Prospective Student Visit Day
Admitted PhD Student Visit Day: Friday, March 29, 2013
On Friday, March 29, we will have a full day of activities planned. A range of lab tours, select faculty research presentations, programs, and one-on-one time with faculty members and current graduate students will be available. While you are free to visit on other dates, you will get the best view of the department if you come on this pre-arranged date. Your agenda, pertinent information, and booklets, will be available for you in F-210 E-Quad when you arrive in the department.
Agenda for Prospective Student Visit Day can be found here.
A block of rooms has been reserved at the Clarion Hotel - Palmer Inn, 3499 US Rt. 1, South Princeton, NJ. The hotel provides a free shuttle service to Princeton.
You must e-mail Roelie Abdi on or before March 20th to reserve a room for the evening(s) of March 28th/29th.
It is very important to reserve by the above mentioned date, so as to ensure the low rate of $82.99/night. If you fail to contact us by March 20th, the room rate will jump to $105.99 per night and availability is not guaranteed.
You may arrive the night before our visiting day, and/or stay over the night of the visiting day. We will host your lodging for one night only. Any incidental charges incurred for telephone, internet, or food are payable by you upon checkout. Be sure to check the rates for Clairon telephone/internet use prior to using these services. We will provide a light breakfast upon your arrival to the E-Quad, along with lunch and dinner with our graduate students.
The Department of Electrical Engineering is located in the School of Engineering and Applied Science (Engineering Quadrangle) on Olden Street.
Traveling to Princeton
The department will help defray the costs of travel to Princeton by reimbursing prospective PhD students up to $300 of airfare or automobile mileage to travel here. Please save your boarding passes, and original air, train or ground transportation receipts.
By Air: Although Princeton is about equal distance between Newark Liberty International (NJ) Airport and Philadelphia International (PA) Airport, we recommend you use Newark, as there are more convenient ground transportation options from Newark to Princeton.
The most convenient method to get from Newark Liberty International Airport to Princeton is via a NJ Transit train.You can take the airport Air Train monorail to the airport’s train station stop and inquire there about the NJ Transit Northeast Corridor service to Princeton Junction and Princeton. Remember to obtain a receipt for the train and the shuttle also. Receipts are available from the NJ Transit vending machines as well as from the cashier from whom you purchase your train ticket(s). At Princeton Junction, please take a taxi to Clarion Hotel - Palmer Inn, which is about five minutes away.
To be reimbursed for your allowable expenses, you will be required to complete and submit a "Business Travel Expense Report." The voucher will be included in your welcome packet. Princeton accepts signed original forms and original receipts ONLY. After your visit, complete the voucher and return it to Roelie Abdi. Roelie's mailing address is: Mrs. Roelie Abdi, B-209A, E-Quad, Department of Electrical Engineering, Princeton University, Princeton, NJ 08544.
We look forward to your visit to the department. If you have additional questions prior to your arrival, please contact Colleen Conrad or Roelie Abdi. Additional department contact information is included below, as are links regarding travel, lodging, and the greater NJ/NY/PA metropolitan area.
Things to do around Princeton
Princeton is a pretty and historic area that defies most of the stereotypes about industrial New Jersey. Here are a few things to do if you have some free time:
Princeton Battlefield State Park - Site of an important revolutionary war battle.
Einstein’s House - Albert Einstein lived in Princeton from 1933 on and worked at Princeton’s Institute for Advanced Studies. His house is a private home, not a museum, but you can walk or drive by and see it. It’s at 112 Mercer Street, on your way out towards the Princeton Battlefield.
Princeton "Institute Woods" - A nice place to walk, adjacent to the battlefield and near Einstein’s house.
Of course, NYC and Philadelphia are both within easy day trip distance. NYC is very conveniently reachable from campus by NJ Transit trains. Take the Dinky to Princeton Junction and then catch northbound NJ Transit trains to New York’s Penn Station. A 1-hour train ride brings you to the big apple near Herald Square.