Founders Hall

Founders Hall is a 4-story, first-year, building located in the heart of campus.  With wide hallways, smaller rooms, and a group of 400 first-year students, Founders residents place a high value on living in community. Rooms are mostly doubles and hallways often become the spaces for informal study and social gatherings. Founders’ horseshoe shape makes it easy to learn your way around the building and ensure many rooms overlook the central courtyard. The campus’ central green and Kennedy Union are just outside the north doors of the building so Founders residents are always near the hustle and bustle of campus and near most academic buildings.
Founders’ residents are supported 24-7 by a team of dedicated Housing & Residence Life staff. Each floor section has a Resident Assistant, an upperclassman that lives on the floor and serves as a resource for the students within that section. The desk is staffed 24-7 by undergraduate Desk Assistants and a full-time professional Operations Assistant. Finally, a full-time, masters-level professional, Area Coordinator, also lives in the building. 

Hall Staff

Building Amenities

•Common lounge on each floor.
Chapel with support from Campus Ministry.
Dining Services operation (Convenience Store style) located on main floor.
Large lobby featuring seating, study areas, and recreation areas.
Large laundry room (machines accept both coin and FlyerCard for operation).
Bike storage room available in basement (additional exterior racks available).
Secure mailboxes and mail room where packages can be delivered and retrieved.
Common Copier unit available for student use.

Floor Plans

Sample Room

Room Dimensions

(Dimensions provided represent a typical room configuration, some variance will be found depending upon specific location.)

Wall to Wall Room Dimensions - 9’ 6” x 16’ 8”
Window Dimensions - 50” w x 47” h
Closet Dimensions (each x 2) – 35” w x 6' h x 25” d
Built-in Shelving Dimensions (3 shelves high by 2 shelves wide) – 29” w x 11” h x 14”d

Room Amenities

Rooms are carpeted and include a Micro-Fridge (combination microwave and refrigerator unit) and built-in storage shelving. Each student is provided with:

Extra long twin bed (80”) –lofting and adjustable – can be lowered or raised to student’s preference (up to about 5” high) [students can request a side (rollout rail) if desired]
Study Table with Lap Drawer and Desk Chair
Pedestal ‘cart’ with Drawer and Cabinet (with Extendable Writing Surface)
3 Drawer Dresser (with Extendable Writing Surface)
Closet with Standard Rod, Shelf, and a High Storage Nook

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Housing and Residence Life

Founders Hall 
300 College Park 
Dayton, Ohio 45469