Prospective Ph.D. Preview (P3)

The Prospective Ph.D. Preview 

2019 Application Goes Live April 1, 2019

Open to graduating seniors (class of 2020) considering graduate school!

This year we will be accepting applicants from across the country!

Food, lodging and transportation is provided for chosen applicants.


The Prospective Ph.D. Preview is designed for prospective students to gather information on graduate education at Princeton University. This event is open to any interested students however, we highly encourage participation from first generation/low income students and historically underrepresented groups (which include African Americans, Latinos and Native Americans) given the disparity in graduate education across the country. This year's P3 2018 cohort was chosen through a partnership with Rutgers Honors College, the City University of New York (CUNY) System, Howard University, and Lincoln University. 

Please contact Associate Dean of Access, Diversity and Inclusion Renita Miller ( for program related questions.

For travel and logistics related questions, please contact Access, Diversity and Inclusion Coordinator Sarah Mullins (

Schedule of Events  

*Tentative and subject to change.

Thursday, October 4, 2018

7:00p.m. Welcome Dinner

Carl A. Fields Center

Friday, October 5, 2018

All Friday Program Events will be held in B60B/A of the Louis Simpson Building

8:30am: Registration and Breakfast

9am: Welcome and Princeton Graduate School Overview

Renita Miller, Associate Dean of Access, Diversity and Inclusion, Office of the Dean of the Graduate School

9:45am: Life at Princeton

Lisa Schreyer, Associate Dean for Student Life, Office of the Dean of the Graduate School

10:15am: Encouraging the Next Generation of PhDs

Edwin S. Wilsey Professor William Massey, Department of Operations Research and Financial Engineering

11:00am Break

11:15am: Funding your Graduate Studies

Mary Bechler, Senior Associate Dean of Finance and Administration, Office of the Dean of the Graduate School

12pm: Lunch

1pm: Graduate School Application Process

Christine Murphy, Assistant Dean of Academic Affairs, Office of the Dean of the Graduate School

Geoffrey Hill, Assistant Dean of Academic Affairs, Office of the Dean of the Graduate School

2:15pm Break

2:30pm: Why I Chose Princeton!

Graduate Student Panel 

3:30pm: Graduate Housing Tour 

Kevin Fleming, Assistant Director of Residential Life

5:00pm: Closing Remarks

Renita Miller, Associate Dean of Access, Diversity and Inclusion, Office of the Dean of the Graduate School

Travel to Princeton

Princeton is equidistant from New York and Philadelphia, and is easy to reach by public transportation or by car.

The closest and most conveniently accessed international airport is Newark Liberty International.  

The University is easily accessible by train, which runs along the Northeast Corridor line and also stops at the Newark airport. Both Amtrak and NJ TRANSIT trains stop at Princeton Junction, and the south end of campus is a five-minute connecting train ride away.

Recorded driving directions are available for callers with touchtone phones at 609-258-2222. Limited visitor parking is available in remote locations on campus.

Princeton Area Lodging

Participants will be provided lodging at the Hyatt Regency Princeton Hotel. 

Visitor Information

Driving Directions
Visitor Parking
Campus Maps