- Arch Sing - student a cappella concert under one of Princeton's gothic arches
- Bicker - the process by which students join selective eating
clubs, similar to fraternity/sorority rush at other schools
- Dean's Date - The last day of reading period; the day when all final papers and other written work must be turned in.
(see also "Dean's Date Theater" above in the "Traditions" section) Exams start the day after Dean's Date. (So named because extensions beyond
Dean's Date cannot be granted by a faculty member; they require the permission of a Dean.)
- Dinky - Short (one- or two- car) train that runs from Princeton Junction to Princeton station.
- Getting McCoshed - when a student is sent to McCosh Infirmary (not to be confused with the McCosh Hall) for excessive
- Getting PMC'ed - when a student is hospitalized for drinking too much alcohol. In this case, a student is deemed too
drunk to be treated by McCosh and is instead transferred to Princeton Medical Center
- Hose - As a transitive verb, to be rejected from a selective organization, e.g., in eating club bicker, interviews for
selective courses, etc.
- Late meal - Refers to the meals that can be redeemed in exchange for meals missed in the residential dining halls. A
student receives credit to buy food in the dining area of the Frist Campus Center
- Locomotive - Distinctive Princeton cheer... "'rah, 'rah, 'rah, tiger, tiger, tiger, sis, sis, sis, boom boom boom
ahhhhhhh. Princeton. Princeton. Princeton". (It's common to replace "Princeton" with a class year to toast a particular
- Old Nassau - see above
- Prox - Proximity card. RFID-based access control card used to unlock dorms and other non-public areas
- Pton - Common abbreviation for the school's name. "Ptown" is a popular variant.
- Reading Period - A 1-week-plus-a-few-days study period between the end of classes and the beginning of exams in
January and May
- The Prince - The Daily Princetonian, main campus newspaper (See its website )
- The Street - Prospect Avenue, home of the eating clubs
- The Wa - The local Wawa convenience store and food
- Woody Woo - Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs
The Daily Princetonian hosts a detailed (if slightly dated) list of Princeton jargon, see A Princeton Dictionary