Undergraduate Travel Policies

University-Sponsored Travel

All undergraduate students embarking on University-sponsored overnight 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 overnight travel can be found at the undergraduate travel checklist.

Non-University-Sponsored Travel

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.

Travel Prohibitions

  • The University will not sponsor or support undergraduate travel to countries on the State Department Warning List or where the U.S. has imposed a travel restriction.
  • Students who have a compelling need to travel must complete an exemption request (PDF). In addition, the student will need to submit an Addendum to the Travel Terms and Conditions (PDF), signed by him/her and a parent. Please email these forms to Nancy A. Kanach, Senior Associate Dean of the College at nkanach@princeton.edu and cc: Chris Burkmar, Executive Director of Planning and Administration for the Office of the Vice President of Campus Life at cburkmar@princeton.edu.
  • The University reserves the right to revoke support and funding for trips at any time there has been a significant deterioration in the safety and security conditions surrounding travel arrangements or in the sector of the country or countries where travel is to occur.

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.