Housing Policies & Resources

Community Practices & Policies

Princeton Theological Seminary is committed to maintaining an educational, working, and living environment free from discrimination and harassment, and fostering an environment where all individuals may pursue their studies, work, careers and social interactions without being subjected to misconduct of any kind.

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Housing Assignment Notifications Housing assignments are sent out in mid-July for the coming academic year. Students attending summer language receive their housing assignments in early June. Dorms typically open on the Tuesday prior to the first day of class, and apartments are available beginning the week before Labor Day.

Student Health Insurance All full-time students are required to have health insurance. You are required to buy coverage through the PTS Student Health Benefits Plan, or prove that you have sufficient coverage through a parent, spouse, church or employer.

Smoke-free Housing All dorms and apartments are smoke-free. Smoking is only permitted 25 feet from campus buildings.

Off-campus Housing Each year, both single and married students seek housing options outside of the Seminary. The Princeton area offers a variety of townhouses, condominiums, and apartment complexes. Typically, one-, two-, and three-bedroom units in the area are usually double the cost of those at the Seminary. Area homeowners also offer rooms for rent.

Pet Policy Pets (dogs and cats) are allowed at the CRW first floor apartments only. Pet friendly apartments are limited and are not guaranteed. A maximum of two pets is allowed per apartment, and a monthly fee is charged for each pet. Students must follow the Pet Policy (pdf).

Mail The mailroom is located in the lower level of the Mackay Campus Center. The exterior doors of the mailroom are unlocked from 7 a.m.–8:30 p.m., after 8:30 p.m. you must use your student ID to gain access. See Mailroom Policy and Procedures (pdf).

Residential Dining The Dining Hall is located in Mackay Campus Center.

Gym and Recreation Whiteley Gym is located at the corner of Stockton and Hibben Streets. The gym has a court for basketball, volleyball, indoor soccer, and table tennis, as well as a fitness center and racquetball court. The gym is a locked, so please use your student ID card to gain access.

Gym Hours Monday through Saturday: 8:00 a.m.–10:30 p.m.Sunday: 12 p.m.–10:30 p.m.Fitness Center: Opens at 6:00 a.m.Schedule may be subject to change. The gym can be reserved for student groups through the athletic coordinator. However, the gym cannot be reserved for individual use. The staff in the Office of Housing and Auxiliary Services, can reserve the gym for your group.

Athletic Fields Athletic fields are located at the corner of Stockton and Hibben Streets (Mercer field), and at the CRW campus. Intramural programs include flag football, ultimate frisbee, and basketball.

Pool and Recreation The Seminary does not have a pool, but several area pools (pdf) offer discounts and membership to Seminary students.

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