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Founders Hall

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120 East 12th Street
New York, NY 10003

Resource Center Contact & Hours

Academic Year: Monday-Sunday 10am – 10pm
Summer Hours: Monday-Sunday 8am – 12am
Holiday hours may vary
Telephone number: 212-443-4390

Getting Around

  • 10-15 minute walk to Washington Square.
  • Subway Access:
    • Two blocks from Union Square subway station for N, R, L, Q, 4, 5, & 6 trains.
  • The closest free NYU Shuttle is Route C, which stops on 13th St and Third Ave. For more info, please see Bus Routes and Schedules.
  • Closest dining hall is on 12th St. and Third Ave, Third North Courtyard Cafe.


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About Founders Hall

Welcome to Founders Hall, NYU’s newest residence hall and home to over 700 first-year students, located in the Union Square/East Village area of NYC! Built on the site of the former St. Ann’s church, the historic façade and fence have been preserved as part of the front courtyard. To help facilitate the community, enhance your academic experience, plan events, and provide support, there are 25 Resident Assistants, one Resource Center Assistant, three student affairs professionals (Ashley, Paula, and Jerry), and one Faculty-Fellow in Residence (Crystal Parikh) with their families. In addition, Founders has a Writing Affiliate that helps first year students learn and understand how to succeed in writing their first college level papers while at NYU. With 26 floors, Founders features a large outdoor courtyard, a community garden, two TV lounges, one study lounge with computers, wi-fi access throughout the lobby and lounges, recycling/trash rooms on every floor, a laundry room, and energy and sustainability focused features. Throughout the year there will be many chances to get involved especially with the Founders Advisory Board (FAB), our very own hall government where you can run for an elected position or serve on the general council. Check out our blog to learn more about Founders!


Residence Hall Professional Staff

Ashley Nickelsen

 Residence Hall Director
: 212-998-4918

 Jerry Roman

 Resource Manager
: 212-443-4390

 Paula Zwillich

 Residence Hall
 Assistant Director
 Phone: 212-998-4917

Faculty Fellow
in Residence

Crystal Parikh

Associate Professor
College of Arts and Science

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