The Cox Wing Grand Opening at Reunions

View of the Cox Wing from the back yard

View of the Cox Wing from the back yard

Spring has arrived in Princeton and the new Cox Wing at Cap and Gown is on time for our Grand Opening on June 1st, Saturday of Reunions.

View from the front of the club along Roper Lane

View from the front of the club along Roper Lane

It’s stunning to see this beautiful new space take shape. It’s much bigger than we imagined, and a dramatic final “Cap”stone addition for the club. There is a lovely gas fireplace named for the Class of 1992 that features a Cap and Gown quote that has summed to the feelings of members for many decades by Herman Heydt Jr., Class of 1929, “Whenever I enter this club, I feel happy inside.”


Our undergrad members were able to use the Cox Wing during Housparties and the Cap and Gown Board of Trustees held a reception in the new space before the May board meeting. Students and alumni are all overwhelmed with the beauty of the addition and can’t wait for the Grand Opening on June 1st when all the finishing details will be completed and we’ll be able to show it off to the hundreds of Cap alums who return for Reunions.


We need the support of more alumni to help us raise the money for this project so the club will remain debt free.  Please join the alumni who have already contributed generously to this project.

We thank the following alumni, for their exceptional generosity and hope many more of you will join this illustrious group. Our undergraduate members call Cap, "The Illustrious!"

Howard Cox '64 has made a most generous gift and this beautiful new addition will be called the Cox Wing. The South Pavilion will be named for the Class of 1965. The North Pavilion will be named the REG Room for Burke Ross ‘73, Tom Edelman ‘73, and Ben Guill ‘73. The fireplace will be named for the Class of 1992. The North Terrace will be named for Preston Haskell ‘60.

There are naming opportunities at many levels, and this is the last opportunity for the foreseeable future to have your name or your section year engraved at Cap for all time. We are adding bricks to the Connect-to-Cap Walkway. Do you have your personal brick in the walkway? Check out all the naming opportunities.

View all the Naming Opportunities

To make a pledge or donation or to ask about a naming opportunity,
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We hope to see you for the Grand Opening on Reunions Saturday, June 1, 2019!d