“WWS is a very special place. It is first and foremost a community, a group of people who know and care about one another and are part of a common enterprise” — Anne-Marie Slaughter ’80, Dean, 2002-2009; President, New America Foundation
Learning About Our Graduate Programs
*While Princeton remains operational during the COVID-19 outbreak, the University is following the guidance of health officials and Governor Murphy’s state-wide “stay at home” order issued on March 21. For this reason, we are unable to accommodate visitors to the Woodrow Wilson School. Additionally, we are not scheduling any off-campus (in-person) recruiting events at this time. For the latest information about visiting campus, you may also view the Coronavirus FAQs for Visitors page.
Meet with us Virtually
As we continue to confront the ongoing challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic, we will be offering opportunities to connect with prospective students through virtual programming. Please see our Virtual Events Page for more information.
*Please check back at a later date for updates on events on campus or in your local area.
Meet with us on the Road
This year we will travel throughout the U.S. with our recruiting partners to promote our graduate programs and careers in public and international affairs. See our Recruiting Calendar for more information.
Meet with us On-Campus
Information sessions are held on select Mondays and Tuesdays at 10am during the fall semester. Please register online using our Information Session Registration form, or feel free to call our office at 609-258-4836. Information sessions will not be held during the week of mid-term examinations (Oct. 21-25), during Fall Break (Oct. 26-Nov. 3), or after Tuesday, Nov. 26.
We are not able to meet prospective applicants from mid-December to March while we are processing and reviewing applications. In March and April we are primarily focused on hosting our admitted and waitlisted applicants.
Princeton University offers general tours of the campus called Orange Key Tours.
The Woodrow Wilson School does not conduct tours, but prospective students are welcome to visit our part of campus. Most classrooms are located in the lower level of Robertson Hall, administrative offices are temporarily located in Green Hall (during construction of the upper floors of Robertson), and the Donald E. Stokes Library is located in Wallace Hall along with some of our Centers. An interactive campus map or printable map can help you find us.
Meeting with Faculty and Students
We do not give out contact information for privacy reasons, but you may contact a faculty member or student by searching for their information in the main Princeton directory. If they have made their information public, you may contact them directly and they will respond if they are willing and able.
Our office does not arrange visits with faculty or current students except for admitted students. This takes place during our hosting period from mid-March to mid-April.
The School has an open-door policy about visiting classes. Check out the academic calendar and the course schedule to plan your visit. Contacting the professors ahead of time is not required, but you are welcome to do so.
We do not recommend visiting on Fridays, as there are very few classes in session.
1. There is a parking lot (Lot 21) on the Princeton University campus reserved for visitors. The lot is located off of Faculty Road past Jadwin Gym. Please visit the parking website for more specific directions.
If you choose to park there, the University offers a shuttle that can bring you to Robertson Hall. The shuttle you would need to take is the East Commuter Line. You can visit the transit website to view a timetable.
2. The town of Princeton has a municipal parking garage on Spring Street. Parking rates can be found at its website.
3. There are also meters along Prospect and William Street and some of the other surrounding streets. These meters range in rate and time period for parking. There is a map that explains where the meters are located and the time periods allowed for parking.
4. Please visit the Princeton University site for directions to campus.
Princeton University is easily accessible by train and bus (visit the NJ Transit website for schedules and fares). Both Amtrak and NJ Transit trains stop at Princeton Junction which runs along the Northeast Corridor line. Travelers then transfer to a single-car train, known locally as the "Dinky," for the short ride to Princeton station.
Visitor Wireless Internet Connection
Princeton University has wireless internet service available for those who will be visiting campus. For more information, please visit the Princeton University site.
Contact Us with Questions
The Graduate Admissions Office is happy to answer any questions you have via phone, email or office visits. Although we do not conduct formal one-on-one meetings or interviews, our staff is available Monday-Friday, 9:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m. and can be reached at:
Green Hall 2-C-10 (2nd floor, Central Wing, Room 10)