Its official! My oldest son is a student at Princeton University class of 2022. We got him all moved into his dorm Labor Day weekend and there was no better thing I would rather had been doing than that. Everything went so smoothly even further reassuring his father and I that this was the best decision for the next phase of his life.He’s housed in Rockefeller College or “Rocky” which was another indicator to me that he’s in the right place at the right time. Rockefeller College is situated just a few minutes from Nassau St. and Palmer Square, the streets that connect everything that’s popping just outside of Princeton University.
Rockefeller College “was founded in 1982, making it the third residential college to be established at Princeton. It is named for John D. Rockefeller 3rd, Princeton Class of 1929, who served as a major donor and longtime trustee of the University”.I will share some of my favorite sights from the area in another post but for now, let me tell you all about move in day and my son’s new place of residence.Princeton University’s campus and its architecture is so breathtaking. The windows, doors, steps and archways transport you to another place in time. I was able to grab some photos Labor Day weekend, but plan to include time for a photo session every time I’m on the campus visiting my son. The setting is just too gorgeous not to.
Below is one of the beautifully curved archways that lead up to the Rockefeller dorms, Holder Hall, Buyers Hall (formerly “East Blair Hall”), and part of Campbell Hall. Even the windows have character in these Collegiate Gothic style dorms from the late-19th and early-20th centuries. Everything about the design makes the university an amazing place to learn.The breeze ways and architecture on the roofs of the breeze ways makes you rethink your whole idea about design and moulding. Every time I walked through a breeze way on campus I looked up and imagined something as ornate as this on the ceiling of my bedroom or 12 ft entryway ceiling.