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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. 22 @5pmEDT.

Congrats to Nick Schmeller '21  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!
Virtual Dining Hall
Monday, Oct. 19
6:30-7:15pm EDT

First College Virtual Dining Hall is a chance for Firsties to gather with their fellow classmates and meet new classmates through zoom. Students should bring their own food and will be split into 'small table' breakout rooms (3-4 people each) to chat and get to know each other. Contact Patrick Boduch ( with questions. Hope to see you there!
Game Night
Monday, Oct. 19
8-9pm EDT

A fun game night for First College sophomores and first-years! Play Codenames, Skribblio, Mafia, and more with your fellow Firsties and stand the chance to win one of FIVE prize bundles in an exciting U-Store Giveaway! Contact with questions!
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
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
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Today we are joined by the amazing Nic Voge, who is the director of the McGraw Center’s Learning Programs at Princeton University. Nic has explored the ways students interact with the unique educational expectations of elite research universities such as Princeton, and works to assist students through the Princeton curriculum. He is also a founding member of the Princeton Perspective Project and Principedia. Grab your cup of coffee and join us to hear about his amazing work and great insights! 
This week's playlist, designed to accompany you while you write and study, was handpicked by our very own Head of College, AnneMarie Luijendijk!

Dorm or Apartment Avacado Toast

Bread of choice
1 avocado
1 large Egg
Coffee maker
Sea Salt
Black Pepper

1. Toast your bread
2. Using coffee maker place hot water in a mug and place cracked raw egg into the mug and poach for 8 minutes.
3. Mash the avocado in bowl and spread onto the toast
4. Remove egg for the mug and pat dry with a paper towel.  Place poached egg on top and season with sea salt and poached egg.

We are still First College!
As you know, there recently was an announcement about the future Hobson College. Our residential college is still First College and will remain First College for the next two years. Our residential community and staff will move to one of the two new residential colleges being built on Poe Field, scheduled to open fall 2022. We are extremely excited to hear about the news of Hobson College, but our future name has not been announced. 

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

Learn how you can find work that values personal and community empowerment, that challenges systems of oppression in our society and that leads to better equity in resource and privilege distribution. Learn more & register:
A panel of Black professionals that discuss their professional journey and how they have navigated jobs amid workplace discrimination. Learn more & register:
A panel of professionals will discuss the difficulties they have encountered with having a natural hairstyle at their workplace. Learn more & register:
Padilla Peralta and Jack will discuss how issues of race and socio-economic status impact college students, using their books as a starting point for the conversation. They will explore the challenges faced by underprivileged students in college as well as how to overcome the discrimination and iniquity still embedded in higher education. This will be followed by a moderated Q&A session, where attendees will have the opportunity to submit questions about Padilla Peralta and Jack’s research or their field of expertise as a whole. Undergraduate students who attend will be offered a free copy of one of the books to read in preparation for the event.Undergraduate attendees can request a free copy of Undocumented or The Privileged Poor via the ODUS website. Any member of the Princeton community can sign up to attend the event here.

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!
EcoChallenge is a fun and social way to take measurable action on the issues you care about. A few weeks of commitment, learning and action can add up to a lifetime of positive change for you, Princeton, and the planet! EcoChallenge allows you to select the commitments that YOU want to work on. Areas include: Justice, Waste, Food, Health, Transportation, Energy, Community, Nature, Water, and Simplicity.  
Fill out this form to be signed up to participate as part of your residential college team!

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