Based on PGY members’ personal experiences, we have compiled the following checklists to make sure you have all your ducks in a row before returning to campus! These are subjective recommendations, and are not intended to officially represent university procedure in any way. You are strongly urged to check with the Dean of your Residential College to ensure you have everything in order.
Please note that all dates apply to the months right before you are about to return to campus.
For students returning in the Fall:
- Check that your netID is still active for accessing the applications below and for receiving email. If it isn’t, notify the Dean of your Residential College and OIT to resolve the issue BEFORE all these deadlines.
- Check that you are aware of any JP/IW/thesis deadlines for your Academic Department (submitting proposals, selecting an advisor, etc.).
- Periodically check in with the Dean of your Residential College and your Academic Department representative to let them know you are still interested in returning.
- Mid-November: Submit the Outside Course Approval form to the Dean of your Residential College if you want to take a spring course right before you return to campus. (Note that the Economics and Math departments have special requirements.)
- Mid-February: Apply for the Residential College and Upperclass Room Draws. (You can sign up for a draw group with friends who are currently enrolled.)
- March/April: Select your room and meal plan.
- Early April: Fall Course Offerings are available. Email professors and ask if you can enroll in their courses that require an application.
- May 1: Submit the Financial Aid application.
- Submit the readmission application and supplementary materials to the Dean of your Residential College.
- Submit the Outside Course Approval form to the Dean of your Residential College if you want to take a summer course right before you return to campus. (Note that the Economics and Math departments have special requirements.)
- Early June: Submit the Application for a Visa Certificate to the Davis International Center (if you are international). Ask Financial Aid to accelerate your application so you can provide proof of financial support on your application.
- June 30: Sign up or opt out of the Student Health Plan in MyUHS.
- August: Submit Princeton Athletics NCAA Eligibility and Returning Athlete Medical History forms (if you are a varsity athlete).
- Check that you have been assigned a new Frist mailbox.
- Check via Subscriber’s Corner that you have been added back to the official university mailing lists for your Residential College, Academic Department and Class Year.
- Check that your vaccination records are up to date, and contact UHS about getting vaccinated for any infectious diseases that may have occurred on campus while you were gone (like Meningitis B).
- Update your information (contact information, marital status, legal name, etc.) in SCORE.
- Move In Day:
- Day before first day of classes: Select Fall courses in SCORE, or at the Office of the Registrar if there is a hold on your account.
- Within the first 2 weeks: Check in at the Davis International Center with your visa documentation (if you’re international).
- Anytime: If there are follow-up activities required as a condition of your readmission, check that they are fulfilled within the first semester of your return.
For students returning in the Spring:
- Before December 31st: submit the document that says you are returning to Princeton for the spring semester to the Dean of your residential college
- Sometime in January: Receive forms to fill out for returning to school. This will include housing, meal plans, net id activation, health care, whatever forms relevant to why you left, etc. Turn these in ASAP.
- Late January: Return to campus. Set up meetings with your Dean, with the Director of Student Life of your residential college, with McCosh (if needed), with your advisor. (Your dean will help you put this all together)
- February: Move in and start classes. Meetings will continue with faculty to help you get readjusted throughout your first semester back (and longer if needed).