Need to Know

Need to Know

Those attending Reunions should be aware of the following Reunions-related policies, as well as Princeton University’s Rights, Rules, Responsibilities.

Wristband Policy

  • Wristbands are not required, for daytime activities including the Alumni-Faculty Forums and the P-rade.
  • Wristbands ARE required, for evening events at the Major Reunion headquarters sites.Your wristband provides you with entrance to the courtyards at all times except during “class only” events.
  • Buttons serve as nametags and souvenirs only.
  • Wristbands are not transferable.
  • Do not remove your wristband.
  • If you lose your wristband, replacements are available at your wristband distribution site for $100. However, if your wristband is damaged, bring it with you to registration and a replacement will be provided free of charge. Replacements are limited to one per person.
  • Individuals must provide photo ID with proof of age to pick up his/her wristband. Acceptable forms of identification: driver’s license, state ID, passport or TigerCard (PUID).

Cancellation Policy

Please refer to your registration information for specific cancellation policies.

Lost and Found

If you discover that you have lost an item over the weekend, please check first with the student crew at your major reunion headquarters. Please submit the online Reunions Lost and Found registration form: The Office of Alumni Affairs crew also collects lost and found items, and you may stop by Maclean House (73 Nassau Street) or contact this crew directly for information (609-258-3468). Maclean House hours include Thursday 8 a.m. – 11 p.m.; Friday and Saturday 8 a.m. – 11 p.m.; and Sunday 8 a.m. – 1 p.m. Shortly after Reunions, unclaimed lost and found items of value will be moved to Public Safety (609-258-1000).

Food & Beverage

There are numerous on-campus options during Reunions. Learn more here.

Food Trucks

Friday and Saturday, U-Store Courtyard (10:00 PM to 2:00 AM):

  • Jammin’ Crepes
  • Nomad Pizza
  • Oink and Moo BBQ
  • Princeton Catering

Saturday during the P-rade, Poe Field:

  • Gil and Bert’s Ice Cream
  • Princeton Catering
  • Tico’s

Butler College at Goheen Walk:

  • WildFlour Bakery and Cafe

Alcohol Policy

The University policy is designed to be consistent with the laws of the State of New Jersey and also reflects the need for mutual respect and personal responsibility.

University policy prohibits:

  • Open containers of alcohol outside Reunion Headquarters.
  • Possession of alcohol by persons under the age of 21.
  • Serving alcohol to persons under the age of 21.

To obtain alcoholic beverages at Reunions sites, an adult wristband is required. To prevent misunderstanding, we suggest that you carry a photo ID with proof of age at all times.

Athletic Facilities

Alumni and their guests are invited to use the following University athletic facilities:

Dillon Gym

  • Thursday: 6:30 AM to 8:45 PM
  • Friday: 6:30 AM to 3:45 PM
  • Saturday: 9:00 AM to 1:30 PM
  • Sunday: Noon to 5:45 PM

Dillon Pool

  • Thursday: 6:45 AM to 9:00 AM; 11:30 AM to 2:00 PM; 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM
  • Friday: 6:45 AM to 9:00 AM; 11:30 AM to 2:00 PM
  • Saturday: 9:30 AM to 1:00 PM
  • Sunday: 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM

Stephens Fitness Center

  • Thursday: 6:30 AM to 8:45 PM
  • Friday: 6:30 AM to 3:45 PM
  • Saturday: 9:00 AM to 1:30 PM
  • Sunday: Noon to 5:45 PM

DeNunzio Pool

  • Thursday: 9:15 AM to 11:15 AM
  • Friday: 9:15 AM to 11:15 AM

Tennis Courts

The 12 recreational tennis courts adjacent to the Lenz Tennis Center will be open Thursday through Sunday. Court time is on a first-come, first-served basis.


Individuals are responsible for their personal safety and should take appropriate action in emergency situations. Adults must take responsibility for the safety of children in their care. In the event of an emergency, information will be provided by Public Safety officers and sent through the Princeton Events app. In limited situations, the University may use the Emergency Blue Light Phones with Towers which would broadcast a message. In case of an on-campus emergency, please call Public Safety at 609-258-3333.

Dialing 9-1-1 from any University landline phone connects you to Public Safety’s emergency line. If you dial 9-1-1 on campus from your cell phone, you will automatically be routed through the state-approved 9-1-1 Switched Telephone Network and be connected to the appropriate state-approved Public Safety Answering Point (PSAP), which would, in most situations, be the Princeton Police Department. If you want to reach DPS quickly and easily, we suggest you program your cell phone with 609-258-3333.

There are numerous Blue Light communication towers and Blue Light phones throughout campus. With the push of a button, the user can communicate directly with DPS Communication Center. This enhanced technology also allows DPS to send out emergency broadcast alerts (e.g., seek shelter due to an impending lightning storm) as needed. The location of each tower is digitally displayed to the DPS Communication Center. For more information on safety and security, please go to the Public Safety website,

Additional information about emergency preparedness can be found on the University’s Emergency Management website at

If you or your companions need medical assistance, medical help is available. Call 609-258-3333, or dial 9-1-1 from any Blue Light phone or campus landline. Dialing 9-1-1 on a cell phone routes to the nearest emergency call center and may slow emergency response time.

Individuals who have experienced or witnessed an alleged incident of sex discrimination or sexual misconduct have many options, including consultation with a confidential resource and/or filing a complaint (internal and/or criminal complaint). For more information on these options please view our Sex Discrimination and Sexual Misconduct Resources.

Extreme Weather

In the event of a lightning storm:

  1. Identify in advance a location (e.g., building, bus, car) that would be safe during a thunderstorm. Locations that offer little or no protection from lightning include tents, golf carts, or open shelters, such as parking garages.
  2. Public Safety will attempt to notify your reunion site if a bad storm is expected and if evacuation of the headquarters site is recommended. However, when you first see lightning or hear thunder, go to the safe location immediately.
  3. Avoid standing under Reunions tents during severe storms; while tents provide protection from the rain, they do not provide protection from lightning. If lightning is striking nearby when you are outside, you should:
  4. Crouch down and put your feet together. Place your hands over your ears to minimize hearing damage from thunder.
  5. If part of a group, spread out. You should avoid being in close proximity (minimum of 15 feet) to other people.
  6. Suspend outdoor activities for at least 30 minutes after the last observed lightning flash or thunder clap or until your reunion receives the “All Clear” message from Public Safety.
  7. Persons injured by a lightning strike do not carry an electrical charge and can be handled safely. Apply First Aid procedures to a lightning victim if you are qualified to do so. Call Public Safety Emergency at 609-258-3333.


WiFi is free during Reunions and available throughout campus. Visitors should connect to “puvisitor.” Use of the Visitor Wireless Service constitutes your agreement to abide by the University’s Acceptable Use Policy, posted at If you do not agree to abide by that policy, do not connect to this network.


During Reunions, the campus is a designated “no drone zone” for unmanned aircraft (i.e., model aircraft, quadcopters, drones) consistent with Federal Aviation Administration regulations, which places restrictions on the operation of unmanned aircraft in order to protect campus safety, security and privacy.


With the exception of service animals (or those in training) for guests with disabilities, attendees are not permitted to bring animals into academic and dormitory buildings, major reunion headquarters sites or to the P-rade.

Nursing Rooms

A dedicated private room will be available Friday and Saturday from 9:00 AM to 11:00 PM in Frist Campus Center, Room 114; and during the P-rade in Whig Hall and Dillon Gym.


Reunions attendees will have access to designated restrooms in most dormitories located within the headquarters sites. Dormitory entryways leading to these restrooms will be unlocked during the following hours:

  • Thursday: Noon to 2:30 AM
  • Friday: 8:00 AM to 2:30 AM
  • Saturday: 8:00 AM to 2:30 AM
  • Sunday: 8:00 AM to Noon

Note that during the P-rade between the hours of 1:30 PM and 5:30 PM, dormitories with public restrooms located along the P-rade route will be available.

In addition, there are restroom trailers and/or gender-inclusive portable units available at the following campus locations:

  • Baker Rink Lot (5th satellite registration)
  • Boathouse
  • Dillon Court Walk
  • Dillon Gymnasium, near tower
  • East Pyne, near Cannon Green
  • Elm Drive, near Witherspoon Hall
  • Forbes College
  • Graduate College
  • Lot 28 (hotel bus pick-up)
  • Poe Field
  • U-Store Courtyard, near Laughlin
  • West Windsor Athletic Fields
  • Whig Hall
  • Whitman College lawn, near 1981 Hall