Princeton Traditions


What are some weird Princeton traditions you have?


One that I hope to experience in my last two years here is the Harvard-Yale bonfire. If our football team beats Harvard and Yale in the same season, then an enormous bonfire is lit on Cannon Green. The last one happened in 2013 – maybe next year! Additionally, the center gates at the entrance of campus are called the Fitzrandolph Gates. You walk through them twice – once when you get to campus as a freshman, and once when you graduate. Rumor has it that if you walk through the gates at any other time, you won’t graduate in four years.