Welcome to the Princeton University Early Arrival Program. The University is committed to upholding existing early arrival and early housing policies in a consistent manner. Dormitories officially open on Saturday, September 6, 2014. Only those students who meet the criteria described below will be considered eligible for early arrival.

Early Arrival Eligibility
Undergraduate students who are participating in an official University pre-orientation or orientation program are eligible to request early arrival to campus. Students accepted to official pre-orientation or orientation programs will be added to the Early Arrival program by the University office sponsoring the program. Freshmen do not need to apply. 

Returning students who are ineligible for early arrival may return to campus on September 6, 2014.

How to Request Early Arrival 

Student Groups and Athletes
If you belong to a student group or are a member of an athletics team, a department or office sponsor must request early arrival on your behalf using the Early Arrival Group Request Form (Princeton NetID and password required) Requests must be submitted by May 15, 2014.

Individual Requests
If you are requesting early arrival to campus, but are not associated with a student group or University Athletics, please submit your request using the Individual Early Arrival Request Form (Princeton NetID and password required)

Early Arrival Approval Process
The Early Arrival Policy Committee (EAPC) will review all requests on a rolling basis and begin notifying groups and individuals of their early arrival status beginning May 1, 2014.

Those approved for early arrival will receive a specific move-in date and early arrival housing assignment. 

Important Dates (2014)

     April 14      Group & Individual Application Process Opens
     May 1      EAPC begins notifying applicants of request status
     May 15      Deadline for department or office sponsors to request early arrival for eligible groups and athletes
     July 23      Early arrival numbers set
     July 30      No additions to early arrivals accepted after this date
     Sept 6      Returning non-early arrival students allowed to move back on campus


Have additional questions? View the Frequently Asked Questions page or email the EAPC.