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EV Midrises

Five eight-story buildings named after Stanford professors, Abrams, Barnes, Hoskins, Hulme, and McFarland, rise above the trees in Escondido Village. Each building has 63 one-bedroom apartments for couples or two single students, and each apartment has a sliding glass door that opens onto a balcony. In McFarland, all units have been remodeled into two-bedroom efficiency apartments. Lobbies, lounges, and other common spaces provide areas for social activities. These mid-rises were remodeled between 1997 and 2002.

History: Mid-rises and Stanford’s early faculty
Escondido Village’s mid-rise apartment towers were built of reinforced, textured concrete beginning in 1964 and have been renovated twice since. Discreetly spaced throughout the grounds of Escondido Village, they were designed to contrast with the otherwise horizontal layout of the low-rise buildings.

Abrams honors Ephraim Douglas Abrams (1874 - 1956), who was associated with Stanford for more than 60 years, first as a Stanford undergraduate and graduate student, and later as a University professor of botany.


One of Stanford’s first faculty members, Earl Barnes, came to the University in 1891 as a professor of education. Unconventional both in his life and research, Barnes explored such child development issues as color perception, religious consciousness, poetic instinct, and imaginary friends.


Hoskins bears the name of Leander Hoskins (1860-1937), Stanford emeritus professor of applied mathematics. After earning advanced degrees in science and civil engineering from the University of Wisconsin, Hoskins taught at Stanford from 1892 through 1925.


Hulme is named for Edward Maslin Hulme (b. 1868), one of Stanford’s first graduates, Dean of the College of Letters and Sciences, and Stanford professor emeritus of history. 

Hulme returned to Stanford in 1921 and taught history until 1937. Hulme wrote textbooks on English history and the Middle Ages, and his book on the Renaissance and Reformation was, for many years, the most popular text in the field. 


Frank Mace McFarland (1869-1951) played a leading role in organizing Stanford’s Hopkins Marine Biological Station in Pacific Grove, where he served as director and co-director. McFarland came to Stanford in 1892 as an instructor and graduate student of histology, and later received his Ph.D. from the University of Wurzburg, Germany.

General Information

Residence Name Abrams, Barnes, Hoskins, Hulme, McFarland
Neighborhood Escondido Village
Mailing Address Stanford, CA 94305
63 Abrams Court (apartment number)
74 Barnes Court (apartment number)
102 Hoskins Court (apartment number)
87 Hulme Court (apartment number)
109 McFarland Court (apartment number)
Front Desk
Escondido Village Housing Front Desk
Housing Category Graduate
Residence Type Apartments
Custodial Service Common areas are University managed. Apartments are not serviced while occupied.
Dining Service Kitchens provided; optional Stanford Dining or student-managed plan

The Apartments

Couples One-Bedroom Apartment

Couples One-Bedroom Dining Room   Couples One-Bedroom Kitchen
Dining Room Kitchen
Couples One-Bedroom  


Single Student Efficiency Apartment

(currently available only in McFarland, Blackwelder, and Quillen)

Single Student Efficiency Bedroom   Single Student Efficiency Kitchen
Bedroom Kitchen
Please note all rooms are staged for photographs, decorative items not provided.  Stanford branded items provided courtesy of the Stanford Bookstore.


Wheelchair accessible for living   Yes
Wheelchair accessible for visiting   Yes
Braille signage   In some mid-rise buildings
Additional information   Some apartments equipped with horn or strobe fire alarms, flashing doorbell


General Bedroom Living/Dining Kitchen
Cable TV capability Closet Coffee Table Electric Stove
Multiple high-speed internet connections Desk and chair Dining room table Oven
Telephone and telephone line Dresser Sofa  (couples apartments only) Refrigerator/freezer
Wall-to-wall carpeting Mirror One upholstered chair per room (efficiency units) Sink with garbage disposal
Window coverings Nightstand Two dining chairs  
  Queen bed or two extra-long twin beds (one per room)    
  Two bookcases (one per room)    
Note: Students who want to bring their own beds may store the University bed at their own expense. No storage is available for unneeded furniture. Students provide their own cookware, dishes, utensils, towels, and other kitchen items.

Sample Floor Plans

Couples One-Bedroom Apartment

Top View

Common Areas

Lounges and Meeting Rooms  
Lounges in each mid-rise building include TVs and DVD/VCRs. In addition, mid-rise residents may reserve, without charge,  the Village Center, which is adjacent to the EV Administration building. The Village Center includes a kitchen, restrooms, tables and chairs, and a piano. Please visit the Escondido Village Housing Front Desk page for details on eligibility and the reservation process.
Laundry Rooms  
A laundry room in each mid-rise building is equipped with environmentally-friendly washers and dryers. Rent includes Student Housing’s "Just Like Home" laundry program, giving residents unlimited use of these washers and dryers; no coins or cards required.
Computer Clusters
Escondido Village has a computer cluster in Hulme on the 1st floor. Computer clusters are equipped with Macintosh and Dell computers, laser printers, and various software applications.
Piano Practice Rooms  
Students may reserve one of two practice pianos located in the Village Center and Cottage Room. If the room isn’t booked, students also may drop in at the EV Front Desk and pick up a key for the piano that same day. The key is due back by the following morning.
Escondido Village has tennis courts, a sand volleyball court between Buildings 117 and 124, and a paved volleyball court in the village center. Courts are available on a first-come, first-served basis.
Barbecue Area  
Barbecue grills and picnic tables near each mid-rise, and in the grove between Blackwelder and Building 4, are available on a first-come, first-served basis.


Last modified Fri, 27 Jun, 2014 at 16:26