Living On Campus
Getting Around Campus
Campus Walkways and Sidewalks
Campus walkways and sidewalks connecting buildings throughout campus have been designed to make Princeton's 500-acre campus pedestrian friendly.
The Campus Shuttle
The TigerTransit is a great way to get around campus. You’ll find shuttle stops throughout campus. On-demand service provides late night transportation from the Princeton Junction train station when the Dinky is not running.
Many students find that the best way to get around Princeton's 500-acre campus is on foot or by bicycle. Princeton University encourages the use of bicycles as a convenient and sustainable form of transportation on campus. There are pedestrian-shared paved paths throughout campus. Students are encouraged to register their bikes with Transportation and Parking Services. Bike policies, online registration, safety regulations, etc. can be found on their website. For a fee the Department of Public Safety will supply you with a U-shaped lock to secure your bike at the bike stands located throughout campus.If you choose to store your bicycle in your room our carpenters will install bike hooks for this purpose. To request this service complete an online service request or contact the Facilities Service Center.
The campus is a pedestrian campus and not navigated by car. If you choose to bring a vehicle to campus for off-campus transportation, you must register your vehicle to obtain a parking permit and adhere to specific parking regulations. Freshmen may not bring a vehicle on campus.
The "Dinky" Station
The campus is connected to the New Jersey Transit commuter train system by a connecting line to the Princeton Junction train station. Due to the size of the rail car, the connecting train is referred to as the “Dinky.” You’ll find the Dinky Station just below McCarter Theater Center on the campus map. Late nights on weekends, when the Dinky is not running, you may contact P-Ride Express for transportation from the Princeton Junction train station to campus.
Transportation to Campus
The Visiting Campus page of the Princeton web site provides information on getting to campus.
The Campus Map is a helpful resource for navigating your way through campus.