Although learning drives life at the Allen Center
, our commitment to excellence extends beyond the classroom. We take service very seriously.
During your stay, you will enjoy a private bedroom and bathroom with views of Northwestern University’s campus or the lakefront. Bedding, bath towels, an iron and a hairdryer are provided for you, and daily housekeeping service ensures a clean and comfortable environment throughout your stay. All 150 of our bedrooms come with Ethernet connections and telephones with voice mail that can be accessed from phones in the building. Best of all, your commute to class each morning is only a brief elevator ride or quick walk downstairs from your room.
As you walk the halls, you may wish to explore the Allen Center’s Inuit art collection, one of the most extensive of its kind in the United States. From the early days of the Allen Center, our planners have emphasized the importance of art in common areas. Three major contemporary works have been commissioned and installed: “Sound Sculpture” by Harry Bertoia, “Windover” by Richard Hunt and a large-scale fiber structure by Dorothy Hughes. Thanks to the generosity of donors, the collection has grown over the years, and it now contains more than 300 pieces of art, carefully curated and mounted throughout the building.
Self-service snack rooms are open around the clock, and large-screen, cable televisions are located in several of the lounges spread throughout the building. A washing machine and dryer are available as well.
We are happy to provide handicapped-accessible rooms upon request.