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On September 11, 2016, nearly all 1,312 members of the Class of 2020 streamed into the University Chapel for Opening Exercises. It was one of their first times together as a class.

Twenty years prior, Toni Morrison had found Princeton “redolent with the breath of the emotional life lived here and the intellectual life made manifest here.” Over their four years on campus, the students of the Class of 2020 would make good on both.

Those students, however, arrived at a university wrestling with its own past. The previous November, students from the Black Justice League had occupied the office of President Christopher L. Eisgruber ’83, in protest against the University’s celebration of white supremacist Woodrow Wilson Class of 1879.

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On that September afternoon, as the Class of 2020 sat awe-struck beneath granite pillars and stained glass, acrimony and prejudice surged across the world. As Eisgruber reflected, “This September follows a searing summer, a summer filled with loss and grief and violence around our planet and in this country.”

Fifty-eight days later, Donald Trump would win the presidency of the United States. Just as Princeton was grappling with its historical contradictions, so too was the nation.

Today, historic achievements distinguish the Class of 2020, which includes musicians and athletes, mathematicians and anthropologists, artists and engineers. On Sunday, Nicholas Johnson, the first Black valedictorian in Princeton’s 274-year history, will address his peers.

As the Class of 2020 celebrates all it has achieved, campus will be empty. But the work of making Princeton a better place continues. To that centuries-long conversation, the Class of 2020 has submitted its own indelible contribution.

This, then, is the story of a remarkable Class and its students — the triumphs they earned and the travails they endured, the heights they scaled and the legacies they leave behind.

This Year's Class

The Class of 2020 comprises a diverse and vibrant array of students, whose unique backgrounds and experiences inform the Class’ collective perspective.

In 2015, 29,303 students applied to Princeton, in what was then the largest applicant pool in the University’s history. The following fall, 1,312 matriculated as members of the Class of 2020.

Of those students, 20 percent identified as Asian, 9 percent as Hispanic, 8 percent as African American, and less than 1 percent as American Indian.

In total, 153 students, or 12 percent of the Class, hailed from 49 countries beyond the United States. Stateside, 200 students came from New Jersey, 156 from New York, and 129 from California.

Mark Dodici / The Daily Princetonian

During their time at Princeton, members of the Class studied a striking range of subjects, from philosophy to chemical engineering, from geosciences to African American studies. On Sunday, approximately 76 percent of the Class will receive Bachelor of the Arts (AB) degrees, while the other quarter will receive Bachelors of Science in Engineering (BSE).

Harsimran Makkad / The Daily Princetonian

In the classroom, on the field, and on the stage, graduating seniors have earned countless honors, as they’ve sought academic challenge, won championships, and captivated audiences.

Among many other incredible students, the Class of 2020 includes two Rhodes Scholars, a Jeopardy! contestant, and the fifth pick in the 2020 WNBA draft.

Under the Class of 2020’s leadership, Princeton became the first Ivy League school to secure 500 Ivy League Championships.

In this special retrospective, we chronicle how the Class of 2020 got here.

Looking back at the last four years

Nassau Hall.
Harsimran Makkad / The Daily Princetonian

YEAR 1

As Princeton adopted a new motto, students advocated for undocumented immigrants and protested the election of Donald Trump. Myesha Jemison ’18 made history as the first Black woman elected Undergraduate Student Government president, and Bella Alarie ’20 played on the USA Basketball Women’s Under-19 World Cup Team.

Mark Dodici / The Daily Princetonian
A student holds a sign in front of Nassau Hall during the protest.
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OPINION

Princeton needs a journalism certificate. Here's why.

By Emily Erdos  March 30, 2017

Three years ago, then-sophomore Emily Erdos ’19 called for Princeton to offer a journalism certificate. Just over a year later, the faculty unanimously approved just such a program.

NEWS

U. to rename spaces for Toni Morrison, Sir Arthur Lewis

By Marcia Brown   April 18, 2017

OPINION

Letter to the Editor: Workers' message to students

By Christiana Augustine and Russel Weiss-Irwin  April 26, 2017

“When a snowstorm hit this past winter, essential campus dining staff…were offered the opportunity to come to campus the night before. That was good, but the conditions workers found when we arrived were not.”

NEWS

BJL members reflect on successes, seek greater engagement

By Rebecca Ngu  June 1, 2017

Along with other acts of civil disobedience, the Black Justice League (BJL) in November 2015 occupied President Eisgruber's office to force the administration to consider demands intended to make Princeton more hospitable to Black students. Their displays of resistance would reverberate throughout the Class of 2020's time at Princeton.

NEWS

U. confirms U.S. citizenship of graduate student convicted of espionage in Iran

By Marcia Brown  July 16, 2017

An Iranian court convicted Xiyue Wang, a History graduate student, on espionage charges, sentencing him to 10 years in prison. Over the next four years, his case would spark widespread outrage, as an international coalition worked towards his eventual release.

YEAR 2

With Honor Code referenda, a newly-resumed transfer program, and faculty approval of a new calendar, reform swept campus as the Class of 2020 finished its second year. Institutional reckoning and classroom controversy only added to the debate. In sports, field hockey reached the NCAA quarterfinals.

Mark Dodici / The Daily Princetonian

NEWS

U. undergraduate, Microsoft sue Trump over DACA

By Marcia Brown and Rose Gilbert  November 3, 2017

The University's joint complaint was one of the first to challenge the Trump administration's decision to terminate The Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program (DACA). Three years later, the Supreme Court would hear oral arguments on cases challenging this termination, including the complaint filed during the Class of 2020's second year on campus.

SPORTS

Women’s basketball clinches Ivy League Championship, heads to NCAA Tournament

By Christopher Murphy  March 11, 2018

In 2018, the Tigers won by 29 points in the Ivy League Tournament Final, avenging last year's lost to Penn in the same game and punching their ticket to the 2018 NCAA Tournament. That same year, the women's field hockey team swept the Ivy League and advanced to the quarterfinals in the NCAA tournament.

NEWS

Hundreds turn out for gun control protest at Frist

By Rose Gilbert  March 15, 2018

Several hundred demonstrators gathered in front of Frist Campus Center to protest for increased gun control after the Stoneman Douglas High School shooting in Parkland, Fla., which killed 17 people.

OPINION

Mercy should be the guiding principle of Honor Code reform

By Samuel Aftel  April 8, 2018

On March 26, the Honor System Review Committee discussed its preliminary findings regarding the three suspended referenda — which passed with overwhelming support from the student body.

NEWS

U. approves certificate program in Asian American Studies

By Rebecca Ngu  April 27, 2018

Four decades of campaigning by Asian-American students, alumni, faculty, and staff culminated in the University’s creation of an Asian American Studies certificate.

NEWS

20 years of female leadership on Prospect Avenue

By Ariel Chen  May 3, 2018

OPINION

Editorial: How Women Became Tigers

By Daily Princetonian Editorial Board   May 4, 2018

“Despite progress for women on campus, the University has a long way to go in addressing sexual misconduct, combating misogyny on male sports teams, and rectifying the lack of female mentors.”

YEAR 3

As students and faculty considered curricular equity and the wrestling team made history, Maria Ressa ’86 endured political repression in the Philippines. The year culminated in student protests to reform Princeton’s Title IX office.

Mark Dodici / The Daily Princetonian

PROSPECT

Pumpkin carving with refugees: An encounter

By Shira Moolten   October 26, 2018

This event, which began during the Class of 2020's first year at Princeton, has since blossomed into an annual tradition.

SPORTS

Football overwhelms Yale 59–43 to clinch Ivy Title, first bonfire since 2013

By Jack Graham and Christopher Murphy  November 10, 2018

NEWS

U. community gathers, chants, ‘yeets’ during first bonfire since 2013

By Zachary Shevin  November 19, 2018

OPINION

Bonfires are for the boys

By Avner Goldstein  December 3, 2018

VIDEO

Undefeated football team celebrates with a bonfire.

Video by Adam Hazelton, Mark Dodici, Sarah W. Hirschfield, and Sam Parsons
November 18, 2018

The football team celebrates with a bonfire after an undefeated season.
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OPINION

Dear Tigertones, please stop singing 'Kiss the Girl'

By Noa Wollstein  November 26, 2018

News outlets across the country covered Noa Wollstein's column criticizing the Tigertones' performance of the song, which contravened the boundaries of consent. In response, the Tigertones removed the song from their repertoire.

PROSPECT

Hamentaschens victorious in most important debate of the year

By Noa Wollstein  December 5, 2018

The contentious Latke-Hamentaschen Debate occurs annually at Princeton.

OPINION

The Other Side of Paradise

By Liam O'Connor  December 13, 2018

Eating club demographics reveal stark social stratification.

NEWS

Protesters stand in solidarity against cancelled white supremacy rally

By Rebecca Han and Oliver Effron  January 13, 2019

PROSPECT

Coffee Club is on the grind

By Jack Allen  February 4, 2019

The Coffee Club, a popular student-run coffee shop located in the Campus Club Tap Room, started during the Class of 2020's junior year on campus.

NEWS

Liberating New South: How Black student activists inspired change through protest

By Ivy Truong and Benjamin Ball  March 7, 2019

The ‘Prince’ commemorated the 50th anniversary of the student occupation of New South, in protest of the University’s investments in apartheid South Africa, for the special issue “Power of a United People.”

SPORTS

In bid to make history, wrestling heads to NCAA Championships

By Josephine de La Bruyère  March 21, 2019

NEWS

SPEAR holds walk out and teach-in at CPUC meeting

By Haleigh Gundy  May 7, 2019

This demonstration was part of the "Ban the Box" movement, which aims to remove the conviction question on applications for undergraduate admission to the University.

Approximately 100 students participated in the walk out and teach-in.
Jon Ort / The Daily Princetonian

NEWS

Title IX office protests come to a close, will return for the P-rade

By Ivy Truong  May 16, 2019

OPINION

We Can't Speak Freely

By Daily Princetonian Editorial Board  May 31, 2019

VIDEO

Students involved in Title IX reform protests turned away from Durkee ’69 retirement event

Video by Mark Dodici  May 10, 2019

Ivy Truong / The Daily Princetonian

YEAR 4

Though the rising seniors had weathered years of political upheaval, nothing could prepare them for COVID-19. With seasons cut short and theses interrupted, the Class of 2020 has demonstrated extraordinary strength and community in the face of a global crisis.

Mark Dodici / The Daily Princetonian

OPINION

A concrete step backwards

By KiKi Gilbert and Nathan Poland  October 4, 2019

“In this case, the University’s concrete step backwards is yet another memorial on campus dedicated to avowed white supremacist Woodrow Wilson.”

VIDEO

Princeton students protest new Woodrow Wilson installation, institutional racism

Video by Sarah W. Hirschfield  October 5, 2019

NEWS

U. community members protest at ‘Double Sights’ dedication

By Rose Gilbert  October 7, 2019

The "Double Sights" installation, designed by Walter Hood.
Jon Ort / The Daily Princetonian

NEWS

Obama ’85 sends surprise video message to Thrive conference

By Benjamin Ball  October 6, 2019

The historic conference, entitled “Thrive: Empowering and Celebrating Princeton’s Black Alumni,” featured alumni presentations, discussions, and social programming. It was the fourth conference of its kind.

OPINION

Why affirmative action still matters

By Julia Chaffers  October 10, 2019

NEWS

Supreme Court hears oral argument on DACA, including complaint from U.

By Benjamin Ball  November 12, 2019

The November 2017 complaint, which was one of the first challenges to the government’s decision to end DACA, alleged that the program’s termination violated both the United States Constitution and federal law. The University filed the suit jointly with Microsoft President and University trustee Brad Smith ’81 and DACA recipient María Perales Sánchez ’18.

OPINION

Impeachment hearings, Donald Trump, and Princeton's public service

By Kaveh Badrei  December 2, 2019

NEWS

Xiyue Wang released from detainment in Iran

By Linh Nguyen , Zachary Shevin and Rooya Rahin  December 7, 2019

Over three years after his original arrest in 2016, University graduate student Xiyue Wang returned to Princeton, N.J. During the previous three years, the Free Xiyue Wang Working Group arose among graduate students, holding vigils in his honor and fighting for his release.

Jon Ort / The Daily Princetonian

SPORTS

Princeton women’s hockey defeats Cornell for first ECAC title in program history

By Owen Tedford and Chris Murphy  March 8, 2020

VIDEO

Princeton U. is sending students home -- rapid reactions from Frist Campus Center

Video by Mark Dodici and Zachary Shevin  March 12, 2020

OPINION

When hate is more contagious

By Siyang Liu  March 22, 2020

“I understand that people’s entire lives have been upended because so has mine. But that in no way justifies the mindless anger and insults which dehumanize innocent Chinese civilians, who themselves have suffered tremendously.”

PHOTO

In photos: A campus deserted

By Daily Princetonian Staff and Mark Dodici  March 25, 2020

FEATURES

Half-built hoverboards, forgotten fruit flies: the senior theses that never were

By Patrycja Pajdak  March 30, 2020

FEATURES

‘The end of the world’: how students said goodbye to campus

By Alex Gjaja  March 23, 2020

FEATURES/SPORTS

A season, lost: Princeton athletes reflect on cancellation of collegiate sports

By Christopher Murphy and Rachel McQuigge  April 8, 2020

Palmer Stadium.
Jon Ort / The Daily Princetonian

PHOTO

In photos: When senior year ends early

By Jon Ort , Ivy Truong and Mark Dodici  April 1, 2020

The ‘Prince’ invited students from the Class of 2020 to participate in a photo essay that aimed to create alternative thesis photos — in honor of all the seniors who will not be able to celebrate the capstone of their Princeton careers on campus.

VIDEO

Spirit of Princeton Award winners reflect on their college experiences

By Zack Shevin and Mark Dodici  May 25, 2020

What's Next

For the Class of 2020, this weekend should have been the bittersweet culmination to four years on campus. Yet, ten weeks ago, COVID-19 forced the Class to bid Princeton an abrupt and unwelcome farewell.

As the coronavirus overtook the world, seniors navigated the most formidable challenges they had ever faced — not least, finishing their theses and capstone projects amid a pandemic.

In the same 1996 speech in which she celebrated the “breath” of Princeton’s emotional and intellectual lives, Morrison pondered the institution’s future. She asked, “Will instruction be executed solely in solitude by the isolated handling of sophisticated new machines?”

Today, Morrison’s question resonates with stunning prescience — especially considering that Eisgruber cited those very words nine months ago, as the Class of 2023 sat in the Chapel for its own Opening Exercises. Though unthinkable then, the pandemic now leaves us no choice but to learn “solely in solitude.”

At this critical moment, the Class of 2020 is poised to fulfill the motto unveiled in its first year: to live “in the nation’s service and the service of humanity.”

Tomorrow, an incredible community of leaders, advocates, scholars, and visionaries will become Princeton alumni. A world in need of remaking awaits them.

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A Daily Princetonian project by Louis Aaron, Mark Dodici, Harsimran Makkad, Abby Nishiwaki, Lizzie Parker, Kenny Peng, Jon Ort, Ivy Truong, and Cy Watsky.

Note: Data for the graphics and names of the graduates were compiled from Tigerbook.