The Department is hosting Visit Days Sunday – Tuesday, March 9 – 11. We have a full schedule of activities planned, starting with dinner with faculty on Sunday, March 9th at 6pm and continuing Monday and Tuesday with an opportunity to meet our faculty, speak with other graduate students and tour the labs. We recommend you arrive on Sunday afternoon and plan to depart Tuesday afternoon. The Agenda can be found here. While you are free to visit on other dates, you will get the best view of the department if you come on this pre-arranged date.
Please email Roelie Abdi on or before 5pm (Princeton time) on Thursday, February 27th to let us know if you plan to attend Visit Day. Please also let us know the following information so we can plan a detailed agenda for your visit.
A block of rooms has been reserved at the Erdman Center, 20 Library Place, Princeton, New Jersey. You can either walk from the Erdman Center to the School of Engineering or take the Princeton University Tiger Transit Shuttle from the College Road stop on the Princeton Theological Seminary Campus (see Map). Note: The Erdman Center is building I on the Map ; the shuttle stopand is in front of Building M on the map.
You must e-mail Roelie Abdi on or before February 27th to reserve a room for the evening(s) of March 9, 10 and 11. We cannot guarantee room availability after the above date.
The Department will host your lodging for two nights . Any incidental charges incurred for telephone, internet, or food are payable by you upon checkout. Be sure to check with the Erdman Center for the rates for telephone/internet use prior to using these services. We will provide a light breakfast and lunch with our graduate students on Monday and Tuesday and dinner on Sunday and Monday.
The Department of Electrical Engineering is located in the School of Engineering and Applied Science (Engineering Quadrangle) on Olden Street.
The department will help defray the costs of travel to Princeton by reimbursing prospective PhD students up to $400 of airfare, train fare or automobile mileage to travel here. Please save your boarding passes, and original air, train or ground transportation receipts.
By Air: Although Princeton is about equal distance between Newark Liberty International (NJ) Airport and Philadelphia International (PA) Airport, we recommend you use Newark, as there are more convenient ground transportation options from Newark to Princeton.
The most convenient method to get from Newark Liberty International Airport to Princeton is via a NJ Transit train. You can take the airport Air Train monorail to the airport’s train station stop and inquire there about the NJ Transit Northeast Corridor service to Princeton Junction. Remember to obtain a receipt for the train and the shuttle also. Receipts are available from the NJ Transit vending machines as well as from the cashier from whom you purchase your train ticket(s). At Princeton Junction, we recommend using the Tiger Paww free bus service rather than the Dinky train to get to the Erdman Center or to the School of Engineering. Tiger Paww weekend schedule can be found here. When leaving Princeton, please check the Tiger Paww week day schedule to Princeton Junction train station.
To be reimbursed for your allowable expenses, you will be required to complete and submit a "Business Travel Expense Report." The voucher will be included in your welcome packet. Princeton accepts signed original forms and original receipts ONLY. After your visit, complete the voucher and return it to Roelie Abdi. Roelie's mailing address is: Mrs. Roelie Abdi, B-209A, E-Quad, Department of Electrical Engineering, Princeton University, Princeton, NJ 08544.
We look forward to your visit to the department. If you have additional questions prior to your arrival, please contact Colleen Conrad or Roelie Abdi. Additional links are included below regarding travel, lodging, and the greater NJ/NY/PA metropolitan area.
Princeton is a pretty and historic area that defies most of the stereotypes about industrial New Jersey. Here are a few things to do if you have some free time:
Princeton Battlefield State Park - Site of an important revolutionary war battle.
Einstein’s House - Albert Einstein lived in Princeton from 1933 on and worked at Princeton’s Institute for Advanced Studies. His house is a private home, not a museum, but you can walk or drive by and see it. It’s at 112 Mercer Street, on your way out towards the Princeton Battlefield.
Of course, NYC and Philadelphia are both within easy day trip distance. NYC is very conveniently reachable from campus by NJ Transit trains. Take the Dinky to Princeton Junction and then catch northbound NJ Transit trains to New York’s Penn Station. A 1-hour train ride brings you to the big apple near Herald Square.