Living at Princeton
Princeton University is situated on a beautiful campus and is surrounded by a quaint town filled with tree-lined streets, specialty shops, restaurants, parks, and a friendly and safe atmosphere.
There is much to see and do within walking distance when you are not hard at work. And New York City and Philadelphia are just a train or car ride away.
You can find general information about campus extracurricular activities, campus organizations, off-campus food options and drink, and more in The Graduate Student’s Guide to the Universe.
The University offers a variety of affordable on-campus housing options for graduate students. The Graduate Housing Department provides information about both on- and off-campus housing options.
Visit the Office of Graduate Student Life for information about upcoming campus events and student organizations. For fans of the arts, visit the Lewis Center for the Arts and learn about joining groups on campus or simply enjoying a variety of performances. For students interested in sports, the Campus Recreation website includes information on participation through intramural activities, sport clubs, instructional classes, fitness and wellness programs, and informal recreation. Also, Princeton’s Outdoor Action organization offers a range of outdoor activities for students during the academic year. For those who enjoy watching sports, most athletic events at Princeton are free (or require a nominal admission fee) and there are a variety of professional sports teams nearby.
Getting around by train is easy and New Jersey Transit provides service to New York City and Philadelphia (following a connection to SEPTA ).
The Princeton Station is located on campus (also known as the Dinky) and it connects to the Northeast Corridor Line. Additionally, the 605 and 606 bus lines have stops at Princeton University and provide access to locations beyond downtown Princeton.
Food and Shopping
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