Contract Lengths for Students with Children

The length of your contract is based on your academic program, category of housing, location of your housing assignment and when you are assigned. Your specific contract length can be found in your Axess account after you are assigned.

All of the contracts for Students with Children at Stanford are year-round contracts.

The move-in date options vary by quarter—read more at Move-in Date Options.

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. The dates listed below are the general start and end dates for each quarter. If you are in continuous housing, there are no gaps in your contract between quarters. The housing charges for the next quarter start on the quarter end date of the previous term. If you renew your contract for a subsequent year, your contract is extended to September 1, the start of your new contract.

You may file a termination form on Axess in the R&DE Housing and Dining portal to end your contract at the end of any quarter even if you are enrolled under the condition 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.

MSx students in the Graduate School of Business for the 2020-21 academic year will start in the winter 2020 and graduate in the autumn of 2021. Students should initially apply for Winter Quarter. If they are assigned to a full-year contract they will not need to apply for summer, but will need to apply for housing again the following autumn 2021 during the First-round Lottery in spring of 2020. Students assigned to academic-year contracts will need to submit two applications during the First-round Lottery in spring of 2020, one for summer 2020 and autumn 2021. Students admitted for 2021-22 will start in the summer of 2021 and graduate in the spring of the next academic year so have special contract dates. Newly admitted MSx students applying in the spring of 2020 must submit two applications one starting in summer and the next starting in autumn. They will have continuous housing, but may be assigned to different housing for summer and the following academic year, if their autumn assignment is not available in the summer.

Contract Lengths for 2020-21

Academic Term

Quarter Start Date

Quarter End Date

Escondido Village and Off-campus, Subsidized Housing


September 11, 2020

December 14, 2020


December 31, 2020

March 21, 2021


March 27, 2021

June 14, 2021


June 19, 2021

August 2, 2021*

* Students enrolled in 8-week summer courses may stay until the end of the 8-week session