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 the 2014-2015 school year. The GSG can confirm that Butler and Stanworth Apartments will close permanently following the opening of the new Lakeside complex. The transition to Lakeside will begin in phases as soon as buildings are available. The current prediction is that the first buildings will open in December-January and the last buildings will be available in March. This schedule may change if construction is delayed further.
All students moving to Lakeside will be able to select a moving date in a four week range. Students who are taking their general exams during their moving period will be able to contact the housing office for an extension. Students who are currently living in Butler and who are not successful in the 2015 housing lottery will be able to remain until the end of June 2015. Students that postpone their move to Lakeside may receive reduced moving assistance. Residents of Stanworth will have to move within their moving period due to the scheduled demolition and redevelopment project.
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). In August 2014 the GSG conducted a survey of where graduate students live off campus. You can find a map with locations where students live as part of the Survey Results. 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.