Travel and lodging

Where will the Conference be held?

The Conference will be held at the Hilton East Brunswick Hotel and Conference Center.

 Am I required to stay at the Hilton?

We strongly encourage all schools to stay the Hilton. We have negotiated special rates with them and most hotels in the area will offer much higher rates. Moreover, all delegates participating in a number of our Crisis & Experimental Committees are required to stay at the Hilton (or provide their own transportation) due to the intensive immersive experience that these committees entail.

How do I get to the hotel by:

  1. Air?

    Newark International Airport (EWR) is the closest and most convenient airport for travel to and from the conference centre. NJ Transit’s Northeast Corridor Line train service stops at Newark International Airport, connect to NJ Transit (North East Corridor) for service to the New Brunswick Station, at which point you may take a Taxi.

  2. Train?

    Trains to New Brunswick Station leave New York City’s Penn Station (Northeast Corridor) and Philadelphia’s 30th Street Station (SEPTA to Trenton, Northeast Corridor thereafter) regularly. The hotel is a 10-minute drive from the New Brunswick Station. Several taxi companies service the train station and we encourage you to book them in advance.

  3. Car or Bus?

    A map is provided on the logistics page. Driving instructions can be found at the hotel's website.

Are my hotel arrangements set after I reserve my rooms?

No. You will be required to submit a room list to the Hilton by October 22, 2018. Without this your registration at the hotel cannot be completed.

How will we get to and from the hotel to the University?

Transportation to and from the hotel to Princeton University, for campus tours, is included in the Conference fees. Buses will drive to and from the hotel to the University to accommodate all transportation needs.


Country and Committee Assignments

What are the countries and committees of PMUNC 2018?

The list of committees for PMUNC 2018 can be viewed on our website. The list of countries will be posted on the website as soon as it is available.

When and how are countries and committees distributed?

Our Country & Committee Assignment Application will be available on the portal that we will send to you after you register. We urge you to follow these instructions carefully - in the past, several schools and/or delegates were unable to receive their preferences due to the delay caused when the application was improperly or incompletely filled out.

Countries will not be assigned if we have not received registration payment. Schools that register by the Early Registration date will have priority in Country & Committee Assignments.

Country & Committee Assignments will be distributed in October. We hope that this gives faculty and delegates enough time to prepare for the Conference.

Why do I have to apply to some committees and not for others?

Some of our committees are very narrowly focused; application committees will likely be faster paced and will require a higher level of commitment on the delegates’ part. By requiring an application, we hope to ensure that the delegates in the committee are interested, engaged and willing to put the time and effort into their positions. However, please do not be intimidated or discouraged by the application in any way. The main criteria for selection are your interests and the degree to which we believe the committee will help you develop as a delegate.

Are delegates allowed to use laptop computers in committee?

PMUNC has a strict no-laptop policy. No laptops are allowed in committee or for resolution writing during caucuses outside of the committee room. You may bring your laptop for personal use in your hotel room, but it may not be used for any committee-related purposes.

We understand that it may be more convenient to have laptops, but it would be extremely unfair for the delegates who do not have the ability to procure a laptop for use during the conference.

If I have a question about my committee, whom do I email?

You can find your chair’s email address on your committee’s webpage. He or she will be the best person to provide you with information regarding your committee. Please feel free to email your chair at any time! If you have any general questions about assignments or the Conference in general, please contact our Chargé d’Affaires at pmunc@princeton.edu.

If my faculty advisor has questions about assignments, whom should he or she contact?

All questions about Assignments should be directed to our Chargé d’Affaires at pmunc@princeton.edu.

How can I access the Delegate Materials page?

Once we receive your school’s registration, you will be given link that will allow you to access all PMUNC materials, including Background Guides, Code of Conduct, preparation guides and other important documents.


Other

Are there any out-of-session activities?

Traditionally, there are two out-of-session activities at PMUNC. This year, a visit to Princeton University is scheduled for Friday morning. At the University, you will be able to tour the campus, attend admissions informational sessions, visit the University Store, and eat lunch at Princeton. On Saturday night, students can either attend a delegate dance or a watch a movie at the hotel.

Who runs the Conference? (Last year the staff members were speaking in many different languages, where are they from?)

PMUNC is organized by approximately 150 Princeton University students, who share your passion for international affairs, politics and education. Last year, our staff members came from over 35 countries, including Australia, Belgium, Bulgaria, Colombia, Dominican Republic, El Salvador France, Greece, Hong Kong, India, Iran, Ireland, Israel, Jordan, New Zealand, Pakistan, Palestine, Poland, Portugal, Singapore, Slovakia, Spain, Switzerland, Turkey, Uganda, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, Uruguay, Venezuela, Vietnam, and Zimbabwe.

Can I bring my iPod, digital camera, computer and/or video camera? Is PMUNC responsible for them?

We strongly discourage you from bringing personal items that can be damaged or lost during the Conference. As per the Code of Conduct, which either you or your parents sign (if you will be under 18 years of age at the start of the Conference), PMUNC is not responsible for any loss or damage to your property. No student will be allowed to participate in the Conference without presenting a signed Code of Conduct.

What is the dress code?

The dress code at PMUNC is western business attire for all Conference sessions as well as Opening Ceremonies. However, the out-of-committee activities i.e. the delegate dance, movie and trip to Princeton University are not covered by this dress code. Moreover, at Closing Ceremonies, we strongly encourage all students to wear their PMUNC shirts!

Where will Opening and Closing Ceremonies be held?

Both Opening and Closing Ceremonies will be held at the Hilton. We strongly encourage all delegates to attend both Opening and Closing Ceremonies. If for some reason, your school is not able to attend either or both, please notify the Chargé d’Affaires in advance.