The public is generally welcome on the grounds of the Princeton campus, and in select buildings such as the University Chapel, Richardson Auditorium, Frist Campus Center, and the Milberg Gallery of Firestone Library. Entry to all other buildings is limited to visitors who are invited or sponsored by a member of the Princeton community. 

All visitors to Princeton University are expected to be either fully vaccinated, have recently received and prepared to show proof of a negative COVID test (via PCR within 72 hours or via rapid antigen within 8 hours of the scheduled visit), or agree to wear a face covering when indoors and around others. Conveners of meetings and hosts may continue to ask for proof of vaccine or attestations, but they are no longer required.

Please visit Environmental Health and Safety’s website for the entire Visitor Policy

Building access

The following buildings are unlocked and no longer require swipe access during the following schedules:

  • Frist: M-F, 8 a.m. – 6 p.m. and S-Sn, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. (expanded hours will begin on August 22)
  • Firestone Library: Visit the Library website for hours of operation
  • Chapel: 7 a.m. – 7 p.m.

The University has resumed pre-COVID-19 schedules for all other academic and administrative buildings. 

  • Buildings with classrooms will be unlocked from 7 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. 
  • Other buildings will be locked on the schedule determined by the building’s access coordinator.