Getting Started

Vaccination Requirement

Princeton University will require that all faculty, staff, researchers, appointed visiting faculty and researchers, temporary employees, and independent contractors (i.e., individuals working alongside with or providing services to students and employees) receive and provide proof of having received a COVID-19 vaccine authorized by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and/or World Health Organization. The requirement applies to employees and others routinely working on campus or in property occupied by the University. All employees (defined as the groups listed above) who will be on campus this fall must receive the final dose of their chosen vaccine no later than August 1, 2021. You can find a link to the full announcement here. A direct link to the VaccStatus portal can be found here.

Princeton University ID

Your official Princeton University ID, the TigerCard, gives you access to many important University facilities and services, such as the libraries, gym, and various cafeterias on campus.

To get your TigerCard, you need to complete a TigerCard Request Form.

Note: Any changes in your name, home address or social security number must be reported to the ID office. If you lose your card, there is a replacement fee of $15.00.

Parking Permit

You can apply for an official, virtual parking permit here.


Software Licenses and Conferencing

Zoom enterprise video conferencing with real-time messaging and content sharing is available for visitors. You can access your account by going to The "getting started with Zoom at Princeton" knowledge base article can be found at: UCHV has a Microsoft Teams account ( Sign in with Princeton email address and Princeton password for access.

Visitors have access to Adobe Acrobat Pro with a knowledge base article found here at: (Princeton log-in required). 

Desktop Computing

Your desktop computer is equipped with Microsoft Office, Firefox and Chrome web browsers, and Adobe Acrobat Professional. The University offers numerous computing resources via its campus network, such as access to library catalogs, Lexis-Nexis, J-STOR, and the internet.

In order to sign in to your Princeton account for the first time, you'll need to lookup your netid via our Online Directory.  Next, visit the password creation/reset tool at:  Finally, you'll want to setup two-factor authentication by setting up a Duo enabled device.  For further information about your Princeton Account, please visit our knowledge base article at:  Feel free to see Dawn, Regin, or Andrew for further assistance when you first come to campus.

For further help setting up your email, connecting your own laptop to the wireless network 'eduroam' and general troubleshooting, or to ask for additional software to be installed, please contact Andrew Perhac at 609-613-6566 or to set up an appointment. You may also call the Office of Information Technology (OIT) help desk at 609-258-HELP at any time or visit for general troubleshooting tips.

Any hardware items purchased using Princeton funds (approved by Regin and purchased by Andrew) reverts back to UCHV's ownership at the end of your visit.

Please talk to Andrew Perhac about specific needs.

Telephones and Voicemail

OIT enabled Jabber service is available for all faculty and staff having operational University phone numbers. Please visit the Princeton Service Portal for instructions on how to install Jabber for Windows, macOS, iOS, and Android.

Princeton University has adopted the Cisco Unified Communications Manager Telephone Solution to manage your telephone and voicemail options.  With the text-to-speech capabilities, you will be able to play voice mail messages and preview text versions of these messages from your e-mail inbox. Additional features will allow you to set your own call answering rules to direct your calls according to caller or time, set multiple greetings, and more.  For more information on our Cisco telephone system, please visit the Princeton Service Portal

If you have questions or need help with UM, send e-mail to, or call Telephone Support at 8-HELP, Option 4.