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Mirrielees is an apartment residence for upperclass students. It was built in 1972, originally as part of the nearby Escondido Village graduate community. Each furnished apartment has a small living-dining area, a kitchen, and bathroom. Mirrielees houses approximately 290 students with one person per bedroom – two-bedroom apartments house two people and three-bedroom apartments house three people. Mirrielees is one of the housing options in the Gender-neutral housing program.

Mirrielees is an enjoyable community, and as apartment living offers independence and privacy, it is best suited for students who wish to make their primary social group small. With an involved residence staff—Resident Assistants, a peer health educator, and two RCCs—there is plenty of support.  Wide social activities are offered as well.

Edith Ronald Mirrielees (1879-1962) is the namesake for Mirrielees House. A member of the class of 1906, Edith earned her bachelor’s degree at Stanford in January 1907. As a student she was editor of the literary magazine Sequoia, an associate editor of the Stanford Quad yearbook, and co-founder of the women’s honorary society, Cap and Gown. She joined the English Department in 1909 as an instructor in writing, rose through the ranks to full professor, and retired in 1944. In addition to teaching she was a prolific writer and in 1959 published Stanford: The Story of a University. Professor Mirrielees instructed, mentored, and became friends with John Steinbeck, and he wrote the introduction to the final edition of her classic book on writing.

General Information

Residence Name Mirrielees House
Neighborhood Eastside
Navigation Address 730 Escondido Road, Stanford, CA 94305
Housing Front Desk Wilbur Hall Housing Front Desk
Resident Fellow Tiffany Taylor
Custodial Service University managed
Dining Service

Private kitchen, self-prep – no meal plan required: Apartment residents have several options: Do their own cooking; purchase a Stanford Dining meal plan, join a self-op or co-op as an Eating Associate, or use Cardinal Dollars to purchase meals at R&DE’s retail eateries or residential dining halls. Go to Dining Options for complete dining information and specially-priced Apartment meals through Stanford Dining.

Co-ed Type Co-ed on each floor
Mirrielees consists of two- and three-bedroom apartments.  Gender-neutral housing assignments are available in the two-bedroom apartments.
Common Areas Mirrielees has a variety of common areas including multiple lounges, balconies, computer clusters, and laundry rooms, as well as a large patio and BBQ area.

Living area

The Residence


Living area and bedrooms




For information on the accessibility of residences for both living and visiting, please reference our Undergraduate Residences Accessibility Summary chart.


General Bedroom Bathroom
Wall-to-wall carpeting Extra-long twin bed Bathtub with shower
Window coverings Desk and chair Low-flow toilet
High-speed internet access Bookcase Sink, mirror and counter
Telephone and
telephone line
Towel bars and robe hook
Cable TV capability Waste basket and
recycling bin

Sample Floor Plan

Two-Bedroom Apartment - Top View

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