Life at Mathey
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.
When you arrive at Mathey, one of the first things that you will notice is that Mathey (along with its "sister college" Rocky) occupies some of the most beautiful and historic gothic buildings on campus: 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), and Joline Hall (1933). Most of the buildings underwent extensive interior and exterior renovation and remodeling in the 1980s, 1990s, and 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.