Featured Dorm: Allen Hall/Unit One
I have heard many great things about Allen Hall, although I have never lived there. Located on the east side of campus near CRCE (Campus Recreation Center East), Allen Hall is most known for being a Living Learning Community. Why, you ask? Certain courses are offered in the basement of Allen Hall, so you don’t even have to leave the building to go to class. That means you can go to class in your PAJAMAS!! You can go to any class in your pajamas, but please refer to my very first post as a blogger, 10 Reasons to Dress Nice for School. I believe classes in Allen Hall are exceptions, though.
Allen Hall’s motto is “A Creative Community in a Small College Environment.” If you are artistic or interested in literature or the arts as a major or hobby, Allen Hall would be perfect for you! Check out this link to read about the Guests-in-Residence. These are people who visit Allen Hall to interact with residents through workshops, non-academic programs, and informal discussions.
Allen Hall is a co-ed, non-air conditioned dorm very near CRCE, McKinley Health Center, and Stanley Illini Grove. If you are concerned about not being in the center of campus, don’t be. Allen Hall is located on many MTD bus lines, which makes it very accessible from any place on campus.
Take a tour of Allen Hall or visit the housing website!