Rockefeller College is named after its distinguished benefactor John D. Rockefeller III. It was established in 1982 and sought to create a learning community that integrates social and curricular affairs. The buildings on the western side of Holder Courtyard house the college’s social, dining, and academic facilities. Beautiful high ceilings and gothic design make “Rocky” stand out.
The college features a theater, a library, a darkroom, TV and game rooms, a computer cluster, laundry rooms, and a kitchen located in Witherspoon Hall. The Rocky-Mathey Theater is often used for seminars and discussions, and hosts several productions each year.
The Lawrence S. Rockefeller Library is located in Hamilton Hall and is a popular place to study for both Rocky and Mathey students. Many scenes in the 2001 Academy Award winning movie “A Beautiful Mind” were filmed in Rockefeller College.
Named for Margaret Olivia Sage and Christopher Holder. First occupied in 1910 and renovated in 2005.
Donated by the Trustees of the College of New Jersey and named for John Witherspoon. First occupied in 1877.
As a resident of Rockefeller College, you will likely take most of your meals in the Rockefeller Dining Hall which shares a servery with Mathey 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: