The University has invited all graduate students and undergraduates to campus for the spring 2021 semester. Please visit the Graduate School or the Office of the Dean for Research websites for information for graduate students living and conducting research on campus. For public health information, such as COVID-19 testing on campus, visit the Princeton COVID Resources website
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.
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.
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.
Acting Dean of the Graduate School Cole Crittenden writes to graduate students that they will continue to have the option to be on campus for the coming spring semester, just as they have for the fall semester.
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.
As of Sept. 4, the graduate study rooms in Firestone Library are accessible to authorized graduate students and faculty as part of the library's reservation-based Study-Browse Service.