P3: Prospective Ph.D. Preview

Sep 19 2014 -
9:00am to 7:00pm
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The Prospective Ph.D. Preview is designed for prospective students to gather information on graduate education at Princeton University. This event is open to any interested students however, we highly encourage women with an interest in engineering and the sciences and historically underrepresented groups (which include African Americans, Latinos and Native Americans) to attend given the disparity in graduate education across the country.


Schedule of Events for Prospective Ph.D. Preview:

9:00 A.M. - 9:30 A.M. - Registration and Breakfast

Computer Science Building, Banana Gallery


9:30 A.M. - 10:00 A.M. - Welcome and Overview

Computer Science Building, Room 104

Diana Hill Mitchell, PhD *10, Assistant Dean for Diversity Academic Affairs and Diversity, Office of the Dean of the Graduate School


10:00 A.M. - 11:00 A.M. - Life at Princeton

Computer Science Building, Room 104

Lisa Schreyer, Associate Dean for Student Life, Office of the Dean of the Graduate School


11:00 A.M. - 12:00 P.M. -  Graduate School Admissions

Computer Science Building, Room 104

Michelle Carman, Director of Graduate Admission, Office of the Dean of the Graduate School


12:00 P.M. - 1:15 P.M. - Lunch

Computer Science Building, Banana Gallery


1:30 P.M. - 3:00 P.M. - Departmental Visits

Various Buildings on Campus


3:00 P.M. - 3:45 P.M. - Q&A with Current Graduate Students

Friend Center, Room 006


4:00 P.M. - 5:00 P.M. - Housing Tour

Tour will leave from Friend Center

James Poole, Manager for Graduate Housing, Housing and Real Estate Services


5:00 P.M. - Closing Reception

Computer Science Building, Banana Gallery

Travel to Princeton

Princeton is equidistant from New York and Philadelphia, and is easy to reach by public transportation or by car.

The closest and most conveniently accessed international airport is Newark Liberty International.  

The University is easily accessible by train, which runs along the Northeast Corridor line and also stops at the Newark airport. Both Amtrak and NJ TRANSIT trains stop at Princeton Junction, and the south end of campus is a five-minute connecting train ride away.

Recorded driving directions are available for callers with touchtone phones at 609-258-2222. Limited visitor parking is available in remote locations on campus.

Princeton Area Lodging

The greater Princeton area has a wide variety of hotel, motel, inn, and bed and breakfast accommodations. A small number of inns are within walking distance of the University, with most a short drive away.

As a service to the community, the Purchasing Department has negotiated special rates for University employees and campus visitors who stay at preferred hotels. All local hotels have the opportunity to participate in this program. Direct access to preferred hotels is provided below.

University Resources

Princeton University Travel Portal - Hotels

Visiting Princeton's Campus: Overview

Princeton University, located in the heart of Princeton, New Jersey, welcomes visitors to its historic campus. Each year, Princeton hosts numerous visitors who are interested in the many educational, scholarly, cultural, recreational and athletic activities that enrich this University and its community.

An excellent transportation network of bus, rail and highways puts Princeton within easy reach (an hour or less) of major urban centers: Philadelphia and Trenton to the south, Newark and New York to the north. International airports are located in Philadelphia, Newark and New York. Bus and train stations to these cities are adjacent to campus.

Driving Directions
Visitor Parking
Campus Maps

Jennifer Loessy
Sponsored by: 
The Graduate School - Academic Affairs and Diversity