Community Action

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Welcome Class of 2025!

Community Action (CA) is a small-group experience of Princeton Orientation coordinated by the Pace Center for Civic Engagement

CA introduces first-year students to community at Princeton and the surrounding area. Students learn what it means to be part of a community, how to grapple with complex societal questions, and begin to develop an awareness of their personal values. 

Each year, CA Fellows collaborate with on and off-campus partners to develop the themes and experiences for the program. Previous groups have focused on topics ranging from food insecurity in Trenton to environmental education in the Poconos to educational access in Princeton to the arts in Newark and more. 

In light of the health and safety guidelines currently in place due to COVID-19, we are proactively modifying the activities of the small-group experience programs that typically occur off-campus for four days during Orientation to an online format. Students will be placed in a small-group experience that best fits their interests.

General information regarding other Orientation programs, and the beginning of the academic year, will be updated on the Path to Princeton portal as available. The latest updates for the University community are available on the University's COVID-19 website

Frequently Asked Questions

What can I expect from the week? What should I bring with me?

Have your questions answered and learn more about CA by visiting our FAQs page.