Contract Lengths for Single Graduates

The majority of contracts at Stanford are year-round contracts although 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 live in continuous occupancy if you are living in an academic-year building, but can terminate the summer portion of the year-round contracts.

The move-in date options vary by quarter; more information is available at Move-in Date OptionsYear-round contracts usually run from autumn through the end of the 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. Rent also is prorated to the end of a summer session for students who do not continue in housing for the following year. Enrolled summer visiting students can apply just for Summer Quarter.

You may file a termination form on Axess in the R&DE Housing and Dining portal to end your contract at the end of Spring Quarter even if you are enrolled for summer 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 paying rent until the end of Spring Quarter.

Contract Lengths for 2016-17

Year-round Residences

Academic Term

Quarter Start Date

Quarter End Date

Lyman, Munger Graduate Residence (Buildings 1, 2 and 3), Rains, Escondido Village, and Off-campus Subsidized Housing

Autumn

September 16, 2016

December 19, 2016

Winter

January 6, 2017

March 26, 2016

Spring

April 1, 2017

June 19, 2017

Summer

June 18, 2016

August 14, 2016

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 summer housing application in the spring and move to a building that is open for the summer. See Apply for Summer Housing.

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, 2016

Spring

April 1, 2017

June 19, 2017

Summer

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GSB Residences

Autumn

September 14, 2016

December 19, 2016

Winter

January 6, 2017

March 26, 2017

Spring

April 1, 2017

June 16, 2017

Summer

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Contract Lengths for 2017-18

Year-round Residences

Academic Term

Quarter Start Date

Quarter End Date

Lyman, Munger Graduate Residence (Buildings 1, 2 and 3), Rains, Escondido Village, and Off-campus Subsidized Housing

Autumn

September 15, 2017

December 18, 2017

Winter

January 5, 2018

March 25, 2018

Spring

March 31, 2018

June 18, 2018

Summer

June 23, 2018

August 19, 2018

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 summer housing application in the spring and move to a building that is open for the summer. See Apply for Summer Housing.

Academic-year Residences

Academic Term

Quarter Start Date

Quarter End Date

Munger Graduate Residence (Building 4 and Jacobson-Sorensen Hall)

Autumn

September 15, 2017

December 18, 2017

Winter

January 5, 2018

March 25, 2018

Spring

March 31, 2018

June 18, 2018

Summer

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GSB Residences

Autumn

September 13, 2017

December 18, 2017

Winter

January 5, 2018

March 25, 2018

Spring

March 31, 2018

June 15, 2018

Summer

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