Residence Life

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. 

Madison Hall and rebudsWhen 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:  Blair Hall (1897 & 1907), Little Hall (1898-1901), Edwards Hall (completed 1880), 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 singular character, but students’ experiences are essentially shaped by the community created by the undergraduates, resident graduate students, College staff, faculty advisers and College Fellows.

Students in dining hallYou're not just going to eat and sleep here at Mathey. We hope Mathey becomes the nexus of your intellectual and social life as well. We have a host of ways to get involved in the life of Mathey College. The Mathey College Council is made up of your fellow students who volunteer their time to create exciting study breaks, parties, discussions, debates, presentations, and trips.

The Mathey College Council has numerous subcommittees that cover a wide range of interests (information on the Council's offices and activities will be coming out in early September!). From arts and culture to community responsibility and IM's, you'll have no shortage of ways to get involved.