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MIRTHE at PRINCETON
The Center for Mid-InfraRed Technologies for Health and the Environment (MIRTHE) at Princeton University is headquartered at 70 Prospect Avenue, Bowen Hall, Princeton, New Jersey.

Below you will find directions to both Princeton University and Bowen Hall. There are also links to important information regarding travel to campus.

DIRECTIONS AND TRAVEL INFO. FOR MIRTHE AT PRINCETON UNIVERSITY

West & Northwest
I-80, I-78, and I-287 all lead to US Rt. 206. Take 206 south until it becomes Bayard Lane in Princeton. Turn Left onto Nassau Street (NJ 27) and continue past the University's main gate. Make a right onto Washington Road (Rt. 571), right after Firestone Library. At the first traffic light, make a left onto Prospect Ave.

Northeast and Newark Airport
I-95 becomes the New Jersey Turnpike; then exit the highway in New Brunswick (Exit 9). Follow NJ 18 North until you see the exit for US 1 South on the right. Take US 1 South for about 16 miles and make a right onto Rt. 571 Washington Road.

Southwest
I-95 North and I-295 North also lead to US 1. Go North on US 1 for a few miles until Rt. 571. Make a jughandle left turn to head towards Princeton on 571.

Southwest on Turnpike
If you are on the NJ Turnpike heading North, take exit 8 and proceed left onto NJ 33. Follow signs to Rt. 571 and Princeton and proceed 12 miles up Rt. 571.

Now that you are on Rt. 571...
You will pass through a stretch of fields, and then go over Lake Carnegie. Rt. 571 is now Washington Road. Follow Washington Road up a hill and through 1 stoplight. At the 2nd light (Prospect Ave) make a right onto Prospect.

On Prospect Ave...
Now you need to look on the left for a giant purple building behind black iron gates. You can't miss it. You can turn left after passing Bowen Hall and park outside or in the garage.

PARKING GUIDELINES FOR VISITORS TO MIRTHE

There are a limited number of metered-parking spaces available directly across the street from Bowen Hall. University parking lots are numbered, marked with signs indicating restricted parking areas, and require a parking sticker. However, one-day parking is available for visitors in University restricted parking lots.

For a one-day University parking pass to visit MIRTHE, please email your request, noting the date of your visit, to a MIRTHE staff member at [email protected]. The one-day pass, VALID ONLY for the Lot 3 Parking Garage and/or the Lot 3 area between the E-Quad and Bowen Hall, will be completed and returned to you by email. Print the pass and place on the dashboard of your vehicle upon parking.

Persons requiring parking privileges for longer periods of time are required to visit the Office of Public Safety, Parking Division, at A Floor, New South Building, and complete an application requesting a temporary parking tag.

Please be sure to follow special procedures for parking related to MIRTHE Events (see directions to Lot 21).

Please note as a friendly reminder that vehicles parked illegally on campus (no sticker, pass or temporary tag) may be ticketed, towed, or booted.  Parking on Princeton streets (meters require quarters) is strickly enforced by the local municipality.

TRAVELING TO PRINCETON

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