Wonshik Shin ‘19 was found dead in his campus residence Sunday, Dec. 18. Originally from Seoul, South Korea, Shin was 19 years old.
The cause of death has yet to be determined but foul play is not suspected, according to a University press release.
Shin was found by the Department of Public Safety this morning in response to a welfare check that resulted from his friends’ concerns.
Shin was a member of Forbes College. On campus, he was part of the Korean American Students Association, the VTone a cappella group, and the Princeton University Rock Ensemble.
Shin was a blog columnist for The Daily Princetonian.
Shin is survived by his parents.
The news was conveyed to all students in an email from Dean of Undergraduate Students Kathleen Deignan at 3 p.m. Sunday. The email asked students to reach out to support each other and to utilize campus support resources.
Students who would like to speak with counselors are encouraged to visit Counseling and Psychological Services on the third floor of McCosh Health Center or call (609) 258-3285 to reach a counselor. After hours and on weekends during the holiday break, students with a need for counseling should call the Department of Public Safety at (609) 258-1000.
Students and other members of the University community may also contact the deans in the Office of Religious Life.
There will be a remembrance at 6 p.m. this evening in Forbes College living room for students who wish to assemble and support each other.