Residential Life Programs

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Experience Life at Princeton

The residential experience is a central feature of a Princeton education. Our students build and maintain Princeton's spirit of community within their residential environments by participating in programming, social and cultural activities. We encourage our students to assume leadership and advising roles, such as Residential College Advisers or Dormitory Assistants, to continue to build Princeton's community.

Residential College Advisors

Residential College Advisors (RCAs) and assistant residential college advisers (ARCAs) provide guidance and support to students in the residential colleges. 

Current A/RCAs can visit the RCA Resource Site.

Dormitory Assistant Program

Each year, the Office of the Dean of Undergraduate Students and the Housing Department hire approximately 20 upperclass students (rising juniors or seniors) as Dormitory Assistants.

Residential Education Program

The Residential Education Program (REP) signals important community values like safety, responsibility, respect and civility, and an understanding and appreciation of Princeton's diverse community.