I lived in Allen Hall during the 2007-2008 and 2008-2009 academic years. As a freshman, the openness of the Allen staff and residents was very beneficial. The frequent events provided social opportunities and residents seemed to be more willing to leave their doors open than in other buildings. My second year I began to find that I did not fit in with the general social scene at Allen as much, but the space and location remained great benefits. I would recommend Allen for freshman that are open minded and looking for multiple opportunities to engage with their hallmates.