Princeton University

Lawrence Committee Meeting October 10th

Facilities Updates:

  • Package theft/delivery issues update:
    • Public Safety urges residents to report any missing packages as soon as they notice
    • Public Safety is asking residents to report any suspicious people by contacting Public Safety at 609-258-1000.
      • The online anonymous tip submission form is also an option at Please just be as specific as possible.
      • Public Safety is working with USPS and Amazon to try and streamline and fix delivery issues.
    • There have been some residents asking for security cameras to be installed, however this is an issue that is deliberated by the Security Advisory Board at the University
      • Chris Warkala will ask if it is feasible to install security cameras and if so how long it will take for the board to make a decision.
  • Smoking Issues:
    • The smoking outposts are supposed to be 25 feet away from the building entrances, however some students are moving them so facilities will take charge of making sure they are being moved away from buildings. However residents are urged to NOT move these outposts back closer to the buildings since it affects residents. Thank you.
    • There will be No Smoking signs placed around Building 1 for now
  • Wooden benches/picnic tables
    • Residents have complained that since they have been power washed they have had a lot of splinters so facilities will be sanding/painting them.
  • Stop sign in Lawrence Parking lot:
    • Greenery has overgrown making the sign hard to see, so facilities will be placing a sign 15 feet ahead of stop sign to state that there is a stop ahead.
  • Golf balls issue around playground:
    • University is looking into the possibility of adding a playground in another spot around the Lawrence Apartment Complex.
    • Does not seem likely there is much that the golf course will do at this point as they have already replaced the netting around the driving range. He is investigating this, but it seems like a long shot.

Transportation Advisory Meeting Update:

  • Stop light timing at Alexander/Lawrence
    • Transportation is aware that the cycle is often very long for cars and buses waiting to turn onto Alexander Road
  • Enterprise Rental Car Signs in the parking lot:
    • There has been an issue of residents parking in these designated spots so the University is moving the signs down so that they will be more visible for residents.
    • Please contact if you have any transportation related issues or concerns.

Garden Updates:

  • Gardeners are encouraged to participate in the garden survey.
  • Fall clean up will be in the morning of Saturday, October 21. Residents interested in signing up for the garden next spring, learning more, or just enjoying some time outside are invited to join. There will also be donuts to enjoy.

Fall Social Events:

  • Stranger Things Screening:
    • We will be screening episodes of Stranger Things for residents from 8pm on October 27th.
    • There will be various fall themed drinks/food/candy
  • Trick or Treating for Kids:
    • We will be holding a trick or treating event for kids/parents who would like to participate
      • Residents who would like to give out candy should sign up with their apartment number and building on our sign up sheet.
    • Families are welcome to participate in a candy swap in the common room of building 14 at 6pm once trick-or-treating has finished.
    • Will be taking place on October 31st at 5pm

Yoga class attendance issues

  • Thursdays class will be changed to 4:30pm starting on October 19th for two weeks to test whether this allows more residents to attend.
    • This was brought up by a number of attendees of the Thursday class
  • Mondays yoga class will continue to be held at 7:30pm.