When the University announced that all undergraduates “who are able” would have to return home, thousands of Princeton seniors saw their academic careers cut short. In one day, the traditions that encapsulate a senior year at Princeton — theses, “post-thesis life,” graduation, the walk through FitzRandolph Gate — were all thrown into question.
To recognize this time of uncertainty and farewell, The Daily Princetonian invited students from the Class of 2020 to participate in a photo essay that aimed to create alternative thesis photos — in honor of all the seniors who will not be able to celebrate the capstone of their Princeton careers on campus.
In lieu of a bound thesis, the ‘Prince’ asked each student to bring an object — anything they wanted, whether representative of their thesis or of personal significance. The 24 portraits below are the result.
All photos were taken by Mark Dodici of The Daily Princetonian.