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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


If you have questions about the site, need help managing your user/login credentials, or would like assistance with technical troubleshooting, please contact:

Carol Cronheim – GICC Advisor (content & policy)
Jean-Carlos Arenas – ICC Advisor (content & policy)
Justin Goldberg – web developer (design & technical)


Logging In

Your user credentials will be circulated by email to the club president, manager, and graduate board chair. Please guard this information carefully.

To log into the site, go to Or when you’re viewing the “front end” of the site, click the Login link in the bottom-right corner.

If you ever forget your login credentials, you can reset your password. The password reset instructions will be sent to the Board Chair whose email address is on file.

As a last resort, consult the contacts above for help resetting your account.


General Info

For a quick tutorial on using the WordPress what-you-see-is-what-you-get text editor for formatting page content, check out YouTube. There are many tutorials like this … and making sure you know the basics will be five minutes well spent. It’ll give you the know-how to make your club info look sharp (and hopefully to troubleshoot anything that doesn’t).


Managing Your Club’s Page

Once you’re logged in, click “Clubs” in the main menu on the left-hand side. You will have access only to your club’s own page content.

Most of these fields should be self-explanatory. For basic info, links, dues details, and contacts, just fill in the appropriate field and then click Update in the top-right corner. When you elect new officers, tally a new member count, or change your dues, you can update this page with a few clicks.

* In the main text zone, you will notice some content that is surrounded by straight brackets: [ ]. These are “shortcodes” that give content special style formatting.

You can insert new shortcodes by clicking the rainbow-colored, circular button atop the text editor. There are lots of ways to add a little flair to your content with featured quotes, highlighting, etc. Just don’t go too crazy with these, because it can be overkill.

After editing content, always update and then click “View Post” so you can check the live version online for errors or glitches. If something’s awry, chances are one of the shortcodes is missing an opening or closing bracket.

This is a little more complicated, which is why we’re happy to help you get set up if you need a little guidance.

… In addition to having the ability to add media to your page using the “Add Media” button — which lets you upload a picture, position it on the page, adjust alignment and sizing etc. — you can also embed a YouTube video in a page or blog post. Just paste the full URL and it will be displayed as an embedded video, e.g.:

Check out this cool video:

That was a cool video.

That said, every club page has the potential to include a featured slideshow. For an example, see Charter‘s page. If you’d like to add a feature like this to your page, gather some photos and get in touch with Justin for guidance.

We’re working on streamlining the process so everyone can manage slideshows on their own, but for now we’re happy to help out by resizing and adding your photos to get these features set up and looking good.


Blog Posts & Events

We encourage you to contribute often to the shared blog and events calendar on this site. Posting your news and events — especially those that are open to sophomores — will help publicize your club and boost interest, and will help to offer sophomores a more complete, positive image of what it means to be part of an eating club.

To add a blog post go to News & Outreach > Add New and you can post news about your club (achievements, events, alumni info, whatever). If this news item relates to community service, select the “Outreach” category on the right-hand side, so this post will be featured on the Outreach page along with other service-oriented news from other clubs.

To add an event go to Events > Add New and plug in the details of your event, including the date, venue, cost (“0” if it’s free), and a photo if you’d like (e.g., a concert poster).