Self-operated houses, or self-ops, are undergraduate houses in which student residents (and non-resident eating associates), manage the operation of the house's meal service and hire a house cook. The members jointly establish a board plan and coordinate house jobs and the budgeting of finances. Like co-ops, self-ops offer residents the opportunity to develop skills in management and self-sufficiency. Unlike co-ops, where students cook for themselves and clean the house, house cooks prepare all required meals in self-ops and University custodial service is provided. The kitchen is generally open to students outside mealtimes and students may be required to hash.

Self-ops establish a kitchen schedule which requires that each resident volunteer for a daily, weekly, or quarterly shift. In some houses, the residents choose to use house funds to pay residents for house jobs. Each student contributes toward the order of the house, whether he pays a fellow resident for the work or does the work himself. The structure of the self-op also forces residents to interact more frequently and cooperatively with one another; jobs are rarely done individually.

Each self-op is unique, and the level and variety of social and educational activities varies according to student preference.

For staffing levels in Row houses review the Residential Education web pages.

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General Information

Residence Name

Self-ops – Small Group Houses
Map

Neighborhood

Central

Navigation Address

Various - see House Facts tab

Mailing Address

Students living in Row Houses (Upper Row, Lower Row, Clusters 1, 2, or 3/Cowell) are strongly encouraged to follow the directions for the mail and package process provided on the Mail Delivery and Shipping page, as the PO Box address is each student’s official Stanford address and should be maintained during their entire undergraduate career.  However, Row residents are also able to have mail packages delivered directly to their Row house by addressing mail and packages to the house's street address.  Please be reminded that Student Housing/the University accepts no responsibility for packages sent to/delivered at individual residences.

Housing Front Desk

The Row
Housing
Front Desk

680 Lomita, 717 Dolores, BOB, Durand, Grove, Haus Mitteleuropa, Jerry, La Casa Italiana,
La Maison Française, Mars,
Muwekma-Tah-Ruk, Narnia,
Phi Sig, Roth, Slavianskii Dom,
Storey, and Xanadu

Stern
Housing
Front Desk

ZAP

     
Dining Service

Student residents and non-resident eating associates, manage the operation of the house's meal service and hire a house cook. For students interested in becoming eating associates, please see the house kitchen manager.

Class Configuration Upperclass
Co-ed Type Co-ed on each floor. Roth, all-female
Custodial Service University managed

Furnishings

Each house is unique, but general furnishings in a typical student room include a bed, desk, chair, dresser or drawers, bookcase or bookshelves, closet or wardrobe, wastebasket and recycle bin. Bathrooms are communal; single-gender or co-ed.

Common Areas

Each house has a kitchen, dining room, lounge, computer cluster, and study area.

 

House Facts

All
Self-operated
Houses

Configuration:
Co-ed type:

Resident Staff:

Upperclass house
Co-ed on each floor.
Exception: Roth House is all-female. BOB, Narnia currently have gender-neutral housing assignments available in two-room doubles.

Student staff for Non-Theme Houses; Resident Fellows/Faculty Affiliates for Theme Houses.

Addresses and Year built (Non-theme houses)

House

Address

Year Built

680 Lomita

680 Lomita

1963

717 Dolores

717 Dolores

1915

BOB
(Robert Moore South)

566 Mayfield Ave

1976

Durand

634 Mayfield Ave

1911

Grove

584 Mayfield Ave

1907

Jerry

658 Lomita Ct

1965

Mars

553 Mayfield Ave

1896

Narnia

1135 Campus Dr

1963

Phi Sig

1018 Campus Dr

1896

Roth

713 Santa Ynez

1909

Xanadu

558 Mayfield Ave

1976

ZAP

710 Bowdoin St

1967

Addresses and Year built (Theme houses)

House

Address

Year Built

Haus Mitteleuropa

620 Mayfield Ave

1910

La Casa Italiana
(Robert Moore North)

562 Mayfield Ave

1976

La Maison Française

610 Mayfield Ave

1909

Muwekma-Tah-Ruk

543 Lasuen Mall

1896

Slavianskii Dom

650 Mayfield Ave

1900

Storey House

544 Lasuen Mall

1900

Note: There are also self-ops within the Greek residences at Stanford. See the Residential Education’s Self-Operated Housing page for more information.

Images of Self-ops

Self-operated Non-theme Houses

717 Dolores
680 Lomita Dr. 717 Dolores St.
ZAP BOB
ZAP BOB
Grove
Durand Grove
Jerry Mars
Narnia Phi Sig
Roth (all female) Xanadu

Self-operated Theme Houses

Haus Mittleeuropa La Casa Italiana
Haus Mitteleuropa La Casa Italiana
Muwekma-Tah-Ruk
La Maison Française Muwekma-Tah-Ruk
Slavianskii Dom
Slavianskii Dom Storey

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