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Princeton, New Jersey, is located midway between Philadelphia and New York City, with direct train service to either downtown in about one hour. Buses to New York leave every half hour from the campus. The vast cultural, culinary, and recreational resources of these cities are thus easily accessible. Newark International is the closest large airport, about 55 minutes by car.
The 600-acre central campus is in the heart of Princeton (where the use of the word campus to designate college grounds originated). And by good fortune, the Department of Classics lies at the heart of the campus. Most graduate student housing is one to two miles from the department, while within about 100 yards of our offices and classrooms in East Pyne Building can be found the Graduate School Office (in Clio behind Nassau Hall); the Chancellor Green Coffee House, also in East Pyne; the Firestone Library, where all departmental graduate students are assigned desks or carrels; the nondenominational University chapel; the art museum and the Marquand Library for books on art and archaeology; and (among others) the Departments of Art and Archaeology, Comparative Literature, History, Philosophy, and Religion. All of this goes to saving considerable time and effort and to fostering a sense of community both during and after office hours.
For detailed information on visiting Princeton (directions, alternative modes of transportion, etc.) please visit the campus travel page.