Holder Hall is part of
Rockefeller College, one of Princeton's six residential colleges. Students
are randomly assigned to a college when they matriculate and spend their
first two years living and dining there, after which they have the option
to remain residents of their college or live in upperclass housing. The
colleges provide a smaller community and support network for students to
begin their collegiate experiences. Each college has a dining hall, a
library, common spaces, seminar rooms, computer clusters, kitchens, and
other facilities. The newest of Princetonís residential colleges, Whitman
College, opened in 2007.
The colleges also offer a
variety of social events and recreational activities including intramural
athletics, lectures, trips to New York City and Philadelphia, foreign
language tables, and study breaks. All freshman and sophomore advising is organized
within the colleges.