Princeton’s advising community connects first-year students and sophomores with advanced students who have a variety of academic experiences and concentrations. The Peer Academic Advisers are A.B. or B.S.E. juniors and seniors affiliated with a residential college and assigned to a Residential College Adviser group.
Peer advisers offer advice on a range of academic issues — they can give you their perspectives on balancing course load and extracurricular activities, taking advantage of academic resources like the McGraw Center and the Writing Center, and finding courses in departments outside your range of familiarity. They are a presence throughout the year at late night study breaks and meals in the college, and from time to time they organize advising fairs, workshops and information sessions.
B.S.E. first-year students are also assigned a peer interactor, a junior or senior who assists the B.S.E. faculty adviser; the interactors are a useful resource for questions specific to the engineering curriculum.