Please read this information before completing and submitting your application. THIS APPLICATION IS FOR NON-ENROLLED GRADUATE STUDENTS. Guest Housing is only available at the Graduate College. We do not offer apartment housing for a guest.
Guest Housing can be approved only for persons with current or past University affiliation, or who have been specifically invited by University departments. Your application will not be processed unless you provide the specific name of your Princeton University contact person and phone number. We will send your completed application to your stated contact person for approval. Once we have received all completed paperwork and if space permits, we can begin the assignment process.
There is a two-week minimum for Guest Housing and renewal contracts may be made only once per academic year. Renewal is subject to review and space availability and is not guaranteed.
*Please note the sponsoring Academic Department is responsible for unpaid Guest Housing fees.
Guest Housing is offered on a space available basis and therefore no guarantee can be provided until one week before arrival. Please note, once you are in Guest Housing, if we need to provide a room for an enrolled Graduate Student, we reserve the right to ask you to vacate your space. In the event that this becomes necessary, we will notify you one week in advance. Guest Housing is only provided between the beginning of October through mid-May and space is extremely limited. ALL GUEST CONTRACTS CANNOT GO BEYOND MID-MAY – NO EXCEPTIONS CAN BE MADE.
The Graduate College is a student dormitory and based on single occupancy. Basic furnishings are provided, such as a twin bed, dresser, desk and chair. PILLOWS, SHEETS AND BLANKETS ARE NOT PROVIDED. Rooms do not have private bathrooms. Guests share bathrooms with other residents on their floor or entryway.
The weekly rate is $149 per person. Weeks begin on Sunday and end on Saturday. House Dues (social fees) are $25 per semester.
How to Make Payments
- Guests must PAY IN ADVANCE by month at the time the contract is signed.
- Payment must be made at the Graduate Housing Office, 5 New South Building, 5th Floor. We accept checks or money orders only made payable to “Princeton University.” NO CASH OR CREDIT CARDS ARE ACCEPTED.
* Your sponsoring Academic Department will be responsible for unpaid Guest Housing fees.
Most Guests are not eligible for Princeton ID cards and therefore cannot purchase a meal plan. Without a Princeton ID card, Guests cannot eat at the Graduate College dining hall as it does not accept cash or credit cards.
If you have a Princeton ID card, you may purchase meal points online. See Dining Services for more information.
Frist Campus Center has a large food court where you may purchase food with cash or credit. Please check Dining Services for their hours of operation.
To cancel a Guest Housing Contract, please email Donna Pavlis at firstname.lastname@example.org one week in advance of your vacate date. Please note that there are no refunds of monies paid if you terminate your Guest Housing contract early.
Guests must vacate their room no later than 9:30 PM on the date stated on the Guest Housing contract. Please return the key and/or, to the Porter’s Lodge or the Housing Office immediately after you vacate your room. If it is after business hours or the Porter’s Lodge is closed, please deposit the key in the drop box located in the alcove across from the Porter’s Lodge or the Housing Office drop box located in the courtyard of the 5 New South Building. Do not leave the key in your room.