Incoming Students for Fall 2021

Welcome to all incoming graduate students!

As we start planning for the fall semester, the university has issued guidance that all undergraduate and graduate students should plan to be on-campus for in-person instruction for the coming 2021-22 academic year. Please check back here for frequent updates starting at the end of May.

Princeton University will require all new incoming graduate students to receive, and provide proof of having received, a COVID-19 vaccine authorized by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) prior to arrival. 

Students, including international students with questions about how to receive a vaccine authorized by the FDA, should visit the COVID Resources website for more information and answers to frequently asked questions.

Students in international locations who are unable to receive FDA-authorized vaccines prior to their arrival or return to campus will have the opportunity to consult with UHS staff about whether vaccination here in New Jersey is appropriate.  For those who may be directed to be vaccinated here, a grace period for vaccination will allow for this. If students have already received vaccines that are not authorized by the FDA, UHS will make individualized determinations about the need for additional vaccines based on which vaccines such students have received and relevant public health guidance.  Questions about this can be directed to  

Orientation Dates

Prior to Arrival

Moving to Princeton

After Arrival

Information for International Students

Graduate School Information

All incoming graduate students should take time to familiarize themselves with the Graduate School and the associated policies and practices.

The Graduate School Community

Campus Partners and Resources

Princeton offers a variety of resources to support graduate students.

Support for Families
Health & Safety
Support Services
Other Helpful Information