Forbes

Acquired by the University for dormitory use in 1970, the Forbes College property began life in the 1920s as the Princeton Inn, a gracious hotel frequented by visitors to campus. It was remodeled in 1984 through a gift from Malcolm S. Forbes Sr. '41, and named in honor of his son, Malcolm S. Forbes Jr. '70. It joined Wilson as Princeton's second residential college, and is now a two-year college paired with Whitman. Forbes is home to about 500 freshmen and sophomores, who reside in the Main Inn as well as the New Wing and other adjacent buildings. Its location has historically been considered remote from the rest of campus, but construction of the Arts and Transit complex directly across the street is bringing the campus to Forbes' doorstep in a dramatic way. Forbesians enjoy a view of the golf course from the rear veranda, as well as their own garden. Michael Hecht, Professor of Chemistry, is head of college, joining the Forbes staff in the college office on the lower level of the Main Inn.