Accordion Incoming Students Incoming Students The Incoming Graduate Student Housing Application opens March 1, 2024. Princeton makes every effort to make an offer of University housing to all incoming graduate students whose applications for University housing meet the April 19, 2024. However, this offer is not based on a specific type, size or location. The ability to accommodate a request for a pet-friendly unit is based on availability. If you applied for housing by the deadline, you can expect to get a contract offer by the end of July. Room Rates Apply for Housing- My Housing for Graduates Most incoming students are housed in the Graduate College (GC), Annexes or Walker Hall for their first year. The next two to three years, students are typically able to secure on-campus housing in apartments or dorms through the room draw process. •Priority for housing is given to students in lower years of study. Retention and renewal options are available for eligible students. •Housing options are available for students moving to campus with families. •Room changes are available, as space allows, via an application process during the fall room change period. The Graduate College/ Annexes Most incoming students are housing in a Graduate College (GC) dormitory, Annex or Walker Hall their 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. Residents of the Annexes are not required to purchase a meal plan. Because the rooms in the GC and Annexes are furnished, the GC and Annexes are 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 and Annexes. Graduate Student Housing Walker Hall For AY 24-25, walker Hall will be used to house incoming graduate students. As a resident of Walker Hall you are required to purchase a meal plan. Because the rooms in Walker Hall are furnished, it is ideal for those staying at Princeton short-term, like visiting scholars. To explore the amenities, please the link below: Walker Hall | Housing and Real Estate (princeton.edu) Graduate Student Apartments Lakeside Apartments and Townhouses Lakeside is located on campus next to Lake Carnegie. It is 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. 30% of the units 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. Meadows Apartments Meadows Apartments, a new housing complex for graduate students and post-docs, will be located within the 85- acre Meadow Neighborhood, the initial phase of the Lake Campus Development. It includes three residential apartment buildings consisting of 604 beds in 379 housing units. It will feature studio (all furnished), one, two, three and four-bedroom apartments. About 30% of the other unit types will also be furnished. Take a close look at the Explore section of this site for more information on Lakeside, Lawrence and Meadows. Explore Graduate Housing Visiting Student Research Collaborators (VSRCS) VSRCs may apply for housing at any time via My Housing for Graduates. Housing for VSRCs is limited to the Old Graduate College, New Graduate College, and the Annexes. VSCRs are not eligible to live in Graduate Housing apartments, nor can family members reside with them. Availability is limited to vacancies that are available at that time. VSRCs may request a particular room type, requests will be honored based upon availability. Tours of rooms prior to move-in are not permitted. VSRCs are not eligible to participate in the room change process. Costs: VSRCs will be charged a weekly rate, based on the number of weeks residing in campus. Charges are based on the room type assigned. Please note: When signing the contract the cost listed is the default for full-time students. As a VSRC you will be charged the weekly rate. Meal Plans: VSCRs assigned to Old Graduate College and New Graduate College are required to sign up for a meal plan. Students will be charged the full meal plan amount and then prorated based on occupancy dates. VSCRs can choose between the Graduate Unlimited or Graduate Block 105 meal plans. For pricing and details please visit Campus Dining. VSCRs Off-Campus Housing Options VSRCs with families or looking for off-campus housing can visit the Off-Campus Housing website or contact Sarah Major, Manager for Housing Services.