The Graduate Student Government believes that expanded graduate housing is the most significant step that can be taken to improve graduate student life on campus and enable graduate students to best contribute to the Princeton University community. We advocate for expanded availability of graduate housing on campus, and have released an official policy letter. Particularly, this proposal calls for the construction of another housing development sufficient to extend University graduate housing capacity to 90% of regularly
enrolled, or 80% of all enrolled, graduate students.
Long-term housing plans
The University has committed to housing 70% of graduate students. Lakeside Apartment Complex is a new development on campus that will open in 2014. The GSG can confirm that Butler Apartments will close permanently in Fall 2014, coincident with the opening of the new Lakeside complex. Stanworth will also close to graduate students in Fall 2014.
You can access the Housing Draw website by following this link.
For students who are unsuccessful in the on-campus housing draw, the University has created a website to assist students in finding off-campus housing. The site also contains other resources with links to other sites related to housing (avaible under the “Other Resources” menu item). Also see Tiger Trade, where many students post sublet information.
Graduate Housing Policy Committee
The GSG and each of the residential policy committees meet regularly with the Housing Office and the Graduate School to discuss housing policies and procedures including the draw. Interested students should email the gsg to join the GSG Housing Committee.
As of the 2009-2010 academic year, the University requires all apartment residents in graduate housing to obtain renter’s insurance.