Activities & Athletics

When you take a leave of absence, you are no longer an active student.  So you will not be able to participate in any activities that are limited to enrolled students.  These activities include participating in student organizations and attending student-only events.  Access to Dillon Gym and campus recreation activities are open only to enrolled students. 

Students on leave for spring through fall terms are not eligible to participate in Princeton-sponsored summer programs or to receive Princeton funding for the summer they are on leave. However, a student who is on leave in the spring term and eligible to return for the fall term may be able to petition for early reinstatement to participate in a Princeton-sponsored summer program or receive summer funding. Please contact your residential college dean for more information. 

If you are a varsity athlete, you may have many questions about how a leave of absence will affect your athletic eligibility. Participation in varsity athletics is also dependent on enrolled student status.  If you are a varsity athlete, you should consult with Kelly Widener, Associate Director of Athletics and Compliance (kw2@princeton.edu; 609-258-5312) on any question pertaining to NCAA eligibility issues.  Prior to taking your leave, in addition to meeting with your residential college dean, a varsity athlete is required to meet with Kelly Widener and James Alexander (Alec) Dun, Assistant Dean (jamesdun@princeton.edu; 609-258-9310) to discuss eligibility and academic issues. 

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