Princeton?to?resume classes, teaching remotely?and continues to support the community wherever it is

March 22, 2020 9:36 p.m.

Resources outlined for resuming spring semester through online instruction

The spread of COVID-19, or coronavirus, has impacted every facet of the University’s life and every member of its community, from students and alumni to faculty and staff.? As Princeton, like its fellow higher education institutions across the country, grapples with a rapidly changing environment, it has implemented a series of policies and undertaken a range of actions to protect the health and safety of the community.

Throughout all of this, Princeton remains committed to its core mission and to supporting those who remain on campus. As President Eisgruber stated in his March 17 message, “even under these unprecedented circumstances, Princeton University will continue to operate and pursue its scholarly mission.?I am confident that our students, faculty, and staff will bring to bear the creativity and commitment required for this new instructional platform to succeed.”

On Monday, March 23, the University resumes the spring semester through online instruction.?Students will log on to take classes, listen to lectures and engage with their professors.?Faculty members will continue to innovate to bring knowledge and perspective across the miles instead of across a classroom.?And staff will continue to ensure the functioning of this world-class institution, some from home, others on campus, all guided by the state of New Jersey’s policies.

Following you will find —?whether you are an undergraduate or graduate student, faculty or staff member — information about resources to help guide you through the coming weeks, from wherever you may be.

Reminder: In the interest of public health, students, faculty and staff are urged to notify University Health Services of all COVID-19 tests by any health care provider in any jurisdiction. This helps with contact tracing, which can potentially mitigate further spread of the virus on and off campus.

And as President Eisgruber said: “I am grateful to all who have accepted, in a spirit of community and care, the responsibility to make sweeping and sudden changes to their way of life to protect the health and well-being of themselves, their families, and others around them.?And I am grateful to the many Princetonians who have worked around the clock to make and implement difficult decisions as humanely as possible.”

On virtual learning

The McGraw Center for Teaching and Learning has created a?virtual learning resource?for undergraduate and graduate students;?study hall,?individual?tutoring,?learning consultations and workshops will move online.?Students can now?schedule online consultations?with the Writing Center. Faculty can explore teaching continuity plans and ideas.

Library support

Princeton University Library support for remote research, teaching and learning offers help from wherever you are. Library services continue to be available online and Library staff members are available to work with you. If you have questions or need help, contact the Ask Us service or email a staff member directly. For support with subject specific questions, contact the subject librarians.

On virtual activities

Through the Virtual Community Building website, students can sign up for activities like meditation sessions, fitness classes, professional development workshops and more.

Undergraduate student resources

The coronavirus information website has the latest University updates and FAQs for undergraduate students.

Specifically see messages linked to below:

?Dean of the College Jill Dolan regarding learning continuity, March 19

Including information about?

?virtual learning?

?academic adjustments including exams, senior theses, concentration declarations

?Pass/D/Fail options

?support for learning in a global pandemic

?Dean of the College Jill Dolan regarding move-out and financials, March 14

Including information about

?refunds and credits

?move out allowance

?Letter for international students from Albert Rivera, director of the Davis International Center, March 20

Graduate student resources

The coronavirus information website has the latest University updates and FAQS for graduate students.

See Graduate School latest communications

Specifically see messages linked to below:

?Message about Governor Murphy’s state-wide ‘stay at home’ order, March 21

?Dean of the Graduate School Sarah-Jane Leslie letter, March 20

Including information about

?mental health

?building virtual community

?GradFUTURES programs and support

?FAQs for graduate students

?funding and financial assistance

?housing

?academic and research obligations

?international graduate students

?refunds and direct deposit

?on-campus dining

?Graduate School staff contacts

?Academic adjustments to graduate programs and virtual office hours, [email] March 17

Including information about

?Ph.D. Final Public Orals (FPOs) and associated end of enrollment

?FPOs information

?Ph.D. General Exams

?department- or program-specific requirements

?reenrollment and standing

Faculty resources

The coronavirus information website has the latest University updates and FAQs for faculty.

?Letter from Dean of the Faculty Sanjeev Kulkarni about Governor Murphy’s ‘stay at home’ order, March 21

?Letter from Dean of the College Jill Dolan regarding teaching continuity, March 19?

Including information about?

?virtual learning?

?exams and independent work advising

?Pass/D/Fail options

?teaching in a global pandemic??

The COVID-19 Information for Researchers webpage offers guidance for researchers and has been developed in consideration of government guidelines and the health and safety of the Princeton research community and beyond.?

Staff resources

The coronavirus information website has the latest University updates and FAQs for staff.

Specifically see messages linked to below:

?Letter?about Governor Murphy’s ‘stay at home’ order, March 21

?Letter from Vice President for Human Resources Lianne Sullivan-Crowley and Dean of the Faculty Sanjeev Kulkarni, March 17

?Letter from Vice President for Human Resources Lianne Sullivan-Crowley, March 15
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Additional resources

Office of the Dean of the College

Office of the Dean of the Faculty

Graduate School

Office of the Dean for Research

Human Resources

Virtual learning, McGraw Center for Teaching and Learning

Virtual Community Building website

Campus Life

University Health Services

Counseling and Psychological Services

Center for Career Development

Davis International Center

Princeton University Library

Housing

Campus Dining

Facilities