FAQ

How will I get to Princeton?

If your university offers funding for transportation, the easiest way to get to Princeton is to take the New Jersey Transit from New York Penn Station to Princeton Junction. From Princeton Junction, a second train will take you to the Princeton Station, which is within walking distance from all the dorms on campus, as well as the location of where PEID will take place. 

In order to make this event as accessible as possible to everyone, all travel expenses will be covered either from our coordination with your university or through our financial aid application.

Depending on the needs of the participants, we will either fund individual transportation costs and/or offer free buses leaving from major cities. More details will be sent later.

Will housing be provided?

Yes! If you indicate on your application that you need housing, we will pair you with a student host for both nights. Except if your host explicitly say not to, you should bring a sleeping bag (and sleeping pad/air mattress if possible). 

Will food be provided?

Yes! If you expect to get to Princeton earlier or leave later than the first scheduled meal at the start of the event, food is available at the Wawa just next to the Dinky Station and at many restaurants on Nassau Street, just north of campus.

Do I need a team to apply?

No! Some people might want to team up with other students they already know but a large part of Friday evening will be spent meeting new people and forming teams of three to five people. We also encourage participants to meet each other through our Facebook page.

When will applications for 2019 open?

Applications will open soon. If you would like to sign up to hear about the application once they open, please fill out our interest form here!

Have more questions?

Feel free to email any questions to pei.ideathon@gmail.com and we will get back to you ASAP.