September 2012 Archives

Basic Apartment Information

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The Lawrence Apartments consist of a 12 floor high-rise building that has 1-bedroom apartments (Building #1, completely renovated in 2005), six 2-floor buildings that have 2-bedroom apartments (Buildings #2-7, built in the 1970's), and seven new buildings that have studios, one-, and two-bedroom apartments (Buildings #8-14, built in 2002). Buildings 1, 10, 11, and 12 have elevators, the others do not. Only pets that can be humanely restricted to cages, bowls or aquariums are permitted at the Lawrence Apartments (no cats or dogs). Building 1 is smoke-free. 

These apartments are owned and maintained by Princeton University and house Princeton graduate students and their families. Floor plans and many useful forms (Intent to Vacate, Apartment Extension Requestion, etc) can be found on the Graduate Housing website.

Social activities at Lawrence are organized by the Lawrence Committee. These include barbecues, wine and cheese events, and outdoor activities. For more information or to become involved with the committee, attend a meeting or email them.

The Lawrence Apartment Emergency Action Plan, including phone numbers and email address of safety officials, can be found here.


Cost of living per month


             Buildings 1-7                 Buildings 8-14
                  2 BR         1 BR         2 BR         1 BR         Studio
2004-2005 $979+el. N/A         $1,452 $1,065 $788 
2005-2006 $1008+el. $829+el. $1,200 $900 $575 
2006-2007 $1038+el. $854+el. $1,236 $927 $592 
2008-2009 $1164+el. $959+el. $1,314 $1,009 $657 
2009-2010 $1190+el. $980+el. $1,342 $1,031 $671 
2012-2013 $1300+el. $1071+el. $1,466 $1,127 $733 

WiFi

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The WiFi infrastructure has been updated in spring of 2012 in order to accommodate the increasing number of wifi devices that students have. If you are having issues with poor Internet, contact OIT by emailing  helpdesk@princeton.edu or by calling 258-HELP.

As a reminder, the new wifi infrastructure set up works best when there are no other devices interfering. No personal routers are allowed in Lawrence Apartments.

Lawrence Committee - September Meeting Minutes

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Attendance:
Hyungwon Kim
Ian Davey
Daniell Rowles
Olivia Martel
Yaroslav Trnka
Jakub Szefer
Sabbir Liakat
Yavuz Yetim
Andra Geana
John Klopher

The following issues were discussed:
1. The committee will send out a welcome email to residents about
(a) Let residents know about the community blog where people can find out general information about Lawrence apartment.
(b) Emphasize main concerns - Shopping carts, lundry room policy, no personal router policy, and how to acquire package delivery

2. Shuttle bus schedule and route have been changed. Olivia will check with the transportation department about the details.

3. We will buy irons and boards for the laundry room in building #1

4. There will be two social events this semester. One is scheduled on November 1. The other will take place around in the beginning of December.

5. Entrance door in the building #1 seems to be poorly working.

6. Security issues were raised. Residents should know how to work their doors of the unit.