Welcome to ORFE - Research and Technical Staff

The University provides a number of resources for Post Docs.

New Arrivals

Prior to Arrival

Upon Arrival

  • International scholars must report their arrival to the Davis International Center
  • Check in with the Main Office, Sherrerd Hall Room 105 to obtain key and mailbox assignment. The mailroom is located in Sherrerd Hall Room 221.
  • For computing assistance please contact the department's Manager of Information Technologies.
  • For Princeton paid appointments, complete I-9 requirements within three business days of start date at HR Service Center, 4 New South.
  • Obtain Tiger card and parking pass, Level A New South. If you have not received any info on the TigerCard please fill out the request form at the bottom of the TigerCard page
  • Download the Tigersafe App.
  • Complete online Emergency Preparedness Training on the Employee Learn Center.
  • Send a photo of yourself to Brianne McLane for posting to the Research Staff section of the website.
  • Familiarize yourself with HR Self Service. This is used to update personal information, record paid leave of absence time and enroll in or make benefits selections. Leave of absence time must be updated on a monthly basis. For changes to submitted time please contact the Senior Manager.
  • Benefits information can be found on the Office of Human Resources website.
  • Postdocs and research staff members will be automatically subscribed to the department's research group listserv.

COVID Policies


  • All individuals routinely working on the Princeton University campus or other property occupied by Princeton must receive, and provide proof of having received a full course (two doses of a two-dose vaccine or one dose of a single-dose vaccine) of a COVID-19 vaccine acceptable to Princeton University. Employees must provide such proof by uploading a copy or photo of their vaccine card to VacStatus.
  • Employees may request an accommodation (e.g., an exemption) to this requirement based on their disability/medical condition or sincerely-held religious belief by completing and submitting the COVID-19 Vaccine Accommodation Request form found at the VacStatus link. If an accommodation is granted to enable an Employee who is not fully vaccinated to be present at their University workplace, the Employee must comply with applicable workplace restrictions, including Public Health Requirements for Unvaccinated Individuals
  • Working remotely is not an available alternative for Employees not fully vaccinated and not eligible for a disability/medical or religious accommodation.

Mask Requirement

  • Effective August 11 2021, all faculty, staff, and students, regardless of vaccination status, must wear a face covering while indoors.
  • This includes, but is not limited to, all University buildings and grounds, University vehicles, dining halls, Tiger Transit buses, conference rooms, office buildings, elevators, and parking structures.
  • This indoor face covering requirement will be evaluated weekly by a team of physicians and scientists. Exceptions to this requirement include working alone in a room or cubicle or when actively eating or drinking. Please see the EHS Website for more information.

Asymptomatic Testing

  • All faculty, staff, and students who work or study in buildings occupied by Princeton University must participate in weekly testing. Individuals who are not fully vaccinated due to an approved accommodation are tested twice per week, and those who are vaccinated are tested once per week.
  • Individuals who are new to the program must go to the testing clinic for their first test, so that they can learn how to navigate the testing process and use the kit. Currently, the testing clinic is in a tent on the New South lawn and is open Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. See the COVID Resources Testing page for more information and instructions.
  • Please email Brianne McLane to enroll in the asymptomatic testing program. You will not be granted access to Sherrerd Hall until enrollment is confirmed.


  • The Facilities Service Center provides a central point of contact for the campus community. Questions and requests regarding custodial services, repairs, housing, pest control and a variety of other issues are addressed in a prompt, friendly and knowledgeable manner.
  • For assistance, please contact Brianne McLane directly at (609)258-0100 or via email.
  • To request service after hours you can call the service center directly at (609) 258-8000

Notary & Passport Photo Services

  • The Financial Service Center located at 7 New South provides Notary Public Services. Please visit the Financial Services website for more information.
  • The TigerCard Office located on Level A New South now provides notary and passport photo services for current full-time Princeton University students, faculty and staff members. United States passport or visa photos are free of charge with your current valid TigerCard. They will ensure that your passport and ID photos adhere to strict federal regulations. No appointments are necessary. For questions regarding these services please email the TigerCard office.

Departure Procedures

  • Write a resignation letter and provide it to the faculty member/supervisor, copying the Department Manager. It is customary that this be provided at least 30 days before your departure. The letter should include a reason for your departure, your last day of work and a forwarding address and phone number. If you are taking a position elsewhere please include your new title and the name of your new place of employment.
  • Update your forwarding address via HR Self Service. A correct forwarding address can help ensure receipt of your W-2 in a timely fashion. Each February, payroll receives a large number of requests for duplicate W-2s because they were mailed to incorrect addresses.
  • Update paid leave of absence information in HR Self Service. Grant funded positions must use paid leave time prior to the end of the appointment and are not compensated for unused vacation time at the end of the appointment.
  • Turn in your key to Sherrerd Hall Room 105.
  • See the Office of Human Resources website for continuation of health benefits information.
  • Return all University purchased lab materials, computing and supplies.
  • Your email will remain active for 28 days. Please see this OIT KnowledgeBase article for information about taking your email and files with you.

Employment & Enrollment Verification

These official University letters should be requested from the offices below. Please allow ample lead time when requesting letters and documents.