Staff and faculty volunteers helping children at an art booth.

Work-Life Integration


Life is complicated. At Princeton, we recognize that and are sensitive and responsive to the challenges our employees face. The University offers a broad array of benefits and services that help our staff in a variety of ways.

For example, we offer an Employee Child Care Assistance Program to help eligible faculty and staff parents meet the costs of pre-kindergarten care. At the other end of the age spectrum, the University offers elder care assistance through the Faculty and Staff Assistance Program.

Beyond these specialized benefits, our commitment to maintaining a healthy and productive work-life balance is integrated into day-to-day activities. The University regularly offers meditation and yoga classes. Workers form informal walking and jogging groups. Our staff take advantage of the many lectures and panels that are publicly available throughout the year.

Child Care

Whether you’re a new parent in need of child care, a parent looking for summer camp for your child, or a parent in need of assistance with a mildly ill child, the University has programs to assist you with managing family commitments. 

U-NOW childcare center and playground

Employee Health Services

Nurse giving injection to a patient

University Health Services offers a wide range of services to employees, including lab work, physical therapy, wellness programs and screenings, and immunizations for international travel.

Faculty & Staff Assistance Program

The University’s Employee Assistance Program (EAP), offered through Carebridge, is available to help faculty, staff, and eligible dependents cope with everyday life challenges, including anxiety, depression, grief, relationship issues, substance abuse, and more. The benefit offers eight face-to-face, confidential, free counseling sessions, per issue, per person. In addition, Carebridge provides unlimited referrals for topics such as child and elder care services, legal matters, relocation, and education planning.