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

Accessibility at Founders Hall

Building Accessibility

This hall has an accessible entrance located on East 12th St. between 3rd Avenue and 4th Avenue. Accommodations in this building include:

  • Low occupancy suites
  • Air conditioning
  • Suites without carpet
  • Wheelchair and mobility-related modified suites
  • Suites with visual fire alarms for the hearing impaired

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 0.5 miles (0.8 km) from Washington Square Park. The closest NYU Shuttle stop is at 13th St and 3rd Ave, served by the Route C Shuttle. The closest dining location is NYU Eats at Third North, located on 12th St and 3rd Ave.

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

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

Residential Life Assistant

Ice Lou

Residential Life Assistant
Phone: 212-443-4393

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