Time Away from Princeton



Student walking towards Nassau Hall
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, to reconsider academic goals, or to meet military requirements. 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.

Student Voices 

While we hope this website will be a tool for you to understand all of the components of the leave taking process at Princeton, we know that each and every student’s experience is unique. These videos, by Princeton students, tell their stories of hitting the pause button at Princeton.

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