The University has invited all undergraduates and graduate students to campus for the spring 2021 semester. All faculty and researchers who can work from home are being asked to continue to do so. Please refer to the Office of the Dean for Research's COVID-19 research operations webpage for more information if you are already conducting research on campus or would like to submit a plan to resume research operations on campus.
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.
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.
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 Nov. 9, staff, faculty and researchers approved to be on campus must complete a Daily Symptom Check online or by a paper form each day they are scheduled or plan to work in any University building or worksite, including those located on and off campus. This follows a new requirement issued by the state of New Jersey.