Alerts & Warnings

Stay Connected

Princeton University is committed to keeping its community up to date and in the know whenever something important occurs on campus. This page contains information about the different ways you can stay connected and make sure your contact information is up to date. Never miss out on an alert again.

Formerly PTENS

TigerAlert Notification System

The Princeton TigerAlert notification system is an emergency notification system that allows authorized Princeton officials to send news and instructions simultaneously to University faculty, staff, and students through landline phones, cellular phones, text messaging, and e-mail. 

The University will communicate with the community during events such as weather-related closings, public health crises, public safety emergencies, and other unique emergency situations. 

Update your contact information, find out more information about the TigerAlert notification system, and review basic procedures to follow in a campus emergency.


Emergency Blue Light Phones and Towers

Communicate Directly With DPS

There are 23 blue light communication towers and 42 blue light phones throughout campus. With the push of a button the user can communicate directly with the Department of Public Safety Communication Center. This enhanced technology also allows DPS to send out emergency broadcast alerts as needed - e.g., seek shelter due to a pending lightning storm. The location of each tower is digitally displayed to the DPS Communication Center.

View a map of the blue light phones on campus.

Recent Crimes and Critical Incidents

Emergency Alerts & Warnings

The Department of Public Safety Alerts contain information on recent crimes and critical incidents that have occurred on the Princeton University campus. If you have any information regarding these crimes that could be helpful, please call 609-258-1000. 

  • Theft from Autos

    Last Updated:

    The Department of Public Safety is alerting members of the University community to multiple reports of thefts from vehicles in Lot 19 (near Graduate College). The incidents, which occurred between 9:30 pm Tuesday, Dec. 5, and 10:30 am today, involved broken windows and removal of personal property. The Department of Public Safety is…

  • College Road West Lane Closure, Dec. 6-7

    Last Updated:

    On Wednesday, December 6 and Thursday, December 7 traffic on a section of College Road West near Springdale Road will be alternated on one lane from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm while excavation work is completed. Flaggers will be onsite to alternate traffic.

    Please follow all posted detour signage.

    If you have questions, please call the…

  • Raccoon Bite

    Last Updated:

    Last night, an undergraduate student was bitten by a raccoon on the Princeton University campus. While the encounter happened near the Art Museum neighborhood, several other raccoon encounters were also reported in the Municipality of Princeton this morning. The University is in contact with Animal Control from the Municipality of Princeton,…