Center for Career Development
As early as their first days on campus, the Center for Career Development helps students explore and prepare for careers that align with their skills, strengths, interests and values.
The Center for Career Development provides personalized support for students of all years through one-on-one advising and programs covering:
- Self-assessment: Discovering values, interests, skills and strengths
- Career insight: Choosing a major and exploring career options across all fields
- Planning: Creating and implementing a personalized action plan
- Networking: Building connections at Princeton and beyond
- Gaining experience: Finding internships and other experiential opportunities
- Further education: Preparing for graduate and professional school
- Internship and job options: Learning search strategies and developing a plan
- Application materials: Writing resumes, cover letters and other documents
There are no prerequisites to make an appointment or attend a program. Students of all years and interests are welcome.
Some fields have clear career paths and hiring processes, but many do not. The Center for Career Development works with students with interests in all areas—from creative careers to education, technology, nonprofit, business, engineering and more—and provides guidance and assistance throughout the exploration, application, interview and decision-making processes.
Students can also meet with a Peer Career Adviser, who are trained by the Center for Career Development to share advice and help fellow students explore opportunities and prepare applications, resumes and cover letters.
Find more information on the Center for Career Development website.
Counseling and Psychological Services
Counseling and Psychological Services (CPS) provides a full spectrum of mental health care and outreach services for students (and their eligible dependents) so that they may fulfill their learning goals and developmental aspirations. Such care and services are offered to our diverse community in a responsive, welcoming, and confidential setting. CPS clinicians provide support, facilitate growth and creative expression, help identify and solve problems, and enhance academic and athletic accomplishment through the alleviation of psychological and emotional distress and the development of greater self-understanding. In so doing, CPS supports the University's goal of creating conditions that promote intellectual curiosity, active citizenship, ethical leadership, and respect for differences.
CPS offers a range of confidential, time-sensitive psychological and psychiatric services that attempt to balance the unique needs of individual students with the broader demands of a diverse campus community. Service offerings include psychological evaluations; short-term psychotherapy and referrals; psychopharmacological assessment and medication follow-up; on-call services; campus psychoeducation and community consultation; and urgent care assessment and intervention. In addition to direct clinical services, CPS also seeks to promote mental health and well-being through outreach activities, partnerships, and consultations with faculty, staff, parents, and many campus agencies. CPS is part of University Health Services (UHS) and is located on the third floor of McCosh Health Center, (609) 258-3141. More information is available at the CPS website and on the CPS facebook page.
Davis International Center
Princeton welcomes students from around the world. Currently, students from almost 100 countries are enrolled at the University. The Davis International Center (Davis IC) is the primary resource for International students and offers specialized support including immigration advising and resources to assist with cultural and practical adjustment issues. Davis IC programs and events offer opportunities to develop social connections and gather information that will help students as they settle into life at Princeton. The Davis IC also coordinates the annual international student orientation designed for first-year students from abroad. After matriculation, the staff of the Davis International Center works closely with academic advisers, the residential college staff, the Financial Aid Office, and other related University offices to continue to provide support for students as they transition into the University community. For more information, visit the Davis IC.
Office of Disability Services
The University is committed to providing students with disabilities equal access to the educational opportunities and programs available at Princeton. Princeton’s Policy on Disability and Accessibility is implemented in the context of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990 as amended, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (Section 504), and the New Jersey Law Against Discrimination, which prohibit discrimination on the basis of disability. The term "disability" may include learning, physical, sensory, psychological, and certain temporary disabilities. The University provides students with reasonable accommodations in accordance with the ADA/Section 504 and applicable state law. Students with disabilities may request academic accommodations; housing and dining accommodations; modifications to University policies, rules, and regulations; environmental adjustments such as the removal of architectural, communication, or transportation barriers; and auxiliary aids and services. Students can submit requests at matriculation or any time during the student’s tenure at Princeton.
Students should submit all accommodation requests to the Office of Disability Services (ODS). Students requesting accommodations should review the guidance provided by ODS on requirements for documentation, but generally must submit documentation that clearly demonstrates that (1) the student has a physical or mental impairment, and (2) the impairment prevents the normal exercise of any bodily or mental functions (or can be shown to exist through accepted clinical or laboratory diagnostic tests), as compared to most people in the general population. A diagnosis of a disorder, or submission of an evaluation, does not automatically qualify an individual for accommodations. Appropriate documentation must be provided by a qualified professional, meet currency requirements, include diagnosis information as well as information about the functional limitations caused by the impairment, and support the request of specific accommodations. In some cases, the ODS evaluation may include review of documentation by an outside consultant engaged by Princeton. Accommodations are determined through an interactive process that includes an intake interview.
The full text of the Policy on Disability and Accessibility can be viewed at this website. Other relevant policies and procedures can be found at this website. Members of the University community are expected to be familiar with and adhere to the regulations set forth in the Policy on Disability and Accessibility.
Office of Information Technology
Princeton students are given access to a varied and powerful computing environment supported by the Office of Information Technology (OIT). The cornerstone of student computing is Dormnet, a fiber-optic-based network that delivers a high-speed wireless service into every undergraduate dorm room and throughout campus. All undergraduates residing on campus are able to take advantage of this connection to Princeton and Internet resources.
The University, working with strategic computer vendors, offers a Student Computer Initiative (SCI), a program that provides students the opportunity to purchase a specially-configured laptop computer at competitive prices. SCI computers are configured for the Princeton environment and are fully supported by OIT's support services, providing the quickest resolution to problems and warranty repair when needed.
All students can take advantage of a full range of OIT support services. The Support and Operations Center offers technology help 24 hours a day, seven days a week, by telephone, online chat, and e-mail. Student Technology Consultants (STC) provide assistance in campus dorms. The Solutions Center, located in the Frist Campus Center, offers a variety of technology-related services. It includes the Tech Clinic, where students may receive in-person software and hardware support for their computers and selected mobile devices. The Tech Clinic also arranges for computer repair from the hardware repair center on campus. Across the hall is the OIT Store, where students may purchase computer hardware, software, and accessories, as well as obtain support for campus-licensed software.
Students have access to more than 200 computers in more than 40 OIT-supported campus clusters. High-quality printing is also available at the clusters, and over the campus network from students' own computers. Software on cluster computers includes basic productivity tools such as word processors, special software needed for the many classes in which computing is integral to learning, and sophisticated programs for use in research, and specialized media editing software.
Each student receives a netID, an identifier that allows the use of Princeton e-mail and access to the campus network for central printing service and specialized resources such as the online library systems. Multiple high-speed connections to the Internet permit students to take full advantage of the wide range of networked resources.
A course management system (Blackboard) provides a web page for every University course. OIT provides a number of information-access servers, including web servers, on which students can have their own web pages.
Basic cable TV service is broadcast over the campus network to dorm rooms, public viewing rooms, and classrooms.
For information about campus IT and network resources, contact OIT's Support and Operations Center at (609) 258-4357 (258-HELP) or search for student services from the Princeton Service Portal.
Survey Research Center
The Survey Research Center (SRC) assists students, faculty, and University administrators who want to design and implement their own survey research projects. The SRC provides consultation and guidance on study design, sampling, instrument development, interviewing techniques, weighting and data processing. The Center has digital voice recorders, iPads for in-field data collection, a 12-station computer-assisted telephone interviewing (CATI) facility, a library collection on survey research methods, and a network of external resources. The SRC uses Qualtrics for designing and managing web-based surveys and online experiments. The SRC was established in 1992 with a grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. The center’s offices are located at 169 Nassau Street.
University Art Museum
With origins dating to 1755, the Princeton University Art Museum is one of the world's leading university art museums, with collections of more than 100,000 works of art ranging from ancient to contemporary art and spanning the globe. Committed to advancing Princeton's teaching and research missions, the Art Museum also serves as a gateway to the University for visitors from around the world. Intimate in scale yet expansive in scope, the Art Museum offers a respite from the rush of daily life, a revitalizing experience of extraordinary works of art, and an opportunity to delve deeply into the study of art and culture. Admission is free.
Internationally recognized special exhibitions are presented throughout the year and include many coordinated with the curriculum of the Department of Art and Archaeology. The Art Museum encourages faculty from all disciplines to take advantage of self-guided tours and other opportunities to interact directly with works from the collections. Undergraduate and graduate students can become actively involved in the Museum through internships, the student guide program, work study, and volunteer opportunities.
The Art Museum hosts weekly events ranging from lectures and exhibition openings to live music and sketching in the galleries. For a current schedule of events, please see the Museum's events calendar.
On view throughout the University campus is the John B. Putnam Jr. Memorial Collection of modern and contemporary sculpture, including works by Alexander Calder, Maya Lin, Henry Moore, Louise Nevelson, Isamu Noguchi, Pablo Picasso, Shazia Sikander, and Ursula von Rydingsvard. Visit the Campus Art website to explore the collection through interactive maps, artist biographies, and audio recordings by curators and conservators.
As one of the world’s foremost research libraries, Princeton University Library (PUL) is an extraordinary hub of discovery for undergraduate students. The Library’s holdings include millions of books, journals, manuscripts and non-print items in over 200 languages. State-of-the-art technology provides onsite and remote access to thousands of databases, digitized collections, sound recordings, musical scores, films, and more. Unique holdings from the Library’s special collections range from such singular items as an Egyptian Book of the Dead (circa 1250 BCE) to the papers of Nobel laureate author Toni Morrison.
With a commitment to helping each and every student, the Library has over 50 expert subject specialists who are available for research consultations through chat, e-mail, phone, drop-in visits, or by appointment. The Library offers a program called Personal Librarians for first year, second year, and junior undergraduate students.
PUL has a campus-wide presence in nine locations, including branches dedicated to science, architecture, engineering, fine art, music, political science, humanities and East Asian studies. Each location provides flexible study environments from individual to collaborative work spaces. The main library (Firestone Library) has recently completed a 10-year renovation, creating newly designed workspaces that support ever-changing scholarly teaching, learning, and research methods.