Alumni Events


Come back to Cloister this fall to attend a game, catch up with friends, and enjoy refreshments! 

Saturday, September 21st
Princeton v. Lehigh (6:00 p.m. game)
Come and join the undergrads for a Burger Bar.

Saturday, October 5th
Princeton v. Columbia (1:00 p.m. game)
Tailgate before the game — post-game reception.

Saturday, October 12th
Princeton v. Lafayette  (1:00 p.m. game)
Tailgate before the game — post-game reception.

Saturday, November 2nd
Princeton v. Cornell  (1:00 p.m. game)
Club facilities open. No refreshments as the University is on fall break

Saturday, November 16th
Princeton v. Yale  (1:00 p.m. game)
Homecoming Celebration!
Join us for our annual homecoming celebration with a great Cloister spread.

Come for Cloister Inn Night at the Princeton Club of NY

Tuesday, April 23rd from 6 – 9 pm
15 West 43rd Street, New York, NY 10036

Gather with fellow Cloister Inn alumni for a night out on the town and meet current undergraduate members.

Hors d’oeuvres
Complimentary beer and wine
Cash bar for cocktails

$20 per person (classes in the 2000s)
$40 per person (classes 1999 and earlier)


Many thanks to the Princeton Club of NY for making this evening possible.

Cloister Congratulates Olympian Alums

Congratulations are in order for a successful Olympic performance by our very own Cloister Inn Alums. The below photo pictures 5 of the 6 Cloister Alum Olympians. Sara Hendershot ’10, Caroline Lind ’06, Glenn Ochal ’08, Robin Prendes ’11, Gevvie Stone ’07 are all members of the USA Rowing team. Sam Loch ’06 (not pictured here) was in the Australian Men’s Heavyweight 8+ that earned a 6th place finish.  Caroline Lind ’06 brought home her second Olympic Gold in the W8+, and Glenn Ochal ’08 won a Bronze in the M4- making that the first medal in the event since 1992. Sara Hendershot ’10 gave an extremely gutsy performance to finish 4th in the W2- and Gevvie Stone ’07 handled the field in the second level final to finish 7th in the W1x. Recent graduate Robin Prendes ’11 stroked the LM4- to an 8th place finish as well.

Cloister had an impressive showing a USA Swimming Olympic Trials, sending many current and former Cloister members to the starting blocks on June 25th. They include:

Doug Lennox ’09, Megan Waters ’11, Colin Cordes ’12, Meredith Monroe ’12, Jillian Altenburger ’13, Current House Manager Will Lawley ’13, Paul Nolle ’14 ,Eric Materniak ’14, Daniel Hasler ’14, Lisa Boyce ’14

From left to right: Sara Hendershot ’10, Caroline Lind ’06, Glenn Ochal ’08, Robin Prendes ’11, Gevvie Stone ’07




Come for Cloisterfest!

Friday, August 17th – Sunday, August 19th

Cloisterfest is on the horizon, and as many of you know, it’s our annual event to bring undergrad club members and alumni together to commune, work on club projects – and have a great time, especially in the celebration of our 100th year!

Don’t miss Hoagie Haven Night!
The kick-off is Friday night with “Hoagie Haven Memories.” We’ll have a selection of Hoagie Haven’s finest, and there may even be a paired libation.

Saturday and Sunday, we’ll work on various projects like building tables, getting new sand onto the volleyball courts, weeding and yard work, and any number of other tasks to put the club in great shape for the upcoming year. What a great way to help the club, and continue Cloister’s traditions.

Of course, there will be, as always, our great Cloister Cuisine!
Chef Alan Aptner and the kitchen crew will be preparing a brunch and dinner on Saturday, and a Sunday brunch.

Please come out and help with projects around the club, and hang out with fellow members, alumni, and friends.

Look back, live the moment, and help move the club forward!

That will help us help you in order to plan for the crowd.

For more information, email

Cloister Inn celebrates 100 years!

2012 is a great time to reflect on the past 100 years of Cloister history and look forward to the next century of club life. Our 100th Anniversary celebration began at homecoming last fall. We had a celebration at Alumni Day in February and a Cloister Night at the Princeton Club of NY in May. Reunions is the best time of all for “going back,” and we’ll have more events like Homecoming 2012, as well as regional Cloister events coming soon to a town near you.

I recently started my term as Chairman of the Board of Trustees and am excited about the future of Cloister and the eating club system as a whole. This year marks an important milestone in our history but also marks a period of increased communication and partnership with the University. I am excited to lead the board over the next few years as we continue to improve and strengthen the club for the future. We have a strong group of dedicated alumni that have guided the club over the years and continue to dedicate their time to the club.

I’d like to ask all of you to consider the important role that Cloister played in your undergraduate experience and consider becoming more involved in the club. There are many ways to get involved and we will be looking for alumni to join the board, host regional events, and provide career guidance to our members. Please feel free to contact me directly if you’re interested in getting involved.

Our 100th anniversary year is a wonderful chance to see generations of Cloister alumni celebrate the important role the club has played in undergraduate life at Princeton. We hope that you will stop by the club the next time you are in Princeton and see that Cloister continues to play an important role in undergraduate life at Princeton.

When you’re away from Cloister Inn, our new website will help you keep up with all the news!

Bradford Hart ’99
Chairman, Graduate Board of Trustees