Princeton University's beautiful campus is part of a lively community with opportunites to enjoy the arts, sports and great food. There are many options within walking distance of the university, and is also just a short train or car ride away from nearby New York City and Philadelphia.

General Information

The Graduate College Guide to the Universe is a comprehensive guide for Graduate College residents, created by the Graduate College House Committee at Princeton University. This is a great resource that includes information about off-campus dining, extracurricular activities, travel information, grad student organizations, grad college facilities, shopping and more. Additional information can be found at the Graduate College House Comittee website.


The University offers a variety of affordable on-campus housing options for graduate students. The Graduate Housing Department provides information about both on- and off-campus housing options. Their office can be reached directly at or (609) 258-3460.


Visit the Office of Graduate Student Life for information about upcoming campus events and student organizations. For fans of the arts, visit the Lewis Center for the Arts and learn about joining groups on campus or simply enjoying a variety of performances. For students interested in sports, the Campus Recreation website includes information on participation through intramural activities, sport clubs, instructional classes, fitness and wellness programs, and informal recreation. Also, Princeton’s Outdoor Action organization offers a range of outdoor activities for students during the academic year. For those who enjoy watching sports, most athletic events at Princeton are free (or require a nominal admission fee) and there are a variety of professional sports teams nearby.

Getting Around

For the most up-to-date information, please visit the Princeton Travel website.

Taking the train? Getting around by train is easy and New Jersey Transit provides service to New York City and Philadelphia (following a connection to SEPTA ).

The Princeton Station is located on campus (also known as the Dinky) and it connects to the Northeast Corridor Line. Additionally, the 605 and 606 bus lines have stops at Princeton University and provide access to locations beyond downtown Princeton.

Flying? The closest airport is Newark Liberty International. NJ Transit conveniently has a stop at Newark Airport.

Driving? Directions to Princeton campus can be found at Princeton University's website.

Need to get around campus? See the Campus map and shuttle schedule at Princeton University's website.

Food and Shopping

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