Options for Students with Children

On-campus Housing

Student Housing is available in furnished townhouse-style apartments with two or three bedrooms (eligibility based on family size).

Graduate or undergraduate students who have one to three legally-dependent children living with them at least 50 percent of each week are eligible to live in Student with Children Housing. Students with children may or may not be married or in a domestic partnership. Students with shared custody of their children qualify for this type of housing if the children physically occupy the apartment at least 50% of each week. If you are expecting a child, you may apply for Student with Children Housing for the quarter that corresponds to the second trimester of pregnancy.

Stanford does not have adequate housing for large families with four or more children. Three-bedroom apartments can only accommodate three twin beds, so in general students with more than three children are not eligible for on-campus housing. If you have four children and one of them is an infant or you do not need more than three twin beds, then you may petition to live on campus by submitting a request at http://helpsu.stanford.edu.

Stanford does not provide housing for extended families—including students’ parents, siblings, or live-in day care staff. If your parents or other family members are moving to the Stanford area, you must make alternate housing arrangements for them. See Community Housing.

Housing Options for 2014-15

Residence

Occupancy

Rate

Contract

Number of Spaces

Escondido Village

   

2 bedroom, 1 bath

Family with 1-2 children

$1,939

Full-year

195

3 bedroom, 1 bath

Family with 2-3 children

$2,343

Full-year

55

For photos, sample floor plans and details about each region, please visit the “Housing Options” pages within the Student Housing web site.

Housing Options for 2013-14

Residence

Occupancy

Rate

Contract

Number of Spaces

Escondido Village

   

2 bedroom, 1 bath

Family with 1-2 children

$1,873

Full-year

195

3 bedroom, 1 bath

Family with 2-3 children

$2,264

Full-year

55

Stanford Housing Amenities

Apartment features

Community features

Many units recently built or renovated

Convenient to classrooms, libraries, and labs

Beautiful views of courtyards, campus, foothills, and San Francisco Bay visible from many units

Additional security with visitor access system
in buildings with interior corridors

Furnishings provided at no additional charge

Computer clusters

On-site professional and student
residence staff

On-campus childcare, elementary school, after-school programs, and children’s play areas

Wall-to-wall carpeting

Social, educational, and cultural activities

Window coverings in all rooms

‘Just Like Home’ coinless/cardless
laundry program included in rate

All-electric kitchen appliances

Outdoor recreation areas and athletic facilities including pools, gyms, fields, and courts for tennis, basketball and volleyball

Tile, laminate, or solid surface countertops

Nearby parking (permit required required and available for purchase through Parking and Transportation)

High-speed Internet and phone service (included in University communications fee)

Free Stanford shuttle service to campus and
off-campus locations, including local shopping areas and restaurants

Cable TV with Stanford programming
and educational channels; optional subscription services

Easy access to Caltrain station with service
to San Francisco and San Jose

Covered utilities include water, heat, electricity, garbage, and sewer

Lounges, music practice rooms, and other
common rooms

Additional amenities available in
select buildings

 

Off-Campus Housing

Rental housing is available near Stanford, but the University is located in a highly desirable suburban area in the heart of Silicon Valley. Consequently, off-campus rental rates are relatively high compared to many other regions of the United States and even other parts of the Bay Area.

If you decide to live off campus, plan to arrive at Stanford at least two weeks early to take advantage of a wider range of housing choices.

You can check local rental listings, accessible only to Stanford students and affiliates, at Student Housing’s Community Housing website. You will be directed from there to the rental listings, which are available through the Places4Students web site. You will either need a Stanford email address to view the rental listings, or may contact Housing Assignments for a temporary password.

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