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 and two Faculty Fellows-in-Residence. With 26 floors, Founders features a large outdoor courtyard, 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.

Note: As of Fall 2018, the University provides a small microwave-refrigerator unit in each suite in Founders Hall, to be shared by the residents within the suite.

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.

Residence Hall Professional Staff

Founders RHAD

David Jones

Residence Hall Director
: 212-998-4918

Founders RHRM

Jerry Roman

Residence Hall Resource Manager
: 212-443-4390

Founders RHD

Tsering Chophel

Residence Hall Assistant Director
Phone: 212-998-4917

Founders FFIR

David Hollander

Faculty Fellow in Residence

School of Professional Studies

Founders FFIR

Michael Funk

Faculty Fellow in Residence

Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development