Walking To/From the Institute

Walking from Princeton University to the Institute

You should refer to the PiTP Program Map when following these directions. (The location of the Shuttle Bus Stop on the University campus - on College Road between University Place and Alexander Street - and the location of the Institute for Advanced Study are marked on the map).

It is about a 25-minute walk from the IAS Shuttle Bus Stop on the University campus to the Institute campus. Walk along College Road, crossing Alexander Street, to where College Road forks. Take the right fork (do NOT take the left fork, which proceeds up a hill and ends at the Princeton University Graduate School Chapel). Follow the right fork of College Road until the road ends at Springdale Road. Turn left on Springdale and walk to the third street on the right - Ober Road. Turn and walk along Ober Road, crossing Olden Lane. As you cross Olden Lane the road name changes to Einstein Drive (which is a circular drive), and you are now entering the Institute property.

As you walk along Einstein Drive, stay to the left at the forks in the road (passing turn offs on the right for Battle Road Circle and Maxwell Lane). Continue walking past the entrance to Parking Lot B, and you will come to Fuld Hall (the main building with the clock tower - see the Institute campus map). The PiTP Information Desk will be in the Common Room (lobby) of Fuld Hall.

Walking from the Institute to Princeton University

You should refer to the PiTP Program Map when following these directions. (The location of the Institute for Advanced Study and the location of the IAS Shuttle Bus Stop on the campus of Princeton University are both marked on the map.)

It is about a 25-minute walk from Fuld Hall on the Institute campus to the shuttle bus stop on the Princeton University campus. As you exit the front of Fuld Hall on the Institute campus (see Institute campus map), turn left and walk along the circular drive (Einstein Drive), passing on your left the entrance for parking Lot B as well as the side streets named Maxwell Lane and Battle Road Circle. When you come to Olden Lane, keep walking across Olden Lane and the name of the road changes from Einstein Drive to Ober Road. Walk along Ober Road until it ends.

Ober Road ends at Springdale Road. Turn left and walk uphill along Springdale Lane until you come to two stone pillars on your right, which mark the entrance to College Road.

Turn right at the stone pillars and walk along College Road. When you come to a stop sign, turn left and continue walking on College Road until you come to Alexander Street. At Alexander you can turn right and walk downhill to get to Forbes Dorm, or you can keep walking across Alexander Road for one-half block on College Road and you will come to the Shuttle Bus Stop.