Working at CITP


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.

  • Please note that Princeton University housing eligibility is not assigned on a first come/first serve basis. Click here for more information about the process and here for the eligibility ranking.
  • Princeton University maintains an off-campus database. This database is updated almost daily by area landlords. You can set search parameters, and it will also give you the landlord’s direct information. Please note that incoming affiliates who have yet to receive their netID may register just below the login fields.
  • It is common for Princeton faculty members to sublet their residences for the year when they go on sabbatical. These notices are usually sent to department managers in the spring. Please let Laura know what you are looking for in terms of housing if you would like any applicable sublet notices forwarded to you.
  • Further, sometimes there are sublets on a site called TigerTrade/Tiger ReTail. TigerTrade is an online exchange where you can browse listings that include things like furniture, books, cars, cribs, bicycles, sporting goods, etc. Click on the menu link on the right that states “TigerTrade.” A netID and password are required to post items you want to sell or rent. There is a housing option once in the site.
  • The Princeton Theological Seminary has temporary inexpensive lodging at the Erdman Center.

Princeton University ID

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).

  • Sherrerd Hall doors are unlocked weekdays from 7 a.m. until 8:30 p.m, and are locked on weekends. When the doors are locked, your PUID card will give you access to Sherrerd Hall until midnight (seven days a week). If you need to get in the building after midnight, you will need to call Public Safety to let you in (609-258-1000).
  • Also, please note if you ever forget your key and no one is around to unlock your office, you can call Public Safety and they will let you in, as long as you provide your ID.

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.

  • The TigerCard office in New South is open from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on weekdays. Once you receive your card, Jean will give you Salto access, which will unlock the CITP kitchen and mailroom doors.
  • You will need to update your card at a hotspot. The closest hotspot is located in the lobby of the Computer Science building by the stairs (the red brick building across Shapiro Walk from CITP on Olden Street). Please make sure you hold your card up to the hotspot until the red light turns green. If it does not work the first time, please try it again.
  • If you have any problems with your building or room door access, please see Jean.

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.

Princeton University netID and Email

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.


The University now requires all employees/visitors to use a University laptop. Please contact to let Patrick and/or Maureen know if you would prefer an Apple or PC device. You can also request a monitor. Please contact Laura if you are in need of any other 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 shortly before your appointment start date. Please set up your email as soon as possible (and “Duo Authentication”) to ensure your temporary password does not timeout.

Please contact Patrick Richichi, , 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.

Parking Permit and Transit Subsidies

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.

Princeton also offers transit subsidies and carpooling benefits. Please see the links for more information.

Dean of the Faculty Onboarding

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.