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Coterminal Student Housing Policy

Coterminal Stanford undergraduates who are current seniors or who have completed their senior year are strongly encouraged to apply for housing in the Graduate Housing Lottery. While coterminal students are not guaranteed housing, we are optimistic about our ability to accommodate coterm students for the 2021-22 year. 

Coterm students who are current seniors may also participate in the undergraduate assignment process for 2021-22, but are not guaranteed a space in undergraduate housing. We will assign coterms interested in undergraduate housing if space is available.

There is no risk in applying for the graduate Lottery. If you are assigned during the Lottery and wish to cancel your assignment, you may do so with no fee until Sunday, August 15, 2021.

Applying for Graduate Housing

Information on applying as a graduate student can be found at theLottery.stanford.edu.

To increase your chances of being assigned:

  • Apply by the First-round Lottery deadline in spring quarter.

  • To improve your chances of being assigned to your desired housing, rank ALL apartment locations in the order you would like to be assigned until you have no further preferences.

  • Pay close attention to the Final Choice on your application which indicates whether or not you are willing to live in any residence for which you are eligible.

  • If you select "assign me to any residence for which I am eligible," you could be assigned to any housing option except the Munger Graduate Residence, the GSB Residences, Off-campus Subsidized Housing or the premium studios for single graduate students. You must specifically list these options on your application to be considered. The system will assign you to a residence that is left over at the end of the process.

  • If you select "assign me only to the residences I have listed" you will not be assigned if we cannot assign you one of your preferences. 

  • If you aren’t assigned in the first round, apply for the subsequent assignment rounds in Axess when you view your results. The Second-round Autumn Assignments are processed in July and the Rolling Assignments are processed from August - October.