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Emergency Contact Information

Guidelines for Emergencies

We understand that families want timely information in the event of a campus emergency. Princeton University posts news and other official information as promptly as possible on the main Princeton website. Families can also obtain information by calling the University’s emergency hotline at 609-258-7700.

On campus, the University keeps in touch with students during emergencies using the website, the Princeton Telephone and E-Mail Notification System (PTENS), email, Tiger TV and WPRB radio.

To learn more about Princeton's emergency procedures, visit the emergency preparedness website.


24-Hour Contacts

  • Public Safety: 609-258-1000
  • University Health Services: 609-258-3141
  • Campus Operator: 609-258-3000 (self-service directory after hours)

Emergencies Involving a Particular Student

Every Princeton undergraduate is affiliated with a residential college, which has professionals who also may be able to assist parents and families. In an emergency that involves a particular student, parents can contact the appropriate residential college office or the Office of the Dean of Undergraduate Students at 609-258-3055. After hours, the dean-on-call may be reached by calling Public Safety at 609-258-1000.


Residential College Office Main Numbers & Websites

Butler   609-258-3474
Forbes   609-258-6094
Mathey   609-258-5717
Rockefeller   609-258-3728
Whitman   609-258-8900
Wilson   609-258-3629