Firestone Library


SALALM 2015 will take place in the comfortable and well equipped facilities of East Pyne and Chancellor Green, two connected buildings in the heart of Princeton University which are home to Princeton scholars engaged in studies of classics, comparative literature and languages. The location is steps away from Firestone Library and from most of Princeton’s numerous restaurants, shops, and other amenities. Please click here to view a map showing all of the conference related locations in the Princeton campus.


At the Nassau Inn: A block of rooms is being held for participants at the nearby Nassau Inn, Ten Palmer Square, Princeton, NJ 08542; 609-921-7500, The Nassau Inn is a 5 minute walk to the meeting spaces and is in the heart of downtown Princeton.  The cost per night is $140.00 plus applicable taxes and includes complimentary wifi.  To reserve a room at the conference rate, please contact the Nassau Inn toll free at 1-800-862-7728 and mention the SALALM room block.  Or please click here to make your reservation online. The room block is being held until May 11, 2015, so please make your reservations as soon as possible to guarantee your room.

At Princeton University Dormitory Rooms: Comfortable air conditioned dormitory rooms with free wifi will be available on the Princeton University campus to conference participants.  Dormitories are a 7 minute walk to the meeting location and to downtown Princeton. Each room is furnished with a twin bed, desk and chair, bureau, sheets, towels, pillow and summer blanket.  One bathroom is shared between two private bedrooms.  Guests are responsible for supplying their own toiletries. A single dormitory room with a bathroom shared between 2 rooms is $58.00 per night.  Please click here to reserve a Princeton University Dormitory Room.  You will receive a confirmation through the online registration system.  Please click here for an up-to-date Summer Guest Dormitory Information Sheet with check-in instructions  and other important information for SALALM 2015 participants.



Princeton, New Jersey is halfway between the Philadelphia and New York metropolitan areas.  The following information  describes various ways of getting to Princeton University and to both of the lodging options available to conference participants.  All campus locations mentioned can be identified in this map.  For additional information, please visit and

Getting to Princeton from Princeton area airports:

Newark Liberty International (EWR) is the closest and most conveniently accessed international airport.  At the airport terminal, all passengers can easily get on the airport’s own AirTrain and connect to NJ Transit’s Newark Airport Station.  There one can take a train to the Princeton Junction Station on the Northeast Corridor (Trenton bound).  The south end of campus is a five-minute connecting ride away on the “Dinky” train line to the Princeton Station.  Traveling by train between the airport and the university takes between 45 and 75 minutes depending on train schedules.

A shuttle service between the Newark Airport and Princeton is offered by Olympic Airporter.  Because the shuttle often stop at various area hotels along the way, reaching your final destination at Princeton may take considerably longer than traveling by train.  Making a reservation in advance is highly recommended.

Philadelphia International Airport (PHL), 55 miles south, is a good option if you are renting a car and driving to Princeton.  Traveling by train is possible, but more transfers are required and it is considerably more time consuming.

Trenton-Mercer County Airport (TTN), 14 miles away, is a possibility for those flying from the relatively small number of U.S. cities served by Frontier Airlines.  Since taxis and public transportation are not available at this small airport, renting a car is the only way of getting to Princeton if you do not have a ride.

We do not recommend flying to the two large airports in New York City, John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) and La Guardia International Airport (LGA).  Reaching Princeton from them takes substantially more time by car or public transportation than from the other area airports.

Getting to the Nassau Inn Hotel:

If reaching Princeton by train, the simplest and fastest way of getting to the Nassau Inn is taking a taxi from Princeton Junction Station.  The Princeton “Dinky” Station at the south end of campus is a 15-20 minute walk from the hotel.  Taxis often meet rush hour trains at the Princeton “Dinky” Station but cannot be depended upon to meet off-peak and weekend trains.

Olympic Airporter airport transportation service stops at the Nassau Inn and at several other area hotels along the way.  Making a reservation in advance is highly recommended.

Driving directions to the Nassau Inn are available here.  Parking garages are located adjacent to the Nassau Inn on Hulfish and Chambers Streets.  Please consult with the Nassau Inn about daily rates.

Conference participants will have free overnight parking on campus in Lot 32.  Please keep in mind that this location is about an 18-minute walk (0.9 miles) to the Nassau Inn.  A campus shuttle making stops at the adjacent Lot 23 and at the North end of campus (much closer to the Nassau Inn) will be available Monday to Friday.  For a real-time campus shuttle tracking, see the Central Line at  Nassau Inn guests will be able to pick their parking passes at the conference registration desk in East Pyne.

Getting to the Princeton University Dormitory Rooms:

If reaching Princeton by train, the simplest and fastest way of getting to the dormitories is to take the “Dinky” line to the Princeton Station and from there take a 5 minute walk to the dorms.  The Olympic Airporter airport transportation service make one stop on campus at Lot 23, which is also a short walking distance to the dorms.

Taking a taxi from the Princeton Junction Station is also a possibility.  If you take a taxi, try to have a campus map in hand.  Taxis drivers usually are not familiar with the location of university dormitories.

If driving, Princeton will have free overnight parking available to SALALM participants in Lot 32 on campus.  Parking passes will be provided at dormitory check-in or at Public Safety (200 Elm) for late night arrivals.


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