Transfer & Veteran Student Programming

Summer Academic Programming

All transfer and veteran students are cordially invited, though not required, to participate in Princeton’s summer bridge programming. Normally, you will be invited to FSI Online, though in some circumstances you might be invited to the FSI Residential program instead. Participation will allow you to earn Princeton course credit, meet fellow incoming transfers and veterans, and get an early start on making a successful transition to Princeton.


Transfer and veteran students are cordially required to attend the one-week Pre-orientation program in August before regular orientation begins. The program allows you to move in early, get yourself and any family members settled, meet advisers and mentors on campus, and benefit from academic and co-curricular workshops customized for the transfer and veteran experience. Most importantly, students get to know members of the Princeton transfer and veteran community! The move-in date for 2024 will be Sunday, August 18.

After Pre-orientation, transfer and veteran students then participate in Princeton’s full Orientation Program prior to course selection and the beginning of the fall term.

Summer and Academic Year Programming for Transfers and Veterans

Our programming doesn’t stop at Pre-orientation. Throughout the summer and fall term, students will be invited to specifically tailored workshops on managing the Princeton academic workload, study abroad, career development, among other topics.

The Transfer/Veteran Mentor Program

During the fall semester, incoming transfer students will be paired with a Transfer/Veteran Mentor, who provides near-peer support grounded in personal experience and lessons learned. Mentorship meetings help you think through how to navigate academic expectations, seek resources, engage in extracurricular activities, and apply for internships and study abroad programs. Our Mentors will help you take steps toward achieving short- and long-term academic and personal goals during your time at Princeton.

For Student Veterans

We work closely with our student veterans to support their academic and co-curricular ambitions. In recent years, we have sponsored and mentored Princeton Student Veterans, our undergraduate group for military-affiliated students, funded trips to student veteran conferences and professional development opportunities, and were proud to host the Ivy League Veterans Council conference in September 2018. 

Our student veterans also benefit from mentorship and generous support from Princeton’s active veteran alumni group, PVETS.

Princeton partners with Service to School, a non-profit dedicated to preparing transitioning military veterans to apply, enroll, and succeed at leading colleges and universities. We also participate in the Yellow Ribbon Program, and do not limit the number of students eligible for the program. Our need-based financial aid can supplement or even replace the use of veterans’ benefits toward the cost of attendance.

Princeton has hosted the Warrior-Scholar Project on campus since 2017, expanding to incorporate its additional STEM curriculum in 2018. In July 2023, we hosted WSP’s second national alumni conference.

A group of our veteran students at the 2023 FLI is FLY Celebration.