Many students find the cost of living in Princeton to be relatively high, so we recommend that you consider this in estimating your overall living expenses. In addition to your individual expenditures on books, clothes, housekeeping, laundry and so forth, the following specific information may be useful in planning your budget.
Graduate College Meal Plans
Residents of the Graduate College are required to participate in one of the following meal plans:
Unlimited entry to residential dining halls + 10 additional guest meals for the year
The Unlimited Plan allows for more than one entry during any meal period in the residential dining halls plus a single meal for each late meal period at Frist Campus Center.
235 meals per semester (10 of which may be used for guests)
190 meals per semester (10 of which may be used for guests)
95 meals per semester (10 of which may be used for guests)
Block meal totals reset at the beginning of each semester.
Contract meal plans include meals for the full academic year, excluding break periods. A complimentary (no cost) continental breakfast is served in Proctor Hall to all contract members Monday through Friday, including most break periods. Full breakfast and lunch meals are offered in the undergraduate colleges, and a cash-credit option is available at the Frist Campus Center.
Full details on these programs are available at the Department of Campus Dining website. The meal plan is available for graduate students at all residential dining locations on campus.