SNS Visitor FAQ

Some questions may require situationally specific information. In those cases, please reach out to one of our Academic Assistants: Astrophysics: Amanda,, x8059, BH-123; Physics: Lisa,, x8215, BH-271; Physics & Biology: Audrey,, x8118, BH-209

Public Safety: x8241 or 609-947-5940
SNS IT: or x8030


All adult visitors, collaborators, conference and on-campus seminar attendees and outside vendors coming to the Institute are required to have completed a COVID-19 vaccination and booster in order to enter the IAS campus.  

See our procedure page for details:

Visitors must notify the Institute's Covid-19 Response Team at if they test positive for COVID-19 within five (5) days after their visit.

See our procedure page for details:

ID cards allow access to all buildings, your housing, and your office. Visitor ID Cards can be picked up at the reception desk in Fuld Hall. The reception desk is located to the right upon entering the main doors of Fuld Hall.

If you arrive between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday, you may collect your packet from the receptionist on duty.

If you arrive after 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday or at any time on a Saturday, Sunday, or holiday, you may collect your packet from the Public Safety Officer on duty. If the Public Safety Officer is not present at the reception desk when you arrive, you may use the telephone on the desk in the lobby to contact him by dialing 5460. If you reach a voice mail box, please leave a message. The public safety officer will come to Fuld Hall generally within 15 minutes of a call.

If you have a problem with your ID card, contact Public Safety at 1-609-947-5940, or by email at

Select the appropriate WiFi on your device:

  • IAS – register as guest or with IAS login. Go to if it does not connect automatically.
  • eduroam – your institution login or IAS login

For more details check the wireless user guide or the general SNS IT webpage at You can also contact our IT department directly or x8030.

Printer locations and instructions can be found at

Expenses cannot be reimbursed if it is more than 120 days after purchase. Please submit expenses within 30 days of your visit. See forms below and speak with one of our Academic Assistants for details about reimbursements. 

If there is a maintenance issue during normal office hours (Mon.-Fri. 8:30am-4:30pm), please contact and copy your academic assistant. (Astrophysics - Amanda, Physics - Lisa, Physics & Biology - Audrey) 

Off-hour emergencies: During evenings, weekends, and holiday closings, emergency maintenance needs should be reported to the Public Safety Officer on duty in Fuld Hall (ext. 8241).

If your stay is more than 30 days, you can add funds to your ID Card at Fuld Reception to use our laundry facility .

  • a campus phone, dial the four-digit extension.
  • an outside line, dial 9. All outside calls require a 1 before the area code.
    • Domestic call, you would dial 9-1-Area Code-XXX-XXXX
    • International call, you would dial: 9 – 011 – Country Code – Phone#
  • DO NOT dial 911 (this number is to report an emergency to local police). If you dial 911 in error, please do not hang up. Explain to the dispatcher that this number was dialed in error.

The dining hall is located in Marilyn and James Simons Hall. Please see the Dining Services page for hours and further details.

There are a couple of fax machines available: BH-118 (609) 951-4425, BH-144 (609) 951-4402, or BH-272 (609) 951-4489.

Bloomberg Hall:

Mailboxes are located on the first floor next to BH-113 in the common room. There are slots for outgoing and interoffice mail. Mail is delivered and picked up at 8:30am every weekday.

Small kitchen areas can be found around the building: BH common room, CSB magazine area, CSB Leibowitz Room, and the Astrophysics library. Each one has a sink and refrigerator. Microwaves are available in CSB areas and the Astrophysics library. Filtered hot/cold water available across from BH-123 and BH-225 (cups in cabinets in kitchen areas).

Work Areas and Supplies: Workrooms are located throughout Bloomberg Hall where a large range of office supplies are provided. Although you are welcome to take supplies from any area, you will find some items used by certain groups only in their specified work areas. Astrophysics: 118, hall area 144, hall area 244; Biology: 114 and 214; Physics: 191 and 272