Students are eligible to join a club in the spring of sophomore year, and that is when most students join, but clubs accept some junior and senior members, too. At different times during the year, the clubs host events for students to visit the clubs and meet members.
There are currently 11 eating clubs: 6 selective clubs (Cannon, Cap and Gown, Cottage, Ivy, Tiger Inn, and Tower) and 5 open clubs (Charter, Cloister Inn, Colonial, Quadrangle, and Terrace).
The selective clubs conduct an admission process called “bicker.” Students who are interested in joining a selective club make several scheduled visits to the club during “bicker week” to get to know members. Club members then issue invitations students to join.
The open clubs have a “sign-in” process and accept members until they are filled to capacity. Open clubs may use a lottery, first-come/first-served, or point system to select members if they have more sign-ins than they can accommodate. Open clubs have an early admission option, if you know which club you want to join.
Use this website to explore and compare all of Princeton’s eating clubs. Each club has a unique character and architecture making the clubs one of the most enduring traditions in collegiate history. Take the time to visit a broad range of clubs. You’ll find one that is most suited to your interests where you will spend your junior and senior years making friends that will last a lifetime.
The Spring 2017 club admission process will begin on Sunday, January 29th when the ICC website opens for registration for all clubs. On that date, you can REGISTER HERE TO JOIN A CLUB.