Housing is guaranteed for all first year graduate students at Princeton, provided that you apply by the April 15th deadline. You may opt to live at the Graduate College or in one of our apartment complexes on campus. If you applied for housing by April 15th, you can expect to get a contract offer by the end of May.
The Graduate College
Consider living in a Graduate College (GC) dormitory or annex your first year at Princeton. It’s a great place to get acquainted with your classmates and become a part of the Princeton community. You can participate in events planned by the Graduate House Committee or gather informally in a number of common spaces in the GC.
As a resident of the GC you are required to purchase a meal plan which means you’ll take most of your meals in Procter Hall with your classmates.
Because the rooms in the GC are furnished, the GC is ideal for those staying at Princeton short-term, like visiting scholars.
Take a close look at the Explore section of this site for more on the rooms in the GC.
Graduate Student Apartments
Lakeside Apartments and Townhouses
New in summer 2014, Lakeside Graduate Housing is located on campus next to Lake Carnegie, and within walking distance of the Dinky train station. The complex was designed to meet the needs of an on-campus graduate student community and features one-, two-, three-, and four-bedroom units. Some are furnished.
Lawrence Drive Apartments
The Lawrence complex is located just off Alexander Road, south of the Graduate College and a short distance from the main campus. Seven of the fourteen buildings in the complex were built in 2004, and the hi-rise, with 93 units, was fully renovated in 2005. There are studios and one- and two-bedroom apartments; all are unfurnished.
Take a close look at the Explore section of this site for more information on Lakeside and Lawrence.