Contract Lengths for Couples without Children

The majority of contracts at Stanford are year-round contracts. However, some academic-year contracts are available in selected buildings. Each residence choice on Axess is displayed with a description of the contract length. Pay close attention while ranking the residence choices on your application as there are sometimes different contract lengths available for the same type of housing.

Your selections this year may limit your options for next year. You cannot remain in continuous occupancy if you are living in an academic-year building or in subsidized off-campus housing, but you can terminate the summer portion of the year-round contracts.

The move-in date options vary by quarter. Read more at Move-in Date Options and Summer Contract Lengths. Year-round contracts usually run from autumn through the end of summer term. If you move into your Stanford residence at the beginning of a term, your first month’s charges will be prorated to the first day of the term. If you are no longer enrolled and move out at the end of a term, your last month’s charges will be prorated to the last day of the term.

You may file a termination form on Axess in the R&DE Housing and Dining portal to end your year-round contract at the end of Spring Quarter even if you are enrolled, as long as you file by the deadline and have not renewed your contract for the following year. If you fail to give notice by the applicable deadline noted in the Residence Agreement, you will be charged a $100-$450 late termination of occupancy fee. You are obligated to pay rent through the end of Spring Quarter as long as you remain an enrolled student. If you move out before the end of the Spring Quarter and remain enrolled, you will continue to be charged rent until the end of Spring Quarter.

Academic-year contracts usually run from autumn through spring term, though some contracts vary in length according to the residence to which you are assigned. Academic-year contracts are located in specific buildings that close for the summer. If you have an academic-year contract and want to continue in University housing during the summer, you’ll need to file a new summer housing application in the spring and move to a building that is open for the summer. See Apply for Summer Housing.

Contract Lengths for 2015-16

Year-round Residences

Academic Term

Quarter Start Date

Quarter End Date

Munger Graduate Residence (Buildings 1, 2 and 3), all of Escondido Village and Off-campus Subsidized Housing
Autumn September 1, 2015 December 14, 2015
Winter December 31, 2015 March 20, 2016
Spring March 26, 2016 June 13, 2016
Summer June 18, 2016 August 14, 2016

Academic-year Residences

Academic Term

Quarter Start Date

Quarter End Date

Munger Graduate Residence (Building 4 and Jacobson-Sorensen Hall)
Autumn September 11, 2015 December 14, 2016
Winter December 31, 2015 March 20, 2016
Spring March 26, 2016 June 13, 2016
Summer ------- -------

Contract Length for 2016-17

Year-round Residences

Academic Term

Quarter Start Date

Quarter End Date

Munger Graduate Residence (Buildings 1, 2 and 3), all of Escondido Village and Off-campus Subsidized Housing
Autumn September 16, 2016 December 19, 2016
Winter January 6, 2017 March 26, 2017
Spring April 1, 2017 June 19, 2017
Summer June 24, 2017 August 20, 2017

Academic-year Residences

Academic Term

Quarter Start Date

Quarter End Date

Munger Graduate Residence (Building 4 and Jacobson-Sorensen Hall)
Autumn September 16, 2016 December 19, 2016
Winter January 6, 2017 March 26, 2017
Spring April 1, 2017 June 19, 2017
Summer ------- -------