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Woolworth Center (Photo by Xochiquetzal Martinez '04)
Woolworth Center


As we venture away from Frist we find ourselves among some of Princeton's academic buildings, including the Woolworth Center of Musical Studies. Renovated in 1997, this facility is home to the Department of Music and the Mendel Music Library. Woolworth contains practice rooms, facilities for private lessons, a large rehearsal studio, storage spaces for musical instruments, an audio lab, and several other excellent facilities for musicians and students of music. Across the green from the Woolworth Center, 1879 Hall's arch is a popular performance spot for many of Princeton's popular a cappella groups.

1879 Hall commemorates the class year of one of Princeton's most famous graduates, Woodrow Wilson. Before serving as President of the United States, Wilson was a Princeton student, professor, and the University's 13th president. Wilson made Princeton much of what it is today, having implemented distribution requirements and the preceptorial system, strengthening academic standards, and expanding the physical size of our campus. Today, 1879 Hall and its addition, Marx Hall, house the departments of religion and philosophy.

1879 Hall (Photo by Jacob Bregman '06)
1879 Hall

Marx Hall (Photo by Jacob Bregman '06)
Marx Hall


History and Lore

         Woodrow Wilson at Princeton

         Gargoyles above 1879 Arch

More Information

         Campus music groups

         Academic requirements

         Advanced placement

         Preceptorial system

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