Two on-campus undergraduate residences—Mirrielees apartments and the Suites in Governor’s Corner—offer students an opportunity to live in small groups of two to eight students on campus. Rains Graduate Housing also has a few buildings allocated to undergraduate students but students must be 21 to live in this location within graduate housing. These options afford more independence and privacy than are available in residence halls and independent houses. They are best suited for students who wish to make their primary social group small; however, residence-wide social activities are offered as well.

Each apartment in Mirrielees has a living room, dining area, kitchen, two or three bedrooms, and a bathroom, and is shared by two or three students. Each student has their own bedroom. Mirrielees residents are not required to take a meal plan, but may wish to take advantage of the apartment plan offered by Stanford Dining. (See our Dining Options web page.)

The Suites, located in Governor’s Corner, consists of units which are like apartments but do not have kitchens. Students living in the Suites are required to join one of four Dining Societies and to sign a Dining Societies agreement. There are no exceptions to this requirement.

Each suite has a living room, a shared bath, and either four or six single bedrooms. Two 8-bedroom town-house suites (assigned to groups of four or eight students) are also available. Students in groups of 3, 4, 6, or 8 are considered first when assigning suites.

Rains Graduate Apartments: Some apartments in graduate housing are allocated to undergraduate students based on the number of undergraduate students needing housing. The apartments in Rains are two- and four-bedroom apartments with a living room, bath, and kitchen. Students must be 21 to live in this location.

Winter Quarter
Students returning for Winter Quarter will have some additional apartments available to them, including the Oak Creek Apartments  These luxury two-bedroom apartments, located just off the main campus on Sand Hill Road, are furnished by the University and each house three students.  They are staffed similarly to on-campus residences by Residential Education.  Students moving in for Winter Quarter will be able to stay through the end of the academic year. There also may be some additional apartments in Escondido Village assigned to undergraduate students depending on the number of applications received.   Undergraduate students are not assigned into Oak Creek, Rains, or Escondido Village during the spring term unless there is no space available in on-campus undergraduate housing. 

Groups
Living in an apartment or suite requires considerable joint-decision making and individual responsibility. Before forming a group, think carefully about the requirements of group living and the personal characteristics that would best make a successful living group.

Group size in Suites
When applying, groups of four or eight will get automatic priority to live in the four or eight person Suites.  Groups of three or six will get an automatic priority for the six person suites. While the suites usually fill with groups of proper size, if there are not enough group applications to fill these residences, individuals and smaller groups will be assigned to any remaining vacancies. Specific suite assignments are made after the Draw. (See Once You’re Assigned).

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