The buzz of reunions and graduation can already be felt in Princeton, and the crowds will grow larger as the week goes on. Whether you want to watch the alumni P-rade, catch some fireworks, or avoid traffic in town, we’ve created a list of Princeton University event highlights for Thursday, May 25 through Tuesday, May 30 to help you plan your schedule (or your roadmap).
Thursday, May 25
From 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., take pause and reflect while walking a labyrinth at the Niles Chapel at Nassau Presbyterian Church, 61 Nassau Street.
The Fuzzy Dice Improv Comedy group will perform at the U-Store Courtyard tent from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m.
The Princeton Art Museum pop-up shop will run from 2 p.m. until 7 p.m. on the Murray-Dodge Hall lawn.
An intro to Qi Gong class will be held on the Effron Music Building lawn from 4:30 p.m. to 5: 30 p.m.
The Koleinu alumni arch sing will take place at the Blair Arch from 10:30 p.m. to 11 p.m.
Friday, May 26
A bird walk sponsored by the Class of 1970 will begin at 8 a.m. at the Charles H. Rogers Wildlife Refuge, which is located on West Drive off of Alexander Road near the D&R Canal. Binoculars are recommended but not required.
Princeton University Band alumni will perform at the Bloomberg Arch from noon until 1 p.m.
The Princeton Triangle Club returns to McCarter Theatre with its encore presentation of Campelot, a song-and-dance extravaganza about the trials and triumphs of summer camp. Featuring hot counselors, creepy ghost stories, and Triangle’s signature kickline. 8 p.m. at the Matthews Theatre at McCarter. Tickets are available at mccarter.org.
Katzenjammer alumni arch sing at the East Pyne Arch, 9 p.m. to 11 p.m.
Wildcats alumni arch sing at the Bloomberg Arch, 9 p.m. to 11 p.m.
Tigerlilies alumni arch sing at the Blair Arch, 9:30 p.m. to 11 p.m.
Roaring 20 alumni arch sing at the East Pyne Arch, 11 p.m. to midnight.
Nassoons alumni arch sing at the Blair Arch, 11 p.m. to midnight.
Old NasSoul alumni arch sing at the Bloomberg Arch, 11 p.m. to midnight.
Roaring 20 alumni arch sing at the 1879 Arch, midnight to 2 a.m.
Tigertones alumni arch sing at Blair Arch, midnight to 1:30 a.m.
Satuday, May 27
Tigerlilies alumni arch sing at Bloomberg Arch, 10 a.m. to noon.
Art for Families at Art on Hulfish. Drop in any time between 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. and enjoy an art project related to the exhibition “Traces on the Landscape.” All ages are welcome. No tickets or reservations are needed.
Kindred Spirit arch sing at the 1879 Arch, 10:30 a.m. to 11 a.m.
Nassoons alumni arch sing at East Pyne Arch, 11 a.m. to noon.
The annual P-rade tradition begins at 2 p.m. and runs until 6 p.m.
The Princeton Triangle Club returns to McCarter Theatre with its encore presentation of Campelot, a song-and-dance extravaganza about the trials and triumphs of summer camp. Featuring hot counselors, creepy ghost stories, and Triangle’s signature kickline. 7 p.m. at the Matthews Theatre at McCarter. Tickets are available at mccarter.org.
Wildcats senior arch sing at Bloomberg Arch, 7 p.m. to 7:45 p.m.
Shere Khan alumni arch sing at Blair Arch, 8 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Princeton University Orchestra pre-fireworks concert at Princeton Stadium, Powers Field, 8 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Princeton Fireworks at Princeton Stadium, Powers Field, 9:15 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Katzenjammers alumni arch sing at Blair Arch, 10 p.m. to 11 p.m.
Tigressions alumni arch sing at East Pyne Arch, 10 p.m. to 11:30 p.m.
Footnotes alumni arch sing at East Pyne Arch, 11:30 p.m. to 1:30 a.m.
Sunday, May 28
The Baccalaureate service will take place at 2 p.m. in the University Chapel. The speaker will be philosopher and cultural theorist Kwame Anthony Appiah, Princeton professor emeritus and NYU professor of philosophy and law. For graduating students only.
Monday, May 29
The Class Day ceremony for seniors is set for 10:30 a.m. on Cannon Green. The speaker will be U.S. Rep. Terri Sewell, Princeton Class of 86, the first Black woman to serve in the Alabama Congressional delegation.
The Hooding ceremony for advanced degree candidates will begin at 4:30 p.m. on Cannon Green.
Tuesday, May 30
Princeton University’s 276th Commencement program will begin with the academic procession at 9:40 a.m. at Princeton Stadium. President Christopher L. Eisgruber will preside and address the graduates.