Joining Colonial Club

Interested in joining the Colonial family and are a student attending Princeton University? Want to take a tour of the house, talk with an officer, or attend one of our open events? Please contact our President Kevin Wu (kywu@princeton.edu) or Vice President Kevin Lin (kevincl@princeton.edu)! Read below for more information and fill out the mailing list form at the bottom of the page to be kept in the loop! We look forward to meeting you!


Freshmen

Come to our annual Freshman BBQ in the spring for some great ribs, outdoor lawn games, country music, and a chance to meet our members and officers! As always, stay tuned for our always-PUID Friday parties!

Sophomores

Be on the lookout for invitations to our sophomore dinners and other events, which are held periodically throughout the fall! During “Street Week,” the first week of the spring semester, be sure to request an invitation from Colonial and list Colonial as your top preference!

Juniors and Seniors

We welcome juniors and seniors to join our community! Join Colonial in either the fall or spring to take part in some of our best events! Please contact the undergraduate president or club manager for more information.


Timeline for Prospective Members

Sophomores interested in joining Colonial in the spring can register for “Street Week” on the ICC website and request an invitation to Colonial’s events at http://icc.princeton.edu/ starting from Sunday Jan. 20th at midnight to Friday Feb. 1 at 8:00 PM.

Sophomores do not necessarily have to request an invitation from Colonial to visit Colonial’s Street Week events. However, sophomores who request an invitation from Colonial will be invited to join current members for dinner on an evening of their choice, the Monday, Tuesday, or Wednesday of Street Week, to try out Colonial’s amazing food and get a glimpse of what life at Colonial is all about!

After attending Colonial’s Street Week events, sophomores can rank and submit their club preferences starting from Tuesday Feb. 5th at 10:00 PM to Thursday Feb. 7th at 8:00 PM. On Friday Feb. 8th at 9:00 AM, the ICC will match everyone to an eating club based on their club preference rankings and each club’s availability and release those placements on the ICC website.

Juniors and seniors interested in joining Colonial can contact either the undergraduate president or club manager at any time for more information about how join the club.


Sophomore Dues

Spring fees are $800 and are paid after prospective members sign-in. A separate contract will be sent in February after club decisions are announced during Street Week to confirm your membership for the spring. 

At Colonial, your sophomore dues go a long way. The $800 fee grants sophomore members access to:

  1. Up to 8 meals per week: breakfast Mondays through Fridays, Friday dinner, plus 2 additional meals

  2. Access to all club facilities, including our movie theater, game rooms, library, and computer cluster

  3. Full social membership, including access to all Colonial semi-formals, study breaks, and members events

  4. Free admission to Houseparties and Formals in May

  5. Ability to join the Colonial Investments team of members that manages over $100k of Colonial's endowment

  6. Professional development opportunities, including professor dinners, alumni panels, and other career events

  7. Ability to become a Sophomore Officer and live in the clubhouse beginning junior year


Upperclassmen Meal Plans and Payment Options

Colonial offers different meal plans and payment options to allow for flexibility in financing your club membership. Regardless of which plan is chosen, all members receive equal club privileges. All Colonial members will receive a membership contract for the 2019-2020 academic year during the beginning of summer, at which time they can choose their meal plan for the upcoming year.

Meal Options

  • Colonial offers several meal plans, including a full plan (19-meals/week) and reduced plan (14-meals/week).

  • Furthermore, Colonial offers Shared Meal Plans for club members who live in Residential Colleges. Shared Meal Plans are available for both full and reduced meal plans at no additional cost.

  • While Colonial has the largest number of Shared Meal Plans available out of all the eating clubs (almost twice as much as any other club), Shared Meal Plans are often in high demand and are determined on a first-come, first-serve basis. Members can sign up for Shared Meal Plans during room draw in April.

  • By University regulations, Residential College Advisors and Peer Academic Advisors are not eligible for Shared Meal Plans. However, RCAs and PAAs are able to receive a special RCA/PAA plan (9-meals/week). The Office of the Dean of Students must verify your RCA or PAA status by emailing our club manager.

Payment Options

  • Colonial offers one-payment, two-payment, and six-payment options for full, reduced, and RCA meal plans.

  • If you have questions or concerns regarding finances, please feel free to contact our club manager, Kathleen Galante, at kgalante@colonialclub.com.

Financial Aid

  • Colonial is committed to making sure that our members can enjoy the club regardless of their families’ financial situations. Financial aid is available to individuals on a case-by-case basis; please contact our club manager or undergraduate president for more information.


Other Information

To learn more about Colonial, our upcoming events, and our history, check out http://princetoneatingclubs.org/eating-club/colonial-club/

If space in Colonial permits, those who were unable to join in Spring 2019 but would like to join in Fall 2019 will be able to do so. Interested students should email the undergraduate president or the club manager for the 2019-2020 membership contract. 

Those who join in the Fall can receive a Shared Meal Plan if any are still available. Because Shared Meal Plans are awarded on a first-come, first-serve basis, there may likely be fewer Shared Meal Plans available in the Fall after members from the previous semester enroll in the Spring


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