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