Fall 2020 / COVID-19 update
In recognition of our virtual fall semester, students seeking leaves of absence in the 2020-21 academic year should consult these specific FAQs (link is external) in addition to the content on this site. Please contact your residential college dean with any questions.
Each year, a number of Princeton undergraduates interrupt their studies for a variety of reasons. Some students will choose to take a leave of absence to take care of a health issue, to pursue a professional or volunteer opportunity, to attend to family matters, or to reconsider academic goals. This website is designed to help students navigate the leave-taking process, thrive during their time away and plan for a successful re-entry into the Princeton campus community.