I’m kind of shy, and sometimes find it hard to make friends. Does Princeton host social events for freshmen?
Yes! The Outdoor Action and Community Action trips are incredible bonding experiences for freshmen that give you both an immediate friend group going into orientation week, and two or more OA/CA leaders that can act as resources for anything you may need. Additionally, the freshmen who live in your dorm are organized into advisee (“zee”) groups of around 16 students (along with a residential college advisor, peer academic advisor, and residential grad student) that often turns into an immediate friend group in and of itself! However, I think the best way to make friends is to do what you’re passionate about, extracurricular-wise. That way, you’ll meet people who are interested in the same things as you are!