All residences are located within a ten minutes walk or biking distance of most classrooms and libraries. The free Marguerite Shuttle is available throughout the campus, with stops at the Stanford Shopping Center and the Palo Alto train station, making it possible to live on campus without a car. Options, routes and schedules are available at:


Limited parking is provided near each residence. You need a permit to park a car, motorcycle or scooter at Stanford. Permits are for a lot or zone, not to a specific parking space. Parking & Transportation Services sells all parking permits. You may arrange to purchase your permit online, by U.S. mail or in person at the Parking and Transportation office. Allow ten days for delivery if you submit your order online or at least five weeks if you order by mail. Please note, there is no grace period for parking enforcement.

Parking & Transportation Services
340 Bonair Siding, Stanford, CA 94305
(650) 723-9362,

University Access to Rooms

The University reserves the right to enter any room at any reasonable time for the purpose of inspection, maintenance, or repair, and at any time in case of an emergency. You may not change the lock or place additional locks on any door of your room, or any other doors within a residence. In the event of an emergency, the University may remove students’ belongings for cleaning, repair, storage, and/or protection.

Construction and Renovation

The University  regularly updates existing residence halls and apartments, including substantial renovations, seismic strengthening, asbestos abatement, roof replacement and lead paint management. During renovations, some students may be required to move to different rooms or temporarily vacate their current rooms while work is underway. We will, however, make every effort to perform work when apartments vacate or in unobtrusive ways while students are in residence. If moves are necessary, we will make every effort to minimize the impact this temporary relocation may have on student life. Students who need to move because their apartment is scheduled to be renovated or demolished will remain under contract and will not be released from contract unless they are otherwise eligible for release.

Renovations, new construction, other major University construction projects or unforeseen repair projects will necessarily cause increased noise, dust and traffic impact around directly involved and nearby residences, as well as throughout other housing areas. Due to the scope of projects, some work  will occur during the academic year. Prior to and up to a year after a major construction project, continual work may occur in and around a residence.

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