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Oak Creek Apartments will be available as an option for single graduate students, couples without children and may be available as an option for upperclass undergraduate students (juniors and seniors, with priority given to students who are 21 or older). These are luxury two-bedroom apartments for single students and studios and 1-bedroom apartments for couples, located just off the main campus on Sand Hill Road in a large complex with multiple buildings, secured lobbies, and interior corridors. Many amenities are included—swimming pools, sauna, tennis courts, weight room, billiards room, small movie theater. Oak Creek has beautiful green landscaped grounds, graced with towering oak trees and easily accessible bike paths and hiking trails.

Furnished by the University, each studio or 1-bedroom apartment houses one couple. Each two-bedroom apartment typically houses two graduate or three undergraduate students. During the Autumn Quarter some two-bedroom apartments will house three graduate students for just one quarter so that those apartments will be available for the undergraduate students returning from overseas programs in the winter. The graduate students assigned to the autumn only apartments will have priority for winter vacancies in other graduate housing.

The apartments have air conditioning, and each apartment has one assigned space in an under-building parking garage. There is additional uncovered parking readily available. Stanford provides wireless DSL and basic phone service with free calls within the continental U.S. There are also many organized activities and classes such as pizza nights, book clubs, creative writing workshops, yoga classes, pilates, tennis tournaments, and more (some are offered at no charge, others require fees).

If you are assigned here and are interested in housing on campus, please file a reassignment request. The reassignment request form can be found within the Housing and Dining section of Axess under the tab “Apply for Reassignment." There is no fee to be reassigned to on-campus housing and assignments are made based on the date you submit your reassignment request.

Sublicensing is not permitted within off-campus subsidized apartments.

General Information

Residence Name

Oak Creek Apartments – multiple buildings


Off-campus housing - adjacent to Stanford, Highways 101, and 280

Navigation Address

1600 Sand Hill Road, Palo Alto, CA  94304

Distance from Campus

Located 1.4 miles from the center of campus. It is approximately 9 minutes to campus by bike.

Single Undergraduate Student Spaces

2 Bedroom, 1 Bath Double Occupancy: 111 Spaces (75 added for winter)
2 Bedroom, 2 Bath Double Occupancy: 10 Spaces (27 added for winter)

Single Graduate Student Spaces

2 Bedroom, 1 Bath Double Occupancy: 60 Spaces
2 Bedroom, 2 Bath Double Occupancy: 58 Spaces
2 Bedroom, 1 Bath Triple Occupancy: 75 Spaces (autumn only)
2 Bedroom, 2 Bath Triple Occupancy: 27 Spaces (autumn only)

Couples without Children Spaces

1 Bedrooms: 12 Apartments
Studios: 13 Apartments

Housing Front Desk

Escondido Village Housing Front Desk
Escondite Cottage, 150 Comstock Circle
Stanford, CA 94305

Custodial Service

Self-managed, except for common areas.

Dining Service

Kitchens provided; optional Stanford Dining or student-managed plan.

Co-ed Type

Gender-Neutral Housing Available for Graduate Students Only

Common Areas

Club house, Billiards room, Theater, Exercise facility, Pools, and Tennis courts.

Living area

Pool area



Wheelchair accessible for living



Wheelchair accessible for visiting



Braille signage








Wall-to-wall carpeting

Extra-long twin beds for singles, queen beds for couples

Sink with mirror

Window coverings

Desk and chair

High-speed internet access Nightstand  
Telephone and
telephone line
Cable TV capability Waste basket and
recycling bin
Sofa or 2 upholstered

Side & coffee table

Dining table & chairs    

Sample Floor Plan

Two-bedroom, one-bathroom Double - Top View


Two-bedroom, two-bathroom Double - Top View


Studio - Top View


One-bedroom - Top View

Last modified Mon, 22 Jun, 2015 at 17:18