Testing clinic closures on Commencement days
The University's COVID testing clinic will be closed due to Commencement exercises for the Classes of 2020 and 2022 on Wednesday, May 18, and Tuesday, May 24, respectively.
Please plan accordingly, as there will be no opportunity to request unpooled samples for travel on these two days or request help from clinic staff in person.
If you have tested positive for COVID
- If you are participating in the University's asymptomatic testing program and receive a positive COVID result, please check the updated guidance issued to students and employees in emails from email@example.com on Jan. 13.
- If you receive a positive COVID result outside of the on-campus testing program, email the Global and Community Health Team at firstname.lastname@example.org to inform them of your result.
- Please attach proof of your positive result to your email.
- Do not call. The Team will be in touch with you as soon as they can.
If you have previously tested positive for COVID and have received an official 90-day exemption from participation in asymptomatic testing from Global and Community Health, you do not have to do a test upon arrival back on campus.You should resume testing at the conclusion of your 90-day exemption period
As of March 15, 2022, individuals are eligible to receive COVID boosters 5 months after their initial COVID vaccines, and should do so within 30 days of that 5 month mark. This timeline is regardless of a recent COVID diagnosis, as a review of scientific evidence indicates there is no reason to delay receiving a booster despite a recent COVID infection.
Find a COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic
No more vaccination clinics are scheduled at Princeton University at this time.
If you have questions, send an email to email@example.com or call the University's COVID Connector telephone support line. Customer service agents are available at 609-258-7000 during University business hours from 8:45 a.m. to 5 p.m. EST
Mask distribution on campus
Updated KN95 mask distribution locations for students:
- All Residential College Offices: weekdays 11am to 4pm
- Graduate School at Clio Hall: Monday through Thursday 9am-4:45pm
- Graduate College Porter’s Lodge: weekdays 11am to 4pm
- Lakeside Apartment Main Office: regular business hours
Up to 10 per person. Cannot pick up masks for another person. Must show valid student ID.
For faculty, staff, and for graduate student use in labs and campus offices, departments supply the masks. Departments may order KN95 masks through EHS at cost, which is .53 per mask, using the COVID-19 PPE and Supply Request Form. KN95 masks are found under the category “Eye and Face.”
For a quick guide to KN95s versus other types of face coverings, see the graphic Hierarchy of Protectiveness of Masks.
The University's COVID-19 dashboard provides daily and weekly updates of positive cases reported by University Health Services from testing, as well as weekly isolation and quarantine reports. Daily reports are typically updated by 10 a.m., weekly reports by 5 p.m. on Monday or, after a Monday holiday, on Tuesday. Information is also provided on vaccination rates for students, faculty and staff.
Hover over the below windows with a mouse (on desktop) or tap (on mobile) to see control bar and browse all data. Click the box icon on far right to view full screen.
University COVID News
Effective May 16, the University has updated the visitor policy for University sponsored events as it continues to refine protocols that align with the endemic state of the COVID-19 pandemic. Below is a summary of the updated policy, which can be found in its entirety here.
In the last ten days, we have tracked a rise in cases on campus, especially among undergraduates. The CDC Community Level remains low and Mercer County hospitalizations are low. Demand for isolation space for students has increased, but we have been able to accommodate.
As we start a new month, we thought it would be helpful to reshare the monthly testing schedule and offer some tips from UHS and EHS on what you can do to support fellow Princeton community members who are at higher risk of complications if they were to contract COVID.