Stanford housing is available to single students; students coming to campus with a spouse, same-sex or opposite-sex partner; and students with children.

On-campus Housing

  • Single-occupancy studio and one-bedroom apartments
  • Shared apartments with one, two, three or four bedrooms
  • Studios and one-bedroom apartments
  • One bedroom plus den and two-bedroom apartments (available to couples who are both enrolled, matriculated Stanford students)
  • Townhouse-style apartments with one, two, or three bedrooms (eligibility based on family size)

For photos, sample floor plans and details about each region, please visit the “Tour Graduate Housing” pages within the Student Housing web site.

Stanford Housing Amenities

Apartment features Community features
Many new and renovated units Convenient to classrooms, libraries, and labs
Many units with beautiful views of courtyards, campus, foothills, and San Francisco Bay Additional security with visitor access system
in buildings with interior corridors
Furnished units at no additional charge Computer clusters
Optional unfurnished units for couples without children and students with children On-campus childcare, elementary school, after-school programs, and children’s play areas
Wall-to-wall carpeting Social, educational, and cultural activities
Window coverings in all rooms ‘Just Like Home’ coinless/cardless
laundry program
All-electric kitchen appliances Outdoor recreation areas and athletic facilities including pools, gyms, fields, and courts for tennis, basketball and volleyball
Tile, laminate, or solid surface countertops Nearby parking (permit required)
High-speed Internet and phone service included in University communications fee Free Stanford shuttle service to campus and
off-campus locations, including local shopping areas and restaurants
Cable TV with Stanford programming
and educational channels; optional subscription services
Easy access to Caltrain station with service
to San Francisco and San Jose
All utilities included Lounges, music practice rooms, and other
common rooms
Additional amenities available in
select buildings
On-site professional and student
residence staff

Off-Campus Housing

Rental housing is available near Stanford, but the University is located in a highly-desirable suburban area in the heart of Silicon Valley. Consequently, off-campus rental rates are relatively high compared to many other regions of the United States and even other parts of the Bay Area.

If you decide to live off campus, plan to arrive at Stanford at least two weeks early to take advantage of a wider range of housing choices.

You can check local rental listings, accessible only to Stanford students and affiliates, at Student Housing’s Community Housing website. You will be directed from there to the rental listings, which are available through the Places4Students web site. You will either need a Stanford email address to view the rental listings, or may contact Housing Assignments for a temporary password.

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