Contract Lengths

Contract Dates - Single Graduate Housing

The majority of contracts at Stanford are year-round contracts although some academic-year contracts are available in selected buildings. Each residence choice on Axess is displayed with a description of the contract length. Pay close attention while ranking the residence choices on your application as there are sometimes different contract lengths available for the same type of housing.

Your selections this year may limit your options for next year. You cannot renew your contract if you are living in an academic-year building or in subsidized off-campus housing, but can terminate the summer portion of the year-round contracts. If you want to renew your contract for future years, you should select the on-campus housing options that are open year round.

The move-in date options vary by quarter; more information is available at Move-in Date Options. Year-round contracts usually run from autumn through the end of the summer term. If you move into your Stanford residence at the beginning of a term, your first month's charges will be prorated to the first day of the term. If you are no longer enrolled and move out at the end of a term, your last month's charges will be prorated to the last day of the term. Rent also is prorated to the end of a summer session for students who do not continue in housing for the following year. Enrolled summer visiting students can apply just for Summer Quarter.

You may file a termination form on Axess in the R&DE Housing and Dining portal to end your contract at the end of Spring Quarter even if you are enrolled for summer as long as you file by the deadline and have not renewed your contract for the following year. If you fail to give notice by the applicable deadline noted in the Residence Agreement, you will be charged a $100-$450 late termination of occupancy fee. You are obligated to pay rent through the end of Spring Quarter as long as you remain an enrolled student. If you move out before the end of the Spring Quarter and remain enrolled, you will continue paying rent until the end of Spring Quarter.

Contract Lengths for 2014-15

Year-round Residences

Academic Term

Quarter Start Date

Quarter End Date

Lyman, Munger Graduate Residence (Buildings 1, 2 and 3), Rains, all of Escondido Village (except Studio Building 2), and Off-campus Subsidized Housing

Autumn

September 1, 2014

December 15, 2014

Winter

January 2, 2015

March 22, 2015

Spring

March 28, 2015

June 15, 2015

Summer

June 20, 2015

August 16, 2015

Academic-year contracts usually run from autumn through spring term, though some contracts vary in length according to the residence to which you are assigned. Academic-year contracts are located in specific buildings that close for the summer. If you have an academic-year contract and want to continue in University housing during the summer, you’ll need to file a summer housing application in the spring and move to a building that is open for the summer. See Apply for summer housing.

Academic-year Residences

Academic Term

Quarter Start Date

Quarter End Date

Munger Graduate Residence (Building 4 and Jacobson-Sorensen Hall), and Escondido Village (Studio Building 2)

Autumn

September 12, 2014

December 15, 2014

Winter

January 2, 2015

March 22, 2015

Spring

March 28, 2015

June 15, 2015

Summer

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Schwab Residential Center

Autumn

September 10, 2014

December 15, 2014

Winter

January 2, 2015

March 22, 2015

Spring

March 28, 2015

June 12, 2015

Summer

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