Next Generation Network - Building Migrations

Next Generation NetworkFrom its beginnings at the dawn of the Internet era, Princeton’s network has well served the demands of our growing campus community. Built, safeguarded, and continually enhanced by a dedicated, cross-functional team, that network has also grown markedly, encompassing an order of magnitude bandwidth increase every five years.

As we look toward the horizon, new IT developments, emerging research techniques, and fast-evolving campus needs have inspired an ambitious network redesign. Dubbed the “Next Generation Network,” and outlined in the Campus Master Plan, the initiative complements the recent overhaul of our data centers and ongoing classroom-technology upgrade. Central to Princeton’s plans to grow an increasingly robust innovation ecosystem, the project echoes the motives that drive all of OIT’s work: supporting faculty innovation, delivering world-class education to world-class students, and meeting the technology curve across disciplines.


Milestones for the Final Phase

10/3/2021 - Campus-wide network connection inventory work begins

Preparations for the final phase of the network upgrade require an inventory of wired connections to be retained on the new network. 

  • What to expect:
    • Department SCAD/DCS and OIT will partner in the work to survey all building network connections. This effort will provide a complete inventory and plan for our wired connections on the new network.  
  • Learn more:  View a recording of an online information session

11/24/2021 - Connection inventory work finishes

The inventory of wired connections to be retained on the new network will inform the final stage designs for building networks.

  • What to expect:
    • OIT will contact your department with a network migration date after your inventory is submitted.   


Looking Ahead

November 2021

Building connection inventories complete.

February 28 2022

All campus buildings will be upgraded to the new, more secure, resilient, flexible and mobile network! 


Migration Progress

Review the building migration progress map to see where your building is in the process.