Welcome Letter to Families of Class of 2022

Wednesday, Aug 15, 2018

July 23, 2018

Dear Parent/Guardian,

Welcome to the Rockefeller College family! Rockefeller College, which we affectionately call Rocky, is one of six residential colleges at Princeton, and it will be your student’s “home away from home” while at Princeton.  As a two-year residential college, Rocky houses approximately 250 first-years and 250 sophomores, and our staff members and student leaders work together to foster a close-knit intellectual and social community for all. Our community also includes faculty and staff fellows as well as resident graduate students whose talents and interests enrich the life of the college. Rockefeller College is a place where all of us come together, to look out for one another and to engage meaningfully with one another, in a supportive environment where we can all feel at home.

Our historic dorms include Holder, Campbell, Buyers, and Witherspoon, and our Collegiate Gothic-style common room and dining hall are some of the most beautiful spaces on campus, where we host concerts, dinner discussions with faculty, language tables, career workshops, and much, much more. You can learn more about our spaces and programs on the Rocky website at http://rockefellercollege.princeton.edu/ and keep up with Rocky events on our Facebook page, @RockyAtPrinceton.  I also encourage you to look the Path to Princeton website http://path.princeton.edu/families, where you will find additional resources.

Although your student is the one who will be living in Rocky, we consider you to be a member of the Rocky community as well. I hope you will be able to join us for the reception for families in the Rocky Common Room on Saturday, September 1st, at 3:30pm. This will be an opportunity for you to meet the staff who will offer all Rockyites support and guidance throughout their years at Princeton, and it will be our opportunity to welcome you in person. Whenever you are able to visit, please feel free to join us for a meal in the dining hall, come to one of our film screenings in the Rocky-Mathey Theater, or just stop by the College Office in Madison Hall to say hello.

I look forward to meeting you soon.


Clancy Rowley

Head of Rockefeller College

Professor of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering