New! Princeton Eating Clubs Book and Calendar

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The Princeton Prospect Foundation announces the publication of a beautiful new book, The Princeton Eating Clubs, by Clifford W. Zink.

The majestic Eating Clubs lining Prospect Avenue have been the center of Princeton University’s undergraduate social life since the late 19th century, and they continue to provide homes away from home for tens of thousands of alumni returning to campus for events and Reunions. Now, for the first time, the origins, evolution, and architectural grandeur of the Princeton Eating Clubs are described in a captivating manner with delightful archival images and current photographs.

Researched and created by award-winning, Princeton-based author and historic preservation consultant Clifford W. Zink, The Princeton Eating Clubs portrays the eleven extant private Eating Clubs plus five former clubhouses now operated by the University for academic purposes.

The full-color, hardcover book is 12 in. by 10 in. with 192 pages and over 500 illustrations. The book is $75 and available at Labyrinth Books in Princeton. You can also order it on

The Community Service ICC, a council of all of the Eating Club Community Service Chairs, has created a companion Princeton Eating Club Calendar 2018. Proceeds from sales of the calendar will go towards supporting their community service efforts in the Princeton/Trenton community. You can order the calendar here.

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Come back to Cap to Cap!

Cap Homecoming - Saturday November 11th


Cap Homecoming Weekend
Saturday, November 11th

Women's Basketball v. Dayton at 12:00 pm
Princeton Football v. Yale at 1:00 pm
Brunch/Tailgate before the game.
Homecoming Celebration Post-Game
Here is a link to the full Princeton Athletic Schedule.
Here is a link to the Princeton Public Events Calendar to explore all of the lectures, exhibitions, and performances going on at Princeton this fall.
The Lewis Center for the Arts is opening this fall with a reception on October 7th from 4 - 6pm.

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Reunions Cocktail Party for Cap Women!

Women celebrating their 30th reunion, including Keri Briggs ’82, Chrissie Osborn ’82, Penny (Bunn) McCoor ’82, Molly (Mellville) Hill ’82, and Lisa Blair ’82. Carol Brown ’75 also pictured.

Women celebrating their 30th reunion, including Keri Briggs ’82, Chrissie Osborn ’82, Penny (Bunn) McCoor ’82, Molly (Mellville) Hill ’82, and Lisa Blair ’82. Carol Brown ’75 also pictured.

On Friday, June 2nd Cap hosted its 5th Annual Reunions Cocktail Party for the women of The Cap and Gown Club under glorious blue skies. Women from the Classes of 1972 through to 2017 were invited to the event which was exceptionally well attended. As in previous years, the roof deck was the scene of the festivities and Cap women donning their beer jackets and major reunions costumes mingled over rosé and canapés.

Serena Dayal ’07, Jessica Gutierrez ’07, Krysta Banfield ‘07

Serena Dayal ’07, Jessica Gutierrez ’07, Krysta Banfield ‘07

This tradition, hosted every year on the Friday afternoon of reunions, is a lovely opportunity for two generations of Cap women to re-connect, share old memories and create new ones.

More than a few mentors and mentees were reunited on the roof deck – women who’d forged professional bonds far away from Princeton but for whom those bonds stemmed from the shared memories of their old Eating Club, for instance Serena Dayal ’07 and Lucy Lee ’14.

Paulita Mejia ’18 and Annie Hadley ’18

Paulita Mejia ’18 and Annie Hadley ’18

The class of 1987 (celebrating their thirtieth reunion with the theme “True Colors: Orange and Black”), the class of 1992 (celebrating their twenty-fifth with the theme “Orange and Black to the Future”) and the class of 2007 (celebrating their tenth reunion with the theme “Wet Hot Princeton Summer”) were especially well represented although women from many more alumni classes along with their families enjoyed the festivities in the sunshine.

For current Cap Social Chair, Annie Hadley ’18, and Athletics Chair, Paulita Lara Mejia ’18, it was their first time at the event as they represented the undergraduate officers.

Meanwhile the “Great Marinara Sauce Spillage of 2017” an incident whose name is self-explanatory, left certain members of the wonderful Class of ’92 doused in red sauce albeit in fits of laughter. Certainly hilarious new memories of Cap to add to the stacks of old ones!

We look forward to continuing this tradition and to welcoming many more Cap women back to the club during Reunions 2018 (May 31 – June 3, 2018). Ladies of Cap – mark it in your calendars!