PCOC Board Meeting – March 5

The next meeting of the Princeton Club of Orange County Board is Monday, March 5. Board meetings are open meetings and you are invited to attend. The meeting will take place at 12:30 p.m. at Coco’s Restaurant in Laguna Hills (23000 Lake Forest Drive). These meetings are low-key and a great way to meet fellow alums. If you plan to attend, please RSVP to Seth Grossman ’94.

President Eisgruber in L.A. – May 2

Princeton University alumni and parents are invited to gatherings around the globe with Christopher L. Eisgruber ’83. Please join us in Los Angeles on May 2.

Date:     Wednesday, May 2, 2018
Time:     6:00 p.m. Reception

    7:00 p.m. Remarks by President Eisgruber ’83, including an update

                   from campus and a discussion on priorities for Princeton’s future.

    8:00 p.m. Eat, Drink and Mingle

Location:     Beverly Wilshire Hotel

    9500 Wilshire Boulevard

    Beverly Hills, CA 90212

Attire:     Business attire; orange and black encouraged
Registration:     Online registration

    There is no charge for you and your guest to attend this event.

Questions:     alumnievents@princeton.edu or 609-258-3566

PCOC Annual Dinner – Nov 1 at Oak Creek Golf Club

“Princeton’s High Performance Initiative”

A Look at How Princeton Athletics Focuses on Performance, Values and Winning With Character


Please join us for the Princeton Club of Orange County Annual Dinner on Wednesday, November 1.


This is typically the year’s largest PCOC event, with local alumni, current students and Princeton parents attending. It is a great way to connect and reconnect with fellow alums, as well as honor local alumni for their service to Princeton and the community.

Greg HughesOur featured speaker will be Greg Hughes ’96, speaking on “Princeton’s High Performance Initiative: A Look at How Princeton Athletics Focuses on Performance, Values and Winning With Character.” Coach Hughes is the men’s heavyweight crew head coach and has been coaching at Princeton since 2006. He transformed the men’s lightweight crew into the top team in the nation before taking the position as head coach of the heavyweight crew. He is himself a former Ivy League and national champion rower.


Wednesday, November 1
6:00 P.M. – Cocktails (no-host bar)
7:00 P.M. – Dinner and Program

Oak Creek Golf Club
Heritage Room
One Golf Club Drive
Irvine, California, 92618-5210


Tickets for the 2017 Annual Dinner fee may now be paid using your credit card through PayPal.

Number of Tickets
Names of Attendee(s)
Number of Vegetarian Meals

Questions? E-mail or call:

Chris Porter ’98

Volunteer Opportunity: Best Day Foundation – July 30

The Princeton Club of Orange County is joining teams with Best Day Foundation! Best Day Foundation is a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit that enables children and young adults with special needs to build confidence and self-esteem through beach day activities!

On Sunday, July 30th, the Best Day is hosting a fun day at the beach at the Del Mar Jetties. It’s a decent drive south, but this day is specifically dedicated to families serving in the military that have children with special needs.

Click here to 1) Register with Best Day Foundation and 2) for the full details on the event.

WHEN: Sunday, July 30th, 7:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
WHERE: Del Mar Jetties (Del Mar Beach Resort, Oceanside, CA 92058)
WHO: You and anyone you’d like to bring! No prior training or experience needed.

Please reach out to Colby Hahn ’12 at colbyhahn@gmail.com if you plan on attending or if you have any questions! Colby will be driving down and have a few extra seats.

Note: The Best Day Foundation is also hosting the same daytime event on Saturday, July 29th. Feel free to go whichever day works for you!

Bon Voyage Dock Party and Sunset Sail – August 13

Join us to send off the newly admitted and returning Princeton undergrad and graduate students with an informal reception. Princeton alums, current students, incoming students, parents and families are all welcome to join.

This year, we are combining the send-off with one of the PCOC’s most popular events: a family-friendly open-house-style dock party, accompanying a boat tour of Newport Harbor captained by Roger Philips ’67.

WHEN: Sunday, August 13, 2017, 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
WHERE: 614 Lido Park Dr., Newport Beach
(Rhine Warf Pier public docks between the Cannery and the Bluewater Grill) – MAP
RSVP: Seth Grossman ’94 info@octigers.com

Food and refreshments will be provided.

Suggested donation of $10 per adult and $5 per child to help cover the costs.
There is no charge for newly admitted and current Princeton students and their families, and for children under the age of 12.

Parking information:
There is plenty of metered parking on the surrounding streets and behind the Bluewater Grill. (There is no charge for metered parking after 6:00 p.m.)

Dress is very informal and if you are going to sail, please wear non-marking, non-slip shoes. It’s also good idea to bring a windbreaker or light jacket. All ages are welcome, but children under 90 pounds wishing to sail will need to bring their own life vests.

To accommodate as many sailors as possible, our captain, Roger Philips ’67, will likely take several trips. If you’d like to go out first, please plan to arrive at 6:00 p.m. If you want to be sure to sail, please plan to arrive no later than 7:15 p.m. Priority will be given on a first-come-first-serve basis to those that have made a reservation.

Reservations are required for sailing and we would like to receive your RSVP if you plan to attend. Please e-mail Seth Grossman ’94 at info@octigers.com as soon as possible.

This is going to be a great evening and we look forward to seeing you there.

Questions? Contact us at info@octigers.com

Angels Baseball Luxury Suite – May 13

Calling all OC Tigers baseball fans! Interested in catching an Angels game in a suite with other PCOC MVPs?

Last year, nearly 30 of us had a great evening at the ballpark watching the Angels win from our very own suite. We’re looking to do it again this year and we’re hoping you can join us. First-class suite catering service, cushioned suite seats, and an Angels experience you won’t soon forget.

Date: Saturday, May 13th at 6:07 p.m. against the Detroit Tigers (clever, aren’t we?). Like last year, this is a Fireworks night at the stadium immediately following the game

Pricing: $110-$125 per person, depending on final headcount inclusive of game ticket and in-suite catering (ballpark cuisine)

Families and friends are absolutely welcome to join. If you are interested in attending, please reply to info@octigers.com to confirm the number of tickets requested. We will follow up when headcount is confirmed with exact cost and a link for submitting payment.

Your prompt reply is appreciated. Let’s go Tigers! Let’s go Angels! Hmm….

Princeton Men’s Volleyball – Feb 3

The Princeton Men’s Volleyball team will venture to Irvine this Friday, February 3rd at 7pm to take on the Concordia Eagles. I’ve been in touch with Coach Shweisky, and the team would be thrilled to have a cheering section at the Concordia game. We’re looking for a great fan turnout to support the team and show them that we got their back. The venue is CU Arena (1530 Concordia West Irvine, California 92612-3203). The guard gate will guide you to the closest parking lot when you get to the entrance of campus.

Southern California is well represented on the team with Matthew Nicholas (San Juan Capistrano, Calif. / St. Margaret’s), Kendall Ratter (Encinitas, Calif. / La Costa Canyon), Greg Luck (South Pasadena, Calif. / South Pasadena), and Shane Gooding (Newport Beach, Calif. / Corona del Mar)

The Tigers are on their annual post-Finals California trip with a Sunday night showdown against No. 2 UCLA (8 pm PT) at Pauley Pavilion. The match will be televised live on the Pac-12 Network, with Kevin Barnett and legendary former UCLA coach Al Scates calling the action. Princeton will stay in California for the week to both train and compete against UC-San Diego (Feb. 1, 6 pm PT) and Concordia (Feb. 3, 7 pm PT).

Hope to see you there. If you have any questions, reach to Seth Grossman ’94 at sethgrossman@hotmail.com.

Top Colleges Mixer – October 11

Please join your fellow alumni, along with alumni from the Top 25 schools from US News & World Report’s National University Rankings, to celebrate the 2018 rankings.

No cover. Cash Bar with Happy Hour Drink Specials.

WHEN: Wednesday, October 11, 2017, 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
WHERE: AC Hotel Irvine
3309 Michelson Drive
Irvine, CA 92612

RSVP: Space is limited, so if you would like to attend, please RSVP to info@octigers.com by Friday, October 6 so we know how many to plan for.

A special thank you to the AC Hotel Irvine for hosting this event and providing special accommodations.

Limited parking is available in the hotel parking lot.
Additional parking is available in the adjacent parking structure (directly behind LA Fitness).
If you park in the structure the first 2 hours are free. The rate is $1.25 per 15 minutes after 2 hours.

New Admits Reception – Apr. 13

Please join us on April 13 to congratulate the Orange County students who will be accepted to Princeton’s Class of 2020! (Accepted students will be notified by the University on March 31.)

This is a terrific way for alumni to meet the new faces of Princeton, as well as for newly admitted students to meet their new classmates. This event is also an opportunity for us to thank the Princeton alums in Orange County who gave of their time to interview this year’s applicants.

Wednesday, April 13
7 p.m. – 9 p.m.
At the home of Cindy Barnard ’85
510 Tustin Avenue
Newport Beach, CA 92663

Please RSVP by Sunday, April 10 by e-mail at info@octigers.com or by phone at 949-464-7605.


Each fall, the Princeton Club of Orange County gathers for our Annual Dinner and Tiger Tribute to recognize a Princeton alumnus for their commitment to service on a local, regional, national or global level. This is typically the year’s largest PCOC event, with local alumni, current students and Princeton parents attending. It is a great way to connect and reconnect with fellow alums.

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