2019 Winter Gathering

It is a pleasure to invite you to Winter Gathering at Lawrenceville. On Saturday, February 2, you will have an opportunity to go to morning classes with your child, sit in on a special master class taught by our master teachers if you wish, eat lunch with other parents in your student's House, attend college counseling workshops, and go to afternoon athletic events.

Fourth Form parents should especially plan to attend, since there will be important college counseling sessions for them on both Saturday and Sunday. The college counseling meetings on Sunday are open to all parents.

Schedule of Events

List of 4 items.

  • Friday, February 1

    5:30-7:00 p.m.
    Multicultural Discussion and Reception, Foundation House, Alumni Study. (Online registration is required if you plan to attend.)

    7:00–8:00 p.m.
    Master Classes in Musical Performance and ReceptionClark Music Center. (Featuring all choral, orchestral, and jazz groups). All are welcome.
  • Saturday, February 2

    7:30–11:00 a.m.
    Hospitality and Information, Admission Rotunda, Mackenzie. Refreshments.

    8:00-10:50 a.m.
    Back to School Attend classes with your child (special class schedule). Please be respectful of our cell phone policy during classes.
    • 8:00-8:35 a.m. - Period A
    • 8:45-9:20 a.m. - Period B
    • 9:30-10:05 a.m. - Period C
    • 10:15-10:50 a.m. - Period F
    8:00-11:30 a.m. 
    Hospitality, Woods Memorial Hall. Refreshments.

    11:00-11:50 a.m.
    Master Classes – Experience a class taught by one of our master teachers. We will offer classes across a range of disciplines with you as the student. (Online registration is required if you plan to attend a master class.)

    11:00–11:50 a.m. 
    Fourth Form Parent's College Counseling Opening Session, Kirby Arts Center. It officially begins! In this College Counseling kick-off session, Lawrenceville College Counselors will offer an overview of the upcoming college search process, discuss important details and available resources, distribute information, and explain the Winter Gathering programming.

    12:00-1:00 p.m.
    Lunch in Your Student's Hosue - For Parents and Students – This lunch is an opportunity to meet the House team as well as the families of your child’s Housemates. All parents and students will eat in their student’s House.


    1:00-2:00 p.m. 
    Fourth Form Parent's College Admissions 101, Kirby Arts Center. College Counselors will use their own past admissions experience and current national trends to explain in detail how colleges build an incoming class.

    2:15-3:15 p.m.
    Fourth Form Parent's College Admissions Committees, Abbott Dining Hall. In this session, parents will have the opportunity to evaluate actual college applications, deliberate over candidates, and make admission decisions in an authentic committee format.

    3:00-4:30 p.m. 
    Film “Screenagers:
    Growing up in the Digital Age,” McGraw Reading Room, Bunn Library. (Online registration is required if you plan to attend.)
    3:30–4:30 p.m. 
    Fourth Form Parent's Individual College Counselor, locations to be announced. College Counselors will gather with parents of their counselees to discuss the year ahead and answer questions related to the college search process.

    4:30-5:30 p.m. 
    Head Master Reception and Campus Updates, McGraw Reading Room, Bunn Library. Wine and cheese.
  • Sunday, February 3

    7:30-11:00 a.m. 
    Hospitality and Information
    Woods Memorial Hall. Refreshments.
    Check in for College Counseling Workshops.

    9:00 a.m. – 12:35 p.m.   
    Parent College Counseling Workshops
    The College Counseling Office invites all Lawrenceville families to take part in our Sunday workshops. We will offer large-scale presentations over the course of the morning on:
    • “College Costs Financial Aid and Scholarships.”
    • “Understanding Athletic Recruiting.”
    • “Specialized Opportunities Outside the Traditional Liberal Arts College.”

    Additionally, members of the College Counseling Office will offer small-scale presentations on topics such as:
    • “Making the Most of Your Summers.”
    • “The Role of Early Plans in College Admission.”
    • “Multi-cultural Perspectives in College Admission and College Counseling.”
    • “Get me to the Starting Line: Information for Underform Familes to Help Prepare for the College Search.”
    • “How to Research Colleges.”
    We will distribute a full schedule of presentations and locations to all families as Winter Gathering draws closer, but please know that programming begins at 9:00 a.m. and will continue until the early afternoon.

    11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
    Sunday BrunchIrwin Dining Center

  • Class Rings

    The Lawrenceville Class Ring Collection will be on display in the Irwin Dining Center.

    A representative will be onsite to take measurements and accept orders.
    • Friday, February 1, 11:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. 
    • Saturday, February 2, 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
    You may visit www.signitas.com/lawrenceville for more information or email tim@signitas.com.
Students may leave campus with their parents for a brief winter break after their commitments on Saturday. Boarders are expected to return by 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, February 5. Classes will resume Wednesday morning, February 6.
(coffees, sandwiches, flatbreads and more)
Saturday, February 2: 7:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Stop by the JIGGER SHOP
(supplies and Lawrenceville paraphernalia)
Saturday, February 2: 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Local Accommodations

FEBRUARY 2-3, 2019

Room Blocks at Local Hotels:
Mention Lawrenceville’s Winter Gathering for the discount or click on the hotel link below.

Chauncey Center
Rosedale Road and Carter Road
Princeton, NJ
(609) 921-3600
Rate: $159/night for single/double (includes complimentary buffet breakfast). Must book by January 2, 2019.

Homewood Suites by Hilton Princeton
3819 Route 1
Princeton, NJ
(609) 720-0550
Rate: $110/night and up. Complimentary full breakfast buffet, complimentary wireless internet. Must book by January 18, 2019.
Hyatt Regency
102 Carnegie Center, Route 1
Princeton, NJ 08540
(609) 987-1234
Rate: $129/night and up. Must book by January 11, 2019.

Princeton Marriott Hotel at Forrestal
100 College Road East
Princeton, NJ 08540 
(609) 452-7800
Rate: $99/night. Must book by January 2, 2019.
Residence Inn by Marriott
3563 US Route 1
Princeton, NJ  08540
(609) 799-0550
Rate: $119/night and up. Must book by January 1, 2019.  
Westin Princeton at Forrestal Village
201 Village Blvd.
Princeton, NJ 08540
(609) 452-7900
Rate: $119/night. Must book by January 2, 2019.

Other Hotels in Princeton/Lawrenceville area
Element Ewing (609) 671-0050
Holiday Inn Princeton (609) 520-1200
Hyatt Place Princeton (609) 720-0200
Inn at Glencairn (609) 497-1737
Jasna Polana (609) 688-0500
Nassau Inn, Palmer Square (609) 921-7500
Palmer Inn (609) 452-2500
SpringHill Suites Marriott (609) 530-0900

Through House and Harkness, Lawrenceville challenges a diverse community of promising young people to lead lives of learning, integrity, and high purpose.  Our mission is to inspire the best in each to seek the best for all.