2021 Princeton Bonfire

Congratulations to the Princeton University Football team for their 35-20 win over Yale. Given their win over both Harvard and Yale this season, tradition dictates the hosting of a bonfire!  The bonfire is one of the most memorable, and sporadic, of all traditional Princeton activities, celebrating that the Princeton football team had the best record in a single season among the Big Three — Harvard, Yale and Princeton (read more on Princetoniana).

The bonfire celebration was held on Cannon Green on Sunday, November 21st at 7:30PM.

Live video of the event was available via ODUS Facebook (speaking program), ODUS YouTube (including the bonfire build), and via this page, with a livestream beginning 10AM on Sunday, November 21st.  The digital bonfire song card is available here. The commemorative bonfire poster was designed by Sean Rubin '09.  Read more about the genesis of Sean's tenure as bonfire graphic designer here.

2021 Bonfire Poster by Sean Rubin
Poster Design by Sean Rubin '09

Each class will have an opportunity to build their part of the bonfire. The build schedule is as follows:

  • Class of 2025 from 10AM to 11AM
  • Class of 2024 from 11AM to 12PM
  • Class of 2023 from 12PM to 1PM
  • Class of 2022 from 1PM to 2PM

ODUS extends an additional thanks to the following community partners for their help: Princeton Fire Department, Princeton First Aid and Rescue Squad (PFARS), and the New Jersey Forest Fire Service.