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Living in Princeton

Princeton University's beautiful campus is part of a lively community with opportunites to enjoy the arts, sports and great food. There are many options within walking distance of the university, and is also just a short train or car ride away from nearby New York City and Philadelphia.

The University offers a number of housing options for graduate students. For detailed information, please visit the Graduate Housing website. Here you will find information on how to apply for housing and options for on- and off- campus housing. Their office can be reached directly at gradhsg at or (609) 258-3460.

The Graduate College Guide to the Universe is a comprehensive guide for Graduate College residents, created by the Graduate College House Committee. This is a great resource that includes information about off-campus dining, extracurricular activities, travel information, grad student organizations, grad college facilities, shopping and more! Additional information can be found at their website:

For the most up-to-date information, please visit the Princeton Travel website. 

Flying? The closest airport is Newark Liberty International. NJ Transit conveniently has a stop at Newark Airport.
Taking the train? Both Amtrak and NJ Transit operate on the Northeast Corridor rail line and stop at Princeton Junction train station. From Princeton Junction, you can take a connector train, “The Dinky”, for a five minute ride to Princeton Station, which is on campus across from the McCarter Theatre Center.

Driving? Directions to Princeton campus can be found here

Need to get around campus? Campus map and shuttle schedule can be found here.

Visit the Office of Graduate Student Life for information about upcoming campus events and student organizations.

Visit the Lewis Center for information on the arts at Princeton, whether you want to find out about joining groups on campus or where to find the latest performances.

Visit Campus Recreation for information about intramural activities, sport clubs, instructional classes, fitness and wellness programs, and information recreation. has up-to-date information on Princeton athletics and Princeton’s Outdoor Action organization offers a range of outdoor activities for students during the academic year.