The goal of Princeton’s residential college system, established in 1982, is to provide a living-learning environment that supports Princeton undergraduates’ academic, social, and extracurricular undertakings in the most comprehensive way. Each year, from 1982 to the spring of 2007, Mathey College housed about two hundred and fifty first-year students and two hundred and fifty sophomores. With the transition to the four-year colleges system in the fall of 2007, Mathey College became a four-year residential college, and thus home for approximately two hundred first-year students, two hundred sophomores, and one hundred and forty juniors and seniors—with the upperclassmen having drawn back Mathey from both Mathey and all the other colleges on campus.
Together with its paired “sister college,” Rockefeller College, Mathey occupies some of the most beautiful and historic “collegiate gothic” buildings on campus. Those historic buildings include: Edwards Hall (completed 1880), Blair Hall (1897 & 1907), Little Hall (1898-1901), Campbell Hall (1909), Hamilton Hall (1911-1912) Madison Hall dining and common rooms (1917), Joline Hall (1933). Most of the buildings underwent extensive interior and exterior renovation and remodeling in the 1980s, 1990s and years around 2005.
Mathey’s unique architecture, with its vertical entryways, distinctive room layouts, and wonderful dining hall and common room give it a character, but students’ experiences are essentially shaped by the community created by the undergraduates, resident graduate students, College staff, faculty advisers and College Fellows.
Mathey College Office
Hamilton Hall, 2nd floor
Princeton, NJ 08544
Secretary: Gail Reillo – 609/258-5717 - gaile@