Speeches & Writings


President Eisgruber addresses a wide range of audiences and issues in the course of a year, and among his most important speeches are the ones he delivers at Princeton University’s Commencement and Opening Exercises in the spring and fall, respectively. His remarks on these occasions explore the basic values that define a Princeton education, as well as the opportunities and challenges confronting students as they enter and leave our University community. A sampling of recent speeches can be found below.

Commencement 2021: Together, Six Feet Apart

Sunday, May 16, 2021, 12:54 pm

Opening Exercises Address 2020

Sunday, Aug 30, 2020, 12:20 pm

Commencement 2020: Touched by Tragedy

Wednesday, Jun 3, 2020, 3:20 pm

Contested Civility: Free Speech & Inclusivity on Campus

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Princeton Alumni Weekly (PAW) Pages

President Eisgruber writes about a broad range of topics in "The President's Page," which appears in the Princeton Alumni Weekly (PAW) magazine. University messages in the PAW began in the 1970s, and "The President's Page" sometimes includes guest columns by faculty and other Princeton campus members. A sampling of recent columns can be found below.

Immigration bill to help keep STEM grad students in U.S. must include humanities and social sciences

Pre-Read 2021: Moving Up Without Losing Your Way

Friday, May 14, 2021, 7:00 pm

Expansion is Coming

Thursday, Apr 15, 2021, 7:00 pm

Returning to the Classroom

Tuesday, Mar 9, 2021, 7:00 pm
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President Eisgruber releases statements on academic, administrative and other issues related to Princeton University. A sampling of recent statements can be found below.

Message from President Eisgruber on Fall 2021

Thursday, May 20, 2021, 2:06 pm

President's Letter: The State of the University, February 2021

Message from President Eisgruber on Spring 2021

Tuesday, Nov 24, 2020, 12:06 pm

Mid-semester update on spring 2021

Monday, Oct 19, 2020, 2:30 pm
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