2018 New Bonner Directors & Coordinators Orientation

Princeton, new jersey • Date TBD, 2018


Each summer we host a three day meeting in Princeton, New Jersey as an introduction to the Bonner Program and the resources of the Bonner network. 


This meeting provides a thorough overview of the history, vision, and operational details for managing a Bonner Program and integrating it into campus-wide civic engagement courses and programming. 

New Bonner coordinators, directors, or other staff at current Bonner schools who will be closely connected to their Program are expected to attend. 

We also invite staff and faculty at prospective schools evaluating the possibility of developing a Bonner Program to attend the meeting. If you can only attend one day, we generally suggest attending the Monday sessions.

The Orientation for New Bonner Directors and Coordinators is held in Princeton, New Jersey on the campus of the Princeton Theological Seminary.


Agenda (TBA)

The agenda for the 2018 meeting has not been prepared yet.  However, you can view the presentations and handouts for the 2017 New Directors and Coordinators Orientation can be found on the Bonner Resource Wiki.

The final agenda will be available later this Spring semester.


Registration will be open later this Spring semester.

Travel and Logistics

Campus map of Princeton Theological Seminary.

Campus map of Princeton Theological Seminary.


A GPS friendly address for Wagner is: 

631 Howard Avenue
Staten Island, NY 10301

When you get to the top of the hill, turn right into the main entrance of Wagner College, marked "Main Entrance". Proceed to the guard booth and inform them you are visiting the Admissions Office.

For more detailed driving directions, visit Wagner College's website.


We strongly recommend that you fly into Newark Airport since the public transportation from there is far easier for you than from Philadelphia (which takes you as far as Trenton, where you'll have to catch another train that takes you into Princeton Junction and then take another small train (the Dinky) into Princeton.

See below for more information on transportation options:


Newark Liberty International Airport
Philadelphia International Airport
Trenton Mercer Airport


New Jersey Transit
Suburban Transit


New Jersey Transit
Shuttle Service


We are often able to provide housing at the Princeton Theological Seminary's Erdman Retreat Center.  This is the recommended housing choice since all our meetings will be held on campus. However, we may have limited rooms available here. Participants will be given housing here based on the order we receive registration. All rooms at Erdman will have shared bathrooms with only one other participant. For all three days, which includes room and board, the cost was $375 in 2017. We will determine the availability and cost of Erdman Retreat Center accommodations later this Spring semester.  This will be billed to you by the Bonner Foundation after the meeting has concluded.
If you choose to or need to stay at a local hotel instead, we've listed some options below:

  • Hyatt Place Princeton  -  (609) 720-0200
    • Block of Rooms Reserved until June 29th - Code: G-CBBF
    • 2.5 miles driving distance from conference location
  • Nassau Inn - (609) 921-7500 
    • Be on the lookout for Summer Promotion for a discounted Rate
    • Within walking distance to The Bonner Foundation, Princeton Theological Seminary