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 7, 2019. 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 approved program are eligible to request early arrival to campus. Students accepted to those programs will be added to the Early Arrival list by the University office sponsoring the program.

Returning students who are not eligible for early arrival may return to campus on September 7, 2019.

How to Request Early Arrival 

Student Groups and Athletes
If you belong to a student group or are a member of an athletics team asked to arrive on campus prior to the first-year or upperclass arrival dates, a department or office sponsor must request early arrival on your behalf using the Early Arrival Request Form (Princeton NetID and password required) requests must be submitted by May 20, 2019.

Individual Requests
If you are requesting early arrival to campus prior to the first-year or upperclass arrival dates, but are not associated with a student group or University Athletics, please submit your individual request using the Early Arrival Request Form (Princeton NetID and password required). Please make every effort to plan your arrival for the official first-year and upperclass move-in dates as most requests for individual early arrival cannot be accommodated.

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.

Those approved for early arrival will receive a specific move-in date and early arrival housing assignment. If a request is not approved, no access to the dorms will be given until the official move in dates.

Important Dates (2019)

     May 2      Group & Individual Application Process Opens
     May 20      Deadline for department or office sponsors to request early arrival for eligible groups and athletes
     July 15      Early arrival numbers set
     July 22      No additions to early arrivals accepted after this date
     Aug 31      First-Year move-in
     Sept 7      Returning non-early arrival students allowed to move back on campus


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