Browse our list of frequently asked questions for information about address changes, subscriptions, advertising, and more. If you have a question that is not answered below, please contact us at paw@princeton.edu.

FAQs: 
Question: 
How do I subscribe to PAW?
Answer: 

PAW is sent to all Princeton undergraduate alumni, courtesy of class dues. It is provided to graduate alumni as a benefit of dues-paying membership in the Association of Princeton Graduate Alumni. Graduate alumni who are not dues-paying APGA members receive five issues each year, courtesy of the Alumni Council and the APGA.


PAW is also available by subscription for $22 a year ($26 outside the United States). To subscribe, mail a check made payable to Princeton Alumni Weekly to: Subscriptions, Princeton Alumni Weekly, 194 Nassau St., Suite 38, Princeton, NJ 08542. We also accept MasterCard, Visa, and American Express. For credit card orders, please include the account number, expiration date, and billing address. Subscriptions will not be processed without a credit card number or check in hand by the business office. Questions? Call 609-258-2107 or nsm@princeton.edu.

Question: 
Where do I send a change of address?
Answer: 

To change your address, please notify Alumni Records at alumrecs@princeton.edu. While the database is changed immediately, it takes four to six weeks to have PAW delivered to the new address.

Question: 
My spouse and I are both alumni. Can we get just one copy of PAW addressed to both of us?
Answer: 

Yes. A special address line can be created for PAW recipients who live in the same household, request only one PAW, and wish both names to appear on the PAW label. It is limited to 30 characters. Please email cmorris@princeton.edu the wording you wish for the special PAW line. Also be aware that changes take about six weeks to become effective, so you may continue to receive two issues until you see the change in the label.

Question: 
How can I get advertising information or place an ad?
Answer: 

Click here for information on advertising, PAW’s media kit, and a form to submit a classified ad.

Question: 
Are back issues of PAW available?
Answer: 

Limited copies of back issues are available, primarily for recent years. The cost is $2 per copy, plus postage. The PAW website includes an electronic archive of issues dating back to September 1995.

Question: 
How can I submit an item for Class Notes?
Answer: 

Class Notes information, including contact information for class secretaries, is provided in the print issue. Online, this information is password-protected. To read your notes and obtain the contact information for your class secretary, use this link and enter your TigerNet ID.

Question: 
How can I submit information for a memorial?
Answer: 

Memorials are written for PAW by members of the subject’s undergraduate class or, in the case of graduate students, by a member of the Association of Princeton Graduate Alumni. Information submitted to pawmemorials@princeton.edu will be forwarded to the appropriate memorialist.

Question: 
How do I submit a letter to the editor?
Answer: 

PAW welcomes letters on its contents and topics related to Princeton University, as well as comments on online stories.
Letters should not exceed 250 words and may be edited for length, accuracy, clarity, and civility. Due to space limitations, we are unable to publish all letters received in the print magazine. Letters, articles, photos, and comments submitted to PAW may be published in print, electronic, or other forms.
Send letters to paw@princeton.edu or by mail to PAW, 194 Nassau St., Suite 38, Princeton, NJ 08542.

Question: 
To whom should I submit a book, CD, or DVD to be mentioned in PAW?
Answer: 

PAW welcomes information about new books, CDs, and DVDs by alumni and faculty. Because of the volume of submissions, we are unable to include all works in our printed issues. Books, CDs, and DVDs that are not covered in print will be included in the “New Books and Media” listings that are updated periodically on the PAW website. To submit news of your new book, CD, or DVD, click here.

Question: 
What do the abbreviations after names in PAW mean?
Answer: 

PAW identifies all alumni by class year (an apostrophe denotes undergraduate year, while a star [e.g. *95] is used for a graduate year). The magazine also uses several abbreviations to identify relationships of alumni and their family members in the context of the University. The designations are:

“p” = parent of a Princetonian (e.g. p’92)

“s” = spouse of a Princeton alum (e.g. s’89)

“w” = widow or widower of an alum (e.g. w’48)

“k” = kin of an alum; used for grandchildren, siblings, etc. (e.g. k’45)

“h” = sometimes used for honorary classmates (e.g. h’75); in Class Notes, these classmates are usually identified by bold type

Class years more than a century before current undergraduate classes are not abbreviated. For example, a Princeton relative from the Class of 1912 would be John Doe 1912, rather than John Doe ’12, in order to distinguish him from a 2012 alum. This applies to class years up to and including the current freshman class.

Question: 
What are your guidelines for writers?
Answer: 

PAW accepts freelance contributions for several sections of the magazine. We welcome ideas and queries from our readers, particularly from alumni, faculty members, and other members of the University community. We receive many queries, however, and it may take us several weeks to reply.

To propose an alumni profile, email associate editor Carrie Compton at ccompton@princeton.edu.  
To propose an essay or feature story, email editor Marilyn Marks *86 at mmarks@princeton.edu.
To propose a story for the On the Campus (news) section, email managing editor Ray Ollwerther ’71 at wollwert@princeton.edu.
For all other queries, please send an email to paw@princeton.edu.

Essays: PAW encourages alumni and faculty members to submit personal essays. Our goal is to publish a wide range of voices. An ideal essay runs 700-1,000 words and has a personal, reflective tone. We do not publish op-ed articles. If you would like to write an essay for PAW, please submit a short query letter with a resume and clippings, or send the completed essay for consideration. Please email your essay or query to editor Marilyn Marks *86 at mmarks@princeton.edu.

Other sections: PAW occasionally contracts with freelancers to write articles in other sections of the magazine. For all other queries, please email editor Marilyn Marks *86 at mmarks@princeton.edu.

Question: 
How can I get a copy of a photo that was published in PAW?
Answer: 

Contact art director Marianne Nelson at mnelson@princeton.edu for details. 

Question: 
What is PAW's corrections policy?
Answer: 

PAW corrects errors promptly. If you spot an error in PAW’s print or online publications, please post a comment on the story page or contact us at paw@princeton.edu or 194 Nassau St., Suite 38, Princeton, NJ, 08542.
Print corrections appear at the end of the Inbox section under the heading “For the Record.” Online, the text of articles will be corrected, and a notice will appear at the beginning of the article to alert readers of this fact. A note will appear at the end of the article to explain the correction. 

Question: 
Do Princeton students have any role with PAW?
Answer: 

Student interns work at the PAW office, and several students write the Student Dispatch column on a rotating basis. Students also contribute to PAW’s news and sports coverage.

Question: 
I’d like to know more about PAW’s mission, history, and relationship with the University.
Answer: 

Please see the About PAW section of this website.