Princeton University

School of Engineering & Applied Science

Electrical Engineering Graduate Program
Prospective Student Visit Days
Wednesday, February 28 - Friday, March 2

We have a full schedule of activities planned, starting  with dinner with current graduate students on Wednesday, February 28th, details to be proviided to you by our  Graduate Students.  On Thursday and Friday you will have an opportunity to meet our faculty, speak with other graduate students and tour the labs.  We recommend you plan to arrive on Wednesday afternoon and depart Friday afternoon.  To view the Agenda click here.  If you are not able to attend Visit Day we can make arrangements for an individual vist but we do enourage you to attend Visit Day if possible.                                                                 

Please complete the Visit Day Planning Questionnaire on or before Tuesday, February 20 to help us plan a detailed agenda for your visit, including lodging.   If we do not receive the form by that date, unfortunately we cannot guarantee lodging.  The Department of Electrical Engineering is located in the School of Engineering and Applied Science (Engineering Quadrangle) on Olden Street. 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.


You must complete the Visit Day Questionnaire before February 20 to reserve a room.  Unfortunately we cannot guarantee room availability after February 20.

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 Thursday and Friday and dinner on Wednesday and Thursday.

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 (D Line direction Equad) from the College Road stop on the Princeton Theological Seminary Campus.  You will get off of the bus at the Friend Center stop.  The Engineering Quad is across the street from Friend Center. 

Erdman Center Map - Note:  The Erdman Center is building I on the Map ; the shuttle stop is in front of Building M on the map.  For more information, check the Tiger Transit route maps.

Traveling to Princeton

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 Air Train.

Take the airport 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).

When you arrive at Princeton Junction, you can take the “Dinky” which will bring you to Princeton campus. The “Dinky” leaves every 5 minutes from Princeton Junction to Princeton. (for the exact schedule see the NJ Transit Train link below) You can then walk to the Erdman Center. Taxis will also be waiting at the Princeton Junction train station; they charge between $16 to $20. 

By Train: Check the NJ Transit train schedule to Princeton Junction, NJ if you are interested in coming to Princeton via train.   To get from Princeton Juntion to Princeton, please see the paragraph above regarding the Dinky.

Driving:  Please check here for driving directions.


The department will help defray the costs of travel to Princeton by reimbursing prospective PhD students for a portion of airfare, train fare or automobile mileage to travel here. Please save your boarding passes, and original air, train or ground transportation receipts.  To be reimbursed for your allowable expenses, you will need to complete an expense report form which will be provided in your welcome packet at Visit Day along with further instructions on completing the form and submitting expenses.   As a reminder, the department will host your lodging for two nights.  The bill will be paid directly.  However, any incidental charges incurred for telephone, internet, or food are payable by you upon checkout.