Special Events

Campus Rec Events

We offer a variety of events for the Princeton University community to get involved in. Explore what may interest you!

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Tiger Trot for Hunger: 5k Run/Walk

An annual event in September for any Princeton student, faculty, staff, alumni, and friends to participate in a 5k course throughout campus or virtually to benefit Arm In Arm - a local non-profit organization in Mercer County.

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Clash of the Colleges

An annual Orientation event in which incoming freshmen compete with their assigned residential college against the six other residential colleges that usually occurs in the Fall the night before classes begin. This is the ultimate battle to see which Residential College has the most school spirit!

Students with cardboard canoes prepping to race at Dillon Pool

Cardboard Canoe Race

An annual event in February where teams of 2 have 90 minutes to build a canoe out of cardboard, duct tape, 1 box cutter, and 2 garbage bags. Then they must paddle their boat across the Dillon pool with both builders inside the boat.

Due to the Dillon Pool closure, we will not be able to host the event this academic year.

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Dodgeball Tournament

An annual event held each April in Dillon Gym that aims to involve every undergraduate student at Princeton! Students compete in multiple tournament brackets - from teams as small as 20 or as big as 80+. Games run from 5pm to 2am and champions are named for each bracket. Pizza is available throughout the night!

Events with Campus Partners

Tiger Harvest

In support of First-Year Families Weekend

This annual Fall event is a way for us to connect with First-Year Students' families with fun fall activities and food!

Late Night BINGO

Co-Sponsored by Princeton Student Events Committee (PSEC) from ODUS

BINGO Nights are usually hosted once a semester during Late Meal at the Frist Campus Center Food Gallery. Lots of prizes are given throughout the night and opportunities to gain IM Points for Eating Club or Residential College!

Pride Zumba Dance Party

Co-sponsored by the Gender + Sexuality Resource Center (GSRC)

This event is hosted in April to celebrate Princeton Pride Month. In the past, we've brought a local Drag Queen Zumba Instructor!

Earth Day Yoga

In support of Earth Month celebrations with the Office of Sustainability

This annual event is hosted in April in an outdoor location on campus lead by our Yoga Instructors.