Graduate Travel Policies
All graduate students embarking on University-sponsored travel must complete a travel request in Concur. A trip is considered sponsored by the University if any of the statements below are applicable:
- The trip is organized on behalf of a registered University organization, including but not limited to: student organizations, religious groups, sport clubs, varsity athletic teams, civic engagement organizations, residential colleges, academic or administrative departments;
- A University account contributes funds, or money is held and disbursed through a University account;
- The trip is organized by a University faculty or staff member; or
- The work will be considered for academic credit.
An overview of the steps required for University Sponsored Travel can be found at the Graduate Travel Checklist.
Students are able to register non-University (personal) travel in the Travel Registration Database, if they choose. The summary information provided in the Travel Registration Database will be stored and used only in the event of a national or country-specific crisis when University resources or contacts could be helpful to the traveler. A trip is considered not sponsored by the University if it is a personal trip and is not funded or organized by the University.
Service Break Trips
Princeton does not financially support non-departmental service break trips because of its concerns about responsible and effective service, risk management and fiscal responsibility. As a result, the University will not provide funding or sponsorship for students to participate in them.