You'll find these campus services helpful while living in University housing.
Dining on Campus
Enjoy a meal at cafe-style self-service eateries throughout campus or the eclectic mix of food stands at the Frist Campus Center Food Gallery.
No matter where you choose to eat on campus, the quality and variety of food at Princeton is outstanding. Access menus, hours of operation, and information for each venue on the Princeton Dining Services website.
Parking on Campus
As the holder of a University rental contract, you are required to obtain a parking permit from Transportation & Parking Services if you plan to bring a vehicle to campus. Transportation & Parking Services is your contact for parking permit registration, regulations, enforcement policies, and fees, fines and appeals, and parking lot maps.
Princeton utilizes a virtual permit system. To obtain a virtual permit, login to the parking portal. You will need to know the license plate, model, and color of your vehicle. Permit holders must register any vehicles they wish to park on campus, though only one vehicle per permit holder may be parked on campus at any one time.
To avoid towing, you should make arrangements with Transportation & Parking Services for visitors to park on campus ahead of their arrival.
Princeton Student Agencies
For more than 100 years, the Princeton Student Agencies have provided products and services to students, faculty and staff. Take a look at their offerings—you're sure to find something you need.
Water and Beverage Agency
- Sells water jugs, Keurig coffee makers and K Cups.
- Rents water coolers.
- Offers professional laundering and dry cleaning.
- Provides pickup and drop-off service.
Moving and Storage Agency
- Picks up and stores your belongings.
Computer accessories, shipping and packing services and newspaper delivery are also available from the Princeton Student Agencies. Contact the Princeton Student Agencies before you arrive on campus or after you have settled in. For information, visit the Princeton Student Agencies’ website.
Services During Fall Recess
Retail dining hours of operation are shortened during fall recess. See the Dining Services website for scheduled hours.
Department of Public Safety
You may contact the Department of Public Safety at any time during fall recess at (609) 258-1000.
These campus service departments follow an abbreviated schedule of operating hours during fall recess. Visit their websites for details.
Services During Winter Recess
Retail dining hours of operation are shortened during winter recess. See the Dining Services website for scheduled hours.
Department of Public Safety
You may contact the Department of Public Safety at any time during winter recess at (609) 258-1000.
University Health Services
University Health Services inpatient services are not provided during winter recess. Visit the University Health Services website for details about services during winter recess.
The Transportation & Parking Services website provides campus shuttle service hours and routes during winter recess.
Facilities Customer Service Center
The Facilities Customer Service Center is available to answer your calls during regular business hours, but will be closed on several days during winter recess in accordance with the University academic holiday calendar.
Princeton University Library
Firestone Library and all Special Libraries will follow an abbreviated schedule during winter recess. For details see the hours page of the Princeton University Library website.
Campus recreation facilities, including Dillon Gym, Dillon Pool, Jadwin Indoor Tennis, the Stevens Fitness Center, and Baker Rink will follow an abbreviated schedule during winter recess. For details see the Dillon Gym Facilities Schedules page of the Campus Recreation website which is updated in December to include winter recess hours.
TigerTrade is an online exchange where you can browse listings that include everything from furniture, books, and cars to cribs, bicycles and sporting goods. You do not need a NetID to browse the listings. A NetID and password are required to post items you want to sell or rent.
The Princeton University Store has been the University's official retail store since 1905. The U-Store, as it is commonly known, is a not-for-profit cooperative and is governed by a Board of Trustees made up of students, faculty, administrators, and alumni. You can become a member of the U-Store and receive a 10% discount on nearly everything in the store.
The U-Store has two locations: 114-116 Nassau Street which sells apparel, gifts and accessories; and the on-campus store at 36 University Place, which sells apparel, food, school supplies, cosmetics, and technology and dorm items.