If you are a matriculated student and live in an on-campus residence that is open all year, you may be able to renew your contract for the subsequent academic year in a simple, one-step process that bypasses the Lottery. If you aren’t eligible to renew, or if you want to move to a new residence for the coming year, you must join the spring Lottery.
Who Can Renew
To qualify for contract renewal, you must:
If, while you live in University housing, your family size changes and exceeds the occupancy limit for your apartment, you cannot renew your contract. You must request reassignment to a larger apartment.
If your status changes to non-matriculated student after you renew or have been assigned University housing, you must contact Housing Assignments immediately as you may no longer be eligible for housing.
If you are living in an academic-year contract on-campus or in subsidized off-campus housing we are not able to offer you a renewal as we may need these apartments to meet the demand from guaranteed first year students for next year.
How to Renew your Contract
Don’t wait until the last day to renew! Axess allows only a limited number of students to log on at one time, and the system can slow down during periods of heavy use.
Renewing with a Group
Even if you renew your contract, you can be part of a group of students who are participating in the Lottery. If group members are assigned to the same type of housing that you occupy, they’ll be considered for the same apartment.
Renewals and Vacations
When you renew, you may apply for one vacation quarter during the academic year. During this time you may remain in your residence without registering for courses. Or, if you plan to be away from campus or register in absentia during your vacation quarter, you may sublicense your room or apartment to a Stanford affiliate. Visit: Vacation Quarter petition and sublicense information. Your sublicense must be approved by Housing Assignments.
Misrepresentation of Facts
The University, with cause, may ask you to provide certifiable documents of facts detailed in your housing application or on your signed Residence Agreement. Any misrepresentation of facts for housing purposes is considered a violation of the Stanford University Residence Agreement and the Fundamental Standard of Student Conduct and may result in the loss of housing privileges and/or possible University disciplinary action.
Last modified Fri, 12 Sep, 2014 at 13:59