Mathey College


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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.

  • Game rooms
  • Gender-neutral rooms
  • Kitchenettes
  • Laundry
  • Library
  • Printer clusters
  • Seminar room
  • Study lounges
Room Types
  • Singles
  • Doubles
  • Triples
  • Quads


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:

  • A single bed, which requires extra-long, twin-size sheets
  • A dresser
  • A desk and chair
  • A bookshelf
  • A closet or wardrobe for each person
  • Waste and recycling cans
  • Shades or blinds
  • Message boards at the entrance to many rooms