Unit One/Allen Hall

A creative and engaging community in a small college environment, featuring about 60 credit-granting courses, arts facilities, private music lessons, performances, educational events, volunteer activities, and a renowned Guest-in-Residence program.


1005 W. Gregory Drive, Urbana, IL 61801

Contact Information:

Phone: Allen Front Desk - (217) 333-1100 or  Unit One - (217) 333-8351

Email: unitone@housing.illinois.edu


Krannert Center for the Performing Arts and CRCE

Resident Population:

651 students

Room Types:

Doubles, triples, quads


Dining hall shared by Allen and LAR and specialty dining Field of Greens (vegetarian and vegan options) and Kosher Kitchen


In-room wireless access, loftable furniture, study lounges, pianos, music practice rooms, vending machines, laundry room, 24-hour front desk services, library, computer lab, darkroom, ceramics lab, music recording studio, radio station.

Special Features:

Home to the Unit One Living-Learning Community (all of Allen Hall). Unique resources in Allen include: a music recording studio, darkroom, ceramics lab, in-hall classes for credit, free music lessons, and a renowned Guest-in-Residence program. Gender-inclusive wing on Allen 1 North has a floor layout that offers in-room coed and a gender-inclusive bathroom (residents of any gender may use it at the same time). 

Online Application:

Coed by wing except on Allen 1 North, where it is coed in room (any gender may live in the same room)

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Facility Information

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