Sublicensing in Graduate Housing

Graduate students may sublicense their rooms/apartments under certain circumstances if established procedures are followed.

  • Students who violate the sublicensing policies and/or the Residence Agreement risk permanently losing their housing privileges, incurring fees, and being referred to the Office of Community Standards for judicial review
  • Undergraduates are not eligible to sublicense
  • Extended family of students are not eligible to sublicense
  • Sublicensing is not permitted within off-campus subsidized housing
  • Unauthorized sublicense arrangements will result in a minimum charge of $450

Stanford students may post a listing for their space in graduate housing in order to sublicense for up to one term per academic year. Current or incoming Stanford affiliates who are looking for a short-term room or apartment may view the listings.  A Sublicense Agreement form and other documents must be submitted to Housing Assignments for review and approval before an agreement can be finalized.

Email: Office: 650-725-2810 Fax: 650-736-1297



Who can offer a space and who is eligible to take a space?

Expanded Eligibility Within Single Graduate Housing:
For the remainder of the 2014-15 academic year, eligibility to sublicense within on-campus single graduate student housing will no longer be limited to enrolled matriculated graduate students.


Procedures & Forms

Know what you need to do in order to make the process go smoothly.



Listing or Finding a Space

Student Housing’s sublicense listing database is the main resource for this, but there are other options.



In order to participate in a sublicense agreement, you must complete all necessary steps to have an authorized sublicense agreement and agree to read and abide by the Residence Agreement.


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