The residential halls are a very social place on campus. Russell Towers is one of the most social because it is an open-suite style, meaning the towers are all connected by a common room and none of the doors in the hallways require a lock. Any student can walk past your room and say "Hello" if you leave your door open. Each residence hall also has common rooms on each floor and a larger common room on the first floor. Many students take advantage of these rooms to socialize with friends, do homework, or watch sporting events on the weekends.
Herlihy Hall is mostly upperclassmen and is very hard to get into if you have never lived in the building before. It is the most desired hall to live in because the rooms are the biggest on campus and the building has a 24-hour courtesy rule. The courtesy rule doesn't mean quiet hours, but it does mean to respect your neighbors and not let the noise get too loud into the hallways.