The Residential College at Paulson

Home to the First Year Residential College program beginning in Fall 2023

This residence hall is located within the new John A. Paulson Center at 181 Mercer Street. It is home to over 400 first-year residents, 15 Resident Assistants (RAs), and two full-time residential life staff members.

All members of the residence hall leadership team are here to provide and maintain a vibrant and welcoming community. Our residents are encouraged to join Hall Council as an elected representative, or serve as a Floor Representative to the Council. This facility has several lounges, study spaces, and active lounges for students to gather and network.

Beginning in Fall 2023, the community will be divided into two residential colleges with three themed houses in each of them. Students will be sorted into houses based on their preference and academic schedule. Residents will be able to participate in events from any house. The Paulson Center residence hall will not appear in the Fall 2023 First Year housing application as a residence hall preference because it will only be used to house students who have applied for and been accepted to the residential college program. In order to apply, please complete the Themed Engagement Community section of the 2023-2024 housing application in the housing portal via NYU Home.

Accessibility at Paulson Hall

Building Accessibility

This building has an accessible entrance located at 181 Mercer St. The residence hall within the building has an accessible entrance on the 6th floor. Accommodations in this building include:

  • Single studios
  • Single bedrooms
  • Low occupancy suites
  • Air conditioning
  • Suites without carpet
  • Wheelchair and mobility-related modified suites

For more information about accessible housing, including information on other types of accommodations available and those that are available in any building, please visit the Moses Center for Student Accessibility and find other information on Accessible Housing.

Location Accessibility

This hall is located approximately 0.3 miles (0.5 km) from Washington Square Park. The closest NYU Shuttle stop is at 715 Broadway, served by all shuttle routes. The closest dining location is the Marketplace at Kimmel, located on Washington Square South between Thompson St and LaGuardia Place.

Note: NYU is currently engaged in a comprehensive review to enhance accessibility throughout its residence halls. The information listed above is subject to changes and updates as the project progresses.

Residence Hall Professional Staff

Goddard RHRM

Alma Buljina

Residence Hall Director
Phone: 212-992-5506

Goddard RHRM

Jenny Kwon

Residence Hall Resource Manager
: 212-992-5501

Goddard RHAD

April Keane

Residence Hall Assistant Director
Phone: 212-992-5503

FFiR at Paulson

Stephanie Cook

Faculty Fellow in Residence

School of Global Public Health

FFiR at Paulson

Gerard O'Donoghue

Faculty Fellow in Residence

College of Arts & Science