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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

Spring 2020 Club Admissions: 93% of Sophomores Admitted to 1st or 2nd Choice Club

The Interclub Council (ICC) is excited to report, after a successful admissions process, general statistics from Street Week 2020.

This year’s Street Week offered exciting new changes for sophomore participants: the incorporation of a group sign in feature, allowing existing groups to join sign-in clubs together, and the added advantage of a $200 reimbursement from the University to all sophomores joining an Eating Club.

With these changes in play, the club system saw some great trends in placement. This year, 93% of sophomores were placed in their 1st or 2nd choice club. This represents an exciting improvement from last year’s 88% who got into their 1st or 2nd choice, and represents an increasingly positive club admissions result.

In 2020, a total of 1,041 students participated in Street Week 2020. This represented 77% of the sophomore class.

For the second year in a row, 100% of sophomore students who participated were placed in a club.

Additionally, 62% of sophomores participated in double bicker, the same % as last year.

Of the sophomores who bickered a selective club this year, 72% were admitted vs. 67% last year, another positive result.

Finally, the Group Sign-In feature saw successful implementation in its pilot year: there were a total of 26 Groups created, with 175 students opting to sign in as part of a group.

The ICC is excited by the success of Street Week 2020, and looks forward to continuing to welcome the Class of 2022 to the Street!