Princeton COVID Resources

Campus Risk Status Updated to 'Moderate to High'

UPDATE: November 27: The Campus Risk Status has been updated to "Moderate to High" due to a surge in cases among undergraduate students, coupled with increased case rates in the area. 

Updates For the Remainder of Fall Term

Upon returning to campus from Thanksgiving break, undergraduate students must submit a COVID test as soon as they arrive. Until receiving a negative test, undergraduates must wear face coverings around roommates or suite mates. Regardless of your test results, it is especially important that you adhere to all other requirements of the University’s Face Coverings Policy.

Undergraduate students will now test twice per week regardless of vaccination status. Graduate students who are fully vaccinated will continue to test once per week, and those who are not fully vaccinated must test twice per week.

Student athletes participating in group practices and competitions must test three times per week, placing samples in a drop box by 10 a.m. Sunday, Tuesday, and Thursday.

Temporary Requirements for Undergraduate Gatherings

From November 30 to December 21, 2021, undergraduate students and undergraduate student organizations may host gatherings in accordance with the Temporary Requirements for Undergraduate Student Social Gatherings. Non-academic student gatherings with more than 20 people are, in most cases, subject to new requirements.

Temporary International Travel Restrictions

Effective for trips planned to begin between November 30 and December 20 (inclusive), Global Safety & Security has suspended all University-sanctioned international travel by graduate students, whether as individuals or in groups. There continue to be no restrictions on personal international travel by graduate students, faculty, and staff. The current restrictions on personal international travel by undergraduates will be lifted for travel on or after December 6. Learn more on the Travel page.  

Other Information

It is recommended that all students get a COVID-19 booster when eligible (six months after the second dose of Moderna or Pfizer and two months after J&J). Enter booster dose information into MyUHS. See the Vaccinations page for information on finding booster locations.

For the remainder of the term, masks should be worn in all teaching and learning contexts. As permitted all semester, instructors who can maintain six feet or more of distance from students can, at their own discretion, teach without face coverings. All others should remain masked in all classrooms.

COVID Dashboard

The University's COVID-19 dashboard provides daily reports on employees (faculty and staff) whose final vaccination doses have been verified, and weekly updates of positive cases reported by University Health Services from asymptomatic and symptomatic testing as well as 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.

For an explanation of risk status, visit the Campus Risk Status page.

Vaccination clinics continuing into January

A nurse checks in a student at a Princeton University COVID vaccination clinic

The University will continue to host Pfizer and Moderna COVID vaccination clinics until mid- December, then resume with a Pfizer clinic in early January. The clinics will all be held at Jadwin Gym. They are open to the general public as well as University students, faculty, and staff.

Appointments are strongly recommended as walk-in capacity will be limited.

  • Appointments can be made through the New Jersey Vaccine Scheduling System (NJVSS) or by calling (855) 568-0545 from 8 am – 8pm, 7 days a week
  • There may be long wait times, including the potential of some waiting outdoors in the elements, and people with appointments will be given priority.

Pfizer Clinics

  • Wednesday, Dec. 8, noon - 6 p.m., adults/boosters* and only second doses for children 5-11 from the Nov. 17 first-dose clinic.
  • Wednesday, Dec. 15, noon - 6 p.m., adults/boosters* and first doses for children 5-11.
  • Wednesday, Jan. 5, noon - 6 p.m., adults/boosters* and second doses for children 5-11 from Dec. 15 first-dose clinic.

*Available: booster shots and first, second, and (for people severely immunocompromised as per the CDC) third doses .

Moderna Clinics

  • Limited to individuals ages 18 and up
  • Thursdays from 12 noon to 3 p.m. (Dec. 2, Dec. 9 and Dec. 16)
  • Boosters and first, second, and (for people severely immuno-compromised as per the CDC) third doses are available.
  • Note: The Moderna clinics on Thursdays from 12 – 3 p.m. will not be administering vaccinations to children under 18 years of age.

Limited Parking Available

Questions or Concerns

  • If you have difficulties making an appointment, contact NJVSS at 855-568-0545 from 8am- 8pm, 7 days a week
  • If you have further questions, send an email to covidvaccines@princeton.edu.
  • You may also 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.

Princeton University COVID Connector

Questions on health and safety policies, housing, student accounts and dining can be directed to the COVID Connector support line, 609-258-7000

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