The Dean of the College

Meet Dean of the College Michael Gordin, the senior officer who guides Princeton’s undergraduate academic program.

Our Mission

Explore the College shared mission to empower students to navigate the curriculum productively and successfully.


Residential College System

Learn how housing, dining, advising, and other resources combine to help students leverage all that Princeton offers.


Who We Are

Get to know the team in the Office of the Dean of College, including the leadership across each of our offices.

Whom to Contact

Connect with individuals who can facilitate ideas or answer questions across an array of topics.

Learning at Princeton extends far beyond the classroom.

We actively promote opportunities for study, research, and service abroad. We believe that residential living and learning are integral to a Princeton education. Our students also engage our local schools and communities. With a holistic perspective on the student experience, our residential college deans and assistant deans oversee academic advising. Faculty hold freshman seminars and writing center consultations in the residential colleges as well.

Princeton’s faculty boast a special commitment to undergraduate education. We support faculty who create new courses, incorporate new technologies, and refine their teaching methods. Given the defining role independent work plays in the Princeton experience, we also work closely with academic departments and programs to develop thesis guidelines, fund undergraduate research, and create writing support groups.