What are contingency plans?
Together with alumni leaders and campus partners, we are currently exploring options for how we will celebrate our community in 2021 and beyond. We look forward to sharing updates in coming months.
What about Commencement?
The University has not yet made a decision regarding Commencement and related end-of-year activities. We are actively considering options and will provide more information at a later date.
What is the University doing to help classes and individuals who have lost money?
We are currently working with our Reunions chairs to determine what expenses cannot be recovered by classes and how the University may be able to help.
What can I do to help students—housing, transportation, food, etc?
Thank you for being a leader and ambassador in the face of this challenging situation. We have been overwhelmed by generous offers from our alumni community. As the University continues to evolve and execute its plan to support current undergraduate and graduate students, we will know more about how Princetonians may be able to help. We will be sure to connect with you as we identify all appropriate opportunities to give back.
Can I make a financial contribution?
Annual Giving’s unrestricted funds are critical to Princeton every year, and they become even more so during times of uncertainty. Right now, the flexible, unrestricted funds provided by AG are allowing us to meet the increased financial need associated with unanticipated travel, the needs of the students who must remain on campus, and the technical costs of participating in virtual learning for the rest of the semester. It is the fastest and most effective way to help financially.
What is the University doing to help students?
To learn more about how Princeton is supporting students and families, read a letter posted on the University website March 11 from Jill Dolan, dean of the college, and W. Rochelle Calhoun, vice president for campus life. For more details, visit our FAQs for undergraduate and graduate students.
What is happening on campus?
Our top priority is to safeguard the health and well-being of the Princeton community as we continue to advance our teaching and research mission. The most current information, policies and guidance on the University’s response can be found on the COVID-19: Coronavirus Information website.
What about my particular event?
Discussions are ongoing about events scheduled to take place later this spring. All University-sponsored international travel is prohibited, and all non-essential University-sponsored domestic travel is being postponed or canceled. We recommend postponing regional gatherings, such as spring annual dinners, affiliated group events, mini-reunions and other large group gatherings.
The answers to more FAQs for students, parents, staff, faculty, and visitors can be found here.