Support and Operations Center (SOC): Services and hours of operation

Hours of operation

Monday thru Friday - 8:00 AM to 8:00 PM
Saturday and Sunday - 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM
University Holidays - Closed (with the exception of Labor Day Sept. 6, 2021)


Requesting support

There are several ways that you can contact the SOC for assistance.  You can: 


After-hours support

While the SOC is closed, an on-call staff member is available to address urgent support issues. If the issue is not urgent, please use the Princeton Service Portal at to submit your request or send email to The SOC support staff will address your support request when the SOC re-opens the next business day of operations.  


The SOC support call menu

When you call the SOC for assistance, you will need to select the type of support you are seeking from the voice menu.  

Menu options during normal hours:  

Option 1 - Student Support

Option 2 - Faculty, staff and all other affiliated customers of the University

Option 3 - Information on how to reset your Princeton netid password

Option 4 - University Operator


After-hours menu option:  

Option 1 - Support and Operations Center hours

Option 2 - Information on how to reset your Princeton netid password

Option 3 - Information about how to get non-emergency assistance after hours

Option 4 – Urgent after-hours technical support 


SOC outages and alerts through Twitter and texts

The OIT Support and Operations Center (SOC) broadcasts outage and alert notifications, and other timely information on Twitter.  Follow the SOC on Twitter at PUOITSOC

To send Twitter feed outages and alerts to your phone as texts, see the Twitter help pages for setting details.