Important Policy Information
All overnight University sponsored undergraduate travel must be registered on the University Travel Database. (Overnight travel to metropolitan New York City and Philadelphia is exempt from registration requirement.) Graduate students must register all University sponsored international travel on the travel database.
International Service Break Trips
Princeton does not financially support non-departmental service break trips because of concerns about responsible and effective service, risk management, and fiscal responsibility, and will not provide funding or sponsorship for students to participate in them.
Undergraduates traveling on University sponsored trips: please consider the following information as it relates to our expectations of students who are representing, either formally or informally, the University while traveling domestically and internationally. Members of the University community are expected to act with respect for the safety, personal rights, and property of individuals and groups both with and outside the University, and in accordance with local, state and federal laws.” Rights, Rules, Responsibilities (2008 edition), page 8. Participants in any officially-sanctioned University trip or off-campus activity are expected to comply with University policies to the same extent as if they were on campus. Violations of policy, no matter where they occur, may result in disciplinary action and/or disqualification from future trips and activities. Additionally, students are also expected to abide by all laws and local ordinances of the town, state or country they are visiting as well as the rules and policies of any hosting institution. If you have questions or concerns regarding the application of University policies while traveling, please speak with Dean Hilary Herbold of the Office of the Dean of Undergraduate Students. We are confident that Princetonians will act respectfully and responsibly even while they are enjoying their travels.
Office of the Dean of Undergraduate Students
University Revocation of Sponsorship
The University reserves the right to revoke support and funding for trips at any time there has been a significant deterioration in the safety and security conditions or reasonable expectation of deterioration, pertaining to travel arrangements or in the sector of the country or countries where travel is to occur. Examples include, but are not limited to, acts of war, terrorism or widespread civil unrest; an outbreak of a severe or infectious disease; major disruption of public utilities or services; or natural disasters such as hurricane or flood. The University will not be responsible for financial penalties resulting from trip cancellation; it may be prudent to consider trip insurance. Trips may be rescheduled.
Tiger Net use
TigerNet is a set of online services created to further communication among alumni and other members of the extended Princeton University Community. TigerNet is owned and operated by The Trustees of Princeton University.
Certain uses of TigerNet are inconsistent with the purposes for which it was created. Such uses include, but are not limited to, those that:
- are illegal or fraudulent;
- inaccurately imply endorsement, approval or sponsorship by Princeton University or any officer of the University
- involve mass distributions for any personal, commercial (e.g., ads or spamming) or political activity. This includes contacting alumni for personal solicitations for funding.
For a more detailed review of Tigernet policies
Students may not sign contracts on behalf of the University, including those that commit University funds. Only authorized University employees may sign such contracts. Students may sign agreements for which they are personally responsible.
Vehicle Use and Rental
Undergraduates may not rent vehicles or drive University-owned vehicles while on University-sponsored domestic trips without current University vehicle certification. Undergraduate students may not rent or drive cars or motorbikes in foreign countries, or be driven by graduate students.