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Make sure to read the whole newsletter to find this week's trivia question. 

Put on your detective hat, it is disguised as a live link somewhere in the newsletter on what normally is not a link!  Follow the link and it will bring you to the question and info about this week's awesome prize. Be sure to submit your answer by Thursday, Oct. 29 @5pmEDT.

Congrats to Ava Eftekhari '24  on winning last week's trivia contest!
Knitflix Weekly Knitting Circle
Mondays - 8pm EDT
Come learn to knit with First College's very own KNITFLIX (knitting + Netflix!) Absolutely NO experience necessary. We have an instructor who is happy to teach beginners, and we provide the supplies. Already a knitter? Bring your project! Any questions, contact Nicole at Hope to see you there!
First College Trivia Night: Halloween Edition
Wednesday, Oct. 28 7:30-8:30pm EDT
Join your fellow Firsties for a Halloween-themed trivia night. Test your knowledge, make new friends, and compete for fun prizes! Costumes are *highly encouraged* (but not required). Contact with any questions.
The Great British Bump Off:
A Virtual Murder Mystery Game

Thursday, Oct. 29 6-8pm EDT

Tension is high inside the big white tent because it’s time for this year’s bakers to face judgment and elimination. But wait! Stop those timers! Our esteemed judge, Shaw G. Bottom has just been discovered dead in the judge’s tent. The bread round just turned into the dead round. Sign up to help inspector Melandsue uncover the murderer. Hurry only 14 spots are available!
Sign up here:
Thesis Friday Workshop
Fridays 1pm EDT

To help seniors make steady progress on research and writing, Butler and First College will be hosting “Thesis Fridays” for the remainder of the semester on Friday afternoons.  This semester, Thesis Fridays will take several forms: join our Write Together space anytime from 1 – 5 pm, and/or complete the Thesis Goal-Booster form to set goals and track your progress.  Every time you participate, you’ll earn points toward our fabulous prize: airpods or headphones!  The more Fridays you participate, the more chances to win… watch your email for the links.
Coffee In Common
Fridays 4-5pm EDT

FIRSTIES, this is a great way to meet new friends, reconnect with old ones, and meet the college staff! low key, casual, no pressure...grab a cup of coffee and stop in anytime to say HI - leave whenever you need to! Join Zoom Meeting at any time between 4-5pm ET.
Meeting ID: 977 4909 5712
For additional mobile options click here
NFL Games with other FIRSTIES

First College Council is going to help create Yahoo! Sports groups so that you can watch local and primetime NFL games with other Firsties. Anyone who is interested should fill out the Google Form for this week's games asap:
Julian Street Library Study Space
Sunday - Thursday
7-10pm EDT

Virtual Study Spaces are a way to build accountability and a sense of community into your study routines. Join the zoom meeting to study alongside other students in the familiar atmosphere of Julian Street Library. As there is student interest, breakout rooms can also be utilized for group study sessions during the study space. To join, please register with your email at here.
College Office Virtual Hours
Monday - 10am-1pm EDT
Tuesday - 1-4pm EDT
Wednesday - 11am-2pm & 7-9pm EDT
Thursday - 11am-2pm EDT
Friday - 11am-2pm EDT

There are many ways to reach the college office while studying virtually - call, email, chat, or visit with us during our virtual office hours. Once in the Virtual Office click on the day/time and join via GOOGLE MEET. We look forward to seeing you!
Minecraft with Fellow Firsties
First College now has its very own 24/7 MINECRAFT server! Come explore a new world with your friends and classmates! To connect to the server, just type the following server address into the "Direct Connect" box in the multiplayer section: If you have any questions please email RGS Sean (

View all upcoming First College Events via the Virtual Office
google events calendar
Get excited for this week's special episode of the Tiger Cafe Podcast!! We are lucky to be joined by one of the University’s most important faculty members, President Eisgruber!! Listen in to hear insights and stories from this amazing President! Grab a coffee and join us for this unique opportunity to get to know President Eisgruber better!


then check out one of our
AnneMarie Luijendijk
Head of College
Anne Caswell-Klein
Johanna Rossi Wagner
Director of Studies
Garrett Meggs
Director of Student Life
Dianne Spatafore-Muller
College Program Administrator

Sue Giranda
College Office Coordinator

Cinnamon Pumpkin Seeds

1 ½ cups pumpkin seeds, cleaned and ideally dried overnight
3 tbsp butter, melted
2 tbsp brown sugar
1 tsp cinnamon
  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper.
  • Melt the butter in a large mixing bowl and stir in the brown sugar and cinnamon. Add the seeds and coat thoroughly.
  • Spread the seeds evenly on the parchment paper and bake until crispy.

Office of Dean of the College

The office responsible for Princeton's undergraduate academic program. All matters relating to the curriculum, academic advising, academic regulations and scholastic standing fall under its aegis. Jill Dolan, the Dean of the College, is the senior officer responsible for this office and also oversees the Offices of Admission and Undergraduate Financial Aid, the Registrar, the Office of International Programs, the Program in Teacher Preparation, the Princeton Writing Program, the McGraw Center for Teaching and Learning, the Freshman Scholars Institute, the Scholars Institute Fellows Program, Health Professions Advising, the Community-Based Learning Initiative, the Office of Undergraduate Research, and ... the RESIDENTIAL COLLEGES.

Looking for a study group or p-set partner in your time zone? CLICK HERE to find a group of other Firsties in your class! Includes ECO, MAT, CHM, and more.


McGraw Group Study Halls
McGraw Individual Tutoring Appointments
McGraw Virtual Learning Blog

A panel of professionals will discuss the difficulties they have encountered with having a natural hairstyle at their workplace. Learn more & register:

The Office of Sustainability (OOS) invites all Princeton University undergraduates to join in a virtual sustainability-focused behavior change challenge happening October 18 to November 1, 2020! Join your residential college team in a collaborative and fun challenge that emphasizes community over competition. We’re all in this together! Fill out this form to be signed up to participate as part of your residential college team!
Sustainability Trivia – Week 2!

Test your sustainability knowledge and play weekly trivia with the Office of Sustainability!

From now through November 13, face off against your colleagues and friends in a battle to see who will be crowned the first ever Sustainability Trivia Champion of Princeton Undergraduates, Graduates and Faculty/Staff! Trivia will run weekly, Monday through Friday! Play whenever and wherever you want - phone, computer, on your bike, in your kayak, hammock, bed - this is not a Zoom event!  Each week, players will be randomly selected to win ecofriendly prizes and at the end of the four weeks, three Sustainability Trivia Champions will be crowned and receive their choice of our fabulous GRAND PRIZES!

Learn more and play!!

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