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