Talk to Your Manager
Alexander Street construction will make getting to work and driving around Princeton harder. All of us will need to adopt some flexibility as we and our colleagues juggle such issues as family commitments, meetings, work requirements and campus events.
Some jobs can accommodate more flexibility, some cannot. The key to finding an acceptable accommodation is to work closely with your manager. The policies, tips and resources presented here are meant to help both you and your manager assess your situation. Not all solutions will work for everyone. Your manager must approve any changes in your schedule or work location.
Flexible Work Arrangements
Managers may permit reasonable adjustments to normal work schedules and locations. Human Resources has policies to help employees and managers explore and discuss their options including:
HR also has a tool to help you document the arrangement.
Face-to-face meetings are central to Princeton’s work culture. Alexander Street construction will prevent some colleagues from being in the room. That doesn't mean they have to be left out. Technology can help.
The University offers both Zoom and GoToMeeting teleconferencing services at no cost. These self-service desktop and mobile apps offer audio and video conference lines, screen sharing and collaboration tools. You can participate in online meetings from your desk with just a telephone, with your mobile device, laptop or desktop, or in specially configured conference rooms of any size.
Request Zoom and GoToMeeting accounts from this Service Portal article.
Specially Equipped Rooms
A room configured for teleconferencing is a great place to hold in-person meetings when part of a group cannot attend in person. These conference rooms are outfitted for online meetings with such equipment as a monitor, camera, lighting and speakerphone.
Rooms Ready for Teleconferencing
OIT’s Instructional Support Services has configured some academic spaces for teleconferencing, including these rooms:
- Frick Chemistry Laboratory - Room B02
- Jadwin Hall - Room A06
- Julis Romo Rabinowitz Building - Room A17
- Louis A. Simpson International Building - Room A71
- McCormick Hall - Room 101
- McCosh Hall - Room 50
- Princeton Neuroscience Institute - Room A32
You can search a database of classrooms by their capabilities on Tiger Space.
We will post additional teleconference-ready locations as we learn about them. Have a teleconference-ready room you'd like to list? Let us know about it.
Configure Your Room
Do you need to outfit your conference room for online meetings? Instructional Support Services offers teleconferencing packages for different sized rooms. ISS will meet with you to assess your needs.
Human Resources has recommendations to help alleviate logistical challenges for hiring managers and job candidates during construction.
Do you have meetings on the other side of the construction? If traveling back and forth from your office eats up too much of your day, consider working from a temporary location close to your meeting. The University has a variety of hoteling spaces on campus and in Route 1 offices that can be your temporary office for part of the day.
We are an open campus and anyone can work in common spaces. Cafes, lounges, libraries, Frist Campus Center and conference rooms can all serve as hoteling spaces. Some may have restrictions (you wouldn't make a phone call in a library, for example), but all non-reserved spaces are open to the University community. Some examples are:
- Chancellor Green – Rotunda and Café
- Firestone Library
- Friend Center Library (and small tables in lower level)
- Frist Campus Center
- Lewis Library
- Frick Atrium
- Princeton Neuroscience – café space on A-Level
- Lewis Arts Complex – comfy chairs and tables in Forum
- EQuad Café
- JRR Café (20 Washington)
- 100 Overlook café
- 701 Carnegie cafe
Reservable Space at 600 Alexander Street
Desks, offices and conference rooms are available at 600 Alexander Street, Suite 3-5. You must reserve space in advance through Event Management System (EMS):
- Visit https://scheduling.princeton.edu and log in to EMS
- Click the "Book Now" button next to "Hoteling Spaces"
- Fill out the date and time of your desired reservation
- Click the "Search" button under the "Alexander Road, 600" location to see available spaces and a floor plan
- Select a space by clicking the + button
- Click the "Next Step" button
- Fill in the remaining information about your reservation and click the "Create Reservation" button
About 600 Alexander Street:
- Bring your University ID, this is a keyless lock entry. (There is a keyless lock hotspot at this location to update your ID. You can also visit any other keyless lock hotspot before your reservation.)
- Parking is available
- Exterior building Hours are 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Your University ID will not grant you building access when the exterior doors are locked
- Bring your own computer and cell phone
- Conference room 301 and room 305 each contain a 55” LCD with Apple TV, Mac Mini, wireless keyboard, mouse and webcam
Help Your Visitors
Visitors to campus will need to know about construction-related delays. Help them by communicating information on this site. We suggest you point them to this site's resources for visitors rather than copying its info because this site will have the most up-to-date information available.