The University provides parking space for all its apartment complexes. At Butler, parking is permitted on all roadways except in posted areas. Residents must park on the proper side of the street; cars facing against the flow of traffic are ticketed. The Princeton Township police patrol Butler streets and enforce all parking ordinances.
Lawrence has parking lots for residents. Cars must be parked within a designated parking space. Signs have been posted where parking is prohibited. Princeton University public safety officers patrol these lots and enforce parking regulations. At Lawrence, residents of Buildings 2 - 14 use the upper lots; residents of Building 1 use the lower lot. Parking is not permitted in the area in front of the high-rise buildings. This area is reserved for emergency vehicles only. Residents may not park on the emergency access road behind Buildings 8-14.
The following regulations are applicable to all apartment complexes:
- Residents must register their vehicles with Transportation and Parking Services and park in accordance with all applicable guidelines.
- No car may be parked in a manner that constitutes a fire or a traffic hazard. These areas are designated by signs.
- Parking arrangements for guests are the responsibility of the resident. Guest passes may be obtained at the TigerCard Office.
- In compliance with a Princeton Township ordinance, no inoperable, unlicensed or uninspected vehicle may be stored in any University parking facility. It will be towed at the owner’s expense.
- Any vehicle with a University decal that is parked in an apartment lot and not registered with the TigerCard/Parking Office is ticketed. If it does not have a University decal, it will be towed at the owner's expense.
All automobiles, motorcycles and motor bikes owned and operated by graduate students must be registered. Students must register upon arrival. Students should contact Transportation and Parking Services on the A-level in the New South Building to obtain the appropriate forms, or complete online registration. Students who acquire vehicles during the year must register them within 48 hours of the time they bring them to Princeton. Please visit the Transportation and Parking Services website for more information and to register online.
Note: Even though you may not plan to have a car in Princeton, you should be familiar with the motor vehicle regulations since your guests are also subject to these regulations.
Residents should be aware that there is no overnight on-street parking permitted in the Borough of Princeton without the proper sticker. Call the clerk’s office at the Borough Office at 609-924-3118. There is a charge for on-street parking.
Individual apartments are unfurnished. Residents are responsible for bringing their own furniture. Privacy coverings are provided on bedroom and living room windows. There are no window coverings on sliding or entry doors. Upon your arrival you may choose to add curtains. Students who are unable to bring their own furnishings may choose to rent or buy items from any of the following companies:
IFR Furniture Rentals, Princeton, NJ
IS Furniture Rental, Lawrenceville, NJ
CORT Furniture Rental
871A Route 1 South
North Brunswick, NJ
Full Relocation Assistance
Often has excellent prices on functional and sturdy furnishings.
One Of A Kind Consignment
301 N. Harrison St. (Princeton Shopping Center)
Skillman Furniture Store
212 Alexander Street
Churchill Corporate Services
29 Emmons Drive, Suite A50
Princeton, NJ 06906
Furniture Rental Services
Residents with school-age children need to enroll them in the Princeton or West Windsor-Plainsboro school system. Butler, Lawrence and Hibben/Magie are all located within the Princeton school district. The Millstone apartments are in the West Windsor-Plainsboro district. Schools open each year in early September, although the date varies from year to year.
A physical examination is required of all students new to the Princeton Regional Schools System; the system accepts a report from your private physician regarding a recent (within the last six months) examination in lieu of getting a new one. West Windsor-Plainsboro schools require immunization and health history records.
To learn more about the local public schools, call or write:
Princeton Regional Schools Board of Education
25 Valley Road
Princeton, NJ 08540
West Windsor-Plainsboro Regional School District
P.O. Box 248, 505 Valley Rd.
Princeton Junction, NJ 08550
Nursery and Private Schools
Important Phone Numbers
- Butler 8-1421
- Lawrence 8-6139
Building Services & Maintenance
- Facilities Customer Service (maintenance and extermination requests) 8-8000
- Facilities Manager 8-2326
- Public Safety 8-1000 (Emergencies) or 8-3134 (General)
Graduate Housing Office 8-3460
- weekdays 8-3129
- after hours and weekends 8-3139
Student Agencies 8-4906
Treasurer’s Office (Monthly payments) 8-3080
University Directory Information 8-3000
- Cable Service Comcast Cable 800-266-2278
- Gas &Electric Public Service Electric and Gas Co. (PSE&G) 800-436-7734
- Phone Verizon 800-427-9977
Individual apartments are not provided with University extension phones. After arriving in Princeton, students may have private telephones activated in their units, each of which contains one telephone line. This can be arranged by contacting Verizon (800-427-9977 or www.verizon.com). Information about installation, service, line interruption service insurance and deposit fees can be obtained directly from Verizon. Arrangements for private telephone installation can also be made prior to your arrival at Princeton. Interior telephone wire maintenance is provided by the University. Exterior line maintenance is the responsibility of Verizon.
Wall phones are prohibited, with the exception of Lawrence Buildings 8 - 14.
Due to the University’s not-for-profit status and other federal regulations, students are not permitted to operate a business out of their apartment nor use their telephone for any business endeavor.
Public Service Electric & Gas (PSE&G) is the utility company serving the Princeton area. All new Residents (except for Lawrence Apartments Buildings 8 - 14) must contact PSE&G to arrange for utility service before they occupy their units.
Public Service Electric & Gas
15 West State Street
Trenton, New Jersey 08604
1-800-436-7734 (ask for the service department)
Please be aware that many residents are required to pay a deposit before PSE&G initiates service. This deposit generally amounts to an average two-month utility bill for the unit. Exemption from the deposit may be granted, depending on (1) whether the resident has a good credit record with the company or (2) the resident’s employment situation warrants it. Graduate students are encouraged to explain their income (stipend, spouse’s salary) when making their initial contact with the utility company. Deposits are refunded after one year of good credit.
IMPORTANT: It is YOUR responsibility to notify PSE&G of termination of your occupancy when you move out of the unit. Electricity and gas will continue to be provided and charged to you until you request discontinuance.
NOTE: Some Butler units have electricity included. Click Here to view them.
Residents of University apartments may subscribe to local cable television services. Interested students should contact the companies directly:
Comcast Cable: www.comcast.com
BUTLER APARTMENTS: 732-703-5047
LAWRENCE APARTMENTS: 732-496-0082