Connecting Matters. Where do you draw the line?

To succeed at Princeton, you set limits for yourself all the time. You limit your time on Netflix or the time you spend in meetings. Alcohol is no different: you need to decide for yourself where you draw the line.  

When it comes to alcohol, most people do set limits for themselves. For example, among Princeton undergraduates*:

  • 29% are current non-drinkers including 18% who have never used alcohol.
  • Of those who had ever used alcohol, 60% reported 4 or fewer drinks the last time they drank it.
  • Of those who had used alcohol in the 30 days prior to taking the survey, about 26% reported only drinking 1 or 2 days out of the past 30 days and another 24% reported only drinking 3 to 5 days.

Whether you choose to drink occasionally, regularly, or not at all, you’ll find helpful tips on these pages:


*According to the 2017 UMatter survey