The Winter Housing Allocation

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Applying for Undergraduate Housing

2020-21 Winter Housing Allocation


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The housing assignment process has changed for 2020-2021. Typically, upperclass students apply for winter housing through a process similar to The Draw. This year, we will instead be implementing a new Winter Housing Allocation process that places a greater emphasis on ensuring friend groups can live in the same residence. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, it may not be possible for students to visit other residence halls and students may only be able to pick up meals from one designated dining hall based on their housing assignment. The Winter Housing Allocation allows students the possibility of living near their friends.


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Important Details

Residence Agreement

When applying for housing, students must agree to the terms of the Residence Agreement, which governs occupancy, conduct and maintenance of residence.

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Rates and Billing

Students living in undergraduate housing are required to pay quarterly housing charges and fees through Student Financial Services.

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Key Dates for the Winter Housing Allocation

Key Dates for Winter Quarter, 2020-21

Thursday, October 15

Notification of decisions to students submitting new requests to be on campus for winter and spring due to special circumstances

Friday, October 16

Housing portal opens for winter housing in Axess, pre-assignment application available through Res Ed web site

Wednesday, October 21

Pre-assignment applications due through Res Ed web site

Friday, October 23

Deadline to submit Housing Accommodation Request Form to the Office of Accessible Education if needing an accommodation for housing (5 p.m. PST) AND for students requesting medical accommodations (and any group members) to submit the housing application.

Tuesday, October 27

Pre-Assignment results announced through Res Ed

Friday, October 30

Deadline to submit or edit Winter Housing Allocation application (5 p.m. PST)

Mid to Late November

R&DE Student Housing Assignments announces Winter Housing Allocation results

I can’t imagine my Stanford experience without on-campus housing. Living alone is a new experience for me, and it’s great to make friends to share that with. Resident fellows do a great job of creating fun and educational programming. It’s the perfect excuse to step away from studying and engage with my neighbors.

– Sammi,
Stanford University Student

Dining & Meal Plans

Several dining locations will be open during winter quarter. At R&DE Stanford Dining, we provide an exceptional dining experience regardless of your living location. With locally-sourced, sustainable ingredients, our talented chefs craft delicious options for every meal of the day. A Stanford Dining meal plan will be required of all undergraduates except those assigned to Mirrielees. Units in EVGR Building A will have refrigerators and microwaves, but no stoves or ovens. In order to control the flow of students and adhere to physical distancing guidelines, students will be assigned to a specific dining location based on their housing assignment.

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