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The Erdman Center houses the Office of Hospitality and Event Conferences, Events and Auxiliary Services, the Farminary office, and is also a lodging and meeting facility, with 57 rooms and several meeting venues. These facilities are available for use/hire through the Seminary’s conference coordinator.

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The world-renowned Princeton Theological Seminary Library currently houses over 1,250,000 books, periodicals, microforms, manuscripts, and other items, including electronic databases, ebooks, and ejournals. Research tables, leisure seating, and carrels provide individual study space in the facility, with an atrium, community assembly room, seminar rooms, and small meeting rooms available for classes, small groups, collaborative work, and public events. Departments of Advancement and Information Technology are also located in the library. Other conveniences include a café; copy, print, and scan services; a multimedia lab; service desks providing library and technology support; and Christian education assistance for church curriculum needs through the Reigner Reading Room Collection. Additional information, including library hours, is available on the library website: ptsem.edu/library.

Additional library resources are available through the Princeton University Library, which is open to Seminary students and their spouses and faculty who present a valid Seminary identification card and obtain a Princeton University Library photo ID.

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The Mackay Campus Center accommodates dining facilities, an auditorium, the mailroom and campus store, lounges, and several offices for faculty members and student organizations. The dining facilities are more fully described elsewhere. Reservations for particular spaces are made through the online master calendar.

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Scheide Hall houses the offices of the minister of the chapel, the director of music, and other chapel office staff. There are two music practice rooms in the basement of Scheide Hall that may be reserved by students. The Gambrell Room, located on the second floor, serves as the choral practice room. It may also be used for acoustic recitals, small worship services, seminars, and receptions. Requests to reserve the Gambrell Room are made through the online master calendar.


9.1.13. Stuart Hall (currently under renovation for

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Stuart Hall is the principal classroom building. A commuter lounge that includes lockers is located in the lower level of the building. Commuter students can secure the use of a locker through the Office of Housing and Auxiliary Services. The computer laboratory in the basement, accessible through the basement side door, ordinarily is available at all hours via card access.  Academic support services offices are also found in the lower level of the building.

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Along with offices for a number of administrative areas (including many student services departments) and several academic areas, Templeton Hall contains specialized classrooms, a production studio, and a technology facilitycomputer lab.


9.1.15. Tennent Hall


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Tennent Hall is devoted largely to the education and formation offices and classrooms. The upper floors contain student apartments. Entrance to the facility is gained only through card access.

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Whiteley Gymnasium, located on the Tennent campus, contains courts for basketball and racquetball, a fitness center, and two apartments.  Entrance to the gymnasium facilities is gained only by card access. 

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9.2. A Synopsis of Campus Residential Facilities

9.2.1. Residence Halls (closed in 2020-2021)

9.2.1.1. Alexander Hall: residence hall accommodating 78 students.

9.2.1.2. Brown Hall: residence hall accommodating 53 students (currently under renovation 20192020-2021).

9.2.1.3. Hodge Hall: residence hall accommodating 57 students (see also §9.1.6.).

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The CRW and Witherspoon apartments are located in West Windsor Township, approximately three miles from the Seminary's main campus.  Shuttle bus service is available for travel between the two campuses.  

9.2.3. Access to Residential Buildings

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For rules and regulations regarding residence halls, apartments, and pets, please refer to the policies available from the Office of Housing and Auxiliary Services : "inside on Inside PTS " (http://inside.ptsem.edu/Community/Housing/Content.aspx?id=3638430). 

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From time to time Seminary housing occupants may be locked out of their residence. When this occurs security is available to grant access only to the listed resident of that apartment/room or to other residents of that unit (see Appendix J: Campus Security Policy, section I.2.2.; ID cards can be obtained from the Office of Housing and Auxiliary ServicesStudent Administrative Services or Security). Students will be granted free access for two lockouts each academic year, after which a fee will be charged for each additional request. The initial charge will be $5 and it will increase in $5 increments for each additional request up to a maximum of $25. After three chargeable lockouts the matter will be referred to the dean of student life and vice president for student relations for further action. Charges will be added to a student’s account with the Bursar’s Office. Lockouts relating to mechanical failures will not be considered in assessing charges.

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The Seminary has formulated a policy for a smoke-free campus, which prohibits smoking of any kind (including vaping) in all Seminary buildings and vehicles. Individuals who wish to smoke must be at least 25 feet away from any building. To reduce the risk of fire, all cigarette butts must be disposed of in appropriate receptacles.

Questions and concerns about the policy should be directed to the senior executive vice president and chief financial officer.


9.4. Food in Classrooms


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The creation of a positive teaching and learning environment for members of the Seminary community is of the utmost importance to the institution. In observance of classroom etiquette, out of respect for members of the facilities services staff, and out of concern for individuals with food allergies, the Seminary prohibits food in all of its classrooms and spaces used for the purpose of instruction. Beverages with lids, however, are permitted.

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No tent shall be used on campus without the advance, written approval of the director of facilities and construction and the director of housing events and auxiliary serviceshospitality. Requests must be made via the online master calendar and must include the name of the event. This provision is for the protection of the Seminary community, as there are a number of locations on campus (especially the quadrangle) where underground utilities pose a significant safety threat should stakes be driven into the ground. Any tent leased from a company must be professionally installed according to a schedule approved in advance by the Seminary, and the leasing company must provide evidence of satisfactory insurance to the Seminary’s business office at least one week prior to installation.

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No commercially provided amusement equipment shall be used on campus without the advance, written approval of the director of facilities and construction and the director of housing events and auxiliary serviceshospitality. Requests must be made via the online master calendar and must include the name of the event. Any such equipment leased from a company must be professionally installed according to a schedule approved in advance by the Seminary. At least one week prior to the event, the leasing company must provide evidence of satisfactory insurance to the Seminary’s business office. Event participants (or their parents/guardians) may be required to sign a release form to participate in the activity.

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The following policies for the implementation of these guiding principles are administered by the vice president for operationsdirector of conferences, events and auxiliary services. It is the responsibility of that office to see that the policies are properly applied, and, when necessary, to seek interpretation from other appropriate Seminary officials. It is recognized that these guidelines cannot cover every contingency. Questions about the use of facilities or about these guidelines should be raised at the Office of Hospitality and Event Servicesaddressed to the director.


9.8.2. Types of Facility Use

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Many activities in the Seminary are unambiguously open to members of the general public. These are often announced in Seminary publications or in the local press. Examples are : public lectures, open houses, conducted tours of campus buildings, and seasonal musical events.

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Outside organizations wishing to rent Seminary facilities should apply through the Office of Hospitality and Event Conferences, Events and Auxiliary Services in the Erdman Center. Seminary departments, offices, organizations, and groups request facilities via the online master calendar. Requests for use of Seminary facilities will be considered for the following types of activities, subject to limitations stated elsewhere in these guidelines:

(1)   Activities of religious, educational, or informational nature sponsored by churches, professional societies, and other nonprofit organizations.

(2)   Programs with artistic, cultural, or entertainment content that may appeal to the Seminary community.

(3)   Charitable events on a limited basis, where the objectives of such events are consistent with the Seminary’s theological and religious purposes.

(4)   Student-initiated events approved by the dean of student life and vice president for student relations.

The following types of activities ordinarily will not have access to Seminary facilities:

(1)   Activities sponsored by off-campus organizations for political purposes or for fundraising for political goals or for influencing public policy.

(2)   Other third-party fundraising activities.

(3)   Activities conducted primarily for the purpose of making a profit for the sponsoring organization that are not of general interest to the Seminary.

(4)   Activities that could be construed by the public to be educational courses or other activities sponsored by the Seminary when, in fact, they are not so sponsored.

The following additional considerations will be taken into account in handling requests for the use of Seminary facilities:

(1)   The activity should not interfere with the schedule of normal activities of the Seminary.

(2)   The sponsoring organization must show that it is fiscally sound and has the resources and insurance necessary to underwrite all risks associated with the event, and that it has demonstrated administrative capacity to organize and manage the event in a manner consistent with Seminary practices, standards, and requirements.

(3)   The content of the activity should be reasonably compatible with the primary activities and the mission of the Seminary as a theological institution and should be carried out with the decorum necessary to that distinctive environment.

(4)   Activities that might present problems for the local community, such as traffic congestion or noise, will be approved only after prior consultation and coordination with representatives of the local community.

(5)   During the course of the academic year, when access to facilities must be limited because of their extensive use for Seminary purposes, preference will be given to outside groups sponsored by campus organizations or departments and activities that are of interest to the Seminary community. The renting of Seminary facilities will ordinarily be on a first-come, first-served basis for eligible organizations, except that campus-based groups or Seminary-sponsored programs shall have priority. For each activity, the director of hospitality and event services or director of housing and auxiliary services will establish charges in advance for the use of Seminary facilities.

(6)   For activities involving minors, additional insurance, background checks for adult leaders, training, and other requirements will apply.

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No individual or organization may distribute literature, advertise, or otherwise solicit customers, seek donations, or make sales on campus without the express written authorization of the senior executive vice president and chief financial officer.


9.9.1. Commercial Sales


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The senior executive vice president and chief financial officer may grant permission for solicitation and sales by off-campus business concerns only when specifically requested to do so by a recognized Seminary student, Seminary employee, or employee organization. Such permission, when granted, will be subject to such limitations as the senior executive vice president and chief financial officer may prescribe.


9.9.2. Political, Religious, or Charitable Solicitation

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Requests for Seminary cooperation in solicitations of particular importance (e.g., United Way, Red Cross Blood Drive) should be directed to the senior executive vice president and chief financial officer.


9.9.2.3. Requests from Religious Sources

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Religious organizations, publishers, and others who wish to distribute literature or make solicitations to the Seminary community, or to particular segments thereof, may present their requests to the senior executive vice president and chief financial officer.


9.9.2.4. Political Uses


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Princeton Seminary’s facilities and resources may not be used for partisan political purposes. To ensure they are not, the following guidelines must be strictly adhered to:

(1)   The Seminary name, seal, and logo may not be used on stationery or other materials intended for political purposes.

(2)   No Seminary office or facility may be used as an official mailing address for political correspondence. The name or logo of the Seminary may not be used in such correspondence either in the address or in the body of the material, and titles designating the normal association of the individual with the Seminary should not be used in such correspondence.

(3)   Seminary facilities may not be used for political purposes or campaigning.

(4)   Seminary employees may not perform or be asked to perform tasks relating to partisan political activities during their work hours.

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All members of the Seminary community are required to obtain parking permits for all vehicles they intend to park on Seminary property. Permits may be obtained (upon presentation of a Seminary identification card and proof of vehicle registration) from the Office of Housing and Auxiliary Student Administrative Services, Room 203, Templeton Hall, during regular business hours or the security office LL3 Templeton Hall 2.

9.10.2. Parking Permit Stickers

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CRW campus residents — CRW, Parking Deck, and Library lot

Commuters — Parking Deck and Library lot

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Employees — designated employee parking areas

 


9.10.3. Display of Permit Sticker

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Storage of trailers, boats, RV’sRVs, and any oversize registered vehicles may be arranged by contacting the Office of Housing and Auxiliary Services. A photo and registration is required. If storage is approved, such vehicles will be kept in the storage area located next to the CRW facilities storage building.

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No permit/expired permit: $25 fine, waived upon obtaining proper parking permit next business day and showing proof to security . (One-time only)

 2nd offense: $25 for Princeton Theological Seminary affiliate/municipal Municipal ticket for non Seminary affiliates*.  

3rd offense: $25 for Seminary affiliates and boot ($50.00 removal fee)/Tow for non-Seminary affiliates*

4th offense: tow Tow for this and all subsequent offenses

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All other violations, such as , parking in a reserved space, parking in a visitor space, parking in a reserved parking lot, parking in a designated no parking area during a winter storm, failure to obey posted stop signs or temporary parking restrictions, etc.

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2nd offense: $25 for Seminary affiliate/municipal Municipal ticket for non-Seminary affiliates*

3rd offense: $25 for Seminary affiliates and boot ($50 removal fee)/tow Tow for non-Seminary affiliates*

4th offense: tow Tow for this and all subsequent offenses

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Presently, the Seminary uses Lakeside Towing, 3750 South Broad Street, Trenton, New Jersey. The towing fee is $150, and a $35-per-day storage fee is also assessed (subject to change).

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