The easiest way to get to princeton from PHL is to drive-- it's not very far. You can do it by public transportation:
take septa from PHL - 30th st station
take septa from 30th st station to trenton
take NJ transit from trenton to PJC
take dinky from PJC to princeton
if you time it right, its probably about 2hours, but its pretty easy to time it wrong. The dinky trains line up with the NYC trains, so you can be waiting in PJC for a LONG time, which is annoying since you are almost home.
@ec1234, thanks so much for all the information... !
So the train goes between Newark Liberty and the Dinky station of Princeton? Do you get on the train from the airport terminal? Now I think I remember seeing where to board the train by the terminial, but I could confuse it with another airport :-)
New Jersey Transit trains (800) 772-2222
to Newark Liberty International Airport
N.J. Transit offers a shuttle train, known locally as the "Dinky," between campus (across from McCarter Theatre) and Princeton Junction. At Princeton Junction, you may transfer to N.J. Transit's Northeast Corridor line northbound. Debark the train at Newark Liberty International Airport and transfer to the AirTrain monorail.
SEPTA regional rail (215) 580-7800
to Philadelphia International Airport
Take N.J. Transit train from Princeton (Dinky) Station to Princeton Junction. Transfer to the Northeast Corridor line southbound, which will end in two stops at Trenton station. Transfer to the SEPTA R7 train to Philadelphia 30th Street Station. Take the SEPTA R1 train from 30th Street to the airport.
I noticed you both had questions about the Orchestra (PUO) and the Band (PUB). I play in both groups up here in campus, so I can give you both some (hopefully) useful information about the. There are yearly auditions for orchestra, taking place during freshman week just before classes commence. For the audition, you'll be asked to play some piece of your choosing (i.e. solo work), as well as some excerpts that the orchestra will be performing throughout the year.
As far as rehearsals are concerned, there are three rehearsals each week (Sunday evening, Monday afternoon, and Wednesday afternoon), for a total of about 5 hours (so each one lasts about 1 hour and 40 minutes). There will typically be 1-2 more rehearsals during concert weeks (which are late-October, early-December, early-March, and late-April).
Now for the PUB - the PUB is a group that you can put into it what you want (i.e. you can show up to however much or however little you want to). Personally, I'm involved in nearly everything the PUB does because i simply love the group. There is one rehearsal every Tuesday for an hour and a half. Depending on which sports teams are playing throughout the year, you'll have a slightly varying schedule. For example, during football season, you'll have field rehearsal to attend on Thursday nights, and the games are every Saturday (for the extra-long away games, such as Harvard, Brown, Cornell, etc., you'll leave together Friday afternoon - let me just say that these overnight road trips are the best).
Anyway, this is what I thought of off the top of my head, so if you have any more questions, feel free to message my any time.