The University has invited all undergraduate and graduate students to campus for the spring term 2021. All faculty and staff who can work from home are being asked to continue to do so. In some instances, more employees will be needed to work on campus with greater regularity as the campus re-densifies. In the interest of public health, departments must keep the number of employees on-site to only what is required to meet operational needs. Please visit the Office of Human Resources website for information regarding how spring semester plans may impact staff and faculty, or contact your department manager for specific questions.
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.
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.
In light of President Eisgruber’s November 24th announcement inviting undergraduates back to campus this spring, we’re reaching out to ask whether your department plans to resume undergraduate access to your research spaces and if so, in what capacity, given current health and safety restrictions and available resources.
The Dean of the Faculty, Dean for Research and Acting Dean of the Graduate School have announced next steps in the resumption of on-campus research and scholarly activities. The update makes it possible for faculty, graduate students, postdoctoral researchers and others in academic departments and institutes to request permission to work on campus.
In a message to the University community, President Eisgruber writes that all enrolled undergraduates and graduate students will be invited to campus for spring 2021. However, undergraduates are not required to live on campus because most instruction will remain online. He says that safety depends on vigilant compliance with public health guidance.
The message provides information that staff and departments should reference in planning for the upcoming spring semester. To continue to limit the spread of COVID-19 on campus and safeguard members of our community, the University’s expectation remains that all work that can be reasonably performed remotely must continue to be performed remotely.
Questions related to health and safety policies, campus housing, student accounts and dining facilities can be directed to the COVID Connector support line.
The Princeton COVID Resources website is the source for public health information, such as the COVID-19 testing program, quarantine and isolation guidelines, and health and safety practices for living and working on campus.
Princeton University is opening a new COVID-19 testing laboratory to support its comprehensive testing program for students, faculty, staff and researchers approved to be on campus. The in-house clinical laboratory will facilitate increased testing capabilities with faster results.