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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!
Julian Street Library Study Hall

Sunday - Thursday
7-10pm EDT

Virtual Study Halls 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 hall. To join, please register with your email at here.
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 (
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
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First College Speed Friending

Friday, Sept. 11
5-6pm EDT
Are you a frosh hoping to make friends outside of your zee group? Or are you a sophomore/junior/senior interested in meeting the newest members of First College? Come join RGSes Tanujay and Mari and your fellow Firsties for a casual, low-stress speed-friending event.
Spyfall Game Night

Friday, Sept. 11
6:30-7:30pm EDT

Password: c25GL09CRTlTeEhIQ0xCV3NzaHdsUT09

Hi everyone! There's a spy among us and we need to find who it is before the time is up. Ask questions and try to figure out who the spy is before they figure out the location of our super secret meeting. Join us on Friday  09/11 at 6:30 pm EST for a night of fun and intrigue. The event is open to everyone in the College so invite your friends to come! For a full description of the game play checkout this link: . Please RSVP HERE for planning purposes but drop-ins are also welcomed!
WOC Student-Faculty Corner

Monday, Sept. 14
12:30-1:30pm EDT

Join faculty women/femmes of color to learn more about their experience and research.


Don't forget to contribute a photo of one of your summer or early fall experiences to the “See Yourself at First College” photo exhibition which will be displayed in Wilcox this year & shared online. 
Please use this  DROPBOX LINK to submit, preferably 12 mega pixel or higher. If you’re not sure about resolution, submit anyway! We’ll let you know if it's not working.
Zoom Fatigue
This semester’s first Live Well Be Well topic is Zoom fatigue. While the virtual format is a wonderful technological fix during this time of distancing, it also represents new challenges. TBH, I’ve occasionally experienced both mental and physical fatigue as a consequence of lots of Zoom meetings. Here are tips to reclaim some balance. (Thank you Mindful and HBR for the reminders.)

Online meeting exhaustion is real. We all appreciate having a lifeline through the wonders of the Internet, but it certainly takes extra attention and a new kind of focus to spend your day in virtual meeting spaces.

Allow yourself a mindful moment before you click “start meeting.” I find it easier to get through a Zoom meeting when I feel more grounded. Some ways to do this include: stretching, taking some deep breaths, closing your eyes, smelling some essential oil. You can do any of these in a 2-3 minute window before your meeting starts. I really enjoy aromatherapy, so reaching for essential oil is an easy go-to grounding activity for me. You may also do a brief guided meditation in a comfortable place away from your desk if possible:

It’s all about the view. It can be a challenge to look at all the participants, along with their varied backgrounds, while also focusing on the content of your meeting. “Speaker view” may be easier to handle than “gallery view.” Also, consider doing your fellow attendees a favor and opt for a basic background; something simple is less distracting.

Resist the urge to multitask. It’s draining to attempt many simultaneous thoughts and activities. Typically, none of the activities gets done to the level you would want anyway. It pays to be fully present. Close email and text windows, minimize your news feed. The payoff is that you’ll absorb the information better, and you will feel less pooped out by the end of the hour. If you feel the need to let your attention wander, feel free to look out the window or turn off your video for part of the meeting.


Coffee Cup Chilaquiles
While traditionally a breakfast dish, for me Chilaquiles also work great for lunch or dinner. For this adapted for a dorm room room or small apartment recipe you will need a large coffee cup (a cup will work better than a mug) and a microwave oven.

2 eggs
2 tbs. milk
2 tbs. shredded sharp cheddar cheese
8 tortilla chips
2 tbs. salsa
Salt & pepper to taste
1 tbs queso fresco
1. Beat eggs and milk with a fork in a large coffee cup.
2. Fold in salt, pepper, and cheddar cheese.
3. Break 6 tortilla chips into thirds or quarters and fold into mixture.
4. Top with salsa and cook in microwave on a medium high setting for about 2 minutes. This time may vary slightly depending on the oven and the dimensions of the cup the mixture is in.
5.  Garnish with remaining tortilla chips and queso fresco.


Michelle Obama '85
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Student leader team consisting of your assigned Residential College Adviser, Resident Graduate Student, and Peer Academic Adviser who serve as a resource and support throughout your first two years at Princeton. Make sure you get to know YOUR A-Team!

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