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Transportation, Arrival & Move-in

Arriving on Campus - Saturday, September 1, 2012
Outdoor Action Check-in is at 2:30 PM at Dillon Gym
The Housing Office will be open at 8:00 AM for picking up room keys

Many parents need to plan transportation well in advance. We hope that this information will help you with your planning.

By Car: Most of you will be arriving by car. For Directions see Visiting Campus. Enter campus from Faculty Road (see map).

By Air: If you are traveling by air, Newark-Liberty or Philadephia Airports are the most convenient. There is a shuttle bus service between Newark, Philadelphia and Kennedy Airports and Princeton. For information and reservations, call the Olympic Airporter (, 800-385-4000). Shuttles run about every hour and the rate is roughly $33.00/Newark, $53.00/Kennedy, and $49.00/Philadelphia depending on the number of pieces of luggage you are travelling with. New Jersey Transit also provides train service from Newark Airport to Princeton University with a transfer at Princeton Junction for about $18.00. A complete train schedule can be found at

By Rail: Train service on Amtrak's Northeast Corridor line stops at either Princeton Junction or Trenton (not all Amtrak trains stop at Princeton Junction). From Trenton you can take a local NJ Transit train to Princeton Junction and from there take 'The Dinky' commuter train to campus. A complete train schedule can be found at

When You Arrive

The University Housing Office will be doing dorm check-in at Baker Rink on Saturday, September 1, 2012. Students will be able to sign their Housing Contract and move into their dorm room that day.

When Should Parents Come to Campus?

Most parents come on Saturday, September 1, 2012 to help with moving in. There will be a reception held in each Residential College for parents to meet the College Master and staff on both Saturdays. In other cases students arrive on their own with just what they need for the trip and parents come the following weekend. Please note if your son or daughter is living with roommates that the University and the Housing Office strongly advise you not to do any kind of major setting up of the room until all the roommates have arrived and decided together how to do things.