Princeton COVID Resources

Faculty and staff encouraged to report COVID-19 vaccinations

TigerSafe app screen shot showing vaccine report upload button.

A special note to members of the faculty and staff: if you have received a vaccination for COVID-19, please upload the information into the VacStatus portal on the web or through the TigerSafe app.

Reporting is voluntary, and all reports submitted are important. The data will help the University with operational planning and enable informed decisions about the public health interventions required in the fall, including the structure of our testing program.

Submitting a report takes only a few minutes. Be sure to have a photo of your vaccination card ready to upload.

For technical questions about using VacStatus, consultants at the OIT Support and Operations Center (SOC) are available from 6 a.m. to midnight EDT, seven days a week at 609-258-4357 (8-HELP),, and via online chat.

For non-technical questions, please contact University Health Services.

The University highly recommends vaccinations for all employees and encourages registration in the State of New Jersey's Vaccine Scheduling System.

COVID Dashboard

The University's COVID-19 dashboard provides a campus risk status and updates of positive cases reported by University Health Services each day from tests administered in preceding days, plus weekly totals of results from asymptomatic and symptomatic testing as well as isolation and quarantine reports. Daily results are typically posted before noon; weekly reports are updated on Mondays.

University will require all undergraduate and graduate students to receive COVID-19 vaccines

Princeton University will require all undergraduate and graduate students enrolled or otherwise present on campus during the 2021-22 academic year to receive, and to provide proof of having received, a COVID-19 vaccine authorized by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

Students enrolling or otherwise planning to be present on campus during the 2021-22 academic year must provide proof of having received their final dose of the vaccine (second dose for two-dose vaccine or one dose for single dose vaccine) by August 1.

The University has not yet decided whether to require faculty, staff, and others working or otherwise present on campus during the 2021-22 academic year to provide proof of having received an authorized vaccine. However, the University highly recommends vaccinations for all employees and other members of the campus community.

For further information, including answers to frequently asked questions, please visit the Vaccinations page.

Are you planning an outdoor gathering?

Gatherings should be limited to those that support a student’s progress towards a degree or a student’s health and well-being, or are deemed critical to the mission of the University.

Outdoor Gatherings

In-person, outdoor gatherings can be held through May 13. Gatherings proposed for May 14-20 won’t be approved or supported due to activities and visitors to the campus associated with the in-person Commencement ceremony.

Outdoor gatherings of greater than 20 must receive approval from the Gatherings Review Team 

If your outdoor gathering is less than 20 attendees and is sponsored and/or paid for by the University:

  • Approvals from the Gatherings Review Team or Environmental Health and Safety are not required.
  • Register the gathering on the EMS scheduling system (for on-campus events)
  • Only faculty, staff, and students authorized to enter campus buildings may participate.
  • Visitors, as defined in the Visitor Policy, are not permitted to participate in gatherings unless they have received approval through the Visitor Request Process.
  • The University’s policy on face coverings and social distancing must be followed.
  • Food and drink should be provided in single-packaged servings. 

Swag or Gear Giveaway

If you wish to host a swag or gear giveaway:

  • The ODUS guidelines for gear distribution must be followed through May 13.
  • Departments may host graduating student giveaways on Friday, May 14 or Saturday, May 15, outdoors, in locations other than Frist Campus Center and Frist South Lawn Tent.
  • Register the giveaway on the EMS scheduling system (for on-campus events)
  • There must be a sign-up in advance with time blocks to limit the line-up for distribution.
  • The items cannot be offered on a "first come, first served" basis as this scarcity results in crowding that would jeopardize our COVID compliance.
  • Please retain names of all attendees for two weeks following the event.
  • Assign at least two people who must be present throughout the duration of the distribution to monitor compliance with face covering and social distancing requirements.
  • All attendees and staff assisting with the distribution must be approved to be on campus and must comply with all campus policies.
  • Items must be individually packaged, labeled with the name of recipient, and in alpha order by last name.


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Princeton University COVID Connector

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