Arts, Social & Community

Your Work Life Benefits

Art Museum
The Princeton University Art Museum contains a permanent collection and special exhibits and hosts guided tours, gallery talks, symposia, lectures and special programs.

Athletic Events
Season tickets for varsity football, basketball and hockey games are available at the Jadwin Gymnasium Ticket Office. Many other events are free.

Campus Dining
From retail to residential dining, to private events, catering and hospitality, University Services provides many options and services.

Campus Recreation Facilities
Faculty and staff and their families can purchase recreational facility permits for a small fee to enjoy the use of University recreational facilities, including swimming pools, gymnasiums, tennis courts and the fitness center.

Community & Staff Day
Each fall, local residents join Princeton faculty, staff and students for Community and Staff Day, a celebration of sports, entertainment and community.

Each spring, the annual Communiversity Arts Festival celebration brings the University and the town of Princeton together for a day of performances, food, games and fun.

Diversity & Community
The University is committed to building a diverse campus community to ensure that faculty, staff and students can explore their interests, discover new academic and extracurricular pursuits, and just as importantly, learn from each other.

Diversity & Inclusion
Many Voices, One Future is Princeton’s institutional movement toward greater diversity and inclusion and a place where everyone’s perspectives are welcomed and valued. We believe having a diverse community is the only way to maintain our position as a world-class university.

Employee Resource Groups
Nine employee resource groups comprise faculty and staff who share common backgrounds and interests, and provide opportunities to meet others across campus to enhance engagement.

Frist Campus Center
The Frist Campus Center is an inviting, inclusive and exciting gathering place for the entire campus community providing a positive learning and social environment.

Informal Recreation
Campus Recreation provides informal programs in figure skating, golf, basketball, hockey, tennis and walking.

Located on Nassau Street, the University bookstore offers all faculty and staff a free membership which includes a 15% discount on all purchases.
Intramural Sports
The intramural sports program offers the opportunity to participate in leagues and tournaments for a variety of sports, including basketball, flag football, soccer, softball and others.
Local Activities & Resources
The Princeton area has specialty shops, restaurants, parks, and a friendly and safe atmosphere. The area offers a rich variety of arts and cultural resources, athletic events, media and more.
McCarter Theatre
McCarter Theatre Center, home to the Matthews and Berlind theatres, is the only arts institution in the country that is both a professional producing theater and a major presenter of the performing arts.
Outdoor Action
Faculty and staff can participate in OA program activities, including hiking, backpacking, canoeing, rock climbing, kayaking and workshops on such topics as CPR and first aid.
Palmer House
Princeton University’s charming, 19th century guesthouse offers full-service catering to faculty and staff for special events and celebrations, including rehearsal dinners, showers and birthday parties.
Princeton Journeys
Princeton Journeys offers enthusiastic travelers an educational travel experience that is not simply a vacation, but rather an opportunity to engage in the intellectual learning experiences inherent in travel.
Princeton Public Library
Located in downtown Princeton, the library offers a world-class collection, expert staff and thousands of engaging programs each year. Library cards are free and available to faculty and staff of Princeton University.
Princeton University Concerts
Concerts offers one of the oldest series of eminent musical events in the nation and performances by outstanding international artists in chamber music at Richardson Auditorium in Alexander Hall.
Princeton University League (U-League)
The University League welcomes members of various interests, ages and experiences and provides opportunities for individual growth and enrichment through monthly programs and interest groups.
Princeton University Library
The University Library has an extensive collection of general and special interest books and periodicals, which can be accessed and borrowed with a valid Princeton University ID card.
Princeton University Public Lectures
Princeton offers lectures on a variety of topics that are free and open to the public. Lectures are held in McCosh 50 and begin at 6:00 p.m. unless otherwise noted.
Princeton University Store (U-Store)
One of the oldest independent co-operative organizations in the country, the U-Store offers members a discount on purchases in stores and online. The U-Store sells textbooks, apparel and other items.
Programs for Children
Various offices, centers, and student groups organize on-campus programs for children.
Prospect House
Prospect House features the Garden Room, a full-service restaurant, and the Tap Room, an in-formal café. Prospect House hosts a variety of special events throughout the year and is available for weddings, birthday parties or other social events.
Public Events Calendar
Your resource for all public events hosted on campus.
Religious Life
The Office of Religious Life promotes and supports the University’s religious communities and traditions on campus. Religious Life programs, including daily mass, yoga and meditation seek to promote spiritual meaning for all.
Swim Clubs
The University has an affiliation with two local swim clubs, Broadmead Swim Club and Nassau Swim Club.
Springdale Golf Club
Springdale Golf Club, nestled among the beautiful buildings of Princeton University and Theological Seminary. Formed in 1895, Springdale Golf Club is one of the oldest clubs in New Jersey.
University Chapel
There are many spaces provided for worship services and informal gatherings, including the University Chapel, which was completed in 1928 and is the third largest university chapel in the world.
Visual & Performing Arts
The University offers art exhibitions around campus, film screenings, lectures and readings, and performances in dance, music and theater.
Volunteer Opportunities
The Office of Community and Regional Affairs acts as the coordinator of community service initiatives and works with campus organizations and outside groups to facilitate ongoing volunteer opportunities, including clothing, food, and toy drives; volunteer workdays and housing rehabilitation projects.
Working Advantage
The Working Advantage discount network provides savings up to 60% on theme parks, shows, sporting events, hotels and travel, health and fitness and much more. Register online to begin using the program.