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Princeton Environmental Film Festival

March 19 - 29

The Princeton Environmental Film Festival is sponsored by the Princeton Public Library and held annually at 65 Witherspoon Street in downtown Princeton, New Jersey. Films are shown at the library or at the Garden Theater.

See the Full Schedule of Films

Download the Films at a Glance Sheet (PDF)

Active Allyship Social Justice Symposium

Friday, March 27

How do you practice allyship or act in solidarity? Active Allyship is an educational series focused on how to develop tools to be a better ally. Learn ways to be an ally around ability, race, gender and gender identity, spirituality, sexuality, as well as being an ally to yourself.

This spring, we are introducing the Active Allyship Social Justice Symposium, a half-day forum of workshops beginning with a keynote by Darnell L. Moore, an educator, writer, and Managing Editor/Partner of The Feminist Wire. The Active Allyship Social Justice Symposium is on Friday, March 27, 2015 from 12pm-4pm in the Carl A. Fields Center. 

The welcome address is open to students, staff, and faculty. Some of the workshop sessions will be closed to only students and will be indicated on the program.

Register

Sponsored by the LGBT Center in collaboration with the Carl A. Fields Center, Mathey College, Office of Disability Services, Outdoor Action, Rocky College, and the Women’s Center

Become an Outdoor Action Leader

Being an OA Leader is one of the most valuable things you can do to help next year's freshmen class have a successful transition into Princeton. OA Leaders are role models and mentors for 60% of the incoming class. Ask anyone you know who is an OA Leader (and there are more than 300 of them on campus) and they'll tell you it's an absolutely incredible experience. Any student can learn the skills needed to lead a group on an OA Trip and with the diversity of trips we offer (base camp, biking, backpacking, canoeing, rock climbing, sustainable farming) there's a trip for you. Don't miss out on this special Princeton experience. Train to become an OA Leader this semester.

Learn more

Upcoming Events

Published: Sunday, March 1, 2015
This is the last week to start OA Leader Training if you want to join us as a Leader on next fall's Frosh Trip. There is a make-up Wilderness First Aid Class on Tuesday March 24 from 7:30 - 9:30 PM so that you can join either the Wednesday evening class (7:30 - 10:30 PM) or the Friday afternoon class (1:30 - 4:30 PM) that meet this week. Being an OA Leader is an incredible experience to help incoming freshmen learn about Princeton and themselves and make new friends on an exciting OA adventure. Learn More
Published: Sunday, March 1, 2015
Join the largest college outdoor orientation program in North America! Applications for Leaders, Command Center and Support Teams for next fall's Frosh Trip Program are now available online.
Published: Sunday, March 1, 2015
The Banff Mountain Film Festival returns to Princeton University for its 19th year. Come join us for two fantastic evenings of award winning films on outdoor adventure from around the world. Tickets are available now and the show always sells out, so but your tickets early. See the film schedule, descriptions and trailers Banff Film Festival 2015.
Published: Monday, March 2, 2015
Come enjoy "hanging out" (literally) at the Wall for AI Nights when the OA Climbing Wall is open for FREE for everyone (PUID required). Every Thursday night (except during mid-terms and break). We'll have music, snacks, and a great atmosphere for both newcomers and experienced climbers. Check it out! Funded by the Trustee Alcohol Initiative Fund promoting non-alcoholic social activities on campus.   Read more
Published: Monday, March 2, 2015
Outdoor Action Leaders excel both in academics and in campus activities from varsity sports, to student government, and student organizations. The leadership skills they develop through Outdoor Action serve the larger Princeton campus and beyond as these students go on to be leaders throughout their careers. Here are some of the fellowships, awards and prizes Outdoor Action Leaders have received. Leader Prizes & Awards

Welcome to the New OA Web Site!

We are really excited to announce the opening of the new Outdoor Action Web site. We've completely rebuilt the site to make it easy to get the latest information about anything that you are interested in about Princeton Outdoor Action, the outdoors, and leadership. Over the next few months we'll be continuing to add more resources to the site like local places to get outside near Princeton, information on outdoor skills and more. 

Navigating the Site

You can generally find what you are looking for through the navigation bar or use our advanced Search feature.

Become part of the Largest Leadership Organization on Campus

Outdoor Action Leader Training is starting up for the spring. We are the largest leadership training program on campus and the experience that you get leading for OA is invaluable. We are looking for the most diverse group of students to become the next generation of OA Leaders. You don't need to have any previous experience in the outdoors or even to have gone on the OA Frosh Trip. We can teach you everything you need to know to be an effective leader both on campus and in the outdoors.

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Making friends at the OA Climbing WallOA Climbing Wall Open Hours

The Outdoor Action top rope climbing room is 32 feet high and 66 feet across with 14 belay stations. It incorporates the latest in climbing wall technology with both vertical and overhanging sections as well as a roof and three artificial cracks. Climbers of all abilities are welcome. Experienced instructors will be on hand to teach skills and assist in solving particular climbing routes. OA will provide harness and climbing shoes.The Climbing Wall is open throughout the academic year except during breaks, reading period and final exams.

Climbing is FREE for Princeton University students, faculty and staff. Never Climbed Before? No experience necessary! We'll teach you!

The Climbing Wall Hours - Starting February 2

  • Mondays: 4:30-6:30pm

  • Tuesdays: 8-10pm

  • Wednesdays: 8-10pm

  • Fridays: 4:30-6:30pm

Only members of the University community are allowed to climb. PU ID required.

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