The COVID-19 pandemic shut down Princeton University’s in-person classes and events on March 23.

The few students who remain on campus have been instructed to stay inside their dorms and only leave for a narrow list of allowed reasons such as picking up food.

Dramatic photos set the scene at what would ordinarily be a lively springtime at the 274-year-old Ivy League university.

Bicycles sit untouched at Princeton University’s campus on April 9, 2020. (Photo: M. DiPaola / Zenger)

 

The Princeton Dinky sits empty at Princeton Station on April 9, 2020 amid the coronavirus outbreak. (Photo: M. DiPaola / Zenger)

 

Princeton University’s campus remains relatively empty amid the coronavirus outbreak on April 9, 2020. (Photo: M. DiPaola / Zenger)

 

A deserted volleyball court remains unused on Princeton University’s campus amid the coronavirus outbreak on April 9, 2020. (Photo: M. DiPaola / Zenger)

 

The Princeton University campus sits empty amid the coronavirus outbreak on April 9, 2020. (Photo: M. DiPaola / Zenger)

 

The area outside the Witherspoon Grill sits empty amid the coronavirus outbreak on April 9, 2020. (Photo: M. DiPaola / Zenger)

 

A sign states that “All Princeton University Library services have moved online until Monday, April 6, at the earliest.” Photo talen April 9. (Photo: M. DiPaola / Zenger)

 

The outdoors at Princeton remain nearly empty as students staying on campus are instructed to remain in their dorms The Princeton University campus sits empty amid the coronavirus outbreak on April 9, 2020. (Photo: M. DiPaola / Zenger)

 

Princeton’s Nassau Hall overlooks the empty Cannon Green on April 9, 2020. (Photo: M. DiPaola / Zenger)

 

A sign informs the remaining residents of Princeton University campus what they can and cannot do amid the coronavirus outbreak on April 9, 2020. (Photo: M. DiPaola / Zenger)

 

A sign outside Panera Bread indicates the store is open amid the coronavirus outbreak on April 9, 2020. (Photo: M. DiPaola / Zenger)

 

A business remaining open for takeout reminds customers to stay 6 feet apart on April 9, 2020. (Photo: M. DiPaola / Zenger)

 

A sign at Princeton’s “Frutta Bowls” apologizes for “inconvenience” of being closed during the state-mandated quarantine on April 9, 2020. (Photo: M. DiPaola / Zenger)

 

Mimi Omiecinski carries groceries across Princeton University’s campus while wearing a mask. (Photo: M. DiPaola / Zenger)

 

Richardson Auditorium sits empty amid the coronavirus outbreak on April 9, 2020. (Photo: M. DiPaola / Zenger)

 

“Olives” restaurant in Princeton remains closed on April 9, 2020. (Photo: M. DiPaola / Zenger)

 

Witherspoon Street sits empty amid the coronavirus outbreak on April 9, 2020. (Photo: M. DiPaola / Zenger)

 

A mail carrier walks down Witherspoon Street while wearing a mask amid the coronavirus outbreak on April 9, 2020. (Photo: M. DiPaola / Zenger)

 

A sign posted on a cafe door says that it has been closed since March 16th. (Photo: M. DiPaola / Zenger News)

 

A sign at “Custom Ink” printing store says that the location remains closed, but business can still be conducted digitally. (Photo: M. DiPaola / Zenger News)

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