Graduate College Porter's Lodge

The Porter's Lodge is the main office of the Graduate College that handles packages and mail, recreational items and other administrative processes. Lynne McClister, our Graduate College Office Coordinator and our evening staff are here to assist and serve as a resource for all residents. Please stop by and visit us!

Moving into the Graduate College

Setting up your Mailbox

  • New residents must register for a mailbox before or immediately after move-in using the following link: https://gradschool.princeton.edu/forms/graduate-college-mailbox-registra...
  • Once we receive your submitted form, you will receive an email from us within 1 business day with information regarding your mailbox assignment and mailing address.
  • If you do not sign up for a mailbox within two weeks of arriving at the Graduate College, the Porter's Lodge will be unable to accept mail for you and all mail and packages sent to you will be returned to the sender.
  • Residents are expected to check mailboxes at least once a week.

Receiving Packages

  • All packages are received and signed for by the Porter's Lodge. If your package carrier sends you a notification that your package has been delivered, it may not be ready yet as our staff must sign-in and log your package into our system. When your package is ready for pickup, you will receive an email from the Porter's Lodge. 
  • Carriers such as USPS and Amazon may send you a notification that your package has arrived to the Porter's Lodge, but this may be inaccurate. Please wait for an email from the Porter's Lodge instead as this is the most accurate indicator of whether your package has actually arrived.
  • Due to the size and limited space of the Lodge, you are expected to pick up packages the same day you receive notification.
  • Packages can only be held in the office for 3 days unless you have made advance arrangements with Lynne McClister.
  • We are not able to accept packages for you until you actually arrive on campus and set up your mailbox. Please do not send packages until you are here and able to pick them up.

Laundry

  • You will need a laundry card to do your laundry. Please pick up  your laundry card down at the Porter's Lodge.
  • There are laundry rooms in the OGC in the basement of the 15th entry way, and at the NGC the laundry room is located in the 34th entry way.
  • Please select the following link for instructions on how to use your card: Laundry SmartCard Instructions

Questions? Call 609-258-3443

 

Moving out of the Graduate College

  • Please complete this form upon move-out and/or on the day that your Housing contract at the Graduate College ends so you can return your mailbox key and forward your address: https://gradschool.princeton.edu/forms/address-forwarding-form-graduate-college

  • After you submit this form, please place your mailbox key into your assigned GC mailbox and ensure the mailbox door is closed and locked. 
  • The Porter's Lodge does not handle anything regarding storage of personal items. Please direct your inquiries to Building Services at 609-258-3490.
  • Please be sure ALL personal belongings and trash are removed from your room before checkout. All GC furniture must be returned to your room, and all bed frames must be assembled. Your room will be inspected and your door will be locked upon checkout. Fines will be issued for missing furniture/property, trash, damage, and remaining personal belongings.

Graduate College House Committee

The Graduate College House Committee website has plenty of useful information for all residents. Visit them at https://gchc.princeton.edu/ and check out their guide to living in the Graduate College: https://gchc.princeton.edu/wp-content/uploads/sites/591/2019/04/survival-guide-2019-2020.pdf 

Please contact us with any questions or concerns, we are always happy to assist you. Please call 609-258-3443 or email us at portlodg@princeton.edu