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Pre-rade welcomes Princeton classes of ’24 and ’25

On Sunday, Aug. 29, Princeton officially welcomed the Classes of 2024 and 2025 to campus with the tradition of Opening Exercises and the Pre-rade. Opening Exercises are held annually in the University Chapel, featuring an address by University President Christopher Eisgruber ’83 and interfaith blessings. Immediately following, the Pre-rade welcomes first-year students in through FitzRandolph Gate, a tradition dating back to 2004.