Spring 2021 website
This website outlines the University's academic and operational plans for the spring 2021 semester. In particular, it addresses questions that undergraduates and families may have about living and learning on and off campus. The University will continue to monitor public health guidance and state regulations and will update this website if plans change.
Public health information for the campus community, including COVID-19 testing, health and safety protocols, and quarantine and isolation guidelines, is available on Princeton COVID Resources.
President Eisgruber's message about spring 2021 plans
Princeton will invite all enrolled undergraduates and graduate students to campus for the spring 2021 semester. Undergraduates are not required to live on campus, as the University will continue to support remote learning for anyone who chooses it. The University believes that its preparatory planning, policies, and testing capacity will enable us to mitigate the risk of the pandemic appropriately. However, the University will continue to monitor developments related to the pandemic and will update plans for the spring if necessary.
Read President Christopher L. Eisgruber's Nov. 24 message to the University community about spring 2021.
Public Health Information
The new Princeton COVID Resources website gathers into one place a wide range of public health information about keeping one another safe during the pandemic, from testing protocols to travel advisories.
Dean of the College Jill Dolan's Jan. 19 memo to faculty about undergraduate teaching, which will mostly remain virtual, for the spring 2021 semester.
At the request of the New Jersey Department of Health, Princeton University will be one of numerous distribution points for the COVID-19 vaccine once available throughout the state. The University must follow the direction of the state health department and does not yet know when it will receive vaccine doses.
Vice President for Campus Life W. Rochelle Calhoun emailed undergraduates about the importance of reviewing and signing the social contract and completing other online requirements before the spring 2021 semester.
A reminder to the University community about New Jersey's travel guidelines ahead of the holidays and COVID-19 testing resources, as well as information about planning for the distribution of vaccines in the state.
To further the safeguarding of the University community’s health and safety, University- sponsored travel must be strictly limited until further notice. These restrictions must balance the need to conduct essential travel against that of protecting against harm to travelers, outbreaks on campus that could impact University operations, and the spread of COVID-19 into the communities we visit.