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Summer 2020 / COVID-19 update

Students who are considering taking a leave of absence for fall 2020 should contact their residential college dean by August 1, 2020.  Standard leave of absence policies and deadlines will continue to apply.  Please be aware, however, that should an unusual number of students take a leave due to the COVID-19 crisis, we may experience housing and enrollment constraints in subsequent semesters (and years) which could impact the timing of your return to Princeton.  To be clear, you may not be able to be reinstated in your preferred semester, and you may have to wait longer than you would have hoped to return to Princeton.


Spring 2020 / COVID-19 update

Students who are considering a leave of absence during spring 2020 should contact their residential college dean as soon as possible.  Normal leave of absence policies and procedures will apply: please note in particular that the deadline has passed for requesting a one-semester leave.  

Students on Financial Aid: please be aware that any spring credit resulting from a reduction in charges due to COVID-19 will be adjusted if a student later withdraws.  Contact Kate Dolly with specific questions (kdolly@princeton.edu ).

Students who were approved to remain on campus: please be aware that if you decide to take a leave of absence from the current term, you may not remain in campus housing.    


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.

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