Campus Services


You'll find these campus services helpful while living in graduate student housing.


Dining on Campus

Meal plans

Princeton University is a residential campus, a tight-knit community where students live and dine together. If you choose a meal plan you may eat in Procter Hall at the Graduate College and in the dining halls at the Residential Colleges. In both places, meal sharing is an important part of the University experience. See the next section for a description of meal plans.

Retail and kosher dining

You may also take a meal at cafe-style self-service eateries throughout campus, the kosher dining hall at the Center for Jewish Life, or the eclectic mix of food stands at the Frist Campus Center Food Gallery.

No matter where you eat, the quality and variety of food at Princeton is outstanding. Access menus, hours of operation, and information specific to each venue on the Campus Dining website.

Campus Dining

Campus Cafés

Center for Jewish Life Dining Hall

Food Gallery at Frist

Student Meal Plan Options

Graduate students may opt for an unlimited plan or block plan.

With a meal plan, you are entitled to eat in any residential dining hall and at the Center for Jewish Life.

For the latest information on student meal plans please visit the Campus Dining page.

Student Meal Plan Requirements and Contracts

All students living in a Residential College are required to purchase a meal plan. Upperclass students not living in a Residential College may also purchase a meal plan. With a meal plan you are entitled to eat in any Residential College dining hall and at the Center for Jewish Life.

Meal plan contracts
Graduate students living in the Old and New Graduate Colleges are required to purchase a meal plan and may choose from an Unlimited Plan and Block 105. Graduate students not living in the Graduate College may purchase a meal plan.

With a meal plan, you are entitled to eat in Procter Hall, any Residential College dining hall and at the Center for Jewish Life. 


The U.S. Postal Service delivers your mail directly to the Porter's Lodge at the Graduate College

Each resident is assigned a mailbox with a key at the Porter's Lodge, which you will sign for on arrival to the University. Mailboxes are located at the Porter's Lodge and are assigned for one year.

Your mailing address:

The Graduate College
Mailbox #
88 College Road West
Princeton, NJ 08544-5000

Outgoing mail

There is a mail slot at the Porter's Lodge for stamped mail. You can buy both domestic and international stamps at the Porter's Lodge.

Parcel Post deliveries

When you receive a parcel delivery, the Porter's Lodge will place a notice in your mailbox, informing you of the delivery. Bring the notice and your Princeton ID to the Porter's Lodge during normal business hours to pick up your package.

Replacing a lost mailbox key

Report a lost key to the Porter's Lodge. A new key will be issued and you will be charged for a lock change.

Questions regarding mail delivery:
U.S. Postal Service


The U.S. Postal Service delivers mail directly to your annex building, where it is placed in your locked mailbox which can be opened with your mailbox key.  

Your mailing address (as also indicated on your housing contract):

Your house number and street
Your room number
Princeton, NJ 08544

Questions regarding mail delivery:
U.S. Postal Service


The U.S. Postal Service delivers your mail directly to the mailbox in your building.

Parking on Campus

Parking permit

If you have a car on campus you must register it. Transportation & Parking Services is your contact for parking permit registration, regulations, enforcement policies, and fees, fines and appeals, and parking lot maps.

Parking lot assignment

Graduate students with University parking permits may park overnight in designated lots only.

Visitor parking

To avoid towing, you should make arrangements with Transportation & Parking Services for visitors to park on campus ahead of their arrival.

Transportation & Parking Services

Orange Key Tours

Due to the pandemic, tours are being offered virtually unless exceptions are granted by University Health and Safety. Please visit the site for further guidance.

Orange Key Tours

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.

Dorm Furnishing Agency

  • Sells extra-long linens and dorm room accessories.
  • Rents refrigerators, micro-fridges, and loft beds.

Water and Beverage Agency

  • Sells water jugs, Keurig Coffee Makers and K Cups.
  • Rents water coolers.

Laundry Agency

  • Offers professional laundering and dry cleaning.
  • Provides pickup and drop-off service.

Moving and Storage Agency

  • Picks up and stores your belongings at the end of the academic year.
  • Moves them back in the fall.

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.

Princeton Student Agencies

Services During Breaks

Most students do not stay on campus during breaks, but if you do, know that campus services are limited during the recess period.

Your Residence

You may reside in your regularly assigned room during breaks.

Dining Halls

Campus Dining provides a meal plan to students during breaks. The conditions of the plan, fees, and registration details are outlined on the Campus Dining website in October and in an e-mail sent to all students

Campus Eateries

Retail dining hours of operation are shortened during breaks. See the Dining Services website for scheduled hours.

Fall Recess Campus Dining Hours of Operation

Department of Public Safety

You may contact the Department of Public Safety at any time during breaks at (609) 258-1000.

Department of Public Safety

Other Services

These campus service departments follow an abbreviated schedule of operating hours during breaks. Visit their websites for details.

University Health Services

Campus Shuttle

Facilities Customer Service Center

Princeton University Library

Dillon Gym, Dillon Pool, Jadwin Indoor Tennis, the Stevens Fitness Center and Baker Rink