Message from the Office of the Dean of the Graduate School

August 7, 2020

Dear Graduate Students, 

Following up on President Eisgruber’s announcement, I write to reassure you that today’s announced changes to the University’s plans for undergraduate students do not change the plans we have previously announced for graduate students.    

As President Eisgruber’s message indicated, because of their different instructional and residential programs, we believe it is still possible for Princeton’s graduate students, including incoming first-year graduate students, to be on campus.  Most graduate programs may be able to offer remote options for incoming first-year graduate students for the fall term as needed.  Staff in Graduate Admission have been in contact this week with incoming first-year graduate students about their options.   

Depending on the specific requirements of their programs, continuing graduate students may also be approved by their departments or programs to study remotely in the fall.  Additional information about this and other related topics can be found on the gradfall2020 website, which was shared with all graduate students in July.   

As always, we encourage you to be in direct communication with your department or program with any questions you might have about your options.  Staff in the Office of the Dean of the Graduate School are also available to answer your questions.   


Cole M. Crittenden

Deputy Dean and Acting Dean of the Graduate School