You will undoubtedly seek most of the advice you need from your academic adviser, your residential college dean, director of studies, and the faculty fellows in your residential college. There are, however, several offices on campus that serve all Princeton undergraduates, and you may find it helpful to consult them.
Note: From on campus, dial 8 and the extension; from off campus, dial 258 and the extension. The area code is (609).
The office of the Registrar provides academic calendars in several formats (i.e., PDF, iCal, CSV). See Academic Calendars.
Career Services, 36 University Place, Suite 200, 8-3325. The Office of Career Services helps students define a unique career and life vision, and then connects them in multi-dimensional, personalized ways to the resources, people, organizations, and opportunities that will enable them to make their visions a reality. This includes offering individual career counseling appointments, assessments, career education and student-alumni engagement programs, on-campus recruiting events, and a variety of online resources to assist students in the process of discovering their interests; exploring potential majors and careers, establishing connections with alumni and employers; developing job/internship search strategies; and applying to graduate and professional schools. Career Services sponsors many workshops, industry panels, guest speakers, student-alumni networking socials, on-campus interviews, career fairs/meetups, and employer and graduate school information sessions throughout each semester.
Dean of Religious Life and of the Chapel, Murray-Dodge Hall, 8-7989. This office oversees the various campus ministries and other religious groups on campus, Hindu and Muslim life programs, the Religious Life Council, the Center for Jewish Life, the University Chapel, and a wide variety of social, educational, spiritual, and interfaith programs. The deans are available for conversation and counseling.
Affiliated Chaplains, Murray-Dodge Hall, 8-7989; Center for Jewish Life, 8-3635. The Affiliated Chaplains at Princeton University is made up of Protestants, Catholics, Jewish clergy, Muslim, Hindu, and Buddhist representatives, as well as lay leaders who are available for personal advising and pastoral counseling.
Davis International Center, 87 Prospect Avenue, 1st Floor, 8-5006. The Davis International Center provides services and programs for Princeton’s more than 500 international undergraduates, as well as international graduate students, visiting scholars, and faculty and staff. The center also helps to promote interaction between U.S. and international students and scholars and supports intercultural education and training. Services include: visa and immigration advising and document processing for students and scholars; intercultural educational and training programs; cultural adjustment resources; English conversation tutors; a host family program; an international spouse program; and annual orientations. The center serves as a clearinghouse of relevant information for international students, scholars, visitors, and University departments.
Dean of Undergraduate Students, 313 West College, 8-3055. This office is responsible for student organizations and student agencies, residential life, extracurricular activities, Outdoor Action, the undergraduate discipline process, and certain special needs services for undergraduates. In addition, the office oversees the Fields Center, the Women’s Center, the LGBT Center, and Campus Club, a student social and programming space, Frist Campus Center programming, and also serves as the University’s liaison to the Prospect Avenue eating clubs. This office is also responsible for coordinating undergraduate emergency and crisis response.
Engineering School Undergraduate Affairs Office, C209 Engineering Quadrangle, 8-4554. This office provides general advising, including changes of degree program, and organizes academic support and professional development programs for engineering students.
Financial Aid and Student Employment Office, 220 West College, 8-3330. This office determines eligibility for need-based financial aid and provides counseling to both aid and non-aid families regarding payment and financing options. The staff also maintains a job posting site available to all enrolled undergraduates interested in working during the academic year.
Office of Disability Services, 242 Frist Campus Center, 8-8840. The Office of Disability Services welcomes and supports undergraduate and graduate students with disabilities. The office offers a range of services to ensure equal access to the academic and co-curricular opportunities at Princeton. Through an interactive process, the office facilitates reasonable academic accommodations for registered students with disabilities. For more information, visit www.princeton.edu/ods.
Office of International Programs (OIP), 36 University Place, Suite 350, 8-5524. The Office of International Programs develops, promotes, and coordinates a range of international academic activities for Princeton undergraduates. Among the office’s responsibilities are advising students about opportunities for study abroad during the academic year and the summer, internships and work abroad, and fellowships. The Bridge Year Program, the Study Abroad Program, the International Internship Program, and Fellowships Advising are all administered through the OIP. Students who want to incorporate an international dimension into their undergraduate and/or postgraduate careers are encouraged to contact the office. For more information, visit the website.
Pace Center for Civic Engagement, 201D Frist Campus Center, 8-7260. The Pace Center helps make civic engagement an integral part of the Princeton experience by connecting students with experiential service opportunities to sustain lasting and meaningful change in the community and around the world. From civic action break trips and social entrepreneurship, to public service internships and direct volunteerism, students are learning beyond the classroom, being exposed to new perspectives, stretching their own views, and leading the way to make a positive impact. The Pace Center’s programs are centered on four core values: engaged discovery, impactful programs, community focus, and student leadership.
Freshmen can start a path to civic engagement at Princeton during Orientation with the Pace Center’s Community Action program, which introduces students to Princeton University and the community with an immersive week of service. But it doesn’t end there. From tackling a pressing social issue on a Breakout Princeton fall or spring break trip, or joining an ongoing service project with the Student Volunteers Council and Community House, or working with a student advocacy group through the Pace Council for Civic Values, the Pace Center’s student-led, student-driven initiatives offer a wide array of ways to get involved and make a difference.
Over the summer, students can continue to learn and engage through internship programs like Princeton Internships in Civic Service (PICS), the Daniel and Florence Guggenheim internships in Criminal Justice, and the Interfaith Summer Internship Program with the Office of Religious Life. Graduating seniors can extend service with a post-graduate fellowship.
University Health Services (UHS), McCosh Health Center, 8-3141. Princeton University Health Services is a fully accredited (AAAHC) health care facility that provides comprehensive health services to more than 7,000 Princeton undergraduate and graduate students and specialized services to University employees who experience work-related injuries and illnesses. Located at the McCosh Health Center, a 30,000-square-foot building in the heart of Princeton’s campus, UHS aims to enhance learning and student success by advancing the health and well-being of its diverse University community. UHS pursues its mission and supports the University’s purpose by using knowledge of health and human development to guide responsive, high-quality clinical, prevention, and consultation services. UHS is composed of the following service areas: Athletic Medicine, Counseling and Psychological, Employee Health, Health Promotion and Prevention, Medical, and Sexual Harassment/Assault Advising, Resources, and Education (SHARE) Services.
In a given year, approximately 80 percent of all undergraduate and graduate students receive services from UHS. Clinicians are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week during the academic year, providing about 60,000 clinical encounters per year. UHS is highly regarded on campus. Data collected from the 2014 American College Health Association Patient Satisfaction Assessment Service’s ongoing surveys of UHS patients highlight that 97 percent of respondents are satisfied with their visits to UHS, and 97 percent would recommend UHS’ services to a fellow student.
Counseling and Psychological Services, 8-3285. Counseling and Psychological Services offers individual short-term psychotherapy, referral services for long-term needs, group psychotherapy, psychiatric consultation, and education and outreach activities. Special services include the Eating Concerns Treatment Team, the Mind/Body Treatment Team, and the Alcohol and Other Drug Treatment Team, which address individual clinical and psycho-educational needs of students and other clinical treatment teams.
Health Promotion and Prevention Services, 8-4842. Professional health educators work collaboratively with members of the University community to promote an environment that fosters the development of healthy behaviors. A wide range of health issues are addressed, including nutrition, alcohol and other drug abuse, sexual health and relationship issues, stress, and mental health. Services include campus-wide wellness and prevention programs, workshops, the Janet C. Morgan Health and Wellness Library, and preventive mental health screenings. Peer health advisers are available for information and referral.
Sexual Health and Wellness (SHAW), 8-3141, is a division of the medical services offered at University Health Services. All services performed are confidential and include sexual health education, STI screening and treatment, contraception, pregnancy testing and information, and sexual and reproductive health care for all persons.
SHARE (Sexual Harassment/Assault Advising, Resources, and Education), 8-3310, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. The SHARE office is a victim-centered, confidential resource on campus for the Princeton University community. The office provides crisis response, support, advocacy, education, and referral services to those who are dealing with incidents of interpersonal violence and abuse, as well as co-survivors, including sexual harassment, sexual assault, dating/domestic violence, and stalking. The office leads and supports campus efforts to address inter-personal violence and works closely with a network of campus and community partners to foster a University environment that is intolerant of abuse and responsive to needs of victims/survivors.
Career Counseling Staff
Career Services, 36 University Place, Suite 200, 8-3325
An adviser is available to assist students in exploring business school programs and creating their application materials. Although there are some business schools that will accept students directly from an undergraduate program, the more competitive graduate programs in business typically prefer that applicants possess two to four years of work experience. Students are encouraged to review the Graduate School section of the Career Services website for information about business school and to attend business school information sessions and alumni panels that are offered each semester. Visit the website for a schedule of events, online appointment scheduling, and daily walk-in hours.
Kate Fukawa-Connelly, Director
Allison Smith, Associate Director
36 University Place, Suite 230, 8-3144, email@example.com
The advisers for the health professions are available to help students with questions about course selection, choice of major, work experience, and other academic and nonacademic concerns that may arise in exploring the possibility of careers in medicine, veterinary medicine, dentistry, public health, or other health-related professions.
Career Services, 36 University Place, Suite 200, 8-3325
Students considering law school should review the Graduate School section of the Career Services website for information about law school. In addition, all students are encouraged to attend the preparing for law school workshop held each semester, information meetings by visiting law school representatives, and alumni panels that are designed to acquaint students with various aspects of the legal profession. Visit the website for a schedule of events, online appointment scheduling, and daily walk-in hours.
Mental Health Professions:
Ronald Comer, firstname.lastname@example.org
Room 325 Peretsman-Scully Hall, 8-4475
Students considering a career in one of the mental health professions (for example, clinical psychology, psychiatry, social work, counseling, or educational psychology) should contact Professor Comer preferably before the middle of their sophomore year. In addition to individual career and graduate school advising, Professor Comer conducts group meetings throughout the academic year for students interested in the mental health professions.
Christopher Campisano, Todd Kent
Teacher Preparation, 41 William Street, 8-3336. See description in this site.