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Roble (pronounced robe-lee) Hall, built in 1918, is one of Stanford’s most historic residences. The elegant, Beaux-Arts building carries the Spanish name for the valley oak trees that dot the Stanford campus. This four-class residence hall serves approximately 308 students, many of them freshmen.

When Roble Hall was completely renovated in 2005-2006, Stanford conserved its original and unique interior and exterior architectural features while updating the infrastructure and living spaces to 21st century standards. Dining is in the adjacent Lakeside dining commons which also serves Lagunita Court. The building is three stories high and has four wings: A, B, C & M (middle).

A Beaux Arts Beauty
When it opened in 1918, Roble Hall was hailed as “one of the most modern and best equipped dormitories in the United States.” An architecturally unique structure, the exterior walls are built of hollow clay tiles, with intricately carved columns framing the entrance.  Roble was built to house women, and its original lounge had chairs with blue and pink bows. It has now been co-ed for several decades.

During Roble Hall’s $17 million renovation during the summers of 2005 and 2006, workers discovered an historic photo of a young man in the wall between a kitchenette and student room 153. An inscription read “Janet, Night and Day, Justin,” perhaps a reference to Cole Porter’s famous 1932 song, “Night and Day.” Four original Corinthian column capitals which had been abandoned in the basement of B wing were also found.

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General Information

Residence Name Roble Hall
Map
Neighborhood Westside
Navigation Address 374 Santa Teresa Street, Stanford, CA 94305
Housing Front Desk Lagunita Court Housing Front Desk
Dining Service

Serving residents of Roble Hall and Lagunita Court, Lakeside Dining features a wide variety of superb entree options. Its auxiliary operation, Latenite at Lakeside, is one of the few after-hours dining options on campus and offers oven-fresh pizza, grab n' go snacks, confections, and fresh salads and fruit until 2am, five nights a week.

Class Configuration Four-class
Co-ed Type Co-ed by corridor (men and women live on the
same floor)
Custodial Service University managed
Common Areas Roble has a variety of common areas including a library, theatre, seminar room, game lounge, music room, study room, computer cluster, and 2 laundry rooms.

The Residence

 
Lounge Library
Game Lounge Lakeside Dining Patio
 
Architectural Detail Seminar Room

House Facts

Roble
Hall

Configuration:
Co-ed type:
Resident Fellows:
Focus:

Four-Class house
Co-ed by corridor
Steven Weitzman and Mira Wasserman
Four-Class

Furnishings

General Bedroom Bathroom
Wall-to-wall carpeting Extra-long twin beds* Separate bathrooms for men and women are located on
each floor
Window coverings Desk and chair
High-speed internet access Bookshelves
Cable TV capability Three stackable drawers  
Telephone and
telephone line
Sink with mirror  
  Waste basket and
recycling bin
 
  Double rooms: built-in
closet for each student
 
  Quads: two closets, each shared by two students  
*Note: Extra-long beds only in single and double rooms. Quads (housing four students) have regular-length beds.

Sample Floor Plans

Single room - Top View   Single room - Top View
Quad room - Top View

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