You may choose to apply for university housing through Princeton University’s housing department. UCHV's assistant director can request a temporary ID and password so that you can log in to the portal before your NetID is issued (the Office of Information Technology assigns the ID and password 90 days before the start date of your appointment). For more information on Princeton’s faculty and staff housing visit the Faculty and Staff Housing Website.
Note that Princeton University housing eligibility is not assigned on a first come/first serve basis. The date you are put on the housing request list does not impact whether or not you will be assigned housing. For more information on the timeline and how the process works, please review the Faculty & Staff Rental Housing Eligibility Priority Policy.
- There is an “off-campus” housing database on the Princeton website. This database is updated almost daily and consists of area landlords who place their rental information in the database. You can set search parameters based on exactly what you need and it will also give you the landlord’s direct information. Note that incoming affiliates who have yet to receive their net ID may register just below the log-in fields. To register and access the database, visit the Off-Campus Housing website.
- It is common for Princeton faculty members to sublet their residences for the year when they go on sabbatical. Those notices usually begin circulating around March/April. Please be in touch with Regin Davis if you would like notices of available houses for sub-let to be forwarded to you. Also, you can send Regin a note that details exactly what you’re looking for in terms of housing, to circulate that to department managers (and faculty). Another resource (external to Princeton University) is Sabbatical Homes.
Furniture and Other Start-Up Needs
Other resources include Tiger Trade, which lists second hand items (includes some sublets).