Back to School Information

The following resources are intended to help parents and students navigate all “Back to School” requirements, activities, and information. We will update this page as more information becomes available.

A key change for the 2019-2020 year:

  • The school day will now begin at 8:25 a.m. and end at 3:15 p.m. every day.

If you've already read through this information and want an easy-to-follow checklist of action items, check out our Back to School Checklist page.

All School Information

Calendar

2019-2020 Academic Calendar

Subscribe to The Hun School's online calendar for the most up-to-date resources for School-related events, activities, and schedules.  Travel to the calendar page of our website, then select the RSS icon in the upper right corner of the calendar grid to choose which calendar you would like to subscribe to.   

Carpooling

Families who wish to carpool may contact the Admission Office for a list of other families who live in their area.

Daily Schedule

Beginning in the 2019-2020 academic year, the school day will begin at 8:25 a.m. and end at 3:35 p.m. for both divisions. Click here to read more about this change and see a detailed daily schedule.

Drop Off

There are several designated areas with circular driveways where drop-off and pick-up can occur. Families are welcome to determine the location that is most convenient for them based on their student’s commitments. The most common drop-off area is in front of the Chesebro Academic Center, which serves both Middle School and Upper School students. It is very important for pedestrian safety and traffic flow that students are NOT dropped off on the street or in undesignated locations. 

iPad Recommendations and Requirements

iPad Recommendations and Requirements

Recommended Device

For new students, we recommend optimally a 10.5 inch iPad Air or 11 inch iPad Pro with 256GB capacity or at minimum an iPad with 128GB with WiFi connectivity as the base requirement. We recommend at least 128GB of memory in order to allow full use of all multi-media applications and textbook content on the device. Returning Hun students with older devices (iPad Air or older iPad models) may find limits on applications or iBooks but should be able to accomplish required school tasks with their current iPads. We also recommend students consider purchasing an Apple Pencil and Apple's Smart Keyboard (which work only with the iPad Air or iPad Pro models) for use in note-taking and other app-specific utilities that will enhance their classroom experience. 

Magnus Health Forms

Required school and state health forms for the 2019-2020 academic year are now available in on the temporary parent portal. New and returning students must have all of their health forms completed and on file by July 15th. Magnus will also email you regularly and directly until your forms are complete. 

Timely submission of health information and other forms is vital so that preparations can be made prior to the first day of school. You will receive weekly reminders from Magnus as long as there are outstanding items in your account. 

Forms will be reviewed and approved on a rolling basis. If you submit your student’s forms after July 15th there could be a delay in clearing your student. Students who do not have the proper forms on file will not be permitted to move in to the dorms, attend classes, or participate in athletics. 

Payment Portals

Information related to your student's account can be found on the temporary parent portal. If you have trouble gaining access to the system, please email Kevin Eaton.

Student ID cards

In addition to serving as a form of identification, student ID cards are needed to access all campus buildings, and to utilize students' spending account, Raider Cash, to purchase meals, supplies, snacks, and laundry services.

The School collected, and will return at the beginning of next year, student ID cards for returning middle school day and upper school resident students. Returning upper school day students should hold on to their student ID cards over the summer, as new ones will not be issued until mid-fall. New students will receive temporary ID cards (without photos) at the beginning of the year.

Replacement cards can be purchased in the Safety and Security Office in Global Commons for $10.

Once your student receives his/her card, you can use the card to create an online account. Once you have an online account, you can continue to use this link to add funds to your student's 1Card and track his/her spending. Students can use their cards to make purchases at the Hun Depot, the PA Cafe, and in the laundry facilities.

Purchases made with pre-loaded funds are eligible for a 2% rebate to be applied to your student's card account twice per year. Rebate dollars can only be spent at the Hun Depot and cannot be redeemed for cash.

Transportation

B6T Transportation form

Transportation Information

New Jersey law states that if a school district provides bus transportation for public school students, it must also provide this service to independent school students if the home to school distance is at least two (2) miles and not more than twenty (20) miles. The school district may opt to make direct compensatory payments to a family in lieu of providing transportation. In order to apply for transportation or reimbursement:

  • You must be a New Jersey resident, and your child must be enrolled as a day student at The Hun School.
  • To ensure bussing for all students who need it, and even if you will not require transportation, a B6T Transportation Form must be completed and returned to The Hun School.
  • Be sure to print, complete, and return the B6T form no later than March 5th for returning students and April 10th for new students to: The Hun School of Princeton Attention Transportation Coordinator 176 Edgerstoune Road Princeton, NJ 08540

B6T Transportation form

This procedure must be followed each spring as bus arrangements with your school district are not automatically renewed every year. Late admission students should apply immediately to take advantage of any remaining space on the bus, or to be eligible for reimbursement.

Parents must submit one application for each child enrolled at Hun with the name of your local school district (the township to which you pay your taxes) indicated at the top of the form.

School districts will notify families over the summer to advise if bus transportation or reimbursement in lieu of transportation will be provided for your child. It is recommended that parents contact your local school district to verify receipt of your application if notification is not received by August 1st . If the B6T for your child is not submitted in a timely manner (see above), it is possible that your child may not have a seat on the bus at the beginning of the school year, or may be denied aide in lieu.

Occasionally, parents may use a private transportation company to transport students from districts that do not bus students to The Hun School. Although the School is unable to make transportation arrangements directly with private companies, we are happy to direct you to companies that may be able to assist you.

If you have transportation questions, contact Michele Schenk, Transportation Coordinator, at (609) 921-7600, extension 2232

Middle School Items

Mathspace Summer Work

The Hun Middle School math department has assigned summer work through the online program Mathspace, which is available for download in the app store.

Students have been assigned to summer classes based on the class they will take this fall. In addition to these assignments, students are free to explore any topic within the app. (The more math the better!)

Students should enter the following class codes to see their summer assignments:

  • Students entering Pre Alg 1 (most 6h graders):  TV3WYX
  • Students entering Pre Alg 2 ( most  7th graders): VEE6B3
  • Students entering Alg 1 or Introduction to Algebra:  448WC3
  • Students entering Geometry:  ECR7CQ 

Middle School Dress Code

Students are expected to be in school dress, as described below, from 8:25 a.m. – 3:15 p.m. School dress is required for all off-campus field trips, unless otherwise specified by the Middle School head or the headmaster.

Regular Dress Requirements for Boys:

  • Dress shirts, tucked in and with a tie;
  • Flannel is not permitted;
  • Boys’ pants must meet the following criteria:
    • Chino style or dress pants (worn up around the waist) with belts;
    • Cargo pants, and sweatpants are not permitted;
    • Denim of any color is not permitted;
  • Boys may wear dress shorts from the start of school until October 1st and from Spring Break until the end of the school year. 
    • Cargo or athletic shorts are not permitted;
    • The shorts must extend to the top of the kneecap and may extend no longer than to the bottom of the kneecap.
  • Outerwear may not be worn in School buildings;
    • Exception: Students may wear Hun-issued quarter-zip pullovers, crew neck, or V-neck sweaters provided they are in dress code underneath.
  • Hats or baseball caps may not be worn inside the school buildings;
  • Boys’ shoes must meet the following criteria:
    • Socks and dress shoes or boat shoes without an athletic sole;
    • Sneakers, high-tops, clogs, combat boots, work boots, and flip-flops are not permitted;
    • LL Bean style boots are permitted between December 1st and the start of Spring Break;
  • Boys must be well-groomed and clean-shaven;
  • Partially shaved heads or extreme hairstyles are not allowed;
  • Earrings may not be worn on campus at any time;
  • Hair must be a natural color.

Regular Dress Requirements for Girls:

  • Girls’ shirts must meet the following criteria:
    • Either a long or short sleeve dress blouse, or
    • A long or short sleeve polo shirt;
    • Free of slogans, large logos, or graphics;
    • T-shirts, tank tops, and spaghetti strap tops are not permitted;
    • Sleeveless tops must be covered by a sweater or dress top;
    • Necklines must be modest;
    • Flannel or rugby shirts are not permitted;
  • Girls’ pants must meet the following criteria:
    • Be chino style or dress pants;
    • Sweatpants, leggings, spandex, yoga, denim, or frayed pants are not permitted;
  • Girls’ skirts and dresses must meet the following criteria:
    • Length no more than 3” above the knee;
    • Have no slit or a slit no longer than 2”;
    • Dresses must have sleeves or extend to the shoulder. Spaghetti strap, ribbon, or racer back dresses must be worn with a sweater or blazer;
  • Denim or frayed materials are not permitted;
  • Outerwear may not be worn in the School buildings;
    • Exception: Girls may wear a Hun-issued quarter-zip pullover provided they are in dress code underneath;
    • Hats or baseball caps may not be worn inside the school buildings.
  • Girls’ shoes must meet the following criteria:
    • Be dress style - ballet, loafer, or oxford;
    • Closed toe and closed heel, without an athletic sole;
    • Have a heel not exceeding three inches;
    • Dress boots and rain boots are permitted
    • Sneakers, high-tops, clogs, sandals, combat boots, work boots, Ugg-type boots, and flip-flops are not permitted.
    • LL Bean-style boots are permitted between December 1st and the start of Spring Break.

Attire for Dress Down Days:

  • Jeans or dress shorts and t-shirts, polo, and rugby shirts are allowed;
  • Footwear may be sneakers/shoes/Ugg-type;
  • No sweatpants or athletic wear, no leggings or tights;
  • No hats;
  • No ripped or torn clothing;
  • Spirit Weeks could be different.

Middle School Retreat and Waiver

All Middle School students will participate in a daylong retreat at Camp Bernie on Thursday, September 5th. This will serve to build community within the Middle School, as well as aid in the students' character and leadership education.

Camp Bernie Waiver

Schedule:
Students should arrive to school by 7:00 a.m., as the entire Hun Middle School will begin the day together and then split off into grade level activities at YMCA Camp Bernie. We will meet again as a school for lunch, which will be provided, and then head back to our grade level activities in the afternoon. The day ends with us together again before departing back to school. Student pickup will take place at 5:30 p.m. at the Cheseboro Academic Building.

Supplies: 

  • Students should come prepared in weather-appropriate, outdoor, athletic clothing and sneakers with socks. (Students should come prepared in weather-appropriate, outdoor, athletic clothing and sneakers with socks. (Flip-flops, crocs, sliders, or open-toed shoes of any kind are not permitted.)
  • Students should also have a small bag prepared with the following required items: a water bottle, a hat, and a change of clothes.


Absolutely no jewelry may be worn and no electronics may be brought. If student must bring a cell phone, it needs to remain turned off in their bag for the entirety of the day. Camp Bernie rules state that cell phone use is not allowed during the trip.

To participate, all students must have a signed waiver. Please return this form to Administrative Assistant to the Middle School Head Jillian Schneiderin the Middle School Office.

Middle School Supply List

Printable Supply list

General School Supplies Lists 

Grade 6

  • Stylus or Apple Pencil (with your name on it) 
  • Four composition books 200 page minimum (pre-algebra, science, all foreign languages)
  • Folder with pockets (French)
  • 100 sheets loose-leaf paper- college ruled 
  • Ring reinforcers for college ruled paper
  • Pencil case 
  • #2 pencils (preferably not mechanical) 
  • Ball point pens in a variety of colors 
  • Erasers 

All sixth grade students will be provided a daily planner for the year 

Grade 7

  • Stylus or Apple Pencil (with your name on it) 
  • Four composition books (one each for pre -algebra 2, science, English, and all foreign languages)  
  • Two three-ring binders (1.5 inch) with pockets in the front, inside cover, clear plastic on the front and back covers (American history, Latin)
  • Binder dividers- at least five (Latin)
  • Pencil case 
  • Note cards
  • Folder with pockets (French)
  • 100 sheets loose-leaf paper- college ruled
  • Ring reinforcers for college ruled paper
  • Spiral notebook with pockets (science) 
  • #2 pencils (preferably not mechanical)
  • Six highlighters (assorted colors) 
  • Five ball point pens (one must be red, blue and black are also preferred)
  • One eraser 
  • TI 84 Plus C, graphing calculator, (pre algebra 2, algebra, geometry) required.   

Each seventh grade student is expected to have and use an academic planner. Either a traditional paper academic planner or an academic planner on the iPad is fine.

Grade 8

  • Stylus or Apple Pencil (with your name on it) 
  • Three three-ring binders (1.5 inches) with loose leaf paper (geography, English, Latin)
  • Four composition books (one each for pre -algebra 2, science, English, and all foreign languages)   
  • 200 sheets loose-leaf paper- college ruled
  • Ring reinforcers for college ruled papet 
  • Folder for three- ring binder (English)
  • Folder with pockets (French) 
  • Five binder dividers with tabs (Latin)
  • #2 pencils (preferably not mechanical)
  • Six highlighters (assorted colors)
  • Five ball point pens (one must be red, blue and black are also preferred)
  • Pencil case 
  • Notebook with pockets (science)
  • TI 84 Plus C, graphing calculator, (pre algebra 2, algebra, geometry) required. 

Each eighth grade student is expected to have and use an academic planner. Either a traditional paper academic planner or an academic planner on the iPad is fine.

New student Math placements may change, so you may want to wait before making purchases.

One composition book (Algebra 1A/ Algebra 1) 

Five paper folders/ with brads  (Algebra 1 and 1A students)

Ten folders with brads (Pre-Algebra 2)

Ten plastic folders with brads (pockets not needed) (Pre-Algebra)

100 sheets loose-leaf reinforced paper: college ruled (Pre-Algebra)

¼ -inch graph paper pad (Pre Algebra, Algebra, Geometry)

Middle School Sports

Three-season athletic participation, including games, is required of all Hun Middle School students so that students can participate fully in school life and give back to the School’s teams with their personal talents. As an essential part of the Middle School curriculum, athletic participation is accomplished through a wide variety of athletic choices offered during three seasons. Although we expect to be competitive with other teams, we emphasize participation, sportsmanship, enthusiasm, and skill development. The athletic requirement is for three seasons, five days per week. Students must attend games in order to meet the requirement. Outside sports teams, clubs, or training are not accepted as a substitute for the requirement, nor as excuses for missing a game.

Middle School students will sign-up for a sport during the first week of school. Pre-season sports camps are not open to Middle School students.
 

Athletics Offered:

Fall:

Cross Country*

Boys' Soccer

Girls' Soccer 

Girls' Field Hockey

 

Winter:

Boys' Basketball

Girls' Basketball

PE/ Conditioning*

Robotics*

Dance

 

Spring:

Boys' Baseball

Girls' Softball

Tennis*

Girls' Lacrosse

Boys' Baseball

* co-ed

Student Welcome/ Parent Orientation

All new parents and students and all returning students are invited on September 3rd at 9:00 a.m. Students will be greeted outside of The Hun Middle School Building where they will receive a color-coded name-tag. They will match their name-tag to their Advisor and will split off into the Middle School in their new advisor groups. At the same time, parents will have an information session. Middle School students will receive their schedules and handbooks during this time.   

Families are welcome to stay on campus for lunch following the orientation.

Upper School Items

Upper School Dress Code

This information is also available in the Upper School Handbook.

Dress Code
The Hun School is proud of its tradition of having neat and properly attired students. School dress codes provide students practice with professional expectations that most will encounter during their post education careers and help create a respectful culture that encourages integrity and respect. The school day, which runs from 7:50 a.m. to 2:49 p.m. on most days, constitutes the students’ business hours and during this time, students are expected to be in regular school dress as described below.

School dress is required for all off-campus field trips, unless otherwise specified by the head of upper school or dean of students, or the headmaster.

Disciplinary action will be taken against students who violate the dress code; students improperly attired or groomed may not be admitted to class or other school-day events. The Office of the Dean of Students is the final authority on interpreting and enforcing the dress code. Transgender students may speak to the Office of the Dean of Students for alternative dress code options.

Regular Dress Requirements for Boys

  • Dress shirts, tucked in, and ties
  • Dress pants (worn up around the waist) with belts
  • Socks and shoes
  • Dress shoes, “boat” shoes, or “Sperry type” shoes of a solid color without an athletic sole
  • Boys must be clean-shaven. Hair is to be well groomed and not extend below the collar.
  • Boys may wear “dress shorts” from the start of school to October 1st, and from after Spring Break to the end of the school year. “Dress shorts” are defined as any pair of shorts, which if extended to the ankle, would be permissible under the current dress code. Boys must wear a dress shirt, tucked in, and a tie with their shorts. Boys need not wear socks with shorts.
  • Seniors may wear turtlenecks in lieu of a shirt and tie. Turtlenecks must be tucked in and not covered with an outer shirt.
  • Seniors may wear polo shirts, tucked in, on Fridays once Senior Privileges begin.
  • Boys may wear blazers and dress shirts with no ties on B-Days throughout the year provided they wear their blazers at all times.

The following are not permitted on regular dress days:

  • Cargo pants / shorts
  • Hiking, work, construction, LL Bean style, or combat boots except between December 1 and the start of Spring Break
  • Flip flops or sandals
  • High top style shoes of any kind
  • Sweatshirts or sweatpants

Regular Dress Requirements for Girls

  • Blouses or tops with or without collars that match a standard similar to professional women's attire. Examples include button down shirts, collared or no-collar dress shirts, or polo shirts
  • All blouses or tops must conceal cleavage and midriff
  • Skirts or dresses must be no shorter than 4” above the knee
  • Sleeveless dresses or tops must have straps that are 3 fingers wide
  • Pants must be khaki (cotton twill) or corduroy – in any color
  • Girls may wear capri pants from the start of school to October 1st, and from after Spring Break to the end of the school year
  • All shoes must be closed-toe with closed backs
  • Dress or rain boots only (no Ugg-type, hiking, LL Bean style, work, construction, or combat boots are permitted except between December 1 and the start of Spring Break)

The following are not permitted on regular dress days:

  • Denim (of any color)
  • Flannel
  • T-shirts
  • Yoga/stretch pants
  • Sweatshirts
  • Rugby shirts
  • Leggings or “jeggings”
  • Sweatpants
  • Cargo pants
  • Shorts
  • Heels higher than 3 inches
  • Cut-out style shirts or dresses
  • Flip-flips or sandals
  • Athletic soles or high tops

General Dress Requirements

  • All jackets must be removed in the classroom
  • Students may wear Hun-issued ¾ zip pullovers provided they are otherwise in dress code underneath
  • All clothing is to be in good condition
  • The following are never permitted for regular dress or dress down days:
  • Hats or baseball caps worn in campus buildings
  • Ripped or torn clothing
  • Body piercing or ear piercings that are unprofessional in their appearance
  • Unnatural hair color
  • Sandals or flip flops

Casual Dress Requirements
On days permitted by the School, students may participate in casual dress days following the dress guidelines noted below:

  • Jeans, polo shirts, T-shirts, sweatshirts, boots, and athletic shoes are permitted as long as they contain no offensive logos or messages
  • Athletic shorts, yoga/stretch pants or “jeggings,” hats, sandals or flip flops, ripped or torn clothing are
  • not permitted

Spirit Week Dress
During Spirit Weeks, students may participate in themed dress days following the dress guidelines noted below:

  • Athletic shorts (no shorter than 6” above the knee) yoga/stretch pants, and hats (must be part of theme dress) are permitted

Senior Privilege
Beginning in the second marking period, seniors are allowed to wear polo or golf style shirts on Fridays.

Day Student Parking Form

If your student will drive themselves to campus this year, please complete the Day Student Parking Form.

Carpooling

Families who wish to carpool may contact the Admission Office for a list of other families who live in their area.

Grade Level Deans

The Grade Level Deans work together throughout the year on advisory activitie, including full-school assembly programming, cross-grade collaboration, small group projects and individual advisement. By working with various constituencies across campus we have ensured a universal system of support and advisement for your student by their academic advisor.

Senior: Vivian PIel: vivianpiel@hunschool.org
Junior: Ted Shaffner: tedschaffner@hunschool.org
Sophomore: Todd Loffredo: toddloffredo@hunschool.org
Freshman: Dayna Gash: daynagash@hunschool.org

Lockers

Lockers and locks will be distributed by the Dean of Students' office during Orientation.

Senior Privileges

Parents should review and sign the attached document and return it before seniors and PGs have the opportunity to participate in senior privileges.

Parent Letter

Student Schedules

Upper School Student Handbook along with schedules for all Upper School students will be mailed home at the end of July. To make schedule change requests, Upper School students should contact their Grade Level Dean.

Pre-Season Information

Athletics Pre-season

Any Upper School student interested in playing a Varsity or Junior Varsity fall sport is encouraged to attend Pre-Season from Wednesday, August 21st – Friday, August 30th.  All students planning to attend Pre-Season  must register by August 1st. There is no cost for attending and student-athletes of all abilities are welcome.

Report Times

Student-athletes will meet in the Breen Campus Center of the Wilf Family Global Commons. Individual team report times for Wednesday, August 21st are:

  • Football - 8:30 a.m.
  • Boys’ Soccer - 9:00 a.m.
  • Girls’ Soccer - 9:30 a.m.
  • Field Hockey - 10:00 a.m.
  • Girls’ Tennis - 10:30 a.m.
  • Cross Country - 10:30 a.m.
  • Fall Crew - 11:00 a.m.

Parent meetings will take place on on Wednesday, August 21st at the following times.  Athletic Trainer Laura Goldsmith and coaches will be on-hand to provide a program overview and answer questions.

  • Football - 9:30 a.m. in Russell Hall
  • Boys’ Soccer - 10:00 a.m. in the Wilf Family Global Commons
  • Girls’ Soccer - 10:30 a.m. in Russell Hall
  • Field Hockey - 11:00 a.m. in the Wilf Family Global Commons
  • Girls’ Tennis - 11:30 a.m. in Russell Hall
  • Cross Country- 11:30 a.m. in the Wilf Family Global Commons
  • Fall Crew - 12:00 p.m. in Russell Hall

ImPACT Baseline Concussion Testing

All new Upper School students are required to take the ImPACT baseline concussion test before they are permitted to participate in practice. If a new Upper School student has taken the ImPACT test before (i.e. at their previous school or for The Hun Middle School etc.), they are still required to provide an updated baseline test. This will be a requirement for completion in the Magnus Health portal. We recommend taking the ImPACT test before arrival to avoid delays in participation in pre-season camp.  

Information about the ImPACT testing  

Instructions on how to access the ImPACT test

Health Forms

Health Forms must be completed and uploaded to Magnus Health by July 15th. Please reach out to the Director of Health Services, Diane Applegate,  (609) 921 - 7600, extension 2116 with any questions.

Boarders and Labor Day Weekend

Upper School boarders participating in field hockey, football, boys’ soccer, girls’ soccer, girls’ tennis, crew, cross country, and theatre are permitted to reside in the dorms during Pre-Season.

A resident parent meeting will be held in the Wilf Family Global Commons at 1:00 p.m. on Wednesday, August 21st. Until then, Resident Life questions may be directed to Jonathan Stone.

No practices are scheduled Saturday, August 31st - Monday, September 2nd. Resident students may sign-out for the weekend but are not required to do so.  Please Note: the Resident Student Proctor Retreat begins at 5:00 p.m. on Friday, August 30th and New Resident Student Registration and Orientation begins at 10:00 a.m. on Monday, September 2nd.

Contact Information 

Preparing for Pre-season: Heat Acclimatization

It is important for your child's health and performance to properly acclimatize to the heat prior to the start of pre-season camp. Proper heat acclimatization can reduce the risk of injuries and heat related illness. The following are some steps that can be taken to acclimatize:

  • Train in the heat at least 14 days prior to the first official practice;
  • Start with lighter intensity exercise (i.e. biking, jogging) and slowly progress to high intensity exercises (i.e. sprinting, plyometrics, long runs);
  • Include proper warm-up and cool-down in training regimen;
  • Wear and reapply sunscreen when outside;
  • Drink ample fluids (mostly water) before, during, and after activity;
    • Monitor hydration: urine should be clear or light yellow.
    • To estimate baseline water intake, use the formula below.
    water intake chart
  • Increase electrolyte intake (i.e. salty food, pickles, bananas, dark greens, oranges);
  • Eat a healthy snack or meal immediately after activity;
  • Get plenty of rest;
  • Avoid soft drinks and energy drinks;

Sign up for Athletics Pre-Season Camps

Pre-Season FAQ

Where will I stay during camp?

All Upper School boarding students participating in Crew, Cross Country, Field Hockey, Football, Boys’ Soccer, Girls’ Soccer, Girls’ Tennis, and Theatre are permitted to reside in the dorms during Pre-Season. Boarders will move into their assigned dorm the day of registration. 

Can I use my car during camp?

Boarders who bring their vehicles to Pre-Season will not be permitted to use their vehicles until the conclusion of Pre-Season.

Student-athletes must check in and out with either their coaches or a member of the Athletic Department during Pre-Season. Student-athletes are not permitted to leave campus until the conclusion of ALL team commitments for the day.

No student-athlete is permitted to leave campus without notifying either their coach, an Athletic Department member or a member of the Resident Life Office.

There will be a meeting for all student-athletes on Wednesday, August 21st at 1:00 p.m. in the Dining Hall. A brief orientation and overview of the current rules and regulations will be held at that time.

What should I bring to camp?

  • All boarders will be responsible for their bed linens (extra-long), towels, and toiletries.
  • Student-athletes should also bring plenty of socks, t-shirts, sunscreen, and gym shorts for multiple daily practices. There are coin-operated washers and dryers available on campus if needed.
  • Students should purchase footwear and mouth guards prior to camp. It is highly suggested that players break in new footwear in advance, so practice time is not lost due to blisters, etc.
  • Field Hockey players are expected to have goggles, mouth guards, shin guards, and stick.  
  • Soccer players are required to have shin guards, which meet the NFHS standards.
  • Tennis players are expected to bring a racquet. Additional suggestions include a hat or visor and a towel.

2019 Theatre Pre-season

Upper School students are invited to participate in a Pre-Season Theatre Workshop Monday, August 26th through Thursday, August 29th in John Andrew Saks ’31 Theatre. Participation in the workshop is optional. Students may attend one or all of the sessions.

Workshop participants will work on movement, voice, monologues, and scene study. Theatre games and trust-building activities will help students get to know one another, the theatre program philosophy and mission. Students interested in technical theatre are also invited to participate. All sessions will be lead by our theatre director, Mr. Esher and technical director, Mr. Robinson.

schedule

Monday: 1:00 - 2:30 p.m. (Session 1) and 3:30 - 5:30 p.m. (Session 2)

Tuesday: 10:00 - 11:30 a.m. (Session 3) and 3:30 - 5:30 p.m. (Session 4)

Wednesday: 1:00 - 3:30 p.m. (Session 5)

Thursday: 9:00 - 11:00 a.m. (Session 6)

Students should arrive with a monologue prepared and a willingness to participate in scene study, which may include memorizing additional lines. Monologues may be from any contemporary play (post 1940). Students should bring a copy of the full script to the workshop.

Boarders: Participating boarders may reside in the dorms during the workshop. Boarders may sign-out for the Labor Day Weekend but not required to do so. Please Note: the Resident Student Proctor Retreat begins at 5:00 p.m. on Friday, August 30th and New Resident Student Registration and Orientation begins at 10:00 a.m. on Monday, September 2nd.

Register for Theatre Pre-Season Camp

Resident Life Items

Boardingware

Boardingware is a software tool that The Resident Life community utilizes for permissions and essential  communication between parents/guardians, boarders, host families, and the resident faculty. A web-based and iOS app, Boardingware allows us to monitor and record the status of each boarding student whether on or off campus. Boarding students, through an iPad, computer, or phone, can submit details regarding their plans and whereabouts, thereby providing that information directly to the dorm parents on duty on a given day, night, or weekend. 

Parents/guardians use Boardingware to request leave for their child and grant various permissions and view the organized activities in which your student engages. You can use Boardingware with and Internet-enabled device, such as a smartphone or laptop. 

New families will receive an Boardingware invitation prior to the start of School. Returning students do not need to re-register.  For additional information please contact Jonathan Stone.  

Parent Guide

Student Guide

 

2019-2020 Dorm Open and Close Dates

Opening Dates

Monday, Sept. 2nd: Dorms open for new students only at 10:00 a.m.
Tuesday, Sept. 3rd: Dorms open for returning students at 10:00 a.m.

Thanksgiving break

Saturday, Nov. 23rd: Dorms close for all students at 1:00 p.m.
Sunday, Dec. 1st: Dorms open for all students at 12:00 p.m.

Winter break

Thursday, Dec. 19th: Dorms close for all students at 5:00 p.m.
Sunday, Jan. 5th: Dorms open for all students at 12:00 p.m.

spring break

Saturday, March 7th: Dorms close for all students at 5:00 p.m.
Sunday, March 22nd: Dorms open for all students at 12:00 p.m.

end of year

Thursday, June 4th: Dorms close for freshmen, sophomores, and juniors at 5:00 p.m.
Friday, June 5th: Dorms close for seniors at 5:00 p.m.

important contact information

Resident Life Office, until 5:45 p.m. - (609) 921-7600 extension 2111
Email: reslife@hunschool.org
Global Commons, after 5:45 p.m. - (609) 847-6373
Global Commons Adjunct, after 5:45 p.m. - (609) 613-1114
Carter, after 5:45 p.m. - (609) 847-6375
Carter Adjunct after 5:45 p.m. - (609) 847-1294
Poe, after 5:45 p.m. - (609) 847-6374
Poe Adjunct, after 5:45 p.m. - (609) 847-1296

Guardian Policy for International Students

All international boarding students are required to designate a guardian who resides in the United States. The guardian should be within a three-hour drive of Princeton, New Jersey. Guardians may be expected to take care of students in times of serious illness or disciplinary action.  

The appointed guardian is expected to meet the following criteria:

  • Provide 24-hour contact information and be readily available as a point of contact for parents, student, and The Hun School; 

  • Provide suitable accommodations in the case of illness, medical, disciplinary, or other emergency situations at the School’s request;

  • Provide potential accommodation during the three vacations in which the dormitories are closed;

  • Act on behalf of the parents in the case of an emergency;

  • Attend registration day with the student to sign guardianship forms and assist the student with registration and moving into the dormitory;

  • Assume full parental responsibilities when appropriate.

We look forward to working with you, your child, and your child’s guardian to ensure a positive experience studying in the United States.  Please feel free to contact us at reslife@hunschool.org with any questions.

Thank you for your attention to this important matter.

Captain Dry Cleaning Service

There are laundry facilities on campus for student use.  Captain Dry Clean also can provide dry clean and wash and fold services.  They pick up and drop off in the Global Commons.

Click here to learn more about Captain Dry Clean and register for the service.

Health Insurance

All Resident Students are required to have health insurance.  Domestic students must provide proof of insurance and will be asked to supply pertinent insurance information in Magnus. Additional information may be needed to administer your insurance plan locally, such as a list of local providers who accept your plan.  The Health Office will contact you if additional information is necessary.  International students will automatically be enrolled in The Hun School Student Accident and Sickness Insurance Plan, through GeoBlue, unless proof of US-based insurance that can be administered locally is provided.  If the School determines you need to be enrolled in The Hun School Plan, the annual cost will be charged to your student account.  

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Questions?

Boarders and their families who have questions not addressed above, are invited to contact the Resident Life Office at reslife@hunschool.org. Though the Resident Life Office is not staffed in the summer, we do read emails regularly and will get back to you within a few days.

Recommended Items for Dorm Life

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Nearby stores:

Students traveling from out-of-state may prefer to ship supplies or purchase them upon arrival. The school store contains basic toiletries and spirit clothing. Nassau Park Shopping Center in Princeton contains a Target, Walmart, Wegmans (groceries), etc. and is located within ten minutes of The Hun School. Quakerbridge Mall contains an Apple store and is also 10 to 12 minutes away, in the same vicinity as Nassau Park. Students who wish to ship supplies (nothing perishable) may have items arrive beginning Monday, August 21st. These items should be clearly marked with the student’s name.

Dormitory furnishings:

Each dorm room has a twin bed with an extra-long mattress, desk, chair, dresser, and wardrobe closet for each student. There is a microwave and hot water available in the lounge of each dorm.

There is also wireless internet and a printer available.

Items you will need to bring:

  • Sheets and blankets (twin XL)
  • Pillows
  • Bedspread or comforter
  • Mattress pad
  • Towels/washcloths
  • Shower tote
  • Shower sandals/flip flops
  • Toiletries (soap, shampoo, toothbrush, toothpaste, razors, etc.)

Clothes:

  • Dress code items
  • Winter jacket, gloves, scarf, winter hat
  • Hangers
  • Umbrella
  • Laundry bag or hamper
  • Laundry detergent, stain remover, dryer sheets (There is a laundry service you can sign up for and we do have facilities on campus, including washers, dryers, ironing boards, and irons )
  • Storage bins or crates, shoe rack

Desk and School Supplies:

  • Alarm clock
  • Energy efficient desk lamp
  • School supplies (Pens, binders, notebooks, highlighters, stapler, etc)
  • Graphing calculator
  • Batteries
  • Calendar, assignment book/planner
  • Backpack
  • Surge protector
  • USB or flash drive
  • Ipad (Required)
  • Computer (not required)

Food items: 

  • Snacks (with sealable containers)
  • Drinks (water, sports drinks, etc.)
  • Dishes/bowls/plates/utensils/cups

Medical and health-related items:

  • Copy of health insurance card
  • Contact info for your physician
  • First aid kit

Other items you don’t need but many students like to have:

  • Lock for lock box for valuable items
  • Dorm size refrigerator (Hun will rent them to you if you would like)
  • Fan
  • Decorations (posters, pictures, etc)
  • Easy chair, small sofa
  • Wipes
  • Flashlight
  • Headphones
  • Books for pleasure reading
  • Deck of cards, board games
  • Sunscreen, sunglasses
  • Boots 
  • Sports equipment (tennis racket, frisbee, golf clubs, etc.)
  • Wireless speakers

Due to fire regulations and/or school policy, the following items are not allowed in dorm rooms:

  • Air conditioners
  • Darts and dart boards
  • Halogen lamps/bulbs
  • Electrical appliances such as microwaves, heaters, irons, hot plates, rice cookers, immersion coils, or water heaters.
  • Candles, incense, matches or lighters
  • Space heaters
  • Sun lamps
  • Toasters/toaster ovens
  • Wireless router/access point
  • Regular extension cords – surge protectors only
  • Power tools
  • Firearms/paint guns 
  • TV or computer screen bigger than 32”
  • Firework/explosives
  • Alcohol or illegal drugs

Students are advised to leave any difficult-to-replace items at home. The school cannot be responsible for the loss of personal property. We suggest that students store valuable items such as passports and large sums of cash in the safe located in the business office.

 

Rooms and Roommates

The Resident Life Office will announce housing and roommate assignments to boarding students upon arrival.

If you are a new resident, please complete this questionnaire so we can learn a little more about you.

Transportation

Getting to The Hun School of Princeton

176 Edgerstoune Road

Princeton, NJ 08540

Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR), which is 40 miles north of Princeton


Rail Service

  • Take the AirTrain monorail in the airport to the Newark Train station
  • Proceed to NJ Transit rail to Princeton Junction
  • Take the “Dinky” train (small 2 car train that only travels from Princeton Junction to Princeton and back) to Princeton.  From there it is a mile walk or a Taxi ride or take a taxi from Princeton Junction to Hun.  It is only a few miles away

Local Car Services from Newark (advanced reservations required)


State Shuttle/Olympic Airporter

A1 LImousine

King Limousine

Philadelphia International Airport (PHL), which is 55 miles south of Princeton


Rail Service

  • Take the SEPTA train R1 line to Philadelphia 30th Street Station
  • Take SEPTA, R7 line to Trenton N.J.  
  • Transfer to NJ Transit Northeast Corridor line to Princeton Junction

Local Car Service from Philadelphia 
 

Use a car or shuttle service - Advanced Reservation Required

State Shuttle/Olympic Airporter

A1 LImousine

King Limousine

 

Trenton-Mercer Airport (TTN) 12.5 miles from Princeton 

Serviced by Frontier Airlines 

Flights are limited

The two large airports in New York City (east of Manhattan) take substantially more time to reach by car or public transportation from Princeton.  They are:

John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK), 70 miles northeast of Princeton

LaGuardia International Airport (LGA), 70 miles northeast of Princeton

  1. Take a cab to New York, Penn Station
    1. Take the NJ transit line to Princeton Junction 
  2. Use a car or shuttle service - Advanced Reservation Required
    1. State Shuttle/Olympic Airporter
    2. A1 LImousine
    3. King Limousine

Car Rentals can be made at all airports.