University Housing video previews Meadows apartments for graduate students

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University Housing Services and the Graduate School
Dec. 22, 2023

A new video from University Housing provides a peek into the amenity-packed, apartment-style residences for graduate students set to open soon in the Meadows Neighborhood. 

Adding 600 beds, the Meadows complex will significantly expand the University’s inventory of graduate student housing and provide students and their families with an earth-friendly residential option in a vibrant community designed for living, studying, and research.

The Meadows offers studio, one-, two-, three-, and four-bedroom units, all stocked with modern appliances and in-unit laundry equipment. In addition to the amenities inside the apartments, the buildings feature study rooms, community spaces, a children’s playroom, package lockers, a retail cafe, plenty of outdoor green space, covered bike racks and an indoor bike room, barbecue grills, and an interim fitness room opening in advance of a future racquet and fitness center.

At the time of opening, residents will be able to travel by foot or bicycle between the Meadows apartments and the University’s campus via a network of paths connecting the Meadows neighborhood to Washington Road. The University is working with the town of Princeton, Mercer County, and the New Jersey Department of Transportation to upgrade the Washington Road and Faculty Road corridors.

The Meadows complex is one of the world's largest passive-house certified construction sites and is the centerpiece of Princeton’s Meadows Neighborhood. The innovative construction approach of this project contributes significantly to the University’s goal of carbon neutrality by 2046.  

Graduate students are currently participating in a room assignment process (“room draw”) that includes the Meadows apartments. The first Meadows residents will move in this spring. 

The current room-draw application will close January 12. Students are encouraged to check their email for details and deadlines. Questions? Contact [email protected].