学生 eating at 巴特勒 Wilson dining hall

住房 & 餐厅


One of 威尼斯官方网站登录的 defining characteristics is its small, residential community for undergraduate and graduate students. Nearly all of the University's undergraduates and 70 percent of the graduate students live on our beautiful campus, which creates a close-knit environment for living, 学习和放松.


Pink buds bloom on trees outside an entry to Henry Hall dormitory.

The heart of undergraduate residential life at Princeton lies in our six residential colleges, groups of dormitories that form mini-communities within the University. The opportunities and resources provided at the colleges — from 文化 events and 校内的运动 to study breaks — help students pursue their interests and get involved, with staff nearby for advising and support.

Most upperclass students live in individual dormitories that are not part of a residential college, and they choose from a variety of dining options, including eating in the dining halls, taking their meals at one of the 11 historic coed eating clubs along Prospect Avenue or joining food 合作社, where students prepare meals in groups or individually.

播放视频: Residential college exchange connects cultures

学生 from the University of Cambridge and the Chinese University of Hong Kong visited Princeton this fall as part of a residential college exchange program. During the spring, Princeton undergraduates were hosted by students at those two universities.


作为一个被录取的学生, one of the most exciting moments is learning which residential college you will call home — 巴特勒, 第一个大学 威尔逊(以前),  《威尼斯官方网站登录》, Mathey, 洛克菲勒, or 惠特曼. Each college offers a sense of community through its unique subculture.

When you arrive at your residential college, you'll be greeted by a team ready to support you in your academic and personal endeavors. Each college has a 教师 head, dean, director of studies and director of student life. Undergraduates also receive support and guidance from residential college advisers, 是谁的理解, 还有常驻研究生. While each college is architecturally distinctive, 它们都有餐厅, 普通的房间, 洗衣间, 的学术空间, and arts and entertainment resources.

Residential colleges are the center of residential life on campus. The colleges are where you'll meet some of your closest friends, 与教授共进晚餐, 学习新的技能和更多. 全年, colleges interact with each other through spirited competitions, 社交活动, study breaks and 校内的运动, all of which help to define University life.

Three residential colleges house students from all classes, while the other three residential colleges house only first-year students and sophomores. At the end of your sophomore year, you'll decide whether to continue living in a residential college or move into upperclass housing. 无论哪种方式, the relationships you develop at your college will follow you throughout your undergraduate experience and beyond. In fact, you'll return to your home college to receive your diploma.



First-years and sophomores eat most of their meals at their residential college dining hall. Juniors and seniors may dine at residential colleges, or join eating clubs or student food cooperatives. 除了, students can eat at campus 咖啡馆, 犹太人生活中心, 或当地餐馆, or prepare their own food in dormitory kitchens.



Residential college dining halls aren't just where students to go to grab food. They are where they connect with friends, 放松, experience other cultures through food and langu年龄, and extend their Princeton family.

餐厅 halls are located in each of 威尼斯官方网站登录的 undergraduate residential colleges. Each dining hall features its own chef who creates healthy, sustainable menus for every taste and preference using scientific culinary principles.

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威尼斯官方网站登录的 11 eating clubs serve as dining facilities and social centers for their members.


Eating clubs serve as dining facilities and social centers for their members. 11个俱乐部, 这是男女同校的, 对大三和大四的学生开放吗, and about two-thirds of students join a club. Located in houses along Prospect Avenue, the clubs are operated independently by student officers and alumni boards.

The clubs serve daily meals, and most members live on campus while eating at their club. Some eating club members who live in a residential college split their meal plans between their college and club. Financial aid awards for juniors and seniors include increased allowances for meals to help cover the cost of eating club membership.

The clubs' amenities include game rooms, libraries, study spaces and media rooms. Member activities at the eating clubs include dinner discussions, 舞蹈, 校内的运动, community service projects and movie nights, 俱乐部也会举办活动, 比如聚会和音乐会, 为了更大的校园社区. Membership in a club is lifelong, and alumni often visit their clubs for a meal with fellow alums or current undergraduates when they come back to campus.

Five of the clubs have first-come, first-serve membership policies, and six of the clubs have a selection process in which students apply for membership. Any student who isn't admitted to a selective club may sign in to a club with open membership.



Juniors and seniors may join one of three 合作社, including a vegetarian and international option, that operate on campus and provide their members kitchen access and a common food supply. These student groups cook and eat dinners together, 分担家务,比如打扫卫生, 购物, 烘焙甚至园艺. Since each co-op has several dozen members, each student is only required to cook one night a week. All students are welcome, regardless of cooking experience.


Some juniors and seniors organize their own dining arrangements and cook on their own or eat in campus dining places and local restaurants. Many students who are "independents" live in Spelman Hall, which has four-person suites with kitchen facilities. 


作为一名研究生, you might live in the Gothic dorms of the Graduate College, in an apartment next to Lake Carnegie, together with undergraduates in a residential college as a resident graduate student, 或在校外.

The Graduate School provides University housing for about 70 percent of graduate students, with highest priority for first-year students. While the Graduate College and Annexes offer dormitory housing for students without dependents, the Lakeside apartments and townhouses and Lawrence Apartments are available for graduate students and their families.

Amenities in the various graduate housing communities include athletic courts, 烧烤区, 一个咖啡馆, 计算和学习空间, 锻炼的房间, 花园的情节, an over-21 private club (the D-Bar), 停车, playground areas and pool tables. 除了一个中心 研究生生活团队 组织知识, 文化, 服务及社交活动, committees at each residential community provide a forum to discuss housing issues and plan programs. 威尼斯官方网站登录的 TigerTransit航天飞机 connect graduate student housing to the center of campus and to local 购物 centers.


Graduate students eating in Proctor Hall

Graduate students living at the Graduate College are required to sign a dining contract for one of the specified meal plans, which allow students to eat in the college's Procter Hall, any residential college dining hall or 犹太人生活中心's kosher dining hall. Graduate students not living at the Graduate College may also purchase a meal plan. Graduate students may also buy meals at a variety of 咖啡馆 around campus and around town.




每天穿过校园, hundreds of people work to provide students with healthy, 美味的食物和饮料. Our award-winning Campus 餐厅 team celebrates diversity of ingredients, authentic global cuisines and locally sourced and sustainable products.

洁食 & 清真餐厅

餐厅 犹太生活中心(CJL) is kosher, supervised by the Orthodox Union, and open to all students and meal plans. Residential dining halls offer halal options, and students may arrange to have kosher meals from the CJL delivered to their dining hall.


Serving everything from made-to-order salads to comfort food to locally roasted coffee, there are a range of 咖啡馆 throughout campus where students, 教师, 员工和游客聚集. The Food Gallery at Frist Campus Center, 哪个类似美食广场, offers a range of hot and cold items, from tacos to freshly rolled sushi.



Princeton offers an ever-growing number of restaurants, 咖啡馆, 咖啡店, 农贸市场, brewpubs and other destinations where students, staff and 教师 mix with local residents. Whether you're craving a steaming bowl of ramen or some of the nation's best ice cream, members of the University community nourish their spirits in the neighborhoods surrounding campus.