Where do I direct my mail? How can I find my student's mailing address?
Visit the Mail Services website to find your campus mailbox or look up your student's mailbox number. All student mailboxes are located in the Frist Campus Center. The College office can not accept packages for students. Please contact mail services at 609-258-1352 or firstname.lastname@example.org if you have questions.
Mail Services Department encourages students to provide their Frist mailing address to known senders i.e. parents, friends, banks, publishers, etc. The correct address format for students to receive mail at their Frist Campus Center mailbox is:
Mailbox # Frist Center
Princeton, NJ 08544
All USPS first class mail, standard mail, and packages/parcels should use this address format as it is intended to be compatible with the USPS automation machine capabilities, which means mail, will not be manually handled until it reaches the university if the proper address format is used for first class mail.
Where can visitors park?
Please visit the Transportation and Parking office website for information. The College office can not issue parking permits.
A Floor, New South Building
Princeton, NJ 08544
(609) 258-3157 or 5436
Fax: (609) 258-7655
And remember: freshmen & sophomores are not permited to have a vehicle on campus.
Have questions about housing?
Please visit the Undergraduate Housing website for answers to many questions related to residential life. http://www.princeton.edu/facilities/housing/undergraduate_info/
The Housing office set the policy and enforces it in the dorms. If you have specific questions about housing please contact the Housing Office at 609-258-3460.
Once you move into your room all service requests should be sent to email@example.com or 609-258-8000. Services range from addressing plumbing or heating problems to replacing light bulbs or fixing window shades.
What is the floor plan for my room?
The Housing office has a website with floorplans for all dorms. You can not access this site until you have received your Princeton netid and password.
The University does not offer information on the dimensions of individual rooms and the college does not have that information available. You can not view your room early, so you may want to purchase large items after the move-in date. Your RCA may be able to give you a general sense of what types of "extra" furniture fit in the campus dorm rooms.
What applicances are allowed in the dorms?
The University is very strick about which appliances are approved for use in dorm rooms. Please check their list before purchasing items. The fire inspectors make random inspections and unauthorized or improperly used items may lead to fines or confiscation of the item.
Can I paint my room?
In accordance with a long standing University policy, painting and or spackling of dormitory rooms is not permitted. Students who violate this policy and paint their own rooms will be fined and charged for repainting (by University painters). Students may not attempt to restore their rooms to the original color.
Starting with the 2010-2011 academic year additional charges will be assessed:
- Immediately upon discovery that any portion of any wall has been painted, a $500. fine per student will be issued to each student account. If one occupant accepts sole responsibility for a fine, that occupant will be fined the single fine amount (not the multiplied amount)
- Students will be financially responsible for restoration of the room. Charges will be determined as a function of labor, time and materials. Students will not be permitted to repaint their rooms or contract with anyone to paint their room. The total charge will be divided among the occupants and issued to each student account. If one student accepts sole responsibility that individual will be charged the entire amount. Repainting charges will be published in the 2010-2011 Residential Living Guide.
Check out the Residential Policies Guide for more information.
Does my room have carpeting?
Most of the rooms in Forbes have wall to wall carpeting, the few exceptions are special needs housing where the carpet has been removed. Most of the carpets are either a multi-colored blue or brown. You may want to buy an area rug in your choice of colors to decorate your room.
Is my dorm room air-conditioned?
The dormitory rooms do NOT have air-conditioning. So, bring a nice big fan for your room! It can be pretty hot and humid in NJ.
Air conditioners are not permitted in the dormitories. Since medical authorities have determined that air conditioners do not reduce allergens and do not, therefore, significantly alleviate discomfort so as to merit their installation, air-conditioning units are not available to students with asthma or severe allergies. Physicians do, however, recommend the use of an electrostatic precipitator that withdraws particulate matter from the air and is generally helpful to those suffering from allergies. Students interested in purchasing an air filter may check with Assistant Dean of Student Life in the Office of the Dean of Undergraduate Students, at 8-3054, to make certain that the equipment they plan to purchase may be safely accommodated in their assigned room.
The common spaces in the college DO have air-conditioning. You may find yourself hanging out in the Lounge, Library, Dining Hall, MPR, and Game Room or Computer Cluster to cool off. The perk is you'll find yourself meeting people who live in other parts of Forbes!
Who cleans my/our private bathroom?
Congratulations on your private bath, it's a nice perk. It has one drawback, you (and your roommates) are responsible for cleaning the bathroom. The custodians only clean the shared hallway bathrooms in the dorms. So bring your rubber gloves and cleaning supplies!