Allen Hall/Unit One
Overview of Unit One for Prospective Students
This page is intended to answer questions about the Unit One/Allen Hall housing option. If you are interested in living in Allen Hall and have further questions, please see supplemental information on our site, call, write, or email.
Allen Hall is an undergraduate residence hall on the Urbana-Champaign campus of the University of Illinois. Unit One is a living-learning community made up of all Allen Hall residents. The Unit One program provides residents of Allen Hall with a creative and intellectually stimulating atmosphere in a lively and engaging community. In a sense, Unit One provides a small-college atmosphere in a big campus setting.
Students often perceive university education as a maze which they must "get through." At Unit One, we encourage students to participate actively in defining and constructing their education. Residents of Allen Hall can create, design, and direct almost all aspects of the Unit One program. Staff at Unit One are especially responsive to helping students put their ideas into action.
Allen Hall has a distinctive personality. Residents characterize it as a friendly, community-oriented hall that is forward-thinking, and highly accepting of diversity among students. Unit One/Allen Hall programs, many of which deal with contemporary political and social issues, add dimensions of controversy, activism, and social awareness to students' lives as an integral part of the educational goals of the program. Our arts facilities and courses allow all students, regardless of major, to explore their creativity.
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