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Allen Hall


Allen Hall is named in recognition of Levern Hamlin Allen, the first African-American student at what was then Western Carolina College.  Allen arrived at Western Carolina College on June 11, 1957, three years after the landmark Brown v. Board of Education Supreme Court decision.  That summer she enrolled in and completed a nine-week graduate school summer session.  Allen received an honorary doctorate in humane letters from WCU in August 2006 in recognition of her contributions to society as a pioneer of integration and social change, and for her service to the university.

Opened:  August 16, 2019
Who Lives Here:
 All classifications of students - Freshmen, Sophmore, Junior, Senior, Graduate.
Number of residents:  614
Number of floors:  7
Elevator:  Yes
Airconditioned:  Yes
Room Types:  Double occupancy rooms with en suite bathrooms and private rooms adjoined by a bathroom.
Bathrooms: Located within the room or suite.
Gender:  Single gender rooms/suites with men and women living on the same floor.
Laundry rooms:  floors 2, 4, 5 and 7.
Kitchens: floors 1, 3, 5 and 6 (two kitchens on 5).
Study Lounges:  every floor.
Location on campus:  Uppercampus
Parking:  Harrill-Benton Lot and Harrill South Lot immediately across the street; Judaculla lot adjacent to Harrill South Lot.  (Provided for informational purposes only.  On-campus parking requires the purchase of a permit and eligibility to park in various lots is determined by the type of permit for which a student is eligible.  In addition, purchase of a permit does not guarantee parking in any particular parking spot or lot.)
Notable features:  

  • Pool table located in ground floor lobby.
  • Ping-pong table located on third floor.
  • Three glass-walled connectors on floors 3, 4 and 5.
  • Located next to (.1 mile) Brown Hall - home to The Lodge at Brown Hall, 1889 Bistro, Blue Ridge Burger and Starbucks at Brown Hall.

Double rooms in Allen Hall have an en suite bathroom for the students residing in that room.  The sink is located in the room.  Note that there are two sets of furniture in the double room - one set for each resident.

Approximately 11'3" x 25'5"
Approximately 275 square feet

Room Amenities
Bathroom sink and mirror in the room
Ethernet Port (2 per room)
Movable furniture
Window Blinds

XL Loftable bed (2 per room)
XL Twin Mattress (2 per room)
Desk (2 per room)
Desk Chair (2 per room)
Wardrobe with two drawers (2 per room)


Private rooms in Allen Hall adjoin a second private room via the bathroom.  Students in private rooms share a toilet and shower with the student in the adjoining private room.  A sink is located in the room.

Approximately 9'4" x 21'
Approximately 189 square feet

Room Amenities
Bathroom sink and mirror in the room
Ethernet Port
Movable furniture
Window Blinds

XL Loftable bed
XL Twin Mattress
Desk Chair
Wardrobe with two drawers

All residence halls at Western Carolina University feature the following amenities:

  • Wireless internet access throughout the building
  • Exterior door access controlled by Cat Card (student ID)
  • Non-smoking building with 50 foot non-smoking perimeter 
  • Resident Assistant staff
  • Professional staff on call 24 hours a day

Walker Hall residents spending time in their room.


A view of Allen Residence Hall.


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