The Malcolm S. Forbes Jr. '70 College
is one of the six residential colleges
that house all freshmen and sophomores at Princeton University
. The College was a gift to the school by Malcolm S. Forbes Sr. '41
in 1984 in honor of his son, Steve. Steve's daughter, Catherine Forbes '99, was a member of Forbes College while attending Princeton.
The college consists of two main parts, each with a subsection: The Main Inn and its subsidiary New Wing, and the Addition, with its Annex. In addition, a two-story house adjacent to Forbes, 99 Alexander Street (nicknamed "the Pink House"), houses ten sophomore women every year. The Main Inn and its New Wing were originally part of The Princeton Inn, a hotel built in 1924-25 in a colonial fieldstone
style. It was a popular among parents visiting their sons (and young ladies visiting students at the all-male university). The New Wing was added in 1946, built of red brick. To the south of the main building, is the Annex with additional housing. The hotel was acquired by the university in 1970, and the Addition (designed by J. Robert Hillier '59) was built connecting the Annex and the Main Inn. From 1970 to 1983 the hotel was called the Princeton Inn College, which cultivated a unique campus culture; residents were called "Innmates" and T-shirts with the slogan "Die For the INN" (an intramural sports battle cry) still remain in circulation. Forbes is also said to foster a more closely-knit community and... Read More