk around, visit various open house sessions hosted by different centers on campus or even sit in on any class of their choosing, if they so please. Toward the end of the day, they congregated again in residential colleges, where they chatted with other eager prospective students, admissions staff, as well as current students. While I was there, I asked around if some prospective students knew what they might want to major in or what they enjoyed most about Tiger Tuesday. Needless to say, answers to the question about their possible major varied: English, Economics, Chemistry and many undecided, which makes sense and is totally fine, too. The day wrapped up at about 4:30 p.m., after a few closing remarks from various faculty members. I hope the admitted students has a positive experience on campus during their brief time here.

We hope to see you as a Princeton student in the fall!