Association of Chinese Students and Scholars at Princeton University

New Students

Dear all incoming Princetonians from China,

~~  欢迎  Welcome  おかえり  Accueil  Willkommen  Exspectata  ~~

First of all, congratulations for making it to Princeton! We know how competitive it is to get the offers and you all did a great job! Princeton is such a beautiful place and you are all going to love it!

We are from ACSSPU (Association of Chinese Students and Scholars at Princeton University) — the official organization for all Chinese students and scholars here at Princeton. Every year, we organize a multitude of events and activities for Chinese students, and especially for new students. We sincerely hope that we can make you feel warm and comfortable in the Princeton community.

Before you come to Princeton, there are several important issues we would like to address prior to your arrival:

Airport pickup
Beijing/Shanghai table
The Princeton Survival Guide
Contact information


1. Airport Pick-up 2012 (updated 07/14/2013)

Welcome to Princeton! As your fellows, we are really delighted to help you settle down at Princeton. If you are coming to Princeton University this fall and would like to have us pick you up at the airport, please provide us with the following information:

Your name:
Destination Airport:
Airline Carrier:
Flight number:
Arrival date and time:
E-mail Address and Phone Number (if applicable):
Is there anyone coming to Princeton with ou? (If yes, please provide their names):
How many pieces of luggage do you have? About what size are they?
Have you already made arrangements with someone for airport pickup? (If yes, please provide his/her name):

Please sent an email with “New Student Pick-up” in subject field to our person in charge of the new student pick-up program:

Yao Zhuozhi (姚卓志)

with all above information provided. We will reach you for further arrangements. If you have already contacted Zhuozhi Yao via his gmail or the ACSSPU Google Group, you do not need to send a duplicate request.

REMINDER At this moment we can only guarantee pick-ups at Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR, Strongly Preferred) or Philadelphia International Airport (PHL) We strongly recommend that you avoid JFK International Airport (JFK) due to uncertainty in traffic conditions at New York City. If you your arrival airport is at JFK, please email us indicating the special request.

Only requests sent out at least 10 days prior to arrival are guaranteed to be considered. So, please submit your request in time.

欢迎来到普林斯顿!作为你们的学长,我们很愿意为大家提供帮助。如果你需要我们去机场接机并协助你们在普林安顿下来, 请提供如下的信息:


请以”New Student Pick-up”为主题发送邮件给我们的新生接机负责任人


并提供所有上述要求的信息。我们会联系你以确认进一步的安排。 (已经通过电子邮件或新生Google Group与姚卓志取得联系的同学不 需要在此重发邮件。)

注意: 我们目前只能保证给到达纽瓦克机场(EWR)和费城机场(PHL)的同学提供接机。如果你不得不选择其它降落机场请在邮件中标明。我们建议大家尽量避免选择纽约的肯尼迪机场(JFK)降落,因为复杂的路况会给接机的同学带来大量的负担,可能导致无人接机。



2.Beijing/Shanghai Princeton Table 2012

As a way of better preparing you for your life at Princeton, we will have a get-together for newly admitted Chinese students in Beijing and Shanghai separately. During the get-together, you will meet Chinese students who have been here at Princeton for at least one year and you can throw them whatever questions you would like to ask! Food will be provided.

Please send an email titled “Princeton Table” with your name, school, contact information to the following student representatives and we will contact you regarding the final time and place for the get-together.

Beijing Table: June 1st evening.
Contact: Wendy Ju (鞠文华)
Shanghai Table: June 8
Contact: Nanxi Kang (康南茜)

See you all there!


3. The Princeton Survival Guide (普林生存手册)

Waking up in an entirely new country, with new customs, cultures, languages, and people can be overwhelming and confusing. Trust us, we have all been in your shoes. The Princeton Survival Guide is written to help smooth your transition to Princeton University and the United States. With any luck, you will be less confused when you first come here, and hopefully you will one day be able to call this place your home away from home.


4. Contact Information

We have public page on Renren, important notice and valuable information would be posted on this official page. Further more, active users and rich online activities are waiting for you! Never hesitate to add this public page on your watching list! Meanwhile, you could also add 普林斯顿ACSSPU as your friend on Renren (Xiaonei). In your friend request, please inform us you are an incoming student.

Also, please send an email to with subject “newsletter sign-up” if you would like to receive our weekly newsletter about our events on campus. Please also put your name, your department at Princeton, and your hobby and any special skills into the email, so that we can get to know your better!

If you have any further questions, feel free to contact us. We look forward to meeting with you in the fall semester!