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 email@example.com.
- Graduate School Two Day Orientation
Wednesday, August 25 & Thursday, August 26, 2021
- International Graduate Student Orientation
Friday, August 27, 2021
Prior to Arrival
- Complete all required University Health Services (UHS) Medical Forms and make sure that you (and family accompanying you, if any) have received all required vaccines. A welcome email with instructions will be sent to your Princeton email sometime after May 18
- Email resume/CV to firstname.lastname@example.org. For any questions, please contact the Office of Stewardship by email or 609-258-3320
Moving to Princeton
- Review Getting to Campus.
- Get oriented to Princeton by using the interactive Campus Map.
- If necessary, apply for a parking permit with Transportation & Parking Services.
- Move into Graduate Housing if applicable.
- Investigate Going Places - Car Free Guide Campus which provides methods to get off campus for shopping, activities, and more.
- Log on to TigerHub after January 1, 2021, and complete the W4 form and register for direct deposit.
- Complete Form I-9 – Due January 20: Visit I-9 form for instructions.
- Submit final transcripts by January 20, if not yet submitted.
- Academic Year Sign-In
- Review Rights, Rules, Responsibilities.
Information for International Students
- Check in with the Davis International Center , click on Immigration Check-In.
- Review the International Student Welcome Guide
- If required at the time of admission, the English Language Placement Test for Incoming Students will be held prior to enrollment. The English Language Program will contact you.
Graduate School Information
All incoming graduate students should take time to familiarize themselves with the Graduate School and the associated policies and practices.
- Princeton University's Academic Calendar
- Graduate School Degree Requirements
- Academic Policies
- Course Information
- Departmental Requirements
- Support Programs
- Graduate Student Accounts
- Graduate School Financial Support
- External Fellowships
- Loans and Financial Assistance
The Graduate School Community
Campus Partners and Resources
Princeton offers a variety of resources to support graduate students.