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Community Housing: Access to the Rental Listings

Use of the of the Community Housing rental listings posted through Places4Students is restricted to current and incoming Stanford students, faculty, staff, postdoctoral scholars, and visiting scholars and researchers.

To access the restricted sections of the site, current Stanford affiliates must use their Stanford email address to create a "student" account on Incoming Stanford affiliates must request a temporary ID through the Community Housing office. This temporary username and password is NOT a Stanford email address.

To receive your temporary user name and password, please send a copy of your proof of Stanford affiliation to the Community Housing office. You may e-mail it to, or mail it to Community Housing, 408 Panama Mall, Suite 101, Stanford, CA 94305-6034, or fax it to (650) 736-1297.  If you send it by mail or fax, please be sure to include your e-mail address. 

Whenever possible, proof of affiliation must be in the form of a written document from Stanford University to you. Possible documents include letters of admission, job offers, and letters welcoming visiting scholars or researchers to a department, or Stanford identification cards. Exceptions would include forwarded e-mail messages that are clearly from Stanford, and medical resident matching sheets that show the dates of residency.

If you have any questions, contact the staff at Community Housing.