Last Updated on December 1, 2023, 7:50 am
Princeton University community mourns the loss of a third student this year, Sophia Jones.
Sophia Jones, a 27-year-old Princeton University student, passed away unexpectedly on Wednesday, November 29, 2023. The vice president of campus life, W. Rochelle Calhoun, announced the sad news in an email to the students and faculty members.
“It is with great sadness that I write to share the tragic news that Sophia Jones, ’27, unexpectedly passed away late last night. This tragedy impacts our entire community, and our hearts are heavy. We share our deepest condolences with Sophia’s family and friends.”
What happened to Sophia Jones?
The details of her death have not been made public at the moment. It is unclear what caused her sudden, unexpected demise. Her untimely death has cast a somber cloud over the entire Princeton University community. Friends, faculty, and staff are grappling with shock and grief. Her family has suffered an immense loss that can never be healed. Our thoughts and prayers are with family and friends during this incredibly challenging time.
Who was Sophia Jones?
Sophia Jones was a dedicated young student hailing from Chicago, Illinois. She was a member of Yeh College and Princeton University Ballet. She had her whole life ahead of her, full of aspirations and dreams. She had plans to major in molecular biology with a certificate in global health and health policy.
She is described as kind, intelligent, thoughtful, and funny. But, regarding her studies, she was a ‘serious student’ interested in natural science and history. She was a highly trained dancer and an ‘accomplished outdoorswoman.’ Everyone loved her. She loved to spend time with her friends and family. She would easily win anyone’s heart with her warmth and positivity. All those who had the privilege to know her will profoundly feel her absence.
The University mourns Sophia
The Princeton University community mourns the loss of its cherished member. Students, faculty, and staff members were all profoundly affected by the tragic loss of a precious life. The University has scheduled a gathering for 7 p.m. on November 30 in Mannion Hall for those who wish to mourn Sophia together and support each other in processing the intense emotions her tragic passing has caused.
Staff from Counseling and Psychology Services, the Office of Religious Life, the residential colleges, and the Graduate School were also present at the gathering to assist the grieving students who needed help. We sincerely sympathize with the family, friends, and faculty members. May she rest in peace.
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