Mathey College was dedicated on November 6, 1983 in honor of Dean Mathey, Class of 1912. Dean Mathey was a longtime trustee and supporter of the University, and as a college student he was captain of the tennis team in his senior year and received honors at graduation.
His devoted service to the University and his fondness for Blair Hall made naming the college in his honor appropriate. As the fifth of the Residential Colleges “Matty,” as its name is commonly pronounced, includes of some of the University’s oldest residential buildings. All were built in the collegiate gothic style.
The heart of the college is Blair Quad which is surrounded by Blair, Joline, and Campbell Halls. In warm weather students play volleyball or toss footballs, and in the winter it becomes a popular spot for snowball fights or snowman building.
The college office and administrative facilities are located in Hamilton Hall. The cavernous dining hall was also designed in the collegiate gothic style and shares a kitchen facility with neighboring Rockefeller College. There are many facilities, including TV rooms, study lounges, laundry rooms, and kitchens throughout the college. Rockefeller Library, located in Hamilton Hall, is a perfect place to study.
Donated and named by John Insley Blair and DeWitt Clinton Blair, Class of 1856. First occupied in 1897.
Donated by the Class of 1877 and named for John A. Campbell, Class of 1877. First occupied in 1909.
Named for the third president of the University Jonathan Edwards. First occupied in 1880.
Donated by the Class of 1884 and 1885 and named for John Hamilton. First occupied in 1911.
Donated by Mary Joline in honor of Adrian Joline, Class of 1870. First occupied in 1933.
Named for Stafford Little, Class of 1844 and former trustee. First occupied in 1901.
As a resident of Mathey College, you will likely take most of your meals in the Mathey Dining Hall which shares a servery with Rockefeller College. You may, however, choose to eat in any of the other Residential College dining rooms when it is more convenient or if you want to join friends there.
Take a look at the Dining Services website for information on meal plans, daily menus, hours of operation and bringing a guest.
Dining Services - Residential Dining Halls
You and your roommate(s) may configure the furniture in your room or suite any way you like, but all of the furniture must remain in the room for the year. Standard furnishings include: