You may choose to apply for university housing through Princeton’s housing department. Note that you cannot formally apply for housing until you have received a Princeton ID and password. The Office of Information Technology (OIT) assigns the ID and password 90 days before the start date of your appointment.
Your PUID card gives you access to many University facilities and services, such as the libraries, gyms, computer centers, and various cafeterias on campus. You will also need your card to access Sherrerd Hall and the CITP kitchen and mail room.
During official University holidays and campus closures, the buildings will remain locked unless the building department requests open hours. During the week University libraries will be open to the public from 7:00 a.m. until 8:30 p.m. and then remain accessible to P.U. cardholders. TigerCard access will start at 8:30 p.m. and end when the library closes (times vary).
All faculty, staff and affiliates may request a new or replacement TigerCard by completing the TigerCard Request Form. Once completed you will receive TigerCard pickup information.
Two additional TigerCard services to highlight: 1) the TigerCard office provides passport photos for $5, and 2) you can put money (Paw Points) on your card to swipe for payment at on-campus eateries, the U-Store and the Labyrinth Book Store.
Please note: Any changes in your name, home address or social security number must be reported to the TigerCard office. If you lose your card, there is a replacement fee of $15.00.
Your netID is what is assigned to you by the Office of Information Technology (OIT). Your netID is what is used for your email and other University programs where you need to login. You cannot pick your netID, but if you would like to change your email name, you can do so by creating an alias. Please be aware that any Princeton University program you access that requires your netID login will be the original netID and not the alias.
New Dean of the Faculty (DoF) researchers/postdocs will receive their netIDs up to 92 days in advance of their appointment start date. New HR employees will receive their netIDs up to 14 days in advance of their start date. You will need your netID to access this link; it contains important information about the timeline of email deletions/forwarding once a researcher, student or staff member leaves the university.
CITP generally does not offer computers or laptops to its yearly visitors, but does have some access to used equipment, including desktops, monitors, keyboards, etc. that you may use for the year. Please contact Laura if you are in need of computing equipment or accessories.
The University offers numerous computing resources via its campus network, such as access to library catalogs, Lexis-Nexis, and J-STOR. Wireless Internet at Princeton University is accessed through eduroam.
In order to sign into your account for the first time, you’ll need to create a password and setup a Duo enabled device using the temporary password that will be emailed to you during the summer. It can also be found in the envelope that will be sent to you from Princeton OIT, which unfortunately will probably come to our offices, not your home address. If you can, please set up your email before you arrive (and “Duo Authentication”) to ensure your temporary password does not timeout.
Please see Laura if you have any access problems or need additional information to set up your email, connect your laptop to the network or printer, or general troubleshooting. You can also contact the Office of Information Technology (OIT) or call the help desk at 609-258-HELP (4357).
If you ever have a question about the legitimacy of an email, do not click on any links in the email. Please go to The Phish Bowl to see the latest phishing attempts.
New employees who need to park on campus should complete and submit the online form before orientation day to receive a parking permit at orientation. Members of the University community who need to park on campus must obtain a virtual permit from Transportation and Parking Services (TPS). The TPS Office and TigerCard office are both on the A level of the New South Building and are open from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. weekdays.
The Dean of the Faculty’s office provides extensive information about onboarding visitors/employees. Much of the information may be duplicate to what you see above, but it is worth checking out here at this link.