Am I eligible for membership?
The Princeton Club of New York is a private membership club. Membership is by application and is available to alumni, students, faculty and administrators, parents of current students of Princeton University and other select academic institutions that have an exclusive associate relationship with the Princeton Club. To find out if you are eligible for membership click here or contact the Membership Office directly.
Why should I consider joining?
When you become a PCNY member you join an exclusive community filled with fellow alumni, bright academic scholars and successful professionals.The clubhouse is located at 43rd just off 5th Avenue in the heart of midtown Manhattan and can be your second home. Offering a congenial, quiet retreat from the bustle of NYC, feel free to stop in for a cup of coffee or casual business meeting, enjoy a wonderful meal in our casual or fine dining restaurant, work out in our Fitness Center or play an invigorating game of Squash. In the evening, the club provides entertaining programs and social functions, and a lively bar atmosphere. If you live out-of-town, (as over 2000 of our members do), we offer 47 well-appointed guest rooms and 200+ reciprocal clubs located throughout the US, Europe, Asia, and South America for golf, guest rooms and an exclusive travel experience.
What fees are involved with being a Member?
New members pay a one-time initiation fee which is due in full upon acceptance. Annual Membership dues are based on your undergraduate completion date and your current place of residence or work. To request a quote, click here . Membership is a 12 month commitment based on the Club’s fiscal year (July 1 – June 30). Annual dues are pro-rated according to the month in which you join and can be paid annually or (for select categories), in monthly installments.(Monthly installments are subject to a $5.00 plus tax administrative fee)
Members are also responsible for an assessment. This fee is an annual obligation, in addition to dues, which funds maintenance and capital improvement projects to keep our Clubhouse safe, secure and looking its best. This fee can be paid in its entirety at the beginning of each fiscal year, or can be paid in monthly installments. (Monthly installments are subject to a $5.00 plus tax administrative fee)
How do I apply?
Begin by filling out the online inquiry form and submit. We will respond back to you via email with a quote of your dues and a formal application. (Please note, we can not accept all applicants) After receivimg your application (by email or drop to our front desk), please allow three to five business days for the Club to verify the information submitted on your application as well as your status as a graduate. Once your application has been confirmed and processed, your credit card or bank account will be charged. After your funds have been received, you will receive an email with your membership number which you can begin using immediately. Your Membership Card will follow in the mail within 7 – 10 business days.
How will I be billed for Clubhouse services?
The Club does not accept cash or credit card payments at the time of service. All Club services through dining, programming, squash and fitness or overnight visits will be billed to your member account. At months end, a statement explaining your charges will be mailed to each member and available online to view and pay. You can choose to pay your monthly statment by check or credit card. For your convenience, we encourage you to sign up for credit card auto-pay which will prevent costly late fees applied to accounts that remain unpaid over 30 days. Please note, there is a small $5.00 (plus tax) administative fee added to all credit card transactions.
May I bring guests to the Club?
Guests of members are always welcome at the Club. If you would like to offer a Clubhouse service to a guest in your absence, you must contact the club’s membership office to request a guest card. Guest cards identify your guest to the staff and provide them with a temporary member number which they may use to charge Clubhouse services either to your account or, if instructed by you, to their own credit card. Guest cards are subject to a $5.00 administration fee to the member and are valid for two weeks. Guest cards may not be issued more than twice in 12 months for the same guest. To issue a guest card please contact the Membership Office at email@example.com or 212.596.1240.
May my spouse or older child join?
Spousal and dependent memberships are available to active members for an annual fee of $150. Spousal members have full access to all Clubhouse services. Dependent members must be over the age of 18 but not older than 21 years of age. Dependents are not permitted to consume alcoholic beverages at any club function or in the dining room. They may also not stay overnight in a guest room without an adult 21 years of age or older.
Are family or corporate memberships available?
All memberships are individual and non-transferable. However, children over the age of 21 are required to have their own individual membership.
May I gift someone membership?
Giving the gift of membership is a long standing tradition at our club. As a member in good standing, you may gift membership to family, friends, and colleagues. Contact the Membership Office at firstname.lastname@example.org or 212.596.1240 to for more information on this special program.
How do I resign my Membership?
Membership is a year-long commitment through the end of the Club’s fiscal year and is automatically renewed on July 1, unless a resignation request form is received prior to June 1. A resignation will only be accepted if the member has satisfied their current year's annual dues, assessment and house charges. Click here for a Resignation Request form or on the My Account page after logging in to the site.
Does a food and beverage minimum apply to me?
ANNOUNCEMENT: As of July 1 2017, food and beverage minimums will no longer be charged. Your support of our restaurants, member programming and private events has made the need for a minimum obsolete. We thank you for your support and enthusiasm for our talented Food and Beverage team led by Executive Chef, Michael Bourquin.
[Effective until June 30, 2017: If you are a Metropolitan member, you are required to spend $50 on food and beverage per quarter. Any unused portion of this $50 will be billed on the last day of the quarter and will include tax. The $50 minimum is to be applied only to food and beverage charges before tax and service charges are applied. Unspent quarterly minimums will be billed on September 30th, December 31st, March 30th, and June 30th. Quarterly minimums are not billed to metropolitan graduate students and metropolitan alumnae who have graduated within 4 years of the beginning of the current fiscal year (i.e. for 2016, we don’t bill grads of 12,13,14,15,16). Event fees, banquet charges, and gym use are not included in quarterly minimums.]
Does my membership include access to the Squash and Fitness Center?
No, but members may add a gym membership to their account for a mere "dollar-a-day". Gym memberships are annual but are billed quarterly and may be added or cancelled at any time. The Squash and Fitness Center consists of a private, state-of-the-art workout facility, two international-sized squash courts, men and women’s locker rooms and steam rooms, and access to squash pros, personal trainers, group classes and massage therapy. Overnight guests have complimentary access to the workout facility for the duration of their stay. Members interested in Squash may book and pay for squash courts and lessons separately. Click here for a list of our athletic options and fees.