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The eating clubs offer juniors and seniors the opportunity to become a part of a close-knit community. They reinforce existing friendships while also introducing you to a wonderful, new, and diverse group of Princetonians. The clubs offer a home on campus where students can come together to enjoy a great meal, take a breath to relax, and develop life-long

Hannah Paynter ’19, President of the Interclub Council, President of Cloister Inn

You join the club because your friends are there, but then by the time you graduate you’ve also made dozens of new great friends for the rest of your life.

Liam Morton '02, Cap and Gown Club

Each of Princeton’s clubs is different and through the years has achieved a distinct personality and set of traditions. This is as it should be, for it will be a sorry day for the world if ever such distinctions and peculiarities, and the especial loyalties they invoke, are lost.

Struthers Burt, Class of 1904

By joining an eating club, I’ve gained a sense of home and community that keeps me grounded on campus. I’m incredibly grateful for the life-long friendships I’ve developed and the many opportunities it has given me to grow my community and enrich my Princeton experience.

Rachel Macaulay ’19, President of Tower Club

Eating clubs serve as the perfect bridge between your underclassman and upperclassman years. They reinforce the strong friendships you've established and encourage new relationships with a diverse new group of people. By spending time talking, eating, studying, and socializing, we find that we are surrounded by some of the most brilliant yet modest and talented yet compassionate people, all from incredibly diverse backgrounds with a wide range of different life experiences and stories to share.

Katrina Maxcy '14, Former President of Colonial Club

The eating clubs are so much more than where 70 percent of Princeton juniors and seniors take their meals. They are where students are studying, collaborating on assignments, and encouraging each other as they write the last page of that junior paper or senior thesis. They are where students are coming together at tables to discuss an interesting news story, a great movie someone has seen recently, a campus issue, or any of a cornucopia of possible topics. They are where students are socializing and celebrating the end of a stressful day or a stressful week at high-quality social events. They are where students are engaging in meaningful service to the community outside of the Orange Bubble. The eating clubs are unique to Princeton, and they exemplify what is unique about Princeton — a sense of always being able to come home, whether you're just joining as a sophomore or are coming for your 50th Reunion.

Jean-Carlos Arenas '16, Former President of the Interclub Council, Former President of Charter Club

Eating clubs are places in which to find a home on campus. More than just a building to socialize in, they exist to create that feeling of family and acceptance – somewhere where you’re free to just be yourself, and relax into a community that accepts and loves you for you. Being in an eating club allows you to meet so many great people that otherwise you might never have met – people from backgrounds and cultures that differ greatly from your own, but who will nonetheless become some of your closest friends on campus. Being a part of one of these groups enables you to have a community that will always be yours, and that you will continue to be a part of long after you graduate. I find that in my own experience, I am constantly and unerringly amazed by the people I have met through my club, and by the sheer kindness with which everyone treats one another. I wouldn’t trade my eating club experience for anything in the world.

Conor O’Brien ’19, President of Charter Club

The clubs are working on increasing accessibility for all persons. The eleven eating clubs are all about 100+ years old, so that can be a challenge. We want Princeton students, in particular, to have as much information as needed about the current state of accessibility. We are working with students who need this information to improve the information provided below. If you have questions, you can email us at

Cannon Club: All of our bathrooms are ADA compliant and we have complete access to the basement and first floor, all areas.

Cap and Gown Club: There are access ramps in the front, rear and side entrances from the street and door ramps entering the front and rear of the building. Designated handicap-designated parking leading to an interior ramp up to a three floor elevator. All rest rooms on three floors are ADA compliant with motion activated lighting. Placards mounted on the outside marking the designation of all rooms in Braille for the visually impaired. Fire alarms throughout the building include strobe lights. Learn more here

Charter Club: The club is accessible on the lower level ground floor, which includes the Tap Room, Pool Room, Member’s Lounge, Club Manager’s Office, and Main Kitchen.

Cloister Inn: At this time, unfortunately, Cloister Inn is not accessible for wheelchairs. However, the club is fully committed to improving our accessibility this academic year and is currently in consultation with the CEO of Global Disability Inclusion. Students with any questions on our accessibility status are encouraged to contact Hans Imhof, President at prior to your visit.

Colonial Club: The club has an accessible ramp going up to the front door/main entrance. We have full accessibility on the first floor, with an ADA compliant rest room on the first floor. We do not have an elevator. Please reach out to one of our officers if you are coming out on a party night. They can tell you where the events will be held and which areas are accessible. We welcome all to visit the club and hope to see you soon!

Cottage Club: The club has an accessible entry ramp, elevator, and ADA compliant restrooms.

Ivy Club: The club has an accessible entrance, handicap-designated parking space, elevator and ADA compliant restrooms.

Quadrangle Club: The club has ramp access to the 1st floor entrance main front door to Quad. Also access is available to the ground floor rear entrance of Quad where there is an accessible bathroom. We do not have elevator access to all the floors of the interior of Quad.

Terrace Club: The Club has a designated Accessible Parking Space adjacent to an accessibility ramp. The Accessibility Ramp is to the left of the main entry. There is another Accessibility Ramp leading to the deck in the rear of the club. There are Placards mounted outside of most rooms in Braille including restroom and exit designations. Fire alarms throughout the building include strobe lights.

Tiger Inn: Tiger Inn is 100% ADA compliant, with a wheelchair ramp accessible from the back parking lot, and elevator access to all 3 floors. Also ADA compliant restrooms on all 3 floors, with ADA shower in the officers living space. We have one large flat screen TV with closed caption capability. Our fire alarms are with strobe. 

Tower Club: The club has recently restructured it’s front door walkway for accessibility. Restrooms are ADA compliant.